How to travel from London to Lyon

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from London to Lyon

You can get from London to Lyon by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Lyon on Oct 05 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:50PMLondon Gatwick Airport1h40 10:30PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport
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761One-way
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10:30PMLondon19h20 06:50PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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11:30AMLondon Luton Airport1h45 02:15PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport
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08:45AMLondon Heathrow Airport1h35 11:20AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport
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02:25PMLondon Heathrow Airport1h40 05:05PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport
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Travel Information between London and Lyon

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$140 - $208
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $140 (€135) • 1 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $140 (€135) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, easyJet or Eurostar

Travel 457 miles (737 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $140 (€135). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, easyJet or Eurostar among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight 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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Travel Tips: Travel to Lyon 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 London to Lyon.
FAQs

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

Is international entry into Lyon from London restricted?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The above information was last verified on 10/3/22. 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.

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

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

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The above information about your return travel to London, United Kingdom was last verified on 10/3/22. 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.

There are 4 travel options from London to Lyon: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Lyon from London is by taking a flight, which costs on average $140 (€135).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lyon:

A flight is generally $63 (€60) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $203 (€195) from London to Lyon.

Taking a flight is usually $68 (€65) less than taking a train to Lyon, which costs on average $208 (€200) for the same trip.

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

There are alternative travel options to Lyon that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 15 h 30 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 12 h 19 min.

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

The average frequency per day from London to Lyon is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from London to Lyon as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Flights mostly leave from London Heathrow Airport and tend to arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from London Victoria and tend to arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

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:

  • Flixbus can take you to Lyon by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from London to Lyon for $203 (€195).
  • EasyJet can get you to Lyon by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with easyJet from London to Lyon for $140 (€135) on Omio.
  • Travel with Eurostar for trains to Lyon. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurostar London to Lyon tickets on Omio for $208 (€200).

Yes, there are direct services available from London to Lyon with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with.
  • You can take a direct flight with easyJet or British Airways.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lyon as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from London to Lyon.

Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Lyon often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Lyon itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lyon and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from London to Lyon, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $203 (€195) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $140 (€135) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $208 (€200) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking London to Lyon tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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