How to travel from Paris to Lyon

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from Paris to Lyon

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

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To get from Paris to Lyon on Dec 05 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00PMParis Gare de Lyon1h56 09:56PMLyon Part Dieu
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08:00PMParis, Quai de Bercy5h30 01:30AMLyon, Gare Perrache
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08:00PMParis Gare de Lyon2h09 10:09PMLyon-Perrache
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02:30PMParis Gare de Lyon1h57 04:27PMLyon Part Dieu
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02:30PMParis Gare de Lyon2h13 04:43PMLyon-Perrache
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Travel Information between Paris and Lyon

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $110
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $38 (€35) • 1 h 56 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $109 (€99) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Air France or Trenitalia

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 244 miles (393 km) to Lyon from Paris. 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 train is the best option with prices starting as low as $38 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Air France or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Paris to Lyon.

How to Travel 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.

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

Paris to Lyon Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€15

5:15 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€61

1:57 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€131

1:00 h

2 Months Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Paris to Lyon


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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.


Fastest way to travel from Paris to Lyon


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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.


Most popular way to travel from Paris to Lyon


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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.


How to get from Paris to Lyon

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Paris to Lyon, 72,01% 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 Paris to Lyon 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Paris to Lyon

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FAQs

There are 4 ways to travel to Lyon from Paris including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Lyon from Paris is by taking a train, which costs on average $38 (€35).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lyon:

A train is $71 (€65) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Paris to Lyon costing on average $110 (€100).

Taking a train is usually $70 (€64) less than taking a flight to Lyon, which costs on average $109 (€99) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Lyon from Paris is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Lyon can usually take longer:

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

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

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Lyon is:

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

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Paris to Lyon 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 from Paris to Lyon:

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

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:

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Lyon by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Paris to Lyon tickets on Omio for $110 (€100).
  • Travel with Air France for flights to Lyon. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air France Paris to Lyon tickets on Omio for $109 (€99).
  • Trenitalia can get you to Lyon by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Trenitalia from Paris to Lyon for $38 (€35) on Omio.

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

  • You can find 10 direct buses per day to take to Lyon with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You'll find 20 direct trains a day to Lyon with Trenitalia, SNCF | TER or SNCF | TGV INOUI.

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.

Looking to extend your trip from Paris to Lyon? Many Omio customers who go from Paris to Lyon usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Geneva, Barcelona or Milan. If you're looking to explore Geneva, Barcelona or Milan from Lyon, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Paris to Lyon, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $110 (€100) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $109 (€99) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $38 (€35) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Paris to Lyon online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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