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Train Information between Lyon and London

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesTGV or Eurostar

Trains from Lyon to London cover the 457 miles (737 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 11 min with our travel partners like TGV or Eurostar. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in London Victoria.

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Train between Lyon and London with Eurostar

Travel between Lyon and London on Eurostar trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.


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 from Lyon to London in ultimate comfort coupled with modern, comfortable seats and large windows. When booking your Eurostar train from Lyon to London, 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).

Lyon to London train information with Eurostar:

  • Average Duration: 10 h 11 min
  • Eurostar frequency: 1 a day

Eurostar has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Eurostar tickets between Lyon and London and when traveling by train:

  • 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.

Train tickets from Lyon to London: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 62 €
3 months earlier 59 €5%

Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Lyon - London. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 5%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from Lyon to London
Travel by train to London 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 Lyon to London.
What are the travel restrictions for London, United Kingdom if I'm coming from Lyon, France by train?

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

Can I enter United Kingdom from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

All travelers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/22/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to London from Lyon as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from London, United Kingdom to Lyon, France?

The restriction level for your return train to Lyon, France from London is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Lyon from London restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/22/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Lyon from London closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is London from Lyon by train?
The distance from Lyon to London by train is approximately 457 miles (737 km).
How many hours is the train time from Lyon to London?
While the time it takes to travel 457 miles (737 km) from Lyon to London can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Lyon to London train journey time is on average 10 h 11 min.
What station does the train from Lyon to London depart from? Which London train station do I come into from Lyon?

Some of the Lyon train stations to London you can start your journey from include Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu Gare routière. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in London include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu   and arriving in London Victoria.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Lyon Part Dieu, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Lyon. The most popular arrival train station in London, called London Victoria, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

Which train companies should I travel with from Lyon to London?
For the route from Lyon to London you can take a train with TGV or Eurostar. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Lyon and London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many train services per day are there from Lyon to London?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Lyon to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lyon Part Dieu