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from Lyon to Paris

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Wed
Sep 22
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$24Alsa
$188HOP!
Thu
Sep 23
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$19Flixbus
$188HOP!
Fri
Sep 24
$65SNCF | TGV INOUI
$19Flixbus
$188Air France
Sat
Sep 25
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$123HOP!
Sun
Sep 26
$56SNCF | TGV INOUI
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$159Air France
Mon
Sep 27
$61SNCF | TER
$10Flixbus
$159Air France
Tue
Sep 28
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$15Flixbus
$188Air France
Wed
Sep 29
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$139Air France
Thu
Sep 30
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$139Air France
Fri
Oct 1
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$139Air France
Sat
Oct 2
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$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$139Air France
Sun
Oct 3
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$139Air France
Mon
Oct 4
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$139Air France
Tue
Oct 5
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
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$139Air France
Wed
Oct 6
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$139Air France
Thu
Oct 7
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$139Air France
Fri
Oct 8
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$139Air France
Sat
Oct 9
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$139Air France
Sun
Oct 10
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$139Air France
Mon
Oct 11
$37SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$139Air France

Travel Information from Lyon to Paris

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $148
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 5 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $148 (€118) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Air France or SNCF | TGV INOUI

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 244 miles (393 km) 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Air France or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight 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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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Lyon Part Dieu
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Lyon-Perrache
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