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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 24 Jan we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:18Paris Gare de Lyon1h56 17:14Lyon Part Dieu
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£341One-way
Cheapest
06:40Paris8h10 14:50Lyon, Gare Perrache
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£151One-way
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06:34Paris Gare de Lyon2h03 08:37Lyon Part Dieu
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£431One-way
22:30Paris6h00 04:30Lyon
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£521One-way
13:20Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport1h10 14:30Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£1611One-way

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Mon
24 Jan
£34Trenitalia
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£156Air France
Tue
25 Jan
£33SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7Flixbus
£156Air France
Wed
26 Jan
£33SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7Flixbus
£139HOP!
Thu
27 Jan
£33SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7Flixbus
£139HOP!
Fri
28 Jan
£31Trenitalia
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£119Air France
Sat
29 Jan
£31Trenitalia
£7Flixbus
£88Air France
Sun
30 Jan
£25Trenitalia
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£105Air France
Mon
31 Jan
£20Trenitalia
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£105Air France
Tue
1 Feb
£25Trenitalia
£7Flixbus
£105Air France
Wed
2 Feb
£20Trenitalia
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£105Air France
Thu
3 Feb
£25Trenitalia
£7Flixbus
£105Air France
Fri
4 Feb
£25Trenitalia
£8Alsa
£105Air France
Sat
5 Feb
£25Trenitalia
£7Flixbus
£89HOP!
Sun
6 Feb
£31Trenitalia
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£105Air France
Mon
7 Feb
£20Trenitalia
£7Flixbus
£105Air France
Tue
8 Feb
£20Trenitalia
£11BlaBlaCar Bus
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Wed
9 Feb
£20Trenitalia
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£105Air France
Thu
10 Feb
£20Trenitalia
£7Flixbus
£105Air France
Fri
11 Feb
£20Trenitalia
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£105Air France
Sat
12 Feb
£31Trenitalia
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£90Air France

Travel Information to Lyon from Paris

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £96
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 5 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £96 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France, Flixbus or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Travel 244 miles (393 km) by flight, coach or train 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 £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Air France, Flixbus or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train 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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Paris to Lyon

Travel to Lyon 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 Paris to Lyon.
FAQs

How do I go from Paris to Lyon?

You can travel between Paris and Lyon 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Paris to Lyon is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £7 compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A coach journey is usually £89 less than a journey to Lyon by plane, which costs on average £96 for the same trip.

A coach is £20 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Paris to Lyon costing on average £27.

What is the quickest way from Paris to Lyon?

The quickest way to travel from Paris to Lyon is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 5 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 1 h 52 min.

How many miles from Paris to Lyon would I travel?

The distance from Paris to Lyon is approximately 244 miles (393 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Paris to Lyon?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Lyon is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Paris and Lyon as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Paris to Lyon:

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

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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 by plane between Paris and Lyon with Air France, and you can find Air France Paris to Lyon tickets for £96 on Omio.
  • You can go to Lyon from Paris by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £7 with Flixbus from Paris to Lyon on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Paris to Lyon with SNCF | TGV INOUI. Cheap tickets can be found for £27 with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Paris to Lyon.

Can I find a direct route between Paris and Lyon?

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

  • You'll find direct flight services to Lyon with HOP! Or Air France with around direct flights every day.
  • You'll find direct coach services to Lyon with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland with around direct coaches every day.
  • You can find 12 direct trains per day to Lyon with SNCF | TER or SNCF | TGV INOUI.

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

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

Many of our customers travelling from Paris to Lyon don't make Lyon their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Geneva, Barcelona or Milan, either of which you could add to your Paris and Lyon trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Lyon to any of these top destinations today!

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

Before travelling from Paris 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 plane ticket for this journey is on average £96 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £7 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £27 one way for this trip.

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.