How to get from Lyon to Paris

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from Lyon to Paris

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

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To get from Lyon to Paris on 09 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

17:22Lyon Part Dieu1h59 19:21Paris Gare de Lyon
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05:00Lyon5h45 10:45Paris
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17:11Lyon-Perrache2h10 19:21Paris Gare de Lyon
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06:34Lyon Part Dieu1h59 08:33Paris Gare de Lyon
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11:55Lyon Part Dieu2h02 13:57Paris Gare de Lyon
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Travel Information to Paris from Lyon

distanceDistance244 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£31 - £174
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £31 • 5 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £174 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, HOP! Or Trenitalia

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 244 miles between Lyon and Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £31. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, HOP! Or Trenitalia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Lyon to Paris.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lyon to Paris

Travel to Paris 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 Lyon to Paris.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Lyon and Paris. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Lyon to Paris is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £31 compared to other travel options to Paris:

A coach is about £144 less than a flight, which costs on average £174 for this route.

A coach is £4 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Lyon to Paris costing on average £34.

The fastest way from Lyon to Paris is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options from Lyon to Paris can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 5 h 35 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 57 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 244 miles from Lyon to Paris.

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Paris is:

  • 23 coaches a day.
  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Lyon and Paris 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 for travellers from Lyon to Paris:

  • Coaches most often depart from Lyon at Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Paris at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Flights mostly depart from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Lyon Part Dieu and tend to arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lyon to Paris, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Paris by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Lyon to Paris tickets on Omio for £31.
  • Travel with HOP! To go to Paris by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find HOP! Lyon to Paris tickets on Omio for £174.
  • Travel with Trenitalia for trains to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Trenitalia Lyon to Paris tickets on Omio for £34.

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

  • You can find 23 direct coaches per day to Paris with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You'll find direct train services to Paris with Trenitalia, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TGV INOUI with around 25 direct trains every day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Paris tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

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

When planning your trip to Paris from Lyon, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £31 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £174 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £34 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Paris from Lyon online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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