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from Paris to Lyon

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

Our recommendation

To get from Paris to Lyon on 26 Jul we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:00Paris5h30 01:30Lyon, Gare Perrache
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£141One-way
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20:00Paris5h30 01:30Lyon, Gare Perrache
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£141One-way
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18:15Paris5h30 23:45Lyon, Gare Perrache
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£141One-way
08:30Paris5h30 14:00Lyon, Gare Perrache
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£231One-way
17:15Paris5h45 23:00Lyon, Gare Perrache
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£141One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
26 Jul
£41SNCF | TGV INOUI
£11Flixbus
£159Air France
Tue
27 Jul
£41SNCF | TGV INOUI
£11BlaBlaCar Bus
£143Air France
Wed
28 Jul
£34SNCF | TGV INOUI
£11BlaBlaCar Bus
£143Air France
Thu
29 Jul
£34SNCF | TGV INOUI
£11BlaBlaCar Bus
£143Air France
Fri
30 Jul
£41SNCF | TGV INOUI
£11BlaBlaCar Bus
£122Air France
Sat
31 Jul
£60SNCF | TER
£17Alsa
£122Air France
Sun
1 Aug
£41SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7Flixbus
£107Air France
Mon
2 Aug
£60SNCF | TER
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Air France
Tue
3 Aug
£28SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Air France
Wed
4 Aug
£28SNCF | TGV INOUI
£11BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Air France
Thu
5 Aug
£28SNCF | TGV INOUI
£11BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Air France
Fri
6 Aug
£28SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7Flixbus
£107Air France
Sat
7 Aug
£41SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Air France
Sun
8 Aug
£34SNCF | TGV INOUI
£11BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Air France
Mon
9 Aug
£34SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7Flixbus
£107Air France
Tue
10 Aug
£28SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7Flixbus
£107Air France
Wed
11 Aug
£28SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7Flixbus
£107Air France
Thu
12 Aug
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£11BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Air France
Fri
13 Aug
Find prices
£11BlaBlaCar Bus
£107Air France
Sat
14 Aug
£34SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7Flixbus
£117Air France

Travel Information from Paris to Lyon

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £102
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £11 • 5 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £102 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France, BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 244 miles (393 km) to Lyon from 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 £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Air France, BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Paris to Lyon.

How to Travel from Paris to Lyon

There are a range of transport options for travelling in France from Paris to Lyon. Flying is the quickest mode of transport while taking a bus is the cheapest. The most popular way to travel from Paris to Lyon is by taking a high-speed train which offers fast and efficient service.

What is the best way to travel from Paris to Lyon?

Cheapest way to travel from Paris to Lyon

Taking a bus is cheapest way to travel from Paris to Lyon. Coaches traveling from Paris to Lyon depart from either Paris' Porte d'Orléans, Quai de Bercy, Gare Routière Galliéni, or Porte Maillot bus station and take at least 5:15 h to arrive at Lyon Gare Sncf Part Dieu. Over 30 coaches travel from Paris to Lyon every day, with the first departing at 2:00 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Paris to Lyon include Eurolines, Flixbus, and Ouibus.


Fastest way to travel from Paris to Lyon

Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Paris to Lyon. Flights traveling from Paris to Lyon depart from either Paris' Charles de Gaulle or Orly airport and arrive at Lyon–Saint-Exupéry airport after an hour of flight time; however, when travel time to and from Paris and Lyon's airports is taken into consideration taking a high-speed SNCF train is actually the fastest way to tarvel from Paris to Lyon. Approximately 11 direct flights travel from Paris to Lyon every day, with the first departing at 7:35 a.m. Airlines that travel directly from Paris to Lyon include HOP! and Air France. Air France flights depart from Paris–Charles de Gaulle airport while HOP! flights depart from Paris–Orly airport.

Most popular way to travel from Paris to Lyon

Taking a train is the most popular way to travel from Paris to Lyon. Trains traveling from Paris to Lyon are almost 1½ faster than taking a flight when travel time to and from Paris and Lyon's airports is taken into consideration. Trains traveling from Paris to Lyon are also £60 cheaper on average compared with taking a flight. Alternatively, taking a train is at least 3 hours faster than taking the bus. All trains traveling from Paris to Lyon depart from Paris' Gare de Lyon and take approximately 2 hours to arrive at Lyon's Part-Dieu train station. All trains traveling from Paris to Lyon are operated by SNCF, with 6 trains departing Paris per day.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Paris to Lyon?

There are 3 travel options from Paris to Lyon: flight, coach or train.

What is the distance from Paris to Lyon?

You should expect to travel around 244 miles (393 km) from Paris to Lyon.

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

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

  • Most travellers board their plane from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Most travellers take a coach from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Parking Saemes Bercy Autocars) to Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.
Which travel companies can take me from Paris to Lyon?

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

  • You can travel from Paris to Lyon by flight with Air France. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £102 with Air France from Paris to Lyon.
  • You can go to Lyon from Paris by coach with BlaBlaCar Bus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £11 with BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Lyon on Omio.
  • You can travel from Paris to Lyon by train with SNCF | TGV INOUI. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £41 with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Paris to Lyon.
Where should I go next after I travel between Paris and Lyon?
Your journey from Paris to Lyon doesn't have to end in Lyon. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Geneva, Barcelona or Milan. If you’d like to add Geneva, Barcelona or Milan to your Paris 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 buy tickets from Paris to Lyon online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Paris 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 trip is £102 one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £11 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £41 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Paris 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 to get from Paris to Lyon?

The cheapest way from Paris to Lyon is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £11 compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A coach journey is usually £91 less than a journey to Lyon by plane, which costs on average £102 for the same trip.

A coach is generally £30 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £41 from Paris to Lyon.

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

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

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

In comparison, getting to Lyon by coach can take on average 5 h 30 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 56 min   on average.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Lyon
Gare Paris Bercy
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Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train 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 3
Paris Gare Montparnasse
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