There are 11 ways to get from Cambridge to Lyon by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$189 - $377

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Train to London Luton, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Hitchin
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Lyon (LYS) LTN - LYS

$61 - $280

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Bus  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 010
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 709 / ...

$65 - $107

Train, bus  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the train from Paris-Bercy to Lyon Part Dieu

$116 - $163

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lyon

$297 - $357

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lyon

$150 - $223

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Lyon  •  6 h

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Lyon (LYS) LHR - LYS

$99 - $278

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Lyon (LYS) LGW - LYS

$89 - $278

Train, train to Southend, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Lyon (LYS) SEN - LYS

$79 - $1,579

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Lyon (LYS) BHX - LYS

$151 - $373

Train to London City, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Geneva (GVA) LCY - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$128 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Lyon is to bus which costs £45 - £85 and takes 17 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Lyon is to train and fly which costs £75 - £220 and takes 6 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache via London and Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 10 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Lyon is 497 miles.

The best way to get from Cambridge to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6 h 41 min and costs £140 - £290.

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Cambridge to Lyon, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Lyon bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Lyon is to train which takes 6 h 41 min and costs £140 - £290. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £85 and takes 17 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Cambridge to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 497.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

What companies run services between Cambridge, England and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from Cambridge to Lyon via London St Pancras International LL, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Gare Du Nord, Gare De Lyon - Van Gogh, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 6 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Lyon via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, and Paris, Paris in around 17 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Luton to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from London Luton to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from London Luton to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London City to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $260
Flights from Southend to Lyon via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $260
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from London City to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris-Bercy to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$100 - $160
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Lyon is 1 h ahead of Cambridge. It is currently 8:16 PM in Cambridge and 9:16 PM in Lyon.

Brussels Airlines, British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1045+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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