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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 Sep 27 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:30PMParis6h00 04:30AMLyon
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$111One-way
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10:30PMParis6h00 04:30AMLyon
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$111One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sun
Sep 26
$90SNCF | TGV
$30Alsa
$216Air France
Mon
Sep 27
$56SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$196Air France
Tue
Sep 28
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$196Air France
Wed
Sep 29
$56SNCF | TGV INOUI
$14Alsa
$196Air France
Thu
Sep 30
$56SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$229Air France
Fri
Oct 1
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$216Air France
Sat
Oct 2
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Sun
Oct 3
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$147Air France
Mon
Oct 4
$81SNCF | TER
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$167Air France
Tue
Oct 5
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$147Air France
Wed
Oct 6
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$11Alsa
$147Air France
Thu
Oct 7
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Fri
Oct 8
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$167Air France
Sat
Oct 9
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Sun
Oct 10
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Mon
Oct 11
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Tue
Oct 12
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Wed
Oct 13
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Thu
Oct 14
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Fri
Oct 15
$39SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$147Air France
Sat
Oct 16
$47SNCF | TGV INOUI
$10BlaBlaCar Bus
$128Air France

Travel Information between Paris and Lyon

distanceDistance244 miles (393 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $159
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 5 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $159 (€128) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France, BlaBlaCar Bus 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 route are Air France, BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCF | TGV INOUI among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Paris to Lyon.

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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 between Paris and Lyon including taking a flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Paris to Lyon the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel between Paris and Lyon is by taking a bus with an average price of $10 (€8).

This is compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A bus is $149 (€120) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Paris to Lyon costing on average $159 (€128).

Taking a bus is about $37 (€30) less than taking a train, which costs on average $47 (€38) for this route.

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, going by bus can take 5 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 59 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Paris to Lyon would I travel?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Paris to Lyon is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Paris to Lyon as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Paris and in Lyon?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and tend to arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and tend to arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Trains mostly leave from Paris Gare de Lyon and tend to arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.
Which travel companies can get me from Paris to Lyon?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Paris to Lyon:

  • You can go to Lyon from Paris by plane with Air France. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $159 (€128) with Air France from Paris to Lyon on Omio.
  • You can travel by bus to Lyon from Paris with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Paris to Lyon tickets for $10 (€8) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Paris to Lyon with SNCF | TGV INOUI. Cheap tickets can be found for $47 (€38) with SNCF | TGV INOUI from Paris to Lyon.
Where should I go next after I travel to Lyon from Paris?
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 buy tickets to Lyon from Paris online for the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket costs $159 (€128) one way on average for this trip.
  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $10 (€8) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $47 (€38) 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.

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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Refreshments
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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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