There are 11 ways to get from Plymouth to Lyon by train, bus, car, car ferry, car train, plane or night bus

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 via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to London Paddington
  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

$288 - $563

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Bus  •  20 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 709 / ...

$76 - $120

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Train  •  9 h 47 min

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

$257 - $695

Drive, car ferry  •  13 h 25 min

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

$149 - $281

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12 h 4 min

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

$333 - $409

Train to Exeter, fly to Lyon  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Lyon (LYS) EXT - LYS

$143 - $541

Night bus to Newquay, fly to Lyon  •  11 h

  1. Take the night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Lyon (LYS) NQY - LYS

$86 - $344

Train to Birmingham, fly to Lyon  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Lyon (LYS) BHX - LYS

$162 - $416

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Lyon  •  7 h 59 min

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

$221 - $497

Train to Bristol, fly to Geneva, train  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Geneva (GVA) BRS - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu

$151 - $365

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Lyon  •  9 h 9 min

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

$182 - $467

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Lyon is to bus which costs £55 - £95 and takes 20 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Lyon is to train and fly which costs £160 - £380 and takes 7 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache via London and Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 55 min.

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The distance between Plymouth and Lyon is 526 miles.

The best way to get from Plymouth to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 9 h 2 min and costs £210 - £430.

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It takes approximately 9 h 2 min to get from Plymouth to Lyon, including transfers.

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Plymouth to Lyon bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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The best way to get from Plymouth to Lyon is to train which takes 9 h 2 min and costs £210 - £430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £95 and takes 20 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Exeter Airport to Lyon Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 526.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Plymouth to Lyon via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 9 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Plymouth to Lyon via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Paris, Paris in around 20 h 55 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newquay to Lyon via London Gatwick, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Newquay to Lyon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Bristol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from London Gatwick to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 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 Gatwick to Lyon via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Guernsey, Birmingham
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Geneva, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Manchester, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Newquay to Lyon via Manchester, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Newquay to Lyon via Manchester, Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Newquay to Lyon via Birmingham, Brussels
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
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 Bristol to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Newquay to Lyon via Manchester, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Newquay to Lyon via Birmingham, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
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 Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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 to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Lyon via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $490
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $220
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Plymouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Eurostar
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Contact Details
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 London St. Pancras International to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$130 - $470
Premier
$340 - $550
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 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Plymouth to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
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
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 Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.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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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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
$15 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$16
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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Lyon is 1 h ahead of Plymouth. It is currently 2:28 AM in Plymouth and 3:28 AM in Lyon.

KLM, Air France and Flybe offer flights from Exeter Airport to Lyon Airport.

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

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