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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 Jun 14 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:00PMParis5h50 08:50PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$151One-way
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03:00PMParis5h50 08:50PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$151One-way
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06:45PMParis5h30 12:15AMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$581One-way
06:15PMParis5h30 11:45PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$581One-way
09:55PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport1h10 11:05PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport
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$2351One-way

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Sun
Jun 13
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
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$202Air France
Mon
Jun 14
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$225Air France
Tue
Jun 15
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
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$202Air France
Wed
Jun 16
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$202Air France
Thu
Jun 17
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$173Air France
Fri
Jun 18
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$15BlaBlaCar Bus
$202Air France
Sat
Jun 19
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$134Air France
Sun
Jun 20
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$152Air France
Mon
Jun 21
$40SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$173Air France
Tue
Jun 22
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Flixbus
$152Air France
Wed
Jun 23
$49SNCF | TGV INOUI
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$152Air France
Thu
Jun 24
$49SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$152Air France
Fri
Jun 25
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$173Air France
Sat
Jun 26
Find prices
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$152Air France
Sun
Jun 27
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$152HOP!
Mon
Jun 28
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$152Air France
Tue
Jun 29
$49SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$152Air France
Wed
Jun 30
$40SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$152Air France
Thu
Jul 1
$49SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$152Air France
Fri
Jul 2
$49SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$166Air France
Sat
Jul 3
$58SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$147Air France

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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FAQs
How do I reach Lyon from Paris?

There are 3 ways to travel to Lyon from Paris including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the distance between Paris and Lyon?

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

When traveling to Lyon from Paris, what are the departure and arrival points in Paris and Lyon?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Buses from Paris to Lyon most often leave from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Parking Saemes Bercy Autocars) and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Trains most often depart from Paris at Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Lyon at Lyon Part Dieu.
Which travel companies can get me 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:

  • 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 $144 (€112).
  • BlaBlaCar Bus can take you to Lyon by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Lyon for $15 (€12).
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI can get you to Lyon by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Paris to Lyon for $58 (€45) on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Paris to Lyon?
Your trip from Paris to Lyon doesn't have to end in Lyon. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Geneva, Barcelona or Milan. If you’d like to add Geneva, Barcelona or Milan to your Paris to Lyon tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lyon today!
How early should I purchase tickets from Paris to Lyon online for the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing () one way on average.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average () one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average () one way for this trip.

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.

What is the cheapest way to go from Paris to Lyon?

The cheapest way to travel from Paris to Lyon is by taking a bus with an average price of $15 (€12).

This is compared to other travel options to Lyon:

Taking a bus is about $128 (€100) less than taking a flight, which costs on average () for this journey.

A bus is generally $42 (€33) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average () from Paris to Lyon.

What is the fastest way from Paris to Lyon?

The quickest way to travel between Paris and Lyon is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

In comparison, getting to Lyon by train can take on average 1 h 56 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Lyon
Gare Paris Bercy
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Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 3
Paris Gare Montparnasse
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