How to get to Lyon?

Right at the heart of Europe, just a 2-hour TGV high-speed train ride from Paris and less than 2 hours by air from the capital cities of Europe, Lyon enjoys a strategic position at the intersection of European transport networks.

Last updated date : 05/11/2020

Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

Lyon-Saint-Exupery airport is situated only 25 minutes from the city centre and is served by 40 airlines offering direct flights to 130 destinations. It can be reached on the RHONEXPRESS tram (every 15 minutes) and by taxi 24 hours a day. It offers 99 international destinations including 59 European cities.

Lyon’s rail network

High-speed TGV and express trains connect Lyon with all major French cities. Services depart from the city’s 3 TGV stations: Part-Dieu, Perrache and Lyon Saint-Exupéry.
The SNCF (French Railways) offers no fewer than 23 daily journeys in each direction on weekdays, carrying passengers to Paris in under 2 hours.
There are also train services from Lyon to Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the UK.

How to get around in Lyon

With the 2nd biggest public transport system in France, and one of the country’s first bike sharing schemes, Lyon offers many ways to get around the city both quickly and easily.

In addition to its 4 metro lines, 7 tram routes, and the 2 funiculars on Fourvière Hill, Lyon is also served by 140 bus routes, 8 of which are operated by trolleybuses.

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For cycling enthusiasts, 5,000 self-service bikes are available from 424 docking stations
, including 6 at the Cité Internationale (Convention Centre). 
So the city’s network of cycle lanes continues to grow.
With 10 years’ experience behind it, the Vélo’v network - which has just introduced the next generation Vélo’v bike - currently has more than 72,000 members.

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly way of getting around, hire a Cyclopolitain.
These electric tricycles are specially designed for short journeys in the city centre and cost only €1 per person per kilometre.

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