There are 12 ways to get from Oxford to Lyon by train, bus, car, car ferry, car train 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Marylebone
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$185 - $565

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  17 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K4) to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station Oxford Tube / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Lyon - Perrache Bus station Londres > Paris centre - Bercy > Lyon - gare routière Perrache

$51 - $73

10 alternative options

Train via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  8 h 28 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 Est
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon-Perrache Tgv

$232 - $429

Bus via Paris, Paris  •  18 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K4) to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station X90
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 709 / ...

$72 - $123

Drive, car ferry  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Lyon

$127 - $252

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

$312 - $374

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 33 min

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

$136 - $343

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

$113 - $306

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 47 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

$98 - $333

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Marylebone
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Lyon (LYS) LTN - LYS

$108 - $346

Train to London City, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 32 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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

$148 - $360

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 17 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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu

$154 - $343

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, and London St. Pancras International in around 8 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Lyon via Victoria, Green Line Coach Station and London in around 17 h 32 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 City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London City to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from London City to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from London Luton to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from London Luton to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Flights from London Luton to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from London City to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from London City to Geneva via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
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
$40 - $65
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Eurostar
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$140 - $500
Premier
$360 - $600
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$70 - $210
Premier
$160 - $240
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $29
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $28
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Southeastern
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon-Perrache
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$60 - $75
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
$183
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
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $26
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve 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 (Stop K4) to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Oxford Bus Company
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $85
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$27 - $35
Reclining Seat
$35
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$16
2-bed inside cabin
$60 - $85

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Oxford to Lyon?

The distance between Oxford and Lyon is 803 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Oxford to Lyon?

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Lyon is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 17 h 32 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Oxford to Lyon?

The quickest way to get from Oxford to Lyon is to train and fly which takes 5 h 23 min and costs £80 - £220.

Is there a direct bus between Oxford and Lyon?

No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K4) and arriving at Lyon - Perrache Bus station via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 32 min.

How long does it take to get from Oxford to Lyon?

It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Oxford to Lyon, including transfers.