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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 Jan 20 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30PMLyon Part Dieu1h55 10:25PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$471One-way
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05:10PMLyon, Gare Perrache5h40 10:50PMParis, Quai de Bercy
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$101One-way
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08:04AMLyon Part Dieu2h04 10:08AMParis Gare de Lyon
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$541One-way
06:04PMLyon Part Dieu2h04 08:08PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$541One-way
08:04PMLyon Part Dieu1h56 10:00PMParis Gare de Lyon
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$541One-way

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Thu
Jan 20
$47Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$207HOP!
Fri
Jan 21
$54Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$207Air France
Sat
Jan 22
$42Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$183Air France
Sun
Jan 23
$42Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$183Air France
Mon
Jan 24
$42Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$155Air France
Tue
Jan 25
$42Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$136Air France
Wed
Jan 26
$35Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$136Air France
Thu
Jan 27
$28Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$136Air France
Fri
Jan 28
$54Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$136HOP!
Sat
Jan 29
$35Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
Jan 30
$28Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$136Air France
Mon
Jan 31
$42Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$136Air France
Tue
Feb 1
$28Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$136Air France
Wed
Feb 2
$35Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$136Air France
Thu
Feb 3
$42Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$136Air France
Fri
Feb 4
$47Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$136Air France
Sat
Feb 5
$42Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$136Air France
Sun
Feb 6
$42Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$136Air France
Mon
Feb 7
$35Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$136Air France
Tue
Feb 8
$28Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$136Air France

Travel Information from Lyon to Paris

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $141
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 5 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $141 (€116) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France, BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Travel 244 miles (393 km) by flight, bus or train between Lyon and 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Air France, BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Lyon to Paris.

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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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FAQs

How do I travel from Lyon to Paris?

There are 3 ways to get from Lyon to Paris: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Lyon to Paris?

The cheapest way to go to Paris from Lyon is by taking a bus, which costs on average $10 (€8).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Paris:

Taking a bus is about $131 (€108) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $141 (€116) for this journey.

A bus is generally $28 (€23) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $38 (€31) from Lyon to Paris.

What is the quickest way to get from Lyon to Paris?

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 can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 25 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 56 min   on average.

How far is Paris from Lyon?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Lyon to Paris?

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Paris is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Lyon and in Paris?

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

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

Which travel companies can get me from Lyon to Paris?

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:

  • Air France 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 $141 (€116).
  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Paris by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Lyon to Paris for $10 (€8) on Omio.
  • Travel with SNCF | TGV INOUI for trains to Paris. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for SNCF | TGV INOUI Lyon to Paris tickets on Omio for $38 (€31).

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Lyon and Paris ends?

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

How early should I book tickets between Lyon and Paris online for the best deals?

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 plane ticket is costing on average $141 (€116) one way for this route.
  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $10 (€8) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $38 (€31) one way.

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.