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Trip Cardiff Lyon

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Cardiff to Lyon

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How to get from Cardiff to Lyon?

We are suggesting 26 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Cardiff Lyon. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Cardiff Lyon

For your trip from Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom) to Lyon (Rhône-Alpes, France) with a distance of 538 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Lyon from Cardiff without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Cardiff-London and London-Lyon.
You will board a coach of National Express or MegaBus in Cardiff. The bus will drop you off at London Victoria Coach Station bus station (1.1 mi from London, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Cardiff bus station (0.4 mi from Cardiff) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for London. Once arrived in London, take another coach of OUIBUS or Eurolines that will take you to Lyon bus station (Rhône-Alpes France).
No flight allows you to fly directly to Lyon from Cardiff but it is possible to make this trip only by plane with the flight routes Cardiff-Paris and Paris-Lyon.
Leave Cardiff and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Cardiff-Wales CWL airport, 9.3 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Paris (Paris Charles De Gaulle airport, IATA code: CDG) operated by Cityjet or FlyBE. From Paris, take another plane with Air France that will carry you to Lyon Saint-Exupery International airport (Lyon, France).
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Cardiff to Lyon without changing trains but some trains run on lines Cardiff-London and London-Lyon allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains of First Great Western to London leave from Cardiff Central railway station in Cardiff. Arrival in London will take place at London Paddington station (2.5 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in London where the train operated by Eurostar leave for Lyon.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route London-Lyon will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by train in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Cardiff and Lyon?

Railway companies
First Great Western provides a rail connection Cardiff-London with the train from Cardiff Central railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of London Paddington at arrival (2.5 mi from centre)
Eurostar transports passengers on a rail line from London to Lyon with the train which leaves London St Pancras station to arrive at Lyon-Part-Dieu railway station (Rhône-Alpes France)
OUIGO operates the train journey Paris-Lyon with the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy railway station (19.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Lyon-St-Exupéry-TGV at arrival (12.4 mi from centre)
SNCF provides a rail connection from Paris to Lyon with the train TGV which leaves Aérop-C-de-Gaulle-2-TGV station to arrive at Lyon-Part-Dieu railway station (Rhône-Alpes France)
Bus companies
The bus company OUIBUS operates the intercity service from the bus station of London Victoria Coach Station in London and to the one of Lyon (Rhône-Alpes France)
National Express is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Cardiff (serving Cardiff bus station at 0.4 mi from centre) and the city of London where the coach will drop you off at London Victoria Coach Station station situated at about 1.1 mi from London city centre.
The coach company Eurolines carries out the route from the bus station of London Victoria Coach Station in London and to the one of Lyon (Rhône-Alpes France)
The network of FlixBus includes a coach line between the city of Paris (serving Aéroport Paris Charles de Gaulle - RoissyPole bus station at 14.3 mi from centre) and the city of Lyon where the coach will drop you off at Lyon Part-Dieu - Gare routière Villette station situated at about 1.4 mi from Lyon city centre.
The bus company MegaBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Cardiff in Cardiff and to the one of London Victoria Coach Station (England United Kingdom)
Isilines is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Paris (serving Paris Galliéni bus station at 2.9 mi from centre) and the city of Lyon where the coach will drop you off at Lyon station situated at about 1.3 mi from Lyon city centre.
Airlines
Easyjet carries out a flight from Gatwick LGW airport situated 24.2 mi away from the city centre of London to Lyon (arrival at Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport)
Cityjet flies on the route from Cardiff-Wales CWL airport (located 9.3 mi from Cardiff, United Kingdom) to Paris (serving Paris Orly ORY airport)
Air France schedules the flight from Paris Charles De Gaulle CDG airport situated 14.3 mi away from the city centre of Paris to Lyon (arrival at Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport)
Monarch Airlines ensures the flight route from Gatwick LGW airport (located 24.2 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Lyon (serving Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport)
FlyBE carries out a flight from Cardiff-Wales CWL airport situated 9.3 mi away from the city centre of Cardiff to Paris (arrival at Paris Charles De Gaulle CDG airport)
British Airways flies on the route from Heathrow LHR airport (located 14.3 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Lyon (serving Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport)
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride London-Lyon (456.7 mi)

Stop cities from Cardiff or cities to visit near Lyon

When travelling from Lyon to Cardiff by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Paris (France) London located at 132 mi from Cardiff (United Kingdom). If you have some time on your way to Lyon or back to Cardiff, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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