How to get from Paris to Lyon

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from Paris to Lyon

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

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

20:00Paris Gare de Lyon1h56 21:56Lyon Part Dieu
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£261One-way
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20:00Paris, Quai de Bercy5h30 01:30Lyon, Gare Perrache
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£221One-way
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08:59Paris Gare de Lyon1h57 10:56Lyon Part Dieu
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£311One-way
20:00Paris Gare de Lyon2h09 22:09Lyon-Perrache
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£261One-way
08:59Paris Gare de Lyon2h10 11:09Lyon-Perrache
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£341One-way

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Travel Information to Lyon from Paris

distanceDistance244 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£22 - £121
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £22 • 5 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £121 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Air France or Trenitalia

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 244 miles between Paris and Lyon. 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 £22. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus, Air France or Trenitalia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight 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.
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There are 4 ways that you can travel between Paris and Lyon. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Paris to Lyon. Tickets for a coach cost on average £22.

This is compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A coach is £99 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Paris to Lyon costing on average £121.

A coach is £4 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Paris to Lyon costing on average £25.

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

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 5 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 56 min   of travel time.

The Paris to Lyon distance is approximately 244 miles.

The average frequency per day from Paris to Lyon is:

  • 20 coaches a day.
  • Around 20 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Paris to Lyon 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 Paris to Lyon:

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

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

  • You can take a coach from Paris to Lyon with BlaBlaCar Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for £22 with BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Lyon.
  • You can travel between Paris and Lyon by flight with Air France. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £121 with Air France from Paris to Lyon.
  • You can travel to Lyon from Paris by train with Trenitalia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £25 with Trenitalia from Paris to Lyon.

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

  • You can find 20 direct coaches per day to Lyon with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You'll find direct flight services to Lyon with Air France with around direct flights every day.
  • You can find 17 direct trains per day to take to Lyon with Trenitalia, 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 purchase tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Paris to Lyon often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Geneva, Barcelona or Milan. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Paris and Lyon itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lyon and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £22 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £121 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £25 one way.

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

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