COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply in France. Learn More.

There are 6 ways to get from Paris to Lyon 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  1h 58m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv / ...

50€ - 95€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 709 / ...

15€ - 28€

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Lyon 462.9 km

25€ - 27€

Drive  •  4h 16m

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Lyon 462.8 km

55€ - 80€

Fly from Paris CDG  •  3h 22m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Lyon (LYS) CDG - LYS

69€ - 307€

Train to Paris Orly, fly  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame to Antony
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Lyon (LYS) ORY - LYS

71€ - 490€

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in France

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in France. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for France.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for France.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for France due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for France

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in France from June 2.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for France

International flights leaving France are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for France

Last updated: June 29 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lyon is to bus which costs 15€ - 28€ and takes 6h 15m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Paris to Lyon is to train which costs 50€ - 95€ and takes 1h 58m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 15m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 58m.

More details

The distance between Paris and Lyon is 393 km. The road distance is 462.8 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Paris to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 1h 58m and costs 50€ - 95€.

More details

The train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu takes 1h 58m including transfers and departs hourly.

More details

Paris to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

More details

Paris to Lyon train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

More details

The best way to get from Paris to Lyon is to train which takes 1h 58m and costs 50€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 28€ and takes 6h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 65€ - 310€ and takes 3h 22m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Paris to Lyon.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 393.4 km
  • Duration: 1h 58m

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

TGV inOui operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu hourly. Tickets cost 70€ - 95€ and the journey takes 1h 58m. SNCF also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lyon, Lyon Perrache hourly. Tickets cost 23€ - 28€ and the journey takes 6h 15m. Blablabus also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 250€
Flights from Paris Orly to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 650€
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
70€ - 85€
1st Class
75€ - 95€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
Rail 1st Class
65€ - 95€
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame to Antony
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Website
RATP Paris
Bus operators
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lyon - Perrache Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 27€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

Want to know more about travelling around France

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

Search flights

Paris to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

More details

Paris to Lyon train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Lyon is 463 km. It takes approximately 4h 16m to drive from Paris to Lyon.

Get driving directions

Air France offers flights from Paris CDG Airport to Lyon Airport.

Search flights

Book your Paris to Lyon train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

Book your Paris to Lyon bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

Search and book

There are 1394+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at 87€ per night.

More details

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

Read Rome2rio's guide to Blablacar

The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 10€.

More details