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