Getting To Lyon

The easiest way to get to Lyon is by plane. The city is a fair way up the Rhône Valley from the Mediterranean and a long way from northern European cities. Lyon Airport is modern, receives flights from most major European centres and is well connected with the city by public transport. Travelling by train is the second best option and lines come in from all directions, with high-speed TGV trains reaching the city from the capital in only two hours. Lyon is also easy to get to by road and motorways approach from all directions, while travelling here by bus can be fairly arduous from the likes of the UK.

By car
Although located in a fairly remote corner of the country, as France’s third city, Lyon is very well served by motorway, with direct access from many major centres. The main A6 motorway approaches from the north and links Lyon with Paris, while the A7 continues south and onto Marseille and then to the rest of the Cote d’Azur via the A8. If you are coming from Spain, the Spanish A7 meets with the French A9 at the border and continues to the town of Orange (north of Avignon), where it meets with the Marseille to Lyon A7. Popular routes also enter from the east, with the A40/A42 coming from Geneva, Switzerland and the A43 from Chambery.

By rail
Lyon is also a rail hub with high-speed connections coming in from Paris (2 hours); Lille (3 hours); and Marseille (1 hour, 30 minutes). Existing lines and services are popular and efficient, yet future high-speed lines will make getting to Lyon by rail even more popular.

By bus
Travelling to Lyon by bus is not the most attractive transport option, but it will save you money. There are many services from the capital every day. Buses leave for Lyon from Paris every hour as well as from Marseille, Nice and many other major cities.

By air
Lyon-Saint-Exupry International Airport is one of France’s busiest airport facilities and has direct connections with dozens of domestic and overseas destinations via major carriers. All city transfer options are on the table for getting to Lyon and away from the airport including by train, shuttle, bus, taxi and limousine. Car hire is also a popular choice.

By ferry
Although slow, travelling to Lyon via ferry on the Rhône and Saone rivers is a possibility. There are frequent connections with the Mediterranean in the summer and journeys are very scenic.

Lyon Saint Exupery International Airport

Situated to the east of Lyon, Saint Exupéry Airport is a twin-terminal airport that serves millions of domestic and international passengers every year. Many major national and low-cost carriers serve the airport from French, European and transatlantic destinations. Essential passenger facilities include currency exchange booths, cash machines, a post office and a business centre, while several duty-free outlets and restaurants and bars are also on-site.
Lyon Saint Exupery International Airport transportation

Getting to Lyon and farther afield from the airport is straightforward owing to the airport train station, which is also served by high-speed TGV trains. Frequent services run to Lyon city centre, Marseille and Montpellier.

Satobus operate a fleet of shuttle buses between the airport and the city every 20 minutes from 05:00 to 23:40 and their desk is located in the hall between the two terminals. Shuttle services also run from the airport to destinations throughout the Rhône Alps region.

The city is accessible to drivers by taking the A432 south to the A43 northwest for the city centre. If you prefer to take a taxi, they can be found waiting outside Terminal 1 24 hours and although quite expensive, they are the quickest option to the city. Several limousine companies also operate from the airport and many Lyon hotels provide guests with courtesy shuttle transfers.
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