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Coming to Lyon

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Lyon, France


Lyon's geographic location at the heart of a motorway network of more than 1 000 km puts it at less than 2 hours from the large towns and cities in the region. 

1h 30min from Geneva, and 2 hours from Clermont-Ferrand and the Alps, 3 hours from Turin and Marseille, 4 hours from Paris and 6 hours from Barcelona.


A major hub for the Rhône-Alpes region, Lyon Saint Exupéry airport, located 25 km from the town centre, boasts excellent road, air and rail links, in particular with the TGV high-speed trains and Europe's major motorways.

Operating 24 hours a day, the airport serves more than one hundred towns, half of which are abroad, and caters for an average of 6 million passengers per year.




  • With two stations in the town center, Part-Dieu and Perrache, and a third at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport, the TGV high-speed train network puts Lyon today at the heart of Europe.
  • 2 hours from Paris (a train every 30 minutes), 3 hours from Lille, 5 hours from London (Eurostar) - the TGV high-speed train network also serves Chambéry, Annecy and Brussels.
  • The Mediterranean TGV high-speed train links Lyon to Marseille in 1 hour 40 min (15 trains in each direction per day)

Part-Dieu, Perrache and Lyon Saint Exupéry stations

Lyon's public transport service

Transport en Commun Lyonnais (TCL)
Lyon's public transport service The very dense TCL underground, tram and bus networks enables you to easily and quickly get around in the city centre and most of its suburbs.

Useful websites:

Site of the tourist office (in English) :
Maps & itineraries :


Last updated: July 5, 2011