Travel options
from Paris to Lyon

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

Our recommendation

To get from Paris to Lyon on Jan 25 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:35AMParis Gare de Lyon1h55 08:30AMLyon Part Dieu
0 changes
$531One-way
Cheapest
10:30PMParis6h00 04:30AMLyon
0 changes
$231One-way
Other options
03:18PMParis Gare de Lyon1h56 05:14PMLyon Part Dieu
0 changes
$531One-way
10:00AMParis Gare de Lyon1h56 11:56AMLyon Part Dieu
0 changes
$611One-way
05:50AMParis Gare de Lyon2h06 07:56AMLyon Part Dieu
0 changes
$521One-way

Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, and flight, .

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Trenitalia
Easyjet
Deutsche Bahn
SNCF
Accommodation

Need a place to stay?

view on map
Top pick hotels
Entire homes & apartments

Find the best accommodation for you, with our partner Booking.com

View all

Compare prices and tickets Prices for trains, buses and flights

Tue
Jan 25
$46SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$215Air France
Wed
Jan 26
$46SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10Flixbus
$191HOP!
Thu
Jan 27
$47Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
Find prices
Fri
Jan 28
$47Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$163Air France
Sat
Jan 29
$42Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$121Air France
Sun
Jan 30
$35Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144Air France
Mon
Jan 31
$28Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Air France
Tue
Feb 1
$35Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144Air France
Wed
Feb 2
$28Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Air France
Thu
Feb 3
$35Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144Air France
Fri
Feb 4
$28Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Air France
Sat
Feb 5
$35Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$122HOP!
Sun
Feb 6
$42Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Air France
Mon
Feb 7
$35Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144Air France
Tue
Feb 8
$28Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144HOP!
Wed
Feb 9
$28Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144Air France
Thu
Feb 10
$28Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$144Air France
Fri
Feb 11
$28Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$144Air France
Sat
Feb 12
$47Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
$123Air France
Sun
Feb 13
$42Trenitalia
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$144HOP!

Travel Information between Paris and Lyon

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $132
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 5 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $132 (€110) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir 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.

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


cheap

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


fast

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


popular

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.

Search on Omio to find cheap tickets from Paris to Lyon. It’s easy to find the most attractive prices and choose your preferred route for your journey. Book on web or app, and travel with your mobile ticket —without the stress of printing your ticket.

Travel Tips: Travel from Paris to Lyon

Travel to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Lyon.
FAQs

How do I go from Paris to Lyon?

There are 3 travel options from Paris to Lyon: flight, bus or train.

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

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.

What is the fastest way 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.

How far is it from Paris to Lyon?

You should expect to travel around 244 miles (393 km) between Paris and Lyon.

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Lyon is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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.

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

Which travel operators can get me to Lyon from Paris?

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 $132 (€110).
  • Flixbus can get you to Lyon by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Paris to Lyon for $10 (€8) on Omio.
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI can take you to Lyon by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for SNCF | TGV INOUI from Paris to Lyon for $37 (€31).

Is there a way to travel directly from Paris to Lyon?

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

  • You can check for a direct train to Lyon with SNCF | TER or SNCF | TGV INOUI with 12 direct trains per day.

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.

Where should I go next after I travel between Paris and Lyon?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Paris to Lyon often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Geneva, Barcelona or Milan. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Paris and Lyon itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lyon and any of these top destinations today!

How early should I book 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 buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $132 (€110) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $10 (€8) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $37 (€31) one way on average.

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.