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There are 13 ways to get from Oxford 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  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Marylebone
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$200 - $401

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Bus  •  18 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station X90
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Lyon Gare Perrache

$48 - $70

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Train via Ashford International  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Charing Cross to Ashford International
  3. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon-Perrache Tgv

$217 - $395

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station X90
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Lyon, Lyon Perrache

$94 - $167

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lyon

$300 - $362

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 59 min

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

$155 - $230

Train to Birmingham, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Lyon (LYS) BHX - LYS

$109 - $301

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Lyon (LYS) LHR - LYS

$131 - $338

Bus to London Luton, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford to Luton Airport London
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Lyon (LYS) LTN - LYS

$61 - $276

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 26 min

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

$94 - $324

Train, train to Southend, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Lyon (LYS) SEN - LYS

$91 - $1,608

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 18 min

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

$150 - $339

Train to London City, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 38 min

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

$145 - $355

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Lyon is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 18 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Lyon is to train and fly which costs £80 - £240 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 34 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Lyon is 502 miles.

The best way to get from Oxford to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 6 h 46 min and costs £150 - £310.

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It takes approximately 6 h 46 min to get from Oxford to Lyon, including transfers.

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Oxford to Lyon bus services, operated by Stagecoach Oxfordshire, depart from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Lyon is to train which takes 6 h 46 min and costs £150 - £310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 18 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Oxford to Lyon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lyon Gare Perrache station.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 501.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Lyon via London Marylebone, Marylebone Station, St Pancras, British Library, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 6 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Lyon via Victoria, Green Line Coach Station, London, and Paris Centre - Bercy in around 18 h 49 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London City to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Luton to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from London Luton to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from London Luton to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from London City to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Southend to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$24 - $260
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Train operators
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Oxford to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $190
Premier
$150 - $220
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $160
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon-Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Southeastern
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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.

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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Bus from London to Paris Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris Centre - Bercy to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Oxford to Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
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Lyon is 1 h ahead of Oxford. It is currently 12:14 AM in Oxford and 1:14 AM in Lyon.

Air France, Flybe, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1087+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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