How to get to Lyon from London

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from London to Lyon

How to get to Lyon from London by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from London to Lyon is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
10:55Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
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London, Victoria Coach Station
04:45Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
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London Gatwick Airport (LGW)
10:55Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
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London St Pancras International (STP)
13:56Lyon Part Dieu
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London St Pancras International (STP)
14:56Lyon Part Dieu
1 change
London St Pancras International (STP)
14:56Lyon Part Dieu
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BlaBlaCar Bus
London, Victoria Coach Station
04:30Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
1 change
London, Victoria Coach Station
06:00Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
1 change
London, Victoria Coach Station
19:30Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
1 change
London Luton Airport (LTN)
15:55Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
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London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
19:45Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
1 change
KLM Cityhopper
London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
10:00Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
1 change

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Travel Information between London and Lyon

distanceDistance457 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, train or flight
priceTicket price range£36 - £91
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £36 • 16 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £48 • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, easyJet or Eurostar

Take a coach, train or flight to travel 457 miles between London and Lyon. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, easyJet or Eurostar among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from London to Lyon.

General Information about the journey 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 from London to Lyon

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.

Trains to Lyon from London

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.

Flights to Lyon from London

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.

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Travel between London and Lyon on Eurowings, Lufthansa and FlixBus travel with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar travel travel through the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France. With a high-speed travel service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel from London to Lyon in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar travel to Lyon from London, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

    BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French car sharing service, BlaBlaCar, is a provider operating long-distance travel services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the travel include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one cabin bag and up to two hold bags per person.

      Swiss is Switzerland’s leading airline and offers Economy and Business ticket fares for your next travel from London to Lyon.

        FAQs: London to Lyon

        FAQs: Travel to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Lyon.

        There are 3 ways to get from London to Lyon: coach, train or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel from London to Lyon is a coach with an average price of £36.

        This is compared to other travel options from London to Lyon:

        A coach is £12 less than a flight with an average ticket price of £48 from London to Lyon.

        A coach is £55 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from London to Lyon costing on average £91.

        The fastest way to get to Lyon from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 30 min.

        Other travel options to Lyon take longer:

        Taking a coach requires on average 16 h 30 min of travel time.

        Train takes on average 5 h 21 min.

        You should expect to travel around 457 miles from London to Lyon.

        The average frequency per day from London to Lyon is:

        • 1 coach per day.
        • 8 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from London to Lyon as scheduled services by coach, train or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Lyon:

        • Most travellers board their coach from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Lyon, Perrache Bus Station.
        • Most travellers take a flight from London Gatwick Airport to Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
        • Most travellers who book a train ticket from London to Lyon depart from London Euston to Lyon Part Dieu.

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Lyon:

        • You can go to Lyon from London by coach with BlaBlaCar Bus or FlixBus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £36 with FlixBus from London to Lyon on Omio.
        • You can take a flight from London to Lyon with easyJet, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, BA Euroflyer, KLM, Vueling Airlines, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Finnair, SWISS, Eurowings or Austrian Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for £59 with easyJet from London to Lyon.
        • You can travel by train to Lyon from London with Eurostar, Fjord Line, TGV INOUI, Eurostar or SNCF TER, and you can find Eurostar London to Lyon tickets for £91 on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct routes from London to Lyon with the following travel companies:

        • You can book a direct coach with.
        • You can travel directly by plane with.
        • You can travel directly by train with.

        Direct services to Lyon tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

        Looking to extend your trip from London to Lyon? Many Omio customers who go from London to Lyon usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Barcelona, Milan or Geneva. If you're looking to explore Paris, Barcelona, Milan or Geneva from Lyon, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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