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from London to Lyon

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Lyon on Jul 26 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:31PMLondon St Pancras International5h25 06:56PMLyon Part Dieu
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12:31PMLondon St Pancras International5h25 06:56PMLyon Part Dieu
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Jul 25
Jul 26
$237Air France
Jul 27
$237Air France
Jul 28
$216British Airways
Jul 29
$237Air France
Jul 30
$115British Airways
Jul 31
$287Air France
Aug 1
$240Air France
Aug 2
$240Air France
Aug 3
Aug 4
$147Air France
Aug 5
$161Air France
Aug 6
Aug 7
$240Air France
Aug 8
$149Air France
Aug 9
$147Air France
Aug 10
$150Air France
Aug 11
$115British Airways
Aug 12
Aug 13
$147Air France
Aug 14
$115British Airways

Travel Information from London to Lyon

distanceDistance457 miles (737 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$64 - $178
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $64 (€51) • 16 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $178 (€142) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesKLM 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.

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.

Travel Tips

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

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

Can I enter France if coming from United Kingdom?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lyon if traveling from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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
  • Health declaration required
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What measures do I need to follow in Lyon, France due to the pandemic?

All travelers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

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.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to London, United Kingdom from Lyon, France due to COVID-19?

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

Is my journey back to London from Lyon restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • 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 and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

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.

How do I get from London to Lyon?

There are 2 travel options from London to Lyon: flight or bus.

How many miles from London to Lyon would I travel?

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

When traveling to Lyon from London, what are the departure and arrival points in London and Lyon?

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

  • Most travelers take a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their bus from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
Which travel companies can get me 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:

  • Travel with KLM to go to Lyon by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find KLM London to Lyon tickets on Omio for $178 (€142).
  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Lyon by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus London to Lyon tickets on Omio for $64 (€51).
Is there a way to travel directly from London to Lyon?

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

  • You'll find direct flight services to Lyon with.

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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from London to Lyon?
Your trip from London to Lyon doesn't have to end in Lyon. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you’d like to add Paris, Geneva or Barcelona to your London to Lyon tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lyon today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets between London and Lyon online to get the best deals?

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:

  • Plane tickets are costing on average $178 (€142) one way.
  • Bus tickets are costing on average $64 (€51) 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.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Lyon?

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.

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, going by bus can take 16 h   on average.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London Liverpool Street Stn

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge