Getting to Lyon / Accessibility


All roads come to Lyon! By plane, train, bus or car, Lyon offers a very good national and international accessibility. Once in the city, forget about your car and take the public transportation network considered as one of the best in France.


Getting to Lyon:

* By Plane: located 25 km from the city centre, St Exupery airport welcomes hundreds of destinations with more than 50 internationals flights: Canada, UK, Germany, Spain, United States, Ireland, Sweden, etc. Some low-cost airlines also operate direct flights to Lyon from cities as Berlin, London, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Bucarest, Venise, etc.

Once at St Exupery Airport, you can get easily to Lyon by taxi, shuttle bus or LESLY, the interurban express rail tram connected to La Part Dieu – Lyon’s Business District Area since August 2010.

* By Train: Part-Dieu and Perrache are the two train stations in the city, while the third is at Lyon’s Saint Exupéry airport. Thanks to the TGV (high speed train), you can travel to Lyon in a record time from Paris (2 hours), Marseille (1h40), Lille (3 hours), Brussels (3h30), London (5 hours), etc.

* By Road: Lyon is located in the heart of the Rhone Alps region and features one of the best European motorway networks. Lyon is less than 2 hours driving distance from regional cities as Grenoble, Annecy, St Etienne, Valence, Clermont-Ferrand, Chambery and with very good access to major European cities as Geneva (1h30), Torino (3 hours), Avignon (2h15), Marseille (3 hours), Barcelona (6 hours), etc.


Lyon Public Transportation (TCL):

The public transport network of Lyon is clean and safe. It combines 4 undergrounds / subways lines (Metro A, B, C & D), 4 tramlines (Tram T1, T2, T3 & T4) and urban buses with around 120 bus lines operating different routes.

The Electric Trolley Bus C1 gives easy access to Lyon Congress Centre from La Part-Dieu Station in just 10 minutes.

A funicular called “Ficelle” located in the Old Town by St Jean Metro Station gives access to Fourviere Basilica situated on the top of the hill.

To take the Public Transportation, you must buy a TCL ticket (1 to 10 units) in automatic machines located at the entrance of Metro Stations, at a TCL Information Boutique or at a Tobacco Shop. The cost of a ticket is around € 1,60 for one hour but you can also buy ticket available for the day.

Finally, if you have strong legs, you can rent a “Velo’v”: it is a self-service bike system which allows you to rent a public bike in a station and turn it back in another one. Lyon city features more than 300 “bike stations” and good cycle paths.

 

 
 

 

 

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