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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 26 Jul we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:50London Heathrow Airport5h10 18:00Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£2081One-way
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19:45London Heathrow Airport12h40 09:25Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£1721One-way
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06:15London Heathrow Airport10h45 18:00Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£1951One-way
11:50London Heathrow Airport10h15 23:05Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£2081One-way
06:15London Heathrow Airport15h50 23:05Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£1731One-way

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Mon
26 Jul
£172Air France
Tue
27 Jul
£172Air France
Wed
28 Jul
£157British Airways
Thu
29 Jul
£172Air France
Fri
30 Jul
£83British Airways
Sat
31 Jul
£209Air France
Sun
1 Aug
£174Air France
Mon
2 Aug
£174Air France
Tue
3 Aug
£161KLM
Wed
4 Aug
£107Air France
Thu
5 Aug
£117Air France
Fri
6 Aug
£130KLM
Sat
7 Aug
£174Air France
Sun
8 Aug
£108Air France
Mon
9 Aug
£148KLM
Tue
10 Aug
£109Air France
Wed
11 Aug
£84British Airways
Thu
12 Aug
£50easyJet
Fri
13 Aug
£107Air France
Sat
14 Aug
£84British Airways

Travel Information to Lyon from London

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£46 - £129
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £46 • 16 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • £129 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM 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.

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

International travel from London, United Kingdom to Lyon, France is: Partially open.

Can I enter France if coming from United Kingdom?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lyon if travelling from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What measures do I need to follow in Lyon, France due to the pandemic?

All travellers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

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.

Are there restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from Lyon, France due to the coronavirus pandemic?

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 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • 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 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.

How do I travel between London and Lyon?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Lyon from London. You can take a flight or coach.

How far is it from London to Lyon?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from London to Lyon?

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

  • Most travellers take a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Most travellers who purchase a coach ticket from London to Lyon depart from London, Victoria Coach Station to Lyon, Gare Perrache.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from London to Lyon?

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

  • You can take a flight from London to Lyon with KLM. Cheap tickets can be found for £129 with KLM from London to Lyon.
  • You can take a coach from London to Lyon with BlaBlaCar Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for £46 with BlaBlaCar Bus from London to Lyon.
Is there a direct service to Lyon from London?

Yes, there are direct services available from London to Lyon with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct flight with.

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.

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!
When should I purchase a ticket to Lyon from London online to score the best deals?

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:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is on average £129 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £46 one way.

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.

What is the cheapest way from London to Lyon?

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.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Lyon
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London Liverpool Street Stn
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
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