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There are 11 ways to get from Lyon to London by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  5h 23m

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

£147 - £409

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Bus via Paris  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine 709 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Coquelles - France > Coquelles - UK > London - Victoria Coach Station / ...

£28 - £43

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Bus  •  14h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Perrache to Paris, Gallieni 6002 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to London 450

£48 - £68

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8h 40m

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

£224 - £266

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 30m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£100 - £188

Fly Lyon to London Heathrow  •  4h 27m

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

£53 - £250

Fly Lyon to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 40m

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

£77 - £438

Fly Lyon to London Luton, train  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to London Luton (LTN) LYS - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL

£61 - £228

Train to Geneva, fly to London City  •  6h 24m

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

£73 - £411

Train to Geneva, fly to London Heathrow  •  6h 20m

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

£67 - £431

Train to Geneva, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 28m

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

£71 - £629

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to London is to bus via Paris which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 15h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to London is to fly which costs 55€ - 280€ and takes 4h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to London. However, there are services departing from Lyon, Perrache and arriving at London via Paris, Gallieni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to London. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 23m.

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The distance between Lyon and London is 461 miles.

The best way to get from Lyon to London without a car is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs 160€ - 450€.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Lyon to London, including transfers.

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Lyon to London bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Lyon, Perrache station.

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Lyon to London train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to London is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs 160€ - 450€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 14h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 280€ and takes 4h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to London.
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  • Distance: 460.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

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

You can take a train from Lyon to London King's Cross via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord in around 5h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to London Victoria via Paris, Gallieni in around 14h 45m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Flights from Lyon to London Gatwick via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Lyon to London Gatwick via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £220
Flights from Lyon to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£29 - £150
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£30 - £170
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £600
Flights from Geneva to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £550
Flights from Geneva to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £330
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £300
Flights from Geneva to London City via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £300
Flights from Geneva to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £420
Flights from Geneva to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £280
Flights from Geneva to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £290
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lyon to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £460
Flights from Geneva to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£280 - £850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to London City via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£60 - £200
Train operators
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 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£65 - £75
1st Class
£70 - £85
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£36 - £41
1st Class
£30 - £40
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 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£45 - £90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£45 - £65
Rail 1st Class
£60 - £90
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£18 - £27
Rail 1st Class
£27 - £40
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
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 Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£45 - £80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon, Perrache to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to London
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
Eurolines FR
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, Lyon Perrache to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£21 - £26
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £50
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£6
2-bed inside cabin
£35 - £50

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

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Lyon to London bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at London station.

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Lyon to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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