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There are 5 ways to get from Lyon to Eiffel Tower by train, bus, car 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, line 72 bus via Paris Gare de Lyon  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv / ...
  2. Take the line 72 bus from Gare De Lyon to Pont D'iena 72

€121 - €213

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine BlaBlaCar Bus / ...

€17 - €34

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Train, line 72 bus  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv / ...
  2. Take the line 72 bus from Gare De Lyon to Pont D'iena 72

€51 - €97

Drive  •  4h 19m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Eiffel Tower 463.9 km

€50 - €80

Fly, train  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Paris CDG (CDG) LYS - CDG
  2. Take the train from St Michel Nd Rer C to Champ De Mars Tour Eiffel

€83 - €177

Lyon to Eiffel Tower by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Lyon and Eiffel Tower is around 2h 58m and covers a distance of around 436 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 30m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Bus RATP, the Lyon to Eiffel Tower service departs from Lyon Part Dieu and arrives in Eiffel Tower. Typically 124 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 58m
Fastest journey time:
2h 30m
Journey distance:
436 km
Services per week:
124
Cheapest price:
€121
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:16
Last service departs at:
22:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lyon to Eiffel Tower train, bus and walk schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Sunday

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.
Lyon → Eiffel Tower
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Lyon to Eiffel Tower is to bus, which costs €17 - €35 and takes 7h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Eiffel Tower is to train and line 72 bus via Paris Gare de Lyon which costs €120 - €220 and takes 2h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon station to Eiffel Tower. However, there are services departing from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station and arriving at Tour Eiffel via Quai De La Gare and Duroc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 21m.

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The distance between Lyon and Eiffel Tower is 396 km. The road distance is 463.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Eiffel Tower without a car is to train and line 72 bus via Paris Gare de Lyon which takes 2h 46m and costs €120 - €220.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Lyon to Eiffel Tower, including transfers.

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Lyon to Eiffel Tower bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Lyon to Eiffel Tower bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Eiffel Tower is 464 km. It takes approximately 4h 19m to drive from Lyon to Eiffel Tower.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Eiffel Tower.
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  • Distance: 395.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 46m

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Eiffel Tower, France?

Blablabus operates a bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine every 3 hours. Tickets cost €15 - €19 and the journey takes 6h 10m. FlixBus also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €170
Train operators
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€120 - €210
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €85
1st Class
€75 - €95
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Lyon Part Dieu to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Rail 1st Class
€65 - €95
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from St Michel Nd Rer C to Champ De Mars Tour Eiffel
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
Transilien
Bus operators
Bus RATP
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Bus from Gare De Lyon to Pont D'iena
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €3
Website
ratp.fr
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Blablabus
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 Lyon Perrache to Paris
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Air France offers flights from Lyon Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 2398+ hotels available in Eiffel Tower. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs €14 - €16.

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