Free public transport : a 1, 2 or 3 day City Card includes free use of the city’s transport system, including the tram, the metro, the funicular (hill tram) and the bus service. A one day travel pass would normally cost 4.60 €, so already, savings with the Lyon City Card start to become evident.
Free access to Lyon’s Museums: with a valid Lyon City Card, the card holder is entitled to free access to 19 of Lyon’s best museums. Now, unless you plan to undertake some weird museum hopping challenge, visiting all museums in one day is pretty impossible, 2 or 3 museum visits may be more realistic. The regular entrance fee to a Lyon museum is – on average – around 6€, multiply this by 3 museum visits in one day and the cost would normally be around 18€.
Add the normal cost of a one day travel card, with the normal cost of 3 museum visits and the grand total equals 22.60€. So you can see, we’ve already made a saving with the Lyon City Card (1 day 19€), and there are still more savings to come!
Free access to temporary exhibitions: many of Lyon’s museums and galleries feature temporary exhibition, which sometimes incur an additional fee (on top of the normal entrance fee). This fee is normally – on average – around 2€. Let’s add three of these to the budget for a non-city card day of culture and heritage in Lyon, and our total cost has increased to 28.60€. And we’re still not finished!
Free activities: the following activities are free with the Lyon City Card: a guided tour around the roof top of Basilique de Fourviere, access to the Fourviere observatory tower, access to a Guignol theatre performance and/or a cruise along the rivers Saône or Rhône. Let’s opt for a river cruise and add this cost (8€) to the total non-city card fee for one day’s activities in Lyon. The total is now: 36.60€. Now, let’s add a guided tour to our day!
Guided tours: the Lyon City Card includes two MP3 guided tours, one of Vieux Lyon (World Heritage old Lyon) and one of World Heritage Croix-Rousse and its ‘traboules’ (Renaissance passageways). The normal cost of these guided tours is 10€, so we can add this cost to the non-city card budget for one day; the total cost is now: 46.60€
- Map-guide of Lyon
- Public transport tickets
- Lyon City Card and Guide
- Brochure with all guided tours offered
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Upon collection, your card is valid for one year until activated