By Train from London (United Kingdom) to Lyon (France) - Option 1: avoid the need to transfer between stations in Paris, by connecting in Lille

Journey Summary

Depart London (United Kingdom)

London St Pancras International

Arrive Lyon (France)

Lyon Part-Dieu
Journey Time
from 4hr 56mins
Monday to Friday =  4 x connections per day
Saturday =  5 x connections per day
Sunday =  4 x connections per day

Changing trains in: Lille

Making the connection between the Eurostar from London and the TGV to Lyon at Lille Europe has the major advantage of avoiding the need to transfer between stations in Paris - which you'll encounter if you opt for the alternative route via the French capital.

This guide explains how to make the connection in Lille.

However, other factors to be aware of when looking up this journey via Lille are:

- The cheapest tickets for connections via Lille tend to sell out faster than for the journeys via Paris,

The ticket agents will only sell tickets for journeys via Lille when the connecting time between trains at Lille Europe is under an hour - USUALLY.
The journey options with the longer connections can be randomly available on certain dates.

-  An option is to book separate tickets for London to Lille and Lille to Lyon journeys - in order to extend the connecting time between trains in Lille to more than an hour.
There are multiple scenarios (heavy luggage, the heat of summer etc) when sitting back and relaxing for more than an hour at Lille Europe station, is arguably a more attractive proposition than taking the RER across Paris.

Train 1

  • Depart: London (United Kingdom)
  • Arrive: Lille (France)
  • Journey time: 1hr 22min - 1hr 43min

Close this info panel  

Train 2

  • Depart: Lille (France)
  • Arrive: Lyon (France)
  • Journey time: 2hr 57min - 3hrs

Close this info panel  

Ticket information

Close this info panel