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There are 10 ways to get from Exeter to Gare de Lyon by train, bus, car, car ferry, car train or plane

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Train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil

€186 - €443

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Fly from Exeter  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Paris CDG (CDG) EXT - CDG

€49 - €194

8 alternative options

Train, bus  •  13h 6m

  1. Take the train from Exeter Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

€137 - €218

Bus  •  13h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy

€56 - €58

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 48m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Gare de Lyon

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  7h 24m

  1. Drive from Exeter to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Gare de Lyon

€224 - €258

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Paris CDG (CDG) LHR - CDG

€133 - €314

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Paris CDG (CDG) BHX - CDG

€160 - €596

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Paris CDG (CDG) LGW - CDG

€117 - €406

Train, train to Cardiff, fly  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Paris CDG (CDG) CWL - CDG

€94 - €442

Exeter to Gare de Lyon by train and subway

The journey time between Exeter and Gare de Lyon is around 6h 38m and covers a distance of around 738 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 5m. Operated by First Great Western Service, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Exeter to Gare de Lyon service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in Paris Gare De Lyon. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 38m
Fastest journey time:
5h 5m
Journey distance:
738 km
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€186
Carbon emissions:
38 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:06
Last service departs at:
13:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to Gare de Lyon train and subway schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to Gare de Lyon is to bus which costs £47 - £50 and takes 13h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to Gare de Lyon is to train which costs £160 - £390 and takes 6h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to Gare de Lyon. However, there are services departing from Exeter Sidwell St and arriving at Paris Bercy via London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to Gare de Lyon. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon via Paddington, London St Pancras Eurostar and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 4m.

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The distance between Exeter and Gare de Lyon is 472 km.

The best way to get from Exeter to Gare de Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6h 4m and costs £160 - £390.

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It takes approximately 6h 4m to get from Exeter to Gare de Lyon, including transfers.

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Exeter to Gare de Lyon bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter Sidwell St station.

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Exeter to Gare de Lyon train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Gare de Lyon is to train which takes 6h 4m and costs £160 - £390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £47 - £50 and takes 13h 55m, you could also fly, which costs £40 - £170 and takes 8h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to Gare de Lyon.
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  • Distance: 472.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 4m

What companies run services between Exeter, England and Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France?

You can take a train from Exeter to Gare de Lyon via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Paris Nord in around 6h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to Gare de Lyon via London Victoria Coach Station, London Victoria, and Paris Bercy in around 13h 55m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €120
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €360
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Belfast City, Manchester
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Norwich, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Faro
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Malaga
Ave. Duration
9h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Glasgow, Bristol
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€380 - €1200
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Edinburgh, Bristol
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€390 - €1200
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Glasgow, London Luton
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€370 - €1200
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Guernsey, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €240
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Flights from Cardiff to Paris CDG via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Flights from Exeter to Paris CDG via Norwich, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €370
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €500
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €100
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€70 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€120 - €170
Train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€55 - €70
Anytime Day 1st Class
€95 - €130
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€23 - €29
Anytime Day 1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€55 - €75
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
€18 - €22
Anytime Day 1st Class
€30 - €45
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Exeter Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €170
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€85 - €120
Anytime Day 1st Class
€140 - €170
Train from Exeter St Davids to Reading
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€70 - €140
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
€70 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€110 - €140
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
Website
Eurotunnel
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€90 - €110
Anytime Day 1st Class
€170 - €250
Train from Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€50 - €60
Anytime Day 1st Class
€110 - €170
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€30 - €45
Anytime Day 1st Class
€90 - €130
Bus operators
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€46
Schedules at
traveleuro.co.uk
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 Exeter Sidwell St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
dfds.co.uk

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Exeter to Gare de Lyon bus services, operated by Traveleuro Tours & Travels, arrive at Paris Bercy station.

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Gare de Lyon is 1h ahead of Exeter. It is currently 6:04 PM in Exeter and 7:04 PM in Gare de Lyon.

Exeter to Gare de Lyon train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at Paris Nord station.

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British Airways and Air France offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 2394+ hotels available in Gare de Lyon. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Exeter to Exeter Airport is to line 56 bus which takes 25 min and costs £2 - £3.

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