How to get from London to Lyon by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from London to Lyon is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||457 miles (737 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus|
Travel 457 miles (737 km) by bus to Lyon from London. FlixBus is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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.
You can travel by bus or flight for as low as $44 (€40). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS) is a popular French travel company from France operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe and connecting over 300 destinations. It is a subsidiary of the French carpooling service, BlaBlaCar. Standard amenities on BlaBlaCar Bus include toilets, air conditioning, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long travel journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. There is also free Wi-Fi available on select routes. The only ticket type from BlaBlaCar Bus is the Standard ticket, which allows each traveler to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags.
Vueling is one of Spain’s leading low-cost airlines where you can choose between Basic, Optima or Time Flex tickets for your next travel to Lyon from London.
Travel London to Lyon by bus.
Traveling by train is also the quickest way from London to Lyon. It takes on average 6 h 2 min to travel this journey.
The distance is approximately 457 miles (737 km) from London to Lyon.
The average frequency per day from London to Lyon is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from London to Lyon as scheduled services by bus can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from London to Lyon:
The following travel company offer services from London to Lyon:
Yes, there is a direct service from London to Lyon:
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 trip.
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