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Travel to Lyon

With flights, TGV connections (high speed train) and access to a large motorway network, Lyon is easy to reach.
Once in Lyon, getting around is just as simple: underground, tramways, buses, cablecars, car parks and bikes!

By plane

Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport is served by several international airlines and connected to over 70 French and International airports. It is located 20 km from the centre of Lyon city.

A tram, the Rhône-express, links the Saint-Exupéry airport to the city centre (Lyon Part-Dieu railway station) in less than 30 mn.

The tram service operates every days :
    * Departures every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    * Departures every 30 minutes from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. and from 9 p.m. to midnight

Prices for tram:

  • Single: €13 adult / €11 for 12 to 25 year olds / free for the under-12s
  • Return: €23 / €19
Information on the Rhône-express services: www.rhonexpress.fr

By train

Lyon has two train stations in the city center (Lyon Part-Dieu and Lyon Perrache) and one adjacent to the airport (Lyon Saint-Exupéry).

A high-speed train (TGV) links Lyon to large French and European cities:

- Paris-Lyon: 1h55 (one TGV every 30 minutes during peak periods)
- Marseille-Lyon: 1h40
- Lille-Lyon: 3h
- Geneva-Lyon: 1h50
- Brussells-Lyon: 3h50
- London-Lyon: 5h (Eurostar)

Information and online booking on: www.tgv-europe.com/en/

By road

Thanks to its geographic location at the heart of a motorway network of more than 1 000 km, Lyon is just 1h 30 mn from Geneva, 2 hours from the Alps, 3 hours from Turin and Marseille, 4 hours from Paris, 6 hours from Barcelona.



Information on the public transport in Lyon’s urban area : www.multitud.org
Traffic in Lyon in real-time and forecast traffic on: www.coraly.com

Car parks:

With nearly 50 public and private car parks including 22 in the city’s historical area, Lyon provides practical and secure places to leave your car.

Information on Lyon Parc Auto: www.lpa.fr