There are 11 ways to get from Dover to Lyon by train, bus, bus and ferry, 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 35 min

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

$134 - $439

Cheapest option

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 / ...

$71 - $130

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Bus, train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$102 - $118

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

$310 - $367

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 2 min

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

$138 - $334

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 19 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 - $300

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 22 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

$101 - $334

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 - $1,594

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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$138 - $343

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Geneva  •  8 h 59 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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$128 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dover to Lyon is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £50 - £100 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Lyon is to train which costs £100 - £340 and takes 5 h 35 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 Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu via Ashford International Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 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 35 min and costs £100 - £340.

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

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Dover to Lyon bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Folkestone/Dover station.

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Dover to Lyon train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Ashford International Station.

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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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Map of how to get from Dover to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 407.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

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 - $420 and the journey takes 4 h 5 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 Gatwick to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
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
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
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 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
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
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
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
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
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
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
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 - $420
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$120 - $420
Premier
$300 - $490
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 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
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
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
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
42 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
Every 30 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 3 hours
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)

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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lille to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Ouibus
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
Ferry operators

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

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Lyon is 1 h ahead of Dover. It is currently 2:32 PM in Dover and 3:32 PM in Lyon.

Dover to Lyon train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu station.

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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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