Cheap bus tickets from Paris to Lyon

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Cheapest

$23

Average

$52

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Paris to Lyon will cost around $ 52 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 23.

10:30PMParis6h00 04:30AMLyon
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$231One-way
10:30PMParis6h00 04:30AMLyon
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$801One-way

Bus schedule from Paris to Lyon

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Tue
Jan 25
$46SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$215Air France
Wed
Jan 26
$46SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$191HOP!
Thu
Jan 27
$46SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$191HOP!
Fri
Jan 28
$47Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$163Air France
Sat
Jan 29
$42Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$121Air France
Sun
Jan 30
$35Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144Air France
Mon
Jan 31
$28Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Air France
Tue
Feb 1
$35Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144Air France
Wed
Feb 2
$28Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Air France
Thu
Feb 3
$35Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144Air France
Fri
Feb 4
$28Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Air France
Sat
Feb 5
$35Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$122HOP!
Sun
Feb 6
$42Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Air France
Mon
Feb 7
$35Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144Air France
Tue
Feb 8
$28Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144HOP!
Wed
Feb 9
$28Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144Air France
Thu
Feb 10
$28Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144Air France
Fri
Feb 11
$28Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Air France
Sat
Feb 12
$47Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$123Air France
Sun
Feb 13
$42Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$144HOP!

Bus times from Paris to Lyon

Showing times and prices for Jan 25

Fastest Journey

6 h

Average

6 h

Buses per day

2

Distance

393 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Paris for Lyon every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 393 km distance in an average of 6 h but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 6 h .

The slowest buses will take 6 h and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

10:30PMParis6h00 04:30AMLyon
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$231One-way
10:30PMParis6h00 04:30AMLyon
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$801One-way

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Overview: Bus from Paris to Lyon

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
durationAverage bus duration5 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$10 (€8)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, Ouibus, Isilines, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Infobus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Eurolines Switzerland

Buses from Paris to Lyon cover the 244 miles (393 km) long route taking on average 5 h 25 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Ouibus, Isilines, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Infobus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Eurolines Switzerland. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $10 (€8), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $10 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

Bus companies: FlixBus from Paris to Lyon

For as little as $10 (€8) you can travel by bus between Paris and Lyon with FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

FlixBus

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

  • Average Price: $10

FlixBus has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus from Paris to Lyon:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Paris to Lyon

Across the country, bus travel in France is becoming a great alternative to train travel. Eurolines, Flixbus, and Ouibus operate Paris to Lyon buses. Most direct buses from Paris to Lyon take approximately 6 hours. From Mondays to Saturdays there are four departures a day from the early morning into the evening. There is a reduced service on Sundays.

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Paris to Lyon Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from Paris to Lyon when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€18

1 Day in Advance

€18

1 Week in Advance

€14

2 Weeks in Advance

€12

1 Month in Advance

€9

3 Months in Advance

€8

Paris to Lyon Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than both the bus and train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 5:15 h to arrive in Lyon.

  • autobus Most Paris to Lyon buses are run by either Flixbus, Eurolines, and Ouibus.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from either Paris' Porte Maillot, Gare Routière Galliéni, or Quai de Bercy bus station and arrive at either Lyon's Gare Sncf Part Dieu or Gare Lyon-Perrache.
  • autobus Traveling from Paris to Lyon by bus takes as little as 5 hours and 15 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Paris to Lyon bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Paris to Lyon buses decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 22% cheaper to book an Paris to Lyon bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Paris to Lyon bus tickets are 33% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from Lyon

The Perrache Bus Station in Lyon lies within the city center, next to one of the three railway stations in Lyon and on Line A of the Metro system. Transports en Commun Lyonnais (TCL) operates an extensive network of over 100 local and regional buses, 2 funiculars and 4 tramway and Metro lines, as well as the Noctambul night bus which runs on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. A taxi rank is situated outside Lyon Perrache Bus Station.

Getting into Paris by Bus

Paris is a romantic and vibrant city with iconic monuments known the world over, such as the cloud-piercing Eiffel Tower and the majestic Arc de Triomphe. Notre Dame Cathedral sits beside the banks of the River Seine, on which visitors can enjoy both day and evening boat trips. World-class museums and galleries include the modern Pompidou Centre, as well as the huge halls of the Louvre and the Impressionist galleries in the Musee d'Orsay. Buses from Lyon to Paris arrive at the Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet station in the Saint Denis district of the city. The bus station is on the Gallieni stop of the Metro system. Sixteen Metro lines and a large bus network provide transport across the city, to the airports and to surrounding towns and villages. Paris has a night bus service known as the Noctilien and taxis are available outside the bus station.

Travel Tips: Bus to Lyon from Paris

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FAQs

How much does a cheap bus from Paris to Lyon cost?

Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from Paris to Lyon for as low as $10 (€8)  for the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a bus to Lyon from Paris?

If you are looking to buy your bus ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Paris to Lyon bus to cost on average $10 (€8)  one way.

How far is it from Paris to Lyon by bus?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Paris and Lyon by bus to be approximately 244 miles (393 km).

What is the Paris to Lyon bus travel time?

The bus time between Paris and Lyon is on average 5 h 25 min  for the 244 miles (393 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Lyon from Paris by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure bus station in Paris and arrival bus station in Lyon?

There are a few bus stations in Paris to start your route from including Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Place du Pantheon (Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève) and Paris, La Défense. In Lyon you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Lyon, Gare Perrache, Lyon, Dardilly and Lyon, Lyon Perrache.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

Where is the departure bus station in Paris located? Where is the arrival bus station in Lyon located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called Paris Gare de Lyon, is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center of Paris.

The most popular arrival bus station, Lyon, Gare Perrache, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center of Lyon.

What bus providers go from Paris to Lyon?

If you're looking for buses from Paris to Lyon, you can rely on Flixbus, Ouibus, Isilines, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Infobus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Eurolines Switzerland to get you to Lyon. It's also good to check out all possible bus providers for the Paris to Lyon route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Is there a direct bus from Paris to Lyon?

Yes, you can look for direct buses from Paris to Lyon with Flixbus, Alsa, Eurolines Switzerland or BlaBlaCar Bus  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct bus tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.

What time is the earliest bus from Paris to Lyon? What time is the last bus from Paris to Lyon?

The earliest bus for this route departs from Paris at 5: 10 AM. The last bus leaves from Paris at 10: 40 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Paris to Lyon and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I buy the Paris to Lyon bus for the best deals on tickets?

The price of a one way bus ticket from Paris to Lyon is on average $10 (€8) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus companies offering this route. In general, you can find bus tickets between Paris and Lyon available a few months in advance.