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There are 4 intercity coaches per day from Tours to Lyon. Traveling by coach from Tours to Lyon usually takes around 10 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus coach can make the trip in 6 hours and 35 minutes.
|Distance||227 mi (365 km)|
|Shortest duration||6h 35m|
|Trips per day||2|
|Most frequent service||BlaBlaCar Bus|
How much is a coach ticket from Tours to Lyon?
£52.28 is the average price of a coach ticket from Tours to Lyon. While it’s on the pricier side for a coach ticket, taking a coach is still a cheaper alternative to flying. 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
The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £24 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tours to Lyon in December, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £54 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
What coach companies travel from Tours to Lyon?
There are two coach lines that have daily service from Tours to Lyon that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, BlaBlaCar Bus usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.
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 Tours 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.
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 2 trips from Tours to Lyon, and usually makes the trip in about 6 hours and 55 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 Tours 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 Tours to Lyon?
The coach takes an average of 10 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 227 miles from Tours to Lyon. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 35 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?
Friday is the busiest travel day for coaches as people head from Tours to Lyon for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 Tours?
The first coach leaves at 04:00 and the last coach leaves at 19:00. To see the times for all coaches from Tours to Lyon, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many coach trips to Lyon are there per day?
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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.
Where does the coach leave from in Tours?
Main departure station: 170 Rue Edouard Vaillant
Most coaches depart from the main station in Tours.
All coach stations in Tours:
170 Rue Edouard Vaillant
Where does the coach arrive in Lyon?
Main arrival station: Perrache
Lyon-Perrache is a large station in the Perrache district of Lyon. Train services through this station include TGV and local services. Flixbus routes to Lyon arrive at the Perrache station and depart from the terminal on a lower level of the station complex. The station offers basic amenities like toilets and a few waiting areas. However, the surrounding area includes many hotels and restaurants off Place Carnot.
Coach stations in Lyon:
Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache
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