There are 13 ways to get from Dover to Lyon by train, bus and ferry, bus, car train, car, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Ashford International Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$134 - $449

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover to Paris City Center - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 719 / ...

$40 - $65

11 alternative options

Train TGV  •  6 h 8 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-Perrache Tgv

$165 - $321

Bus and ferry, bus  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Folkestone/Dover to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Ouibus / ...

$70 - $130

Eurotunnel, drive  •  7 h 34 min

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

$312 - $369

Car ferry, drive  •  8 h 9 min

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

$125 - $185

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Lyon  •  6 h

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

$138 - $335

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 25 min

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

$104 - $301

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

$95 - $335

Train, train to Southend, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 19 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

$90 - $1,595

Train to London City, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 12 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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

$139 - $343

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA) LHR - GVA
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

$157 - $335

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Geneva  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Geneva (GVA) LGW - GVA
  4. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

$128 - $291

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

Eurostar operates a train from Dover to Lyon 4 times a week. Tickets cost $120 - $430 and the journey takes 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Lyon via Paris City Center - Bercy and Paris, Paris in around 14 h 16 min.

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
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
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
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
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $650
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
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $3,800
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 London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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 London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
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
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
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
Train operators
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford International Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$120 - $430
Premier
$310 - $490
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon-Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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
$175
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Greater Anglia
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve 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
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Dover to Paris City Center - Bercy
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dover and Lyon is 652 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dover to Lyon is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 14 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Dover to Lyon is to train which takes 5 h 35 min and costs £100 - £340.

No, there is no direct train from Dover to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu via Ashford International Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Folkestone/Dover and arriving at Lyon - Perrache Bus station via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 23 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Dover to Lyon, including transfers.