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Lyon to London flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Lyon and London take, on average, 1 h and 45 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Lyon with London found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Saint Exupery is the departure airport operating flights between Lyon and London
Arriving AirportFlights departing Lyon with London as destination arrives at Heathrow

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Departure Tue, 09 Nov Return Thu, 11 Nov
LYS Lyon
LON London
return from £61
Departure Mon, 15 Nov Return Sun, 28 Nov
LYS Lyon
LON London
return from £41
Flight route information
Find out further information on Lyon and London to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 70% 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 30% cheaper than in Lyon.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee is 12% 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
  • ( Lyon - Bron (LYN)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ( St Geoirs (GNB)
    How far from city centre: 37 miles
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 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

😷 Is it safe to travel from Lyon to London during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Lyon. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Lyon to London at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Lyon to London is 41£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best 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 3.00 GBP, 29% cheaper than Lyon, with a fare of 4.23 GBP, while train tickets costs 74% more in London: 2.80 GBP against 1.61 GBP in Lyon. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in London, 36% more than the 11.00 GBP in Lyon. The price of the coffee is around 12% more expensive in London, with an average of 2.99 GBP , while in Lyon the coffee costs 2.66 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Lyon to London?
The most popular months to book a trip from Lyon to London are October, December and February, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 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 1º month to fly to London from Lyon in terms of searches from our customer, 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.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Lyon to London?
The total flight time between Lyon and London is of around 01:45 hours on average, considering an average distance of 756 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in London compared to Lyon?
While in Lyon the temperatures can reach an average of 33.87 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,London's temperatures can go up to 29.01 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -3.09 ºC in London, compared to the -5.03 ºC average degrees reported in Lyon. During the winter period, Lyon can register 3.0 mm precipitation, while London have an average of 6.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Lyon and London?
The main airport route flying between Lyon and London is: Saint Exupery (LYS) to Gatwick (LGW). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Easyjet.
  • British Airways.
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle.
  • Alternatively, you can find Lyon - London flights between Saint Exupery (LYS) to Luton International (LTN) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Easyjet.
  • ASL Airlines France.
Airlines with indirect flights from Lyon to London are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Lyon to London are:
  • Brussels Airlines, stoping in Brussels for 60 minutes minimun.
  • Lufthansa, with 100 minutes scale in Munich.
  • Lufthansa, with 100 minutes scale in Munich.

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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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