You can get from London to Lyon by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Lyon on Oct 05 we recommend 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, flight, ferry or train|
|Ticket price range||$140 - $208|
|Cheapest mode||Flight • $140 (€135) • 1 h 35 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $140 (€135) • 1 h 35 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus, 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.
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.
Travel from London, United Kingdom to Lyon, France is: Unrestricted.
International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.
The government of France has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.
Requirements for reentering United Kingdom:
All travelers must abide by the following measures in United Kingdom to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
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:
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:
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 services available from London to Lyon with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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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