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You can get from London to Lyon by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Lyon on 26 Jul we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||457 miles (737 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight or coach|
|Ticket price range||£46 - £129|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £46 • 16 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • £129 • 1 h 35 min|
|Popular travel companies||KLM or BlaBlaCar Bus|
Take a flight or coach to travel 457 miles (737 km) between London and Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £46. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are KLM or BlaBlaCar Bus among others. Travellers can even take a direct 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.
International travel from London, United Kingdom to Lyon, France is: Partially open.
Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.
Conditions of entry:
All travellers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 24/07/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your journey to Lyon from London.
The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from France is: Partially open.
Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:
The information above was last checked on 24/07/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to London from Lyon here.
There are 2 ways that you can travel to Lyon from London. You can take a flight or coach.
The distance from London to Lyon is approximately 457 miles (737 km).
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Lyon:
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Yes, there are direct services available from London to 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.
Before travelling from London to Lyon, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking London to Lyon tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.
A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Lyon, which costs on average £46.
This is compared to other ways of getting to Lyon:
A coach is about £83 less than a flight, which costs on average £129 for this trip.
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, getting to Lyon by coach can take on average 16 h.
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