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

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Train  •  5h 30m

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

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Bus  •  16h

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

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Train via Paris  •  5h 50m

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

Bus, night bus  •  18h

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Lille N769
  2. Take the night bus from Lille to London Victoria Coach Station N815

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8h 52m

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

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 56m

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

Fly Lyon to London Heathrow  •  4h 24m

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

Fly Lyon to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 43m

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

Train to Geneva, fly to London Heathrow  •  6h 21m

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

Train to Geneva, fly to London City  •  6h 23m

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

Train to Geneva, fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 35m

  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

Lyon to London by train

The train journey time between Lyon and London is around 4h 46m and covers a distance of around 558 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 14 min. The fastest train normally takes 4h 46m. Operated by TGV inOui and Eurostar, the Lyon to London train service departs from Lyon Part Dieu and arrives in London St Pancras Eurostar. Typically seven 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 32m
Layover time:
14 min
Total time:
4h 46m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
4h 46m
Train distance:
558 miles
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£160
Carbon emissions:
47 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
16:58
Last train departs at:
17:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lyon to London train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Lyon to London is to bus, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to London is to fly which costs €70 - €220 and takes 4h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon station to London station. However, there are services departing from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station and arriving at London - Victoria Coach Station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h.

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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 Marne La Vallee Chessy. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 30m.

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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 30m and costs €190 - €450.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Lyon to London, including transfers.

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Lyon to London bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Lyon - Perrache Bus 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 30m and costs €190 - €450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 16h, you could also fly, which costs €70 - €220 and takes 4h 24m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to London.
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  • Distance: 460.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 30m

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

You can take a train from Lyon to London King's Cross via Marne La Vallee Chessy in around 5h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to London Victoria via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine in around 16h.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £200
Flights from Geneva to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £390
Flights from Geneva to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £320
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £170
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from Geneva to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from Geneva to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£40 - £390
Flights from Geneva to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
£65 - £250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £290
Flights from Geneva to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Geneva to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £280
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £210
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Geneva to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£210 - £1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £340
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 Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£60 - £70
1st Class
£65 - £75
Train from Lyon Perrache to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£60 - £70
1st Class
£65 - £80
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£100 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£100 - £130
Standard Premier
£140 - £180
Train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£95 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£95 - £120
Standard Premier
£130 - £180
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 Perrache to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£40 - £85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£40 - £65
Rail 1st Class
£55 - £85
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
£17 - £25
Rail 1st Class
£25 - £40
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
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 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£40 - £75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £16
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Paris
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£19 - £24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Lille
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£27 - £35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Lille to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£15 - £18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Comuto Pro
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Lyon to Paris
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
Comuto Pro
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from Paris Gare de Bercy Seine to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£21 - £25
Website
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
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Lyon to London bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at London - Victoria Coach Station.

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London is 1h behind Lyon. It is currently 4:16 PM in Lyon and 3:16 PM in London.

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

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British Airways, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Lyon Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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