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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 18 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:15Paris5h20 14:35Lyon, Gare Perrache
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£131One-way
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22:30Paris6h00 04:30Lyon
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£121One-way
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20:40Paris Gare de Lyon1h57 22:37Lyon Part Dieu
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£401One-way
19:26Paris Gare de Lyon2h00 21:26Lyon Part Dieu
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£491One-way
18:45Paris5h30 00:15Lyon, Gare Perrache
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£131One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
17 Oct
£49SNCF | TGV INOUI
£21Alsa
£151Air France
Mon
18 Oct
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£11Flixbus
£151Air France
Tue
19 Oct
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£10Alsa
£139Air France
Wed
20 Oct
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£12Alsa
£139Air France
Thu
21 Oct
£58SNCF | TER
£10Alsa
£154Air France
Fri
22 Oct
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£13BlaBlaCar Bus
£155Air France
Sat
23 Oct
£43SNCF | TER
£13BlaBlaCar Bus
£139Air France
Sun
24 Oct
£58SNCF | TER
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
£139Air France
Mon
25 Oct
£34SNCF | TGV INOUI
£8Alsa
£119Air France
Tue
26 Oct
£34SNCF | TGV INOUI
£12Alsa
£104Air France
Wed
27 Oct
£34SNCF | TGV INOUI
£10Alsa
£104Air France
Thu
28 Oct
£34SNCF | TGV INOUI
£12Alsa
£104Air France
Fri
29 Oct
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£119Air France
Sat
30 Oct
£49SNCF | TGV INOUI
£12Alsa
£93Air France
Sun
31 Oct
£40SNCF | TGV INOUI
£17BlaBlaCar Bus
£154Air France
Tue
2 Nov
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£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£104Air France
Wed
3 Nov
£27SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£104Air France
Thu
4 Nov
£27SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£119Air France
Fri
5 Nov
£27SNCF | TGV INOUI
£8Alsa
£154Air France
Sat
6 Nov
£34SNCF | TGV INOUI
£7BlaBlaCar Bus
£118Air France

Travel Information from Paris to Lyon

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £114
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 5 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £114 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France, BlaBlaCar Bus 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 journey are Air France, BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Paris to Lyon.

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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
How do you get from Paris to Lyon?

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

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 £7 compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A coach journey is usually £106 less than a journey to Lyon by plane, which costs on average £114 for the same trip.

A coach is generally £27 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £34 from Paris to Lyon.

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 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 1 h 59 min.

How far is Lyon from Paris?

The distance between Paris and Lyon is around 244 miles (393 km).

How many services a day are there to Lyon from Paris?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Lyon is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Lyon from Paris 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 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 board their coach from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and arrive in 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 by plane to Lyon from Paris with Air France, and you can find Air France Paris to Lyon tickets for £114 on Omio.
  • You can travel by coach from Paris to Lyon with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Paris to Lyon tickets for £7 on Omio.
  • You can travel to Lyon from Paris by train with SNCF | TGV INOUI. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £34 with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Paris to Lyon.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Lyon from Paris?
Omio customers who travel from Paris to Lyon often also extend their holiday to go to Geneva, Barcelona or Milan. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lyon and these popular destinations at a great price.
How early should I buy 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 purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £114 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £7 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £34 one way on average.

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.