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.

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Train  •  1 h 57 min

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

$60 - $100

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 709 / ...

$16 - $45

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Lyon 289.2 miles

$29 - $32

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Lyon 289.7 miles

$60 - $90

Fly from Paris Orly  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Lyon (LYS) ORY - LYS

$66 - $268

Fly from Paris CDG  •  3 h 17 min

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

$73 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lyon is to rideshare which costs 25€ - 27€ and takes 5 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Lyon is to train which costs 50€ - 85€ and takes 1 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 57 min.

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The distance between Paris and Lyon is 393 km. The road distance is 463.6 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 1 h 57 min and costs 50€ - 85€.

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The train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu takes 1 h 57 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Paris to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris station.

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

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The best way to get from Paris to Lyon is to train which takes 1 h 57 min and costs 50€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 40€ and takes 5 h 30 min, you could also fly, which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 2 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 245.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 57 min

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

TGV operates a train from Paris to Lyon hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 1 h 57 min. SNCF also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Lyon every 4 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $380
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
XL Airways France
Website
xl.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$29 - $130
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris-Bercy to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$85 - $140
Bus operators
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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Lyon
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
isilines.com
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy to Lyon - Perrache Bus station
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
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 Paris to Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $32
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Lyon is 464 km. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from Paris to Lyon.

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

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

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There are 1045+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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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.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 16 min and costs 9€.

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