The cheapest buses from Paris to Lyon

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Cheapest

$11

Average

$11

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 $ 11 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 11.

Cheapest
10:30PMParis6h00 04:30AMLyon
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$111One-way

Timetable Paris to Lyon

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Sun
Sep 26
$90SNCF | TGV
$30Alsa
$216Air France
Mon
Sep 27
$56SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$196Air France
Tue
Sep 28
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$196Air France
Wed
Sep 29
$56SNCF | TGV INOUI
$14Alsa
$196Air France
Thu
Sep 30
$56SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$229Air France
Fri
Oct 1
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$216Air France
Sat
Oct 2
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Sun
Oct 3
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$147Air France
Mon
Oct 4
$81SNCF | TER
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$167Air France
Tue
Oct 5
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$147Air France
Wed
Oct 6
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$147Air France
Thu
Oct 7
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Fri
Oct 8
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$167Air France
Sat
Oct 9
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Sun
Oct 10
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Mon
Oct 11
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Tue
Oct 12
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Wed
Oct 13
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Thu
Oct 14
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Fri
Oct 15
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Sat
Oct 16
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$128Air France

The fastest buses from Paris to Lyon

Showing times and prices for Sep 27

Fastest Journey

6 h

Average

6 h

Buses per day

1

Distance

393 km

Of the 1 buses that leave Paris for Lyon every day 1 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.

Fastest
10:30PMParis6h00 04:30AMLyon
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$111One-way

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Bus Information from Paris to Lyon

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
durationAverage bus duration5 h 30 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$14 (€11)
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 trip taking on average 5 h 30 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 journey costs around $14 (€11), 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.

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Travel with FlixBus from Paris to Lyon

Find the best buses from Paris to Lyon with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from $10 (€8). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best 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.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by FlixBus when booking your bus tickets from Paris to Lyon due to the coronavirus:

    • 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.

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    Take the bus 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 much do cheap buses to Lyon from Paris cost?
    Bus tickets from Paris to Lyon for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $10 (€8)  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much is the bus to Lyon from Paris on average?
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $14 (€11)  for a bus ticket to Lyon from Paris.
    How many miles is it from Paris to Lyon by bus?
    The Paris to Lyon bus distance is approximately 244 miles (393 km).
    How long is the bus ride to Lyon from Paris?
    While the time it takes to travel 244 miles (393 km) from Paris to Lyon can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Paris to Lyon bus journey time is on average 5 h 30 min.
    What is the departure bus station in Paris and arrival bus station in Lyon?

    Some of the Paris bus stations to Lyon you can start your journey from include Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine), Paris, Pl. Du Panthéon and Paris, Paris (Bercy Seine). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Lyon include Lyon, Gare Perrache, Lyon, Dardilly and Lyon, Lyon Perrache.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arriving in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

    Where is the bus station in Paris? Where is the bus station in Lyon?

    Passengers board their bus most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center to this bus station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Lyon, Gare Perrache and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the bus station to the city center in Lyon.

    Which bus providers can take me from Paris to Lyon?
    For the route from Paris to Lyon you can take a bus with Flixbus, Ouibus, Isilines, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines France, Infobus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Eurolines Switzerland. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services to Lyon from Paris on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Can I find a direct bus from Paris to Lyon?
    Yes, there are direct buses to Lyon from Paris, and you can find a direct bus for this route with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    What are the first and last departure bus times from Paris to Lyon?
    The first Paris to Lyon bus departs at 7: 15 AM   and the last bus from Paris to Lyon leaves at 9: 20 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Paris to Lyon on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    How far in advance should I buy bus tickets from Paris to Lyon for the best deals?
    If you book a bus ticket from Paris to Lyon within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $14 (€11) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets from Paris to Lyon are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Paris
    Lyon
    Gare Paris Bercy
    Amenities
    WC
    Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet
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    Refreshments
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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