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$58BlaBlaCar Bus
$209easyJet
Mon
Nov 29
$42Flixbus
$110easyJet
Tue
Nov 30
$45Flixbus
$178Eurowings
Wed
Dec 1
$45Flixbus
$137British Airways
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Dec 2
$42BlaBlaCar Bus
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Dec 3
$42BlaBlaCar Bus
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Dec 4
$42BlaBlaCar Bus
$199KLM
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Dec 5
$55BlaBlaCar Bus
$72easyJet
Mon
Dec 6
$55Flixbus
$60easyJet
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Dec 7
$79Flixbus
$177Eurowings Europe
Wed
Dec 8
$47BlaBlaCar Bus
$174KLM
Thu
Dec 9
$42BlaBlaCar Bus
$125easyJet
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Dec 10
$78BlaBlaCar Bus
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Dec 11
$50BlaBlaCar Bus
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Dec 12
$42BlaBlaCar Bus
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Dec 13
$46Flixbus
$169easyJet
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Dec 14
$52Flixbus
$74easyJet
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Dec 15
$82Flixbus
$108easyJet
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Dec 16
$114BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
Dec 17
$109Flixbus
$314easyJet
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Dec 18
$126BlaBlaCar Bus
$180easyJet

Travel Information to Lyon from London

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$57 - $228
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $57 (€47) • 17 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $228 (€188) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France or BlaBlaCar Bus

Take a flight or bus to travel 457 miles (737 km) between London and Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $57 (€47). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Air France or BlaBlaCar Bus among others. Travelers can even take a direct from London to Lyon.

General Information about the journey from London to Lyon

Traveling to Lyon from London is simple and fast, with plenty of options at your disposal. If you need to be in Lyon as quickly as possible, flights can get you there in 1 hour 40 minutes, but when you factor in airport transfers at both ends, the train journey of 5 hours is competitive. Buses are slower, but may well be a cost effective alternative.

Buses from London to Lyon

Buses to Lyon from the British capital are operated by National Express, Flixbus and Ouibus. There are plenty of possible departure times, ranging from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. There is only one direct bus every day, which is operated by Ouibus and takes 15 hours 30 minutes to get to Lyon. However, check the schedules, as Flixbus also offer a faster service, with a change in Paris.

Trains to Lyon from London

There are two indirect Eurostar services per day to Lyon from London St Pancras, both departing in the morning at 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. respectively. Both also take around 5 hours to reach Lyon, with a change in either Lille or Paris along the way. If you change in Paris, be aware that you'll need to transfer from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon, which takes about 30 minutes.

Flights to Lyon from London

British Airways and Easyjet provide direct daily flights from London Gatwick and Heathrow to Lyon. The number of flights per day varies, from 2 to 6 (with more in midweek), although there will always be a direct service on your day of travel. The total flight time is 1 hour 40 minutes, and there is always an early morning departure.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Lyon, France from London, United Kingdom currently allowed?

Travel from London, United Kingdom to Lyon, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Lyon from London restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lyon, France from London?

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Health declaration required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lyon, France?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 11/27/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from London to Lyon closer to your planned date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Lyon, France?

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

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering United Kingdom from France?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into United Kingdom from France?

Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in United Kingdom?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 11/27/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to London from Lyon.

What are the ways to get from London to Lyon?

There are 2 ways to travel to Lyon from London including taking a flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way from London to Lyon?

The cheapest way to go to Lyon from London is by taking a bus, which costs on average $57 (€47).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lyon:

A bus is generally $171 (€141) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $228 (€188) from London to Lyon.

What is the quickest way from London to Lyon?

The fastest way to get to Lyon from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

Other travel options to Lyon can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Lyon by bus can take on average 17 h 5 min.

How far is it from London to Lyon?

The distance is approximately 457 miles (737 km) from London to Lyon.

When traveling from London to Lyon, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Lyon?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from London to Lyon:

  • Flights mostly depart from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Buses from London to Lyon most often leave from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
Who can get me from London to Lyon?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Lyon:

  • You can travel to Lyon from London by flight with Air France. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $228 (€188) with Air France from London to Lyon.
  • You can travel by bus to Lyon from London with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus London to Lyon tickets for $57 (€47) on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from London to Lyon?
Omio customers who travel from London to Lyon often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lyon and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase my London to Lyon one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from London to Lyon, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Plane tickets cost $228 (€188) one way on average.
  • Bus tickets cost on average $57 (€47) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Lyon online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.