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There are 11 ways to get from Dover to Lyon by train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, car, car train 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  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$162 - $309

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Bus  •  14 h

  1. Take the bus from Dover to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Lyon Gare Perrache Ouibus

$30 - $42

9 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Lyon, Lyon Perrache N769

$81 - $129

Car ferry, drive  •  7 h 24 min

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

$124 - $183

Eurotunnel, drive  •  7 h 34 min

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

$308 - $364

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Tonbridge
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Lyon (LYS) LGW - LYS

$90 - $287

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Lyon  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Lyon (LYS) LHR - LYS

$151 - $353

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Lyon  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Lyon (LYS) LTN - LYS

$112 - $349

Train, train to Southend, fly to Lyon  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Lyon (LYS) SEN - LYS

$105 - $1,612

Train to London City, fly to Geneva, train  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Geneva (GVA) LCY - GVA
  3. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$151 - $352

Train, bus to London Stansted, fly to Geneva  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Geneva (GVA) STN - GVA
  4. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$141 - $380

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dover to Lyon is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 14 h.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Lyon is to train which costs £120 - £240 and takes 5 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Folkestone/Dover and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Ashford(Kent) Int., Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 54 min.

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The distance between Dover and Lyon is 408 miles.

The best way to get from Dover to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 5 h 54 min and costs £120 - £240.

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It takes approximately 5 h 54 min to get from Dover to Lyon, including transfers.

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Dover to Lyon bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Dover station.

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Dover to Lyon train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from Ashford(Kent) Int. station.

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The best way to get from Dover to Lyon is to train which takes 5 h 54 min and costs £120 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £35 and takes 14 h.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 407.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 54 min

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

You can take a train from Dover to Lyon via Ashford International, Ashford(Kent) Int., Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 5 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Lyon via Paris City Centre - Bercy in around 14 h.

Airlines
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
3 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Luton to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from London Luton to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from London Stansted to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from London Stansted to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
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
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London City to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from London City to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $260
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
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
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $70
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Greater Anglia
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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Lille to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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 Dover to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
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 London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
National Express
Ferry operators

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

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Dover to Lyon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lyon Gare Perrache station.

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Lyon is 1 h ahead of Dover. It is currently 2:25 PM in Dover and 3:25 PM in Lyon.

Dover to Lyon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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easyJet offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Lyon Airport.

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