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There are 8 ways to get from London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu by train, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train via Paris

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu

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Fly London Heathrow to Lyon

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Lyon (LYS)

Train

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
  2. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Lyon Part Dieu

Drive, Eurotunnel

  1. Drive from London Kings Cross Station to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from London Kings Cross Station to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Lyon

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Lyon (LYS)

Fly London Heathrow to Geneva, train

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA)
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Geneva, train

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Geneva (GVA)
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu by train

The train journey time between London Kings Cross Station and Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is around 6h 29m and covers a distance of around 882 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 3m. The fastest train normally takes 4h 53m. Operated by Eurostar, Transilien, TGV inOui and others, the London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu train service departs from London St Pancras Eurostar and arrives in Lyon Part Dieu. Typically 35 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
4h 26m
Layover time:
2h 3m
Total time:
6h 29m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
4h 53m
Train distance:
882 km
Trains per week:
35
Cheapest price:
€189
Carbon emissions:
46 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:01
Last train departs at:
19:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from France.

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Last updated: 18 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is to fly which costs £55 - £160 and takes 5h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is to train via Paris which costs £190 - £480 and takes 5h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 10m.

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The distance between London Kings Cross Station and Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is 738 km.

The best way to get from London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu without a car is to train via Paris which takes 5h 10m and costs £190 - £480.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m to get from London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, including transfers.

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London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is to train via Paris which takes 5h 10m and costs £190 - £480. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £55 - £160 and takes 5h 16m.

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

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Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu is 1h ahead of London Kings Cross Station. It is currently 5:31 AM in London Kings Cross Station and 6:31 AM in Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu.

Map of how to get from London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu.
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  • Distance: 738.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 10m

What companies run services between London Kings Cross Station, England and Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, France?

You can take a train from London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 5h 10m. Alternatively, British Airways and Air France fly from London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu twice daily.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €200
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €200
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €230
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €460
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from London Gatwick to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €220
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€110 - €140
Standard Premier
€160 - €210
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€120 - €150
Standard Premier
€170 - €220
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €95
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €90
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
Ferry operators

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London Kings Cross Station to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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

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There are 1208+ hotels available in Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from London Kings Cross Station to London Heathrow Airport is to subway which takes 55 min and costs £3 - £5.

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