Trains from London to Lyon

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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from London to Lyon. Traveling by train from London to Lyon usually takes around 5 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Eurostar train can make the trip in 4 hours and 55.8 minutes.

Distance457 mi (735 km)
Fastest train4h 56m
Lowest price$121.00
Most frequent serviceEurostar
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Which train should you take from London to Lyon?

Eurostar is the one and only train line which connects London to Lyon. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Eurostar65h 32m$204.09
  • Eurostar

    Eurostar

    Eurostar train tickets from London to Lyon start from $121, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Eurostar schedules to Lyon. Eurostar in London leaves from London St. Pancras International . And in Lyon trains arrive at Lyon Part Dieu .

    From London to Lyon train travel on Eurostar takes 5 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Lyon faster, Eurostar offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 56 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Eurostar offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Lyon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from London to Lyon during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 train journey from London to Lyon?

The distance between London and Lyon is approximately 457 miles, or 735 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 55.8 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from London to Lyon are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Friday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs London at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from London to Lyon?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

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 bus 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 is the train station in London?

Main departure station: London St Pancras International

There is one train station in London.

All train stations in London:

  • London St Pancras International

Where is the train station in Lyon?

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Main arrival station: Lyon Part Dieu

Lyon Part Dieu is the city's primary railway station, located in the Part Dieu neighborhood of Lyon near a major government office complex and Le Crayon skyscraper. TGV trains, local trams, airport trams, and the metro run routes through the Lyon Part Dieu, so it is often a bustling place. Though the station dates to 1978, the station received a brand new facade and modernized amenities in 2021. At your disposal are a variety of cafes, toilets, and some seating options.

All train stations in Lyon:

  • Lyon Part Dieu

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