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Frequently asked questions

There are a number of different ways to get to Lyon but travelling by bus has many benefits. By travelling with FlixBus, you can save money with our cheap bus tickets and you can do your part in saving the environment, as bus travel is the most environmentally-friendly method!
It's really easy to buy a bus ticket to Lyon with FlixBus: you can book online on our website simply selecting your departure and arrival cities, and picking your favourite date to travel. The best way to find cheap tickets though is by using the free FlixBus App and keep your ticket always in your pocket!
There are 3 bus stops in Lyon. The stops are Givors (South Lyon), Lyon Perrache Saône (Eurolines), Lyon Perrache (Central Bus Station).
Buses are one of the most convenient ways to travel and FlixBus is among the cheapest to get to Lyon! Depending on where you are travelling from, tickets to Lyon cost on average $6.88, but if you book in advance or during the week getting to Lyon with FlixBus can cost as little as $3.99!
Using your FlixBus ticket to go to Lyon is easy! If you booked online, you must have received a PDF booking confirmation via e-mail containing a QR code which serves as your bus ticket. If you booked through the FlixBus App instead, your ticket is automatically stored there. In both cases, no need to print the ticket: simply show it digitally to the driver and you are ready to board the bus, sit back and relax.
You can reserve a seat on your journey to Lyon during the booking process. Subject to availability, you can choose your seat from a number of categories, including panorama seats - for a better view during your trip, table seats - for more comfort and bed seats - ideal for a restful journey. Check out our seat reservation price list for more information.
We offer several payment methods for purchasing your ticket securily. You can choose among card payment, Paypal, Google Pay and many more. Once in the payment section, you will be able to see all the available options and pick your preferred one. If you are having difficulties with payment, check out our help page about payments. If you buy your bus ticket onboard or at a sales point you are also given the option to pay cash.

Things to do in Lyon

About Lyon

Located in the southeast of France, Lyon is the country’s third largest city. However, it only has a fraction of the tourists you may find in other French large cities such as Paris and therefore is a great destination for your next bus trip. Once an Ancient Roman city, Lyon sits between two large rivers – the Saône and the Rhône. The old town that consists of the Roman ruins is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Add this charming city to your European bucket list – you won’t be disappointed!

It may shock you to learn that Paris is not the food capital of France, it is actually Lyon and after going to a few restaurants in the city, you will think so too. If you have a sweet tooth, make a point to go at least once (you won’t be judged if you go more) to A la Marquais. There you can have your pick from an assortment of pastries and bread. If you’re brave or just obsessed with the color pink, try the Lyonnais specialty of a croissant covered with pink pralines – a total sugar rush! If you want to be able to wander aimlessly surrounded by delicious French food, go to Les Halles de Lyon. You’ll find 48 different stands all selling different products ranging from meats and cheeses to chocolates and pastries. Go for a quick snack or to find tasty souvenirs. The typical Lyonnais restaurant of Bouchon is centered around meat – lots of meat. They usually will be expensive, but with some research and careful planning, you will be able to find one that fits your budget. One of the better less expensive bouchons is Le Val d’Isère, just opposite of the Halles de Lyon. Here you can find dishes starting at €10 - €30. That may seem expensive, but considering the location and quality of the food, it is a gem hiding in plain sight. If this is outside of your price range, don’t worry you will be able to experience Lyon and its food on any budget – you just need to do a little research!

Places of Interest in Lyon

Entering the Old Town or Vieux Lyon, you will be almost transported to another time and place. The architecture of the buildings is a total 180 from the rest of the city. Upon the hill you will see the Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière. The church itself does not originate from the Roman era, but legend says that it sits upon the point that the Romans founded the city of Lyon all those years ago. You can walk up to the church, but you also have the option of taking the funicular up. Just behind the Basilica, you won’t be able to miss the replica of the Eiffel Tower that is now used as a TV transmitter.

In the Renaissance Vieux Lyon, you'll find Place Saint Jean a large open square where many different streets lead off, so you can get lost in the best way possible. Just off Place Saint Jean, is Cathedrale Saint Jean Baptiste, a large magnificent church built in 1480. The bell that is housed in the cathedral is one of the world’s largest, weighing about 9 tons, and it is only rung during solemn occasions. Be sure to check out the Ancient Roman ruins that still stand in Lyon. You can visit the Roman Theaters of Lyon which includes two different theaters. One was built to host both comedies and dramas and the other for music and reading. In the same area lies the remains of the Temple of Cybele. Walking around the ruins, you'll wonder if you accidentally took a wrong turn to Italy. With a student ID, you can enter for €2.50.

Culture and History of Lyon

In addition to Roman ruins and fine French food, Lyon is known for its textile industry. If you have a passion for fashion, consider going to the Museum of Textiles and Decorative Arts. You’ll discover the history of the Lyon’s textile industry while enjoying the atmosphere of a wealthy French home during the 18th century. If you are a student under the age of 25, you can buy a student ticket for €7.50 otherwise a ticket will be €10.

Another little-known fact about Lyon is that it is the birthplace of film. Invented by the Lumière brothers, one can now visit their family home while walking through the early inventions of the film industry. Musée Lumière is located at 25 rue de Premier-Film Place Ambroise Courtois, and a student ticket will cost you €6.

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Buses to Lyon

Find the cheapest buses to Lyon

With FlixBus, it’s cheap and easy to travel to Lyon, as 180 rides are offered starting from only $3.99 depending on the departure city and time. Moreover, Lyon has 3 FlixBus bus stops, making it an ideal way to reach the city center. Booking a bus ticket for Lyon is very easy: you can book online, on the website or using the free FlixBus App, but you can also buy a ticket in our ticket shops or onboard, where you also have the possibility to pay in cash. Booking in advance on our App guarantees the lowest prices, and printing your ticket is not necessary, as you can simply show it from your phone before climbing onboard, sitting back, relaxing and enjoying a comfortable ride to Lyon!

Why travel to Lyon with FlixBus

You can get to Lyon from 180 different cities, and when it’s time to move on, there are as many buses from Lyon to other destinations. Whether traveling near or far, bus travel is always a sustainable choice. Plus, when you take a trip with FlixBus, you can offset your carbon emissions: just click the CO₂ compensation box when you book your ticket and help us towards our goal of zero emission travel! Pay for your ticket in-person at one of our service desks (cash or card accepted), or book on our website or App paying securely with credit card, PayPal or Google Pay. Then you can look forward to enjoying our onboard services including Wi-Fi, plenty of legroom, comfortable seats and power outlets.

Popular bus routes to Lyon

Wherever you’re based in France, it’s easy to get to Lyon: 180 cities are connected to Lyon, and FlixBus is always ready to welcome you onboard. Looking for some inspiration? Find our most popular routes on this page!

Onboard services

Reserve a seat when you book your FlixBus ticket to Lyon online or in the App. Whether you want peace and quiet or would like a seat beside friends, we’ve got options to suit everyone. Choose a classic seat or a table seat if you need a little extra space to work or relax. You can also go for a panorama seat at the front of the bus for a great view or reserve the spare seat beside you to enjoy the extra space. There’s no need to worry about what to pack when you travel with FlixBus, as we offer a carry-on bag and checked bag for every traveler included in the ticket. Stow your luggage and head to your seat to make the most of our onboard services including Wi-Fi and an entertainment system on most buses. All of our buses are equipped with toilets and power outlets, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride.

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