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Train Information to Lyon from London

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTGV or Eurostar

Trains from London to Lyon cover the 457 miles (737 km) long route taking on average 6 h 36 min with our travel partners like TGV or Eurostar. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

Eurostar

Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed railway service connecting the United Kingdom with countries in continental Europe like France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Most Eurostar trains travel through the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel, between the UK and France. With a high-speed train service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), you will travel between London and Lyon in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train between London and Lyon, you can choose between three ticket types: Standard, Standard Premier (with light refreshments served and spacious seats), and Business Premier (with flexible travel options, spacious seating, lounge access, priority boarding and hot meal served).

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Eurostar when booking your train tickets from London to Lyon due to the coronavirus:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • If passengers have an upcoming booking and are unable to or would rather not travel, there is a possibility to postpone their trip and claim an eVoucher. The eVoucher allows passengers to make a new booking within 12 months of the initial booking for travel until late 2021.

    Trains from London to Lyon: Journey Details

    There are between two and five trains from London to Lyon every day, with most departures in the morning. The journey takes around 5 hours and starts with a Eurostar train to Paris Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy or Paris Gare du Nord, and an onward journey on TGV DE-FR trains to Lyon.

    Taking the Train from London

    Trains from London to Lyon depart from the Eurostar Terminal at London St Pancras Station. This is convenient for transport links by bus and Metro, operated by Transport for London, with the rest of the city and surrounding areas within easy reach. St Pancras is on the Northern Underground Line, as well as having car rental desks and a taxi rank at the Eurostar Terminal entrance. London has several night bus routes.

    Getting into Lyon by Train

    Lyon is an interesting city with several diverse neighborhoods and plenty of gastronomic and cultural highlights. The city is reputed to be the birthplace of cinema. The old streets of Lyon contain the Fourviere Basilica and the St Jean Cathedral, with its beautiful astronomical clock. Trains from London to Lyon arrive at Lyon Part-Dieu Station, which is located in the heart of the business district. The center of Lyon is easy to explore on foot, but there is an efficient transport system operated by TCL. Four Metro lines, 2 funiculars, 5 tram lines and over 100 bus routes serve the station, airport and the city. Noctambul buses operate on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

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    FAQs
    Is travel by train currently allowed from London, United Kingdom to Lyon, France?

    Travel between London, United Kingdom and Lyon, France by train is: Partially open.

    What is the status of international entry into France from United Kingdom?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in France from London?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
    • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

    What are the safety rules to follow in Lyon, France?

    When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 9/16/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between London and Lyon before traveling.

    What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to London, United Kingdom from Lyon, France?

    Return travel from France to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Lyon?

    Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Lyon?

    Requirements for reentering:

    • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
    • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
    • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

    The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

    Last checked on 9/16/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to London from Lyon.

    What is the distance from London to Lyon by train?
    The distance between London and Lyon by train is approximately 457 miles (737 km).
    How long is a train from London to Lyon on average?
    On average the London to Lyon train time is 6 h 36 min  covering the 457 miles (737 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    Which train station from London to Lyon do I depart from? Which Lyon train station from London do I arrive in?

    There are a few train stations in London to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Lyon you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu Gare routière.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

    Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in Lyon?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.

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

    Which train providers can take me between London and Lyon?
    If you're looking for trains from London to Lyon, you can rely on TGV or Eurostar to get you to Lyon. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the London to Lyon route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    How many trains per day are there between London and Lyon?
    The average number of trains departing London for Lyon is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    London
    Lyon
    London Bridge
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    London Charing Cross
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    London Euston
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    London Fenchurch Street
    Amenities
    London Kings Cross
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    WC

    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 Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
    London Liverpool Street
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    WC

    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 Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
    London Paddington
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    WC

    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. Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
    London St Pancras
    Amenities
    London Victoria
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    WC

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
    This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
    How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
    This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
    London Waterloo East
    Amenities
    Refreshments
    WC

    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 Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176