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There are 8 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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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Fly to Lyon  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Lyon (LYS) LGW - LYS

$55 - $224

Cheapest option

Bus via Paris City Centre - Bercy  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station 025
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Lyon Gare Perrache

$45 - $61

6 alternative options

Fly to Geneva, train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Geneva (GVA) LGW - GVA
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$74 - $201

Fly to Grenoble, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Grenoble (GNB) LGW - GNB
  2. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon Part Dieu

$78 - $426

Train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport 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

$173 - $359

Bus FlixBus  •  17 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station 025
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 709 / ...

$67 - $108

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lyon

$287 - $344

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lyon

$142 - $211

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 18 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon is to fly which costs £40 - £180 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache via London and Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 20 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Lyon is 441 miles.

The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6 h 20 min and costs £130 - £280.

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It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon is to fly which takes 2 h 9 min and costs £40 - £180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £130 - £280 and takes 6 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs £50 - £85 and takes 17 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 440.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 9 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Lyon, France?

easyJet flies from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon via London St Pancras International LL, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Gatwick to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $410
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $3,800
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $260
Train operators
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
Train from Grenoble to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
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
Thameslink
Eurostar
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
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 Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Lyon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lyon Gare Perrache station.

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Lyon is 1 h ahead of London Gatwick Airport (LGW). It is currently 2:49 PM in London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and 3:49 PM in Lyon.

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 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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There are 1102+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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