How to travel from Lyon to Paris

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from Lyon to Paris

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

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To get from Lyon to Paris on Dec 03 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:22PMLyon Part Dieu1h59 07:21PMParis Gare de Lyon
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671One-way
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04:20PMLyon, Gare Perrache6h05 10:25PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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05:11PMLyon-Perrache2h10 07:21PMParis Gare de Lyon
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08:30PMLyon Part Dieu1h55 10:25PMParis Gare de Lyon
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06:34AMLyon Part Dieu1h56 08:30AMParis Gare de Lyon
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Travel Information from Lyon to Paris

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$25 - $117
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $25 (€23) • 1 h 58 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $117 (€106) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Air France or Trenitalia

Travel 244 miles (393 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Lyon to Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $25 (€23). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, Air France or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Lyon to Paris.

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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FAQs

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

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Paris is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $25 (€23) compared to other travel options to Paris:

A train is $85 (€77) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Lyon to Paris costing on average $110 (€100).

A train is $92 (€83) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Lyon to Paris costing on average $117 (€106).

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

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 30 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 58 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Paris is:

  • 10 buses a day.
  • 23 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Lyon, Gare Perrache to Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine).
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Lyon to Paris depart from Lyon Part Dieu to Paris Gare de Lyon.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lyon to Paris, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for buses to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Lyon to Paris tickets on Omio for $110 (€100).
  • Travel with Air France to go to Paris by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Air France Lyon to Paris tickets on Omio for $117 (€106).
  • Travel with Trenitalia for trains to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Trenitalia Lyon to Paris tickets on Omio for $25 (€23).

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

  • You can check for a direct bus to Paris with Flixbus, Alsa or BlaBlaCar with 10 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 23 direct trains a day to Paris with Trenitalia, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TGV INOUI.

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 route.

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

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $110 (€100) one way.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $117 (€106) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $25 (€23) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Lyon to Paris 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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