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There are 9 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Lyon by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, 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.

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Train  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  2. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...

€193 - €443

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  15h 51m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Lyon Perrache N769 / ...

€31 - €55

7 alternative options

Train via Paris  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Perrache Tgv

€185 - €451

Bus, train  •  12h 37m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...

€168 - €258

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8h 57m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Lyon

€252 - €302

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 3m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lyon

€121 - €181

Fly London Heathrow to Lyon  •  4h 32m

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

€69 - €193

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Lyon  •  5h 14m

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

€87 - €196

Fly London Heathrow to Geneva, train  •  7h 5m

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

€89 - €229

London Paddington Station to Lyon by subway and train

The journey time between London Paddington Station and Lyon is around 5h 5m and covers a distance of around 914 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 5m. Operated by London Underground (Tube), Eurostar, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the London Paddington Station to Lyon service departs from Paddington and arrives in Lyon Part Dieu. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 5m
Fastest journey time:
5h 5m
Journey distance:
914 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€233
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:54
Last service departs at:
09:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Lyon subway and train schedules

Subway services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
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  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lyon is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lyon is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lyon is 1 metre.

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

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Lyon is to bus and ferry and bus which costs £26 - £50 and takes 15h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Lyon is to fly which costs £55 - £170 and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Paddington Station Eastbourne Terrace and arriving at Lyon Perrache via London and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Paddington and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via London St Pancras Eurostar and Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 31m.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Lyon is 740 km.

The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6h 31m and costs £160 - £380.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from London Paddington Station to Lyon, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Lyon bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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London Paddington Station to Lyon train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Lyon is to train which takes 6h 31m and costs £160 - £380. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs £55 - £170 and takes 4h 32m.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 739.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 31m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Lyon, France?

You can take a train from London Paddington Station to Lyon via King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy, and Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV in around 6h 31m. Alternatively, British Airways and Air France fly from London Paddington Station to Lyon twice daily.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €350
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €270
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €340
Train operators
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
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
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€110 - €140
Standard Premier
€160 - €210
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 Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€120 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Marne La Vallee Chessy to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €90
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €95
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
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
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
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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 Perrache
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Lille to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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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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London Paddington Station to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lyon Perrache station.

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London Paddington Station to Lyon train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), 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 334+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £4 - £35.

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