• Access

  • Easy access to Lyon!

    Lyon is ideally located in the Western European map, only 1h30 from Geneva and 1h50 from Paris.
    Access to Lyon is quick and direct whether you are arriving from Marseille, Barcelona, London, Milan, Frankfurt, Geneva or any other major European city. Whether you choose to come by air, rail or road, Lyon is well served by a network of public transportation that covers the entire city.
    Also, while in the city, there are  various types of transport such as buses, metro, taxis, rental cars and bicycles.
  • Access & Transport in Lyon


    115 direct connections­ | 91 international destinations | regular  flights to 49 international destinations | 5 low-cost airline companies connected to 11 European cities (London, Madrid, Rome, Dublin, Lisbon, Berlin, Barcelona, Porto, Venice, Manchester and Prague).
    For participants arriving at PARIS CDG airport from ASIA and USA, direct connection to Lyon by TGV (high-speed train), 26 round trips per day in just 1h50.
    > Visit the Lyon Airport website: www.lyonaeroports.com

    From Airport to City centre
    > Rhônexpress: The tram service connects St Exupery Airport to Lyon Part-Dieu train station in less than 30 min. guaranteed, 365 days a year!
    Departure every quarter hour from 6am to 9pm | Departure every half hour from 4.25am to 6am and from 9pm to midnight
    > Taxis available 24/7
    > Visit the Rhônexpress website: www.rhonexpress.fr


    3 high-speed train stations: Saint-Exupéry, Part-Dieu, Perrache

    Lyon-Paris : 1h50 | Lyon-Geneva : 1h50 | Lyon-Brussels : 3h37
    Lyon-London : 4h40 | Lyon-Torino : 3h45 | Lyon-Milano : 5h15


    Public transportation network
    The extensive network of buses, metro and tramway of the T.C.L. (Transports en Commun Lyonnais) enables rapid and easy transport from one place to another in the city and its suburbs.
    4 metro lines | 2 funicular railways | 5 tramway lines | 140 bus routes
    > Visit the local public transportation website: www.tcl.fr

    Velo’v: self-service bike rental in Lyon
    4000 bicycles available throughout the city | 340 conveniently located bike stations, 6 of which are located in the Cité Internationale (Convention Centre) | Bicycle path development along the new tramway line routes
    > Visit the Velo'v website: www.velov.grandlyon.com

    Cyclopolitain: Eco friendly taxi service
    The Cyclopolitain use a unique electric tricycle taxi cab with a see through roof which is ideal for short trips along the city centre’s cycle paths or through the many pedestrian areas.
    Eco friendly and wallet friendly at just one euro per person and per kilometer, Cyclopolitain is an original and enjoyable way of getting from A to B in Lyon.