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from London to Lyon

You can get from London to Lyon by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from London to Lyon on 24 Jan we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00London Heathrow Airport4h30 14:30Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£1901One-way
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09:00London Heathrow Airport4h30 14:30Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£1901One-way
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06:50London Heathrow Airport3h20 11:10Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£2081One-way
09:00London Heathrow Airport8h00 18:00Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£1901One-way
11:05London Heathrow Airport6h55 19:00Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£2081One-way

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£172Air France
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Travel Information to Lyon from London

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£30 - £46
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £30 • 16 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £46 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or easyJet

Travel 457 miles (737 km) by coach or flight 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 £30. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or easyJet among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Lyon.

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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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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Lyon, France from London, United Kingdom?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Lyon, France is: Partially open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Lyon from London?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Lyon, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 22/01/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from London to Lyon.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to London, United Kingdom from Lyon, France?

The current restriction level for returning to London, United Kingdom from France is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter London, United Kingdom from Lyon, France?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to London from Lyon?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 22/01/2022. 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.

What are my travel options from London to Lyon?

There are 2 ways to travel from London to Lyon including taking a coach or flight.

How do I get from London to Lyon the cheapest way?

The cheapest way from London to Lyon is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £30 compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A coach journey is usually £16 less than a journey to Lyon by plane, which costs on average £46 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Lyon from London?

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 20 min.

How far is it from London to Lyon?

The distance from London to Lyon is approximately 457 miles (737 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in London and in Lyon?

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road to Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.

Which travel companies can get me from London to Lyon?

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. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £30 with BlaBlaCar Bus from London to Lyon on Omio.
  • You can go to Lyon from London by plane with easyJet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £46 with easyJet from London to Lyon on Omio.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from London to Lyon ends?

Your journey from London to Lyon doesn't have to end in Lyon. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you’d like to add Paris, Geneva or Barcelona to your London to Lyon trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lyon today!

How early should I book London to Lyon tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from London to Lyon, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £30 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £46 one way on average.

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.