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You can get from London to Lyon by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Lyon on Jul 26 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .
|Distance||457 miles (737 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight or bus|
|Ticket price range||$64 - $178|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $64 (€51) • 16 h|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $178 (€142) • 1 h 35 min|
|Popular travel companies||KLM or BlaBlaCar Bus|
Take a flight or bus to travel 457 miles (737 km) to Lyon from London. 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 $64 (€51). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are KLM or BlaBlaCar Bus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight 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 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.
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.
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.
International travel from London, United Kingdom to Lyon, France is: Partially open.
Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 7/24/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your upcoming trip between London and Lyon.
The restriction level for your return to London, United Kingdom from France is: Partially open.
Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.
Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:
You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 7/24/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.
There are 2 travel options from London to Lyon: flight or bus.
The distance from London to Lyon is approximately 457 miles (737 km).
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from London to Lyon:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Lyon, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from London to Lyon with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Lyon tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.
When planning your trip from London to Lyon, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:
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.
The cheapest way to get from London to Lyon is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $64 (€51) compared to other travel options to Lyon:
Taking a bus is about $114 (€91) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $178 (€142) for this trip.
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, going by bus can take 16 h on average.
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