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London to Lyon Train

City or station
City or station
Two-bag allowanceand no weight restrictions
Sit back, relaxand enjoy the views
Arrive in the centre of Lyonrelaxed and ready to explore

Trains from London to Lyon

Take the train to Lyon

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.

What’s on board?

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.

Arriving at Lyon Part-Dieu or Lyon Perrache stations

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.

London to Lyon

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.

La capitale gastronomique

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.

What’s on in Lyon?

May: Les Nuits Sonores

June-July: Les Nuits de Fourvière

Sept-Dec: Lyon Biennial

Nov-Dec: Christmas markets

December: Festival of Lights

Culture

From the big bang to the human brain, the visually stunning Musée des Confluences explores the origins of life on earth. 

 


Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Eurostar train journey from London to Lyon?

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. 

Are there additional fees when travelling with the Eurostar?

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. 

How far in advance can you book your Eurostar train ticket to Lyon?

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.

Can you take liquids on the Eurostar? 

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!

Can you take your own food on the Eurostar?

There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.

How early should you arrive for 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.

How fast does the Eurostar go between London and Lyon?

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).

Where does the Eurostar leave from in the UK to go to Lyon?

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. 

How much luggage can I bring with me on the Eurostar?

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.  

Can you take dogs on the Eurostar?

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.

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