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There are 10 ways to get from Plymouth 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.

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Train via Paris Nord Eurostar  •  8 h 59 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

$281 - $560

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Bus  •  21 h 45 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 / ...

$75 - $120

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Train  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
  3. Take the train from Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$285 - $577

Drive, car ferry  •  13 h 26 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

$148 - $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

$331 - $407

Train to Bristol, fly to Lyon  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Lyon (LYS) BRS - LYS

$150 - $439

Train to Exeter, fly to Lyon  •  8 h 52 min

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

$139 - $535

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Lyon  •  8 h 3 min

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

$218 - $493

Train to Bristol, fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 56 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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu

$147 - $350

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

  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

$181 - $459

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The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Lyon is to bus which costs £55 - £95 and takes 21 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Lyon is to train and fly which costs £110 - £340 and takes 6 h 48 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 21 h 45 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 8 h 59 min and costs £210 - £430.

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It takes approximately 8 h 59 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 8 h 59 min and costs £210 - £430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £95 and takes 21 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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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: 8 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Plymouth to Lyon via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 8 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Plymouth to Lyon via London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Paris, Paris in around 21 h 45 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $290
Flights from Bristol to Lyon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Bristol to Lyon via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Bristol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
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 Nantes
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Bristol to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Paris CDG, Marseille
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Manchester, Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Bristol to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Exeter to Lyon via Manchester, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $220
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Plymouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 2 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 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
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 London St. Pancras International to Marne-la-Vallée - Chessy
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$80 - $260
Premier
$200 - $300
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 Marne la Vallée-Chessy to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$80 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $160
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 Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
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 Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
$14 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80

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Lyon is 1 h ahead of Plymouth. It is currently 8:28 PM in Plymouth and 9:28 PM in Lyon.

KLM, Air France, Brussels Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Bristol Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1129+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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