Rendez-vous at St Pancras International at the recommended arrival time shown on your ticket for security and passport checks. Then you can settle in on board as we speed you to France.
You’ll need to change train in Paris or Lille onto a direct train to Lyon.
In Paris, it’s a 30-minute transfer from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon, direct on RER line D. Check our page Connecting in Paris for more information.
In Lille, just head up to the departure hall and change platforms. Find more information on how to change trains at Lille Europe here.
In Standard Premier and Business Premier, we’ll serve a meal en route at your spacious and comfortable seat. Standard passengers can visit Café Métropole, our bar buffet, for light bites, drinks and snack.
If you’re a Standard Premier or Business Premier traveller who is hopping on a TGV InOui in Paris, you can sit in First Class for the second part of your journey. So sit back, relax and enjoy watching the scenery pass by.
TGV trains arrive at Lyon Part-Dieu or Lyon Perrache stations. Just step off the train and straight onto a metro, bus or tram, and start exploring this vibrant, foodie’s paradise.
At some point during your visit, take a break from eating and sightseeing and head to the stunning Musée des Confluences.
On the return journey
Check your ticket to see whether you need to board your TGV train from Lyon Part-Dieu or Lyon Perrache.
You’ll need to go through security and passport control before boarding your Eurostar train at Paris Gare du Nord or Lille-Europe. Please check your ticket for the recommended arrival time so you arrive at our Eurostar stations in plenty of time to go through these checks.
A UNESCO World Heritage site with superb restaurants, world-class museums and galleries, fabulous festivals and two rivers running through the centre – Lyon pretty much has it all.
If you have an adventurous appetite, Lyon’s the place for you.
Try the dumpling-like quenelles, brave an andouillette sausage, sample some Saint-Marcellin or devour a praline tart.
May: Les Nuits Sonores
June-July: Les Nuits de Fourvière
Sept-Dec: Lyon Biennial
Nov-Dec: Christmas markets
December: Festival of Lights
From the big bang to the human brain, the visually stunning Musée des Confluences explores the origins of life on earth.
Typically, the train journey from London to Lyon takes 4hrs 41mins. When you view the available tickets, you will be able to see the length of the train journey for each departure time.
Unlike airlines, there are no hidden costs when travelling by Eurostar. Once you have picked your train tickets (Standard, Standard Premier or Business Premier), there will be no additional fees for seat selection, advanced booking, or luggage allowance.
Eurostar tickets from London to Lyon can be booked up to 180 days before your return travel date, however, there are a few exceptions depending on engineering work or when you book. Have a look at our booking calendar and available days will show in black while the greyed-out dates are not available for sale just yet.
You can take liquids on the Eurostar and there is no volume limit, so you can bring all your toiletries and even a bottle of bubbly!
There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.
You should get to London St Pancras International 60 minutes before departure in order to pass the customs and security checks before your train departs.
Between London and Lyon, the high-speed lines allow our trains to drive at a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour (300 km/h).
In addition to our trains from London to Lyon, we also offer tickets to Lyon from Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International, as well as tickets from cities in the UK that require a change in London.
Standard adult tickets allow you to bring two pieces of luggage that are up to 85cm long, and one small piece of hand luggage such as a handbag or briefcase. You can find out more information about luggage allowances here.
Pets are not allowed to travel on the Eurostar, apart from guide and assistance dogs which are welcome onboard. Have a look here to read more about what to do if you are travelling with a registered guide or assistance dog.