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There are 9 ways to get from Lyon to Pau by train, bus, rideshare, 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  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau Tgv
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Pau Ic / ...

$139 - $170

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Rideshare  •  8 h 26 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lyon to Pau 453.5 miles

$55

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Bus Isilines  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Pau

$50 - $70

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry to Pau N716

$56 - $97

Drive  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Pau 452.4 miles

$95 - $140

Fly to Pau  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Pau (PUF) LYS - PUF

$56 - $257

Fly to Biarritz, train  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Biarritz (BIQ) LYS - BIQ
  2. Take the train from Bayonne to Pau

$84 - $289

Fly to Lourdes/Tarbes  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Lourdes/Tarbes (LDE) LYS - LDE

$257 - $1,141

Fly to Toulouse, train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Toulouse (TLS) LYS - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse-Matabiau to Pau

$78 - $199

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Pau is to rideshare which costs 47€ and takes 8 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Pau is to fly which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Pau. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 12 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Pau. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Pau via Toulouse-Matabiau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Pau is 495 km. The road distance is 723.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Pau without a car is to train which takes 7 h 27 min and costs 120€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Lyon to Pau, including transfers.

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Lyon to Pau bus services, operated by Isilines, depart from Lyon station.

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

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The best way to get from Lyon to Pau is to train which takes 7 h 27 min and costs 120€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 12 h, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Pau.
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  • Distance: 309.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 27 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Pau, France?

You can take a train from Lyon to Pau via Toulouse-Matabiau in around 7 h 27 min. Alternatively, Isilines operates a bus from Lyon to Pau 5 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $70 and the journey takes 12 h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Pau
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Pau via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Pau via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Lyon to Lourdes/Tarbes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Lyon to Lourdes/Tarbes via Toulouse, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Lyon to Lourdes/Tarbes via Bordeaux, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Lyon to Lourdes/Tarbes via Nice, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Lyon to Lourdes/Tarbes via Nantes, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Pau
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Pau via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Flights from Lyon to Lourdes/Tarbes via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Flights from Lyon to Lourdes/Tarbes via Toulouse, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Lyon to Lourdes/Tarbes via Bordeaux, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,600
Flights from Lyon to Lourdes/Tarbes via Nice, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Lyon to Lourdes/Tarbes via Nantes, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Biarritz
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Toulouse-Matabiau to Pau
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Bayonne to Pau
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Pau
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
isilines.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon Aéroport Saint Exupéry to Pau
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lyon to Pau
Ave. Duration
8 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Pau Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Lyon to Pau bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Pau station.

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Lyon to Pau train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Pau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Pau is 724 km. It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to drive from Lyon to Pau.

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Hop! and Air France offer flights from Lyon Airport to Pau Airport.

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There are 179+ hotels available in Pau. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lyon and Pau. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs 9€ - 15€.

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