You can get from London to Lyon by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Lyon on 02 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||457 miles (737 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach, flight, ferry or train|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £161 • 1 h 35 min|
|Popular travel companies||BlaBlaCar Bus, British Airways or Eurostar|
Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 457 miles (737 km) to Lyon from London. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, British Airways or Eurostar among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from London to Lyon.
Travelling to Lyon from London is simple and fast, with plenty of options at your disposal. If you need to be in Lyon as quickly as possible, flights can get you there in 1 hour 40 minutes, but when you factor in airport transfers at both ends, the train journey of 5 hours is competitive. Buses are slower, but may well be a cost effective alternative.
Buses to Lyon from the British capital are operated by National Express, Flixbus and Ouibus. There are plenty of possible departure times, ranging from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. There is only one direct bus every day, which is operated by Ouibus and takes 15 hours 30 minutes to get to Lyon. However, check the schedules, as Flixbus also offer a faster service, with a change in Paris.
There are two indirect Eurostar services per day to Lyon from London St Pancras, both departing in the morning at 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. respectively. Both also take around 5 hours to reach Lyon, with a change in either Lille or Paris along the way. If you change in Paris, be aware that you'll need to transfer from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon, which takes about 30 minutes.
British Airways and Easyjet provide direct daily flights from London Gatwick and Heathrow to Lyon. The number of flights per day varies, from 2 to 6 (with more in midweek), although there will always be a direct service on your day of travel. The total flight time is 1 hour 40 minutes, and there is always an early morning departure.
Travel from London, United Kingdom to Lyon, France is: Partially open.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.
The government of France has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last verified on 29/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between London and Lyon closer to your planned date of departure here.
Return travel to London, United Kingdom from France is: Fully open.
Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.
Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:
All travellers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 29/06/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to your planned date of travel to London from Lyon.
There are 4 ways to get from London to Lyon: coach, flight, ferry or train.
A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Lyon, which costs on average £1.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Lyon:
A ferry is about £43 less than a coach, which costs on average £43 for this journey.
A ferry is generally £161 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £161 from London to Lyon.
A ferry is about £180 less than a train, which costs on average £180 for this route.
The fastest way to get to Lyon from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.
There are alternative travel options to Lyon that can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by coach can take 14 h 20 min on average.
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In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 6 h 15 min.
You should expect to travel around 457 miles (737 km) from London to Lyon.
The average frequency per day from London to Lyon is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between London and Lyon as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Lyon:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Lyon, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct services available between London and Lyon with the following travel operators:
Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lyon as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Lyon from London.
When planning your trip from London to Lyon, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Lyon online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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