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Departure Fri, 28 Aug Return Mon, 31 Aug
LYS Lyon
LON London
return from £82
Departure Mon, 07 Sep Return Thu, 10 Sep
LYS Lyon
LON London
return from £52
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Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 60% more expensive in London than in Lyon.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 40% more expensive in London than in Lyon.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in London is 20% cheaper than in Lyon.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 15% more expensive in London than in Lyon.

Lyon airports
  • ( Geneva (GVA)
    How far from city centre: 70 miles
  • ( Saint Exupery (LYS)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ( St Geoirs (GNB)
    How far from city centre: 37 miles
  • ( Lyon - Bron (LYN)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
K Distance: 457 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Lyon to London

How long is the flight from Lyon to London?

A direct flight from Lyon to London usually takes about one hour and 40 minutes to cover the 457 miles distance. The connecting flight duration from Lyon to London typically takes about 4 hours depending on the flight path and layover destination.

What are the most common stopovers?

Common stopovers for trips from Lyon to London include Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN), Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Munich International Airport (MUC), and Brussels Airport (BRU).

What documentation do I need to fly to London from Lyon?

If you’re travelling from Lyon with a valid passport, you don't need a visa to enter London. You can stay in London for up to 90 days without a visa for business and travel purposes.

Is there a time change from Lyon to London?

Lyon is one hour ahead of London (GMT+1).

Which airlines fly from Lyon to London

Many leading airlines offer flights from Lyon to London, including:

  • British Airways, the UK's leading air operator.
  • Swiss International Air Lines, the country's national carrier.
  • Jet2.Com, a British low-cost airline.
  • Easyjet, a low-cost airline in the UK.
  • Air France, French national airline.
  • FlyBe, one of Europe's largest airlines.

How to find cheap flights from Lyon to London

Whether on well-deserved holidays with loved ones or city breaks with friends, finding the cheapest flight tickets from Lyon to London is quick and efficient with Opodo's powerful search engine. By entering your preferences in Opodo's smart search engine, you’ll find a range of search results featuring best deals on international and domestic flights from Lyon to London. Compare all available options including price, airline, and airport to select the best airfares for your London trips.

When are the best times to fly from Lyon to London

  • May is considered an excellent time to visit London, as parks and gardens are at their best. You will experience warm and sunny weather during this period.
  • June to August is summer in London, and one of the busiest times to travel to the city. During this time of the year, you will find warmer weather that's ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities. It's best to book your flight well in advance if you're planning to travel in these months.
  • January to February is considered the cheapest time to go to London, with minimal crowds and shorter queues for major attractions. During this period, you will find great deals for off-season flight and hotel prices.

Airports in Lyon

Lyon has one major airport providing flights to London: Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS).

Useful information about Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport

Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport is located about 20 miles southeast of the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By tram - the Rhonexpress, leaves every 15min, travel time is around 30min.
  • By taxi - takes about 30min.

Services: free Wi-Fi, medical facilities, child care, duty-free shops, business lounges, currency exchange, ATMs, many restaurants, and cafés.

Airports in London

London has several major airports offering flight services to Lyon: London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London City Airport (LCY), and London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

Located 14 miles south-west of Central London, Heathrow Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By train - Heathrow Express, about 15min.
  • By bus/coach - National Express and Megabus; journey time varies between 35-70min.
  • By taxi - travel time around 1 hour.

Services: open 24/7, Wi-Fi access, medical assistance, child care, lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, banks, cafés, and restaurants.

Useful information about London City Airport

London City Airport is about 7 miles from the city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By train - DLR, about 22min.
  • By bus - bus numbers 473 and 474, journey time approximately 1 hour.
  • By taxi - around 30min.

Services: open 24/7; free Wi-Fi, medical facilities, baby care, lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, left luggage options, a wide range of restaurants and cafés.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is located 25 miles south of the city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By train - The Gatwick Express; journey time is 30min.
  • By coach - easyBus; takes about an hour.
  • By taxi - travel time varies between 60-90min.

Services: open 24/7, Wi-Fi access, medical assistance, child care, duty-free shops, currency exchange, banks, many restaurants, and cafés.

What to do and visit in London

  • Take a tour of the architectural wonders like the incredible Buckingham Palace and the Kensington Palace.
  • Soak up some arts and culture with a visit to the National Gallery, the Natural History Museum, and the Tate Museum of Modern Art.
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the River Thames to take in the stunning views of London.
  • Head to Westminster and marvel around the iconic landmarks such as the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and The Palace of Westminster.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Lyon to London

How can I find cheap flights from Lyon to London at eDreams?
Our search engines have found flights from 52€ for the route Lyon - London. At eDreams we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
Is London expensive to visit compared to Lyon?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in London costs an average of 3.50 GBP, 23% cheaper than Lyon, with a fare of 4.53 GBP, while train tickets costs 63% more in London: 2.80 GBP against 1.72 GBP in Lyon. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in London, 38% more than the 10.88 GBP in Lyon. The price of the coffee is around 15% more expensive in London, with an average of 3.03 GBP , while in Lyon the coffee costs 2.64 GBP.
When is the best time to book a flight from Lyon to London?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from Lyon to London are October, December and February.
When is the best time to travel from Lyon to London?
The best time of the year to go to London when flying from Lyon depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, April is the top 1 month to fly to  London from Lyon in terms of searches from our cutomer, followed by July and December. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period November, May and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Lyon -  London.

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Date 2018-12-28 Age 51-70 City London

Busy noisy and you cant escape the Duty Free... lots of walking around. There should be a shortcut for those not interested in shopping. Check-in feels like cattle boarding a truck.

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Date 2019-01-16 Age Over 70 City Southend on Sea

New facilities with everything conveniently to hand

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Date 2019-01-04 Age 51-70 City

Basic and functional

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Date 2018-03-22 Age Under 30 City France

Strict people not welcoming airport

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Date 2019-08-21 Age City

Should have more one directional lanes as v crowded with people going totally randomly in all directions. Almost fell over a case being pulled by a small child.

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Date 2019-08-13 Age 31-50 City London

Awful. You enter via an IKEA style maze of perfume sellers

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Date 2019-07-05 Age 31-50 City Reading

My return flight same day was delayed and we missed our train that we had booked n paid for so long wait and late home. Also we had to queue a long time to get passports checked as had a 16 yr old with me wasnt impressed as could have gone to another window which was empty but we werent allowed. But i will say aircraft steward and stewardess were very good and polite.

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Date 2019-04-19 Age Over 70 City london

No room for carry on bags so they were compulsorily place in the hold.

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