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Journey Information

There are 23 intercity coaches per day from Paris to Lyon. Traveling by coach from Paris to Lyon usually takes around 5 hours and 53 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 5 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance243 mi (391 km)
Shortest duration5h 25m
Cheapest price£8.59
Trips per day23
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from Paris to Lyon?

£16.76 is the average price of a coach ticket from Paris to Lyon. Taking a coach is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a coach ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in January. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £12 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Paris to Lyon in December, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £36 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £31.18 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Paris to Lyon?

There are two coach lines that have daily service from Paris to Lyon that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 12 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus115h 56m£31.91
FlixBus125h 51m£39.00
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus is a bus service provider focused on reducing carbon emissions without breaking the bank. With rides to cities and towns across Europe, including Paris and Lyon, BlaBlaCar Bus has a variety of routes to get you to your chosen destination. Coaches in the BlaBlaCar Bus fleet are equipped with extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean toilets, and power outlets throughout.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity coach companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 12 trips from Paris to Lyon, and usually makes the trip in about 5 hours and 51 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Paris to Lyon during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride from Paris to Lyon?

The coach takes an average of 5 hours and 53 minutes to cover the 243 miles from Paris to Lyon. However, the fastest coach only takes 5 hours and 25 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Because many passengers travel from Paris to Lyon at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Paris?

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Paris to Lyon, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coach trips to Lyon are there per day?

There are 23 scheduled coaches that travel from Paris to Lyon every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Paris to Lyon without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Paris to Lyon; ticket prices start at £52.28.

City Information

Paris

Paris, the famous City of Lights, is the premier destination of choice for people visiting France. Boasting a rich cultural heritage and world-famous culinary traditions, Paris will certainly amaze visitors with everything it has to offer. The city’s star attraction is the famous Eiffel Tower, which was constructed in 1889. An architectural marvel that has stood the test of time, the Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most iconic landmark of Paris, and visitors can take an elevator to the top for a panoramic view of the city. Another must-see iconic landmark is the Musée du Louvre, one of the best art museums in the world. At the Louvre, visitors can marvel at more than 35,000 works of art, including the world-famous Mona Lisa. If you wish to stay away from the deafening crowd, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, the largest green space in the city, will have what you need.

Paris’ food scene is rich and vibrant, brimming with both traditional bistros and chic new restaurants. For those who enjoy a rustic French vibe, the 2ème arrondissement offers some great selections. If you feel like splurging a little bit, head over to Guy Savoy, one of the best restaurants in town.

Paris is a central hub of transportation in France and Europe, in general. Visitors can catch trains to other cities at one of the six central stations: Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare Montparnasse, and Gare Saint-Lazare. The main bus station is Paris Bercy Bourgogne - Pays d'Auvergne located not too far from Gare d'Austerlitz. The principal airports in the city are Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Paris–Orly, and Beauvais–Tillé Airport.

Lyon

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Located at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône rivers in the central-west of France, Lyon is France's third-largest city, after Paris and Marseille. Lyon has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its 2,000 years of history and its central role in the Renaissance. Vieux Lyon is the city's historic area, full of old buildings and a vibrant French atmosphere. Wander through the traboules, a unique architectural feature of the city; these secret passageways wind through Lyon's buildings and courtyards. Several guided tours will describe the many uses of these covered paths throughout Lyon's history: from shortcuts to the river for 4th-century residents to meeting places for 19th-century silk workers and the World War II French resistance.

Lyon is also famously hailed as the birthplace of cinema. To immerse yourself in film history, visit the Musée Cinéma et Miniature to explore old movie props, costumes, and even complete film sets from several iconic films. To experience a traditional French market, stop in Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. This indoor gourmet market offers only the finest local produce, the perfect place to sample the local cuisine.

Getting to Lyon is simple, and the lion's share of options are via ground travel. Eurolines coach services offer transport from many European cities into the Perrache train station, and many train services, including the TGV, also operate from the same station. Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is only 25 km east of the city, providing both European and intercontinental flights.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Paris?

Main departure station: Gare de Bercy Seine

Paris has two coach stations with service to Lyon.

All coach stations in Paris:

  • Gare de Bercy Seine

  • Bercy

Where does the coach arrive in Lyon?

Main arrival station: Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Lyon.

Coach stations in Lyon:

  • Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

  • Perrache

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