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Paris to Lyon Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration3h 54m
Bus arrives inLyon
Buses depart fromParis
Coach Ticket Price 31.53 €
Distance393 km
Bus Companies
  • SNCF | TGV
  • Flixbus
  • Eurolines France
  • SNCF | TER

Buses from Paris to Lyon

Across the country, bus travel in France is becoming a great alternative to train travel. Eurolines, Flixbus, and Ouibus operate Paris to Lyon buses. Most direct buses from Paris to Lyon take approximately 6 hours. From Mondays to Saturdays there are four departures a day from the early morning into the evening. There is a reduced service on Sundays.

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Average prices for buses from Paris to Lyon when you book in advance

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Paris to Lyon Buses: General Information

While taking a bus is slower than both the bus and train it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 5:15 h to arrive in Lyon.

  • autobus Most Paris to Lyon buses are run by either Flixbus, Eurolines, and Ouibus.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, depart from either Paris' Porte Maillot, Gare Routière Galliéni, or Quai de Bercy bus station and arrive at either Lyon's Gare Sncf Part Dieu or Gare Lyon-Perrache.
  • autobus Traveling from Paris to Lyon by bus takes as little as 5 hours and 15 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their Paris to Lyon bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Paris to Lyon buses decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 22% cheaper to book an Paris to Lyon bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Paris to Lyon bus tickets are 33% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.


Local Time 07:32
Population 472,300
Region Rhône-Alpes
Languages French

How expensive is Lyon?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Lyon costs 23.4% less than in Paris.


Prices in Lyon are on average 8.7% lower than in Paris.

Public Transport

Public transport in Lyon costs around 0% more than in Paris.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Lyon is about 48% less expensive than in Paris.

Taking the Bus from Lyon

The Perrache Bus Station in Lyon lies within the city center, next to one of the three railway stations in Lyon and on Line A of the Metro system. Transports en Commun Lyonnais (TCL) operates an extensive network of over 100 local and regional buses, 2 funiculars and 4 tramway and Metro lines, as well as the Noctambul night bus which runs on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. A taxi rank is situated outside Lyon Perrache Bus Station.

Getting into Paris by Bus

Paris is a romantic and vibrant city with iconic monuments known the world over, such as the cloud-piercing Eiffel Tower and the majestic Arc de Triomphe. Notre Dame Cathedral sits beside the banks of the River Seine, on which visitors can enjoy both day and evening boat trips. World-class museums and galleries include the modern Pompidou Centre, as well as the huge halls of the Louvre and the Impressionist galleries in the Musee d'Orsay. Buses from Lyon to Paris arrive at the Paris Gallieni Porte Bagnolet station in the Saint Denis district of the city. The bus station is on the Gallieni stop of the Metro system. Sixteen Metro lines and a large bus network provide transport across the city, to the airports and to surrounding towns and villages. Paris has a night bus service known as the Noctilien and taxis are available outside the bus station.

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