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Travel Information from Lyon to Paris

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$12 - $197
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€10) • 5 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $197 (€170) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Air France or Trenitalia

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 244 miles (393 km) between Lyon and Paris. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, Air France or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Lyon to Paris.

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from Lyon to Paris

How to get from Lyon to Paris by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
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The best way to travel from Lyon to Paris is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
07:15AM5h35
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
12:50PMParis, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
$171One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
08:40AM6h35
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
03:15PMParis, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
$171One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Air France
10:30AM1h10
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
11:40AMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
$2891One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Trenitalia
10:38AM1h56
Lyon Part Dieu
12:34PMParis Gare de Lyon
$571One-way
0 transfers
Trenitalia
10:24AM2h10
Gare de Lyon-Perrache
12:34PMParis Gare de Lyon
$571One-way
0 transfers
SNCF | TGV INOUI
10:04AM2h04
Lyon Part Dieu
12:08PMParis Gare de Lyon
$681One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:20AM6h10
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
03:30PMParis, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
$181One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
12:00PM6h15
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
06:15PMParis, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
$171One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
10:50AM6h35
Lyon, Perrache Bus Station
05:25PMParis, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine)
$221One-way
0 transfers
Air France Hop
08:20AM4h20
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
12:40PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
$2661One-way
1 transfer
Air France
02:05PM1h10
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
03:15PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
$3281One-way
0 transfers
Air France
11:55AM1h10
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
01:05PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
$3911One-way
0 transfers

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How to Travel from Lyon to Paris

Travelers in France journeying from Lyon to Paris can be made by train, bus or plane. Trains are fastest, with buses taking up to 6 hours. Flight times are fairly short, but transfers, check-in and security all add to overall journey lengths.

Trains from Lyon to Paris | Buses from Lyon to Paris | Flights from Lyon to Paris

Lyon to Paris Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€15

5:30 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€68

1:57 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€133

1:05 h

2 Months Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Lyon to Paris?

Cheapest way to travel from Lyon to Paris


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Taking a bus is cheapest way to travel from Lyon to Paris. Buses traveling from Lyon to Paris depart from Lyon Gare Sncf Part Dieu and take at least 5½ hours to arrive at either Paris' Porte d'Orléans, Quai de Bercy, Gare Routière Galliéni, or Porte Maillot bus station. Over 30 buses travel from Lyon to Paris every day, with the first departing at 5:45 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Lyon to Paris include Eurolines, Flixbus, and Ouibus.


Fastest way to travel from Lyon to Paris


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Lyon to Paris. Flights traveling from Lyon to Paris depart from Lyon–Saint-Exupéry airport and arrive at either Paris' Charles de Gaulle or Orly airport after an hour of flight time; however, when travel time to and from Paris and Lyon's airports is taken into consideration taking a high-speed SNCF train is actually the fastest way to tarvel from Lyon to Paris. Approximately 11 direct flights travel from Lyon to Paris every day, with the first departing at 4:55 a.m. Airlines that travel directly from Lyon to Paris include HOP! and Air France. Air France flights arrive at Paris–Charles de Gualle airport while HOP! flights arrive at Paris–Orly airport.


Most popular way to travel from Lyon to Paris


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Taking a train is the most popular way to travel from Lyon to Paris. Trains traveling from Lyon to Paris are around a hour faster than taking a flight when travel time to and from Paris and Lyon's airports is taken into consideration. Trains traveling from Lyon to Paris are also €65 cheaper on average compared with taking a flight. Alternatively, taking a train is at least 3½ hours faster than taking the bus. All trains traveling from Lyon to Paris depart from Lyon's Part-Dieu train station and take approximately 2 hours to arrive at Paris' Gare de Lyon. All trains traveling from Lyon to Paris are high-speed TGV trains operated by SNCF, with 6 trains departing Lyon per day.


How to get from Lyon to Paris

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Lyon to Paris, 70,93% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Lyon to Paris and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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All travel companies: Airlines, Train and Bus from Lyon to Paris

Find the best route between Lyon and Paris with FlixBus, Trenitalia and BlaBlaCar Bus. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Trenitalia is not only Italy's national railroad company but also the country's largest travel operator with an impressive fleet of travel offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. The company's flagship travel are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. Trenitalia also operates intercity, regional and night travel. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance travel routes. In most cases, the travel also provide barrier-free access.

Find the perfect travel to cover the 244 miles (393 km) long trip between Lyon and Paris with Trenitalia. Trenitalia offers different fares like the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. You can even use Trenitalia discount cards on Omio. Make sure to look out for the latest offers from Trenitalia on Omio to score special deals! Check out the current Trenitalia schedule and book a cheap travel between Lyon and Paris in just a few steps. On Omio you can find all the information you need for the Lyon to Paris route, such as departure and arrival times, travel stations, number of stops, journey times and more.

    Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

      EasyJet is a British multinational budget airline headquartered at London Luton Airport (LTN) and the largest UK-based airline based on the number of passengers carried. EasyJet flies to more than 150 destinations in Europe and North Africa, making it a very popular low-cost carrier for travelers. To keep fares as low as possible, tickets are non-refundable, and no complimentary snacks are served onboard. All easyJet fare types include allowance of one small personal bag, while additional fees apply for travelers bringing hand luggage and checked luggage.

        FAQs: Travel from Lyon to Paris

        FAQs: Travel to Paris 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 Lyon to Paris.
        FAQs

        There are 3 travel options from Lyon to Paris: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Paris is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $12 (€10) compared to other travel options to Paris:

        Taking a bus costs $185 (€160) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $197 (€170) for the same trip.

        Taking a bus costs $15 (€13) less than taking a train, which costs on average $27 (€23) for the same trip.

        The fastest way to get to Paris from Lyon is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

        Other travel options to Paris take longer:

        Bus takes 5 h 10 min on average.

        Taking a train requires on average 1 h 56 min of travel time.

        The distance from Lyon to Paris is approximately 244 miles (393 km).

        The average frequency per day from Lyon to Paris is:

        • Around 12 buses per day.
        • 17 trains per day.

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

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

        • Buses most often depart from Lyon at Lyon, Perrache Bus Station and arrive in Paris at Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
        • Flights mostly depart from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
        • Trains mostly leave from Lyon Part Dieu and tend to arrive in Paris Gare du Nord.

        The following travel companies offer services from Lyon to Paris:

        • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar, Movelia or Eurolines Switzerland for buses to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Alsa Lyon to Paris tickets on Omio for $10 (€9).
        • Air France, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, easyJet, KLM or Air Dolomiti can take you to Paris by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Air France from Lyon to Paris for $197 (€170).
        • Travel with Trenitalia, TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF TER, SNCF | TGV Lyria, SNCF | TGV, SNCF (3) or Regionale to go to Paris by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Trenitalia Lyon to Paris tickets on Omio for $27 (€23).

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

        • You can find 12 direct buses per day to Paris with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus or Alsa.
        • You can find 17 direct trains per day to take to Paris with Trenitalia, TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI, SNCF TER, SNCF (3) or Regionale.

        Direct services to Paris 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.

        Omio customers who travel from Lyon to Paris often also extend their vacation to go to London, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Milan or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Paris and these popular destinations at a great price.
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