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You can get from Paris to Lyon by train, bus or flight.
To get from Paris to Lyon on Jan 25 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||244 miles (393 km)|
|Available travel modes||Flight, bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$10 - $132|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $10 (€8) • 5 h 15 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $132 (€110) • 1 h 5 min|
|Popular travel companies||Air France, Flixbus or SNCF | TGV INOUI|
Take a flight, bus or train to travel 244 miles (393 km) from Paris to Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 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, Flixbus or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Paris to Lyon.
There are a range of transport options for traveling in France from Paris to Lyon. Flying is the quickest mode of transport while taking a bus is the cheapest. The most popular way to travel from Paris to Lyon is by taking a high-speed train which offers fast and efficient service.
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Taking a bus is cheapest way to travel from Paris to Lyon. Buses traveling from Paris to Lyon depart from either Paris' Porte d'Orléans, Quai de Bercy, Gare Routière Galliéni, or Porte Maillot bus station and take at least 5:15 h to arrive at Lyon Gare Sncf Part Dieu. Over 30 buses travel from Paris to Lyon every day, with the first departing at 2:00 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Paris to Lyon include Eurolines, Flixbus, and Ouibus.
Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Paris to Lyon. Flights traveling from Paris to Lyon depart from either Paris' Charles de Gaulle or Orly airport and arrive at Lyon–Saint-Exupéry 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 Paris to Lyon. Approximately 11 direct flights travel from Paris to Lyon every day, with the first departing at 7:35 a.m. Airlines that travel directly from Paris to Lyon include HOP! and Air France. Air France flights depart from Paris–Charles de Gaulle airport while HOP! flights depart from Paris–Orly airport.
Taking a train is the most popular way to travel from Paris to Lyon. Trains traveling from Paris to Lyon are almost 1½ faster than taking a flight when travel time to and from Paris and Lyon's airports is taken into consideration. Trains traveling from Paris to Lyon are also €70 cheaper on average compared with taking a flight. Alternatively, taking a train is at least 3 hours faster than taking the bus. All trains traveling from Paris to Lyon depart from Paris' Gare de Lyon and take approximately 2 hours to arrive at Lyon's Part-Dieu train station. All trains traveling from Paris to Lyon are operated by SNCF, with 6 trains departing Paris per day.
There are 3 travel options from Paris to Lyon: flight, bus or train.
The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lyon is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€8) compared to other travel options to Lyon:
Taking a bus is about $123 (€102) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $132 (€110) for this route.
A bus is generally $28 (€23) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $37 (€31) from Paris to Lyon.
The fastest way from Paris to Lyon is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.
There are alternative travel options to Lyon that can usually take longer:
In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 15 min.
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 52 min of travel time.
You should expect to travel around 244 miles (393 km) between Paris and Lyon.
The average frequency per day from Paris to Lyon is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Paris to Lyon as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Paris to Lyon:
If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Paris to Lyon, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:
Yes, there are direct routes from Paris to Lyon with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Lyon 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.
Before traveling from Paris to Lyon, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Paris 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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