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Lyon, the culinary capital of France

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Getting there You can get to Lyon from Frankfurt, Barcelona and Brussels. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 01:56 HK$226
From London 04:41 HK$822
From Nice 04:27 HK$271
From Frankfurt 05:55 HK$443
From Barcelona 04:59 HK$497
From Brussels 03:20 HK$443
From Paris Cdg Airport 01:59 HK$226
From Avignon 01:02 HK$136
From Geneva 01:46 HK$262
From Marseille 01:36 HK$181
From Basel 03:27 HK$569
From Bordeaux 06:13 HK$434
From Toulouse 04:00 HK$226
From Montpellier 01:48 HK$181
From Dijon 01:34 HK$199
From Lille 02:57 HK$226
From Rennes 04:29 HK$488
From Aix En Provence Tgv 01:20 HK$181
From Strasbourg 03:33 HK$181
From Rouen 03:41 HK$705
From Mannheim 05:16 HK$443
From Mulhouse 02:50 HK$226
From Karlsruhe 04:43 HK$443
From Aime La Plagne 02:59 HK$280
From Tours 05:21 HK$136
From Colmar 03:02 HK$226
From Baume Les Dames 03:03 HK$334
From Nevers 03:02 HK$325
From Miramas 03:00 HK$379
From Arras 02:56 HK$352
From Moutiers 02:41 HK$262
From Arles 02:43 HK$343
From St Michel Valloir 02:40 HK$262
From Toulon 02:37 HK$271
From Tgv Haute Picardie 02:35 HK$759
From Narbonne 02:46 HK$181
From Thonon Les Bains 02:50 HK$280
From Modane 02:56 HK$280
From Reignier 02:33 HK$262
From Le Mans 02:55 HK$416
From Montbard 02:51 HK$343
From St Pierre Des Corps 02:57 HK$136
From Carcassonne 03:16 HK$181
From Nancy 04:05 HK$181
From Antibes 04:08 HK$271
From Cannes 03:56 HK$271
From Joigny 03:53 HK$434
From Bourges 03:51 HK$136
From Sens 04:10 HK$470
From Vierzon 04:13 HK$425
From Agen 05:08 HK$659
From Le Havre 04:36 HK$813
From Montauban 04:30 HK$659
From Nantes 04:27 HK$226
From Angers 03:49 HK$226
From Laval 03:46 HK$605
From Tonnerre 03:17 HK$388
From Metz 04:46 HK$181
From Bourg St Maurice 03:16 HK$289
From Les Arcs 03:15 HK$226
From Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 03:19 HK$407
From Bons En Chablais 02:32 HK$262
From Laroche 03:43 HK$425
From Perpignan 03:33 HK$181
From St Raphael 03:31 HK$271
From Neufchateau 03:22 HK$298
From Landry 03:07 HK$280
From Belfort 02:27 HK$199
From Tain Lhermitage 00:55 HK$136
From Chalon Sur Saone 00:58 HK$172
From St Vallier 00:51 HK$117
From Amplepuis 00:49 HK$108
From Bourg En Bresse 00:46 HK$108
From Pont De Beauvoisi 00:46 HK$126
From Firminy 01:00 HK$117
From Voiron 01:02 HK$154
From Chambery 01:18 HK$163
From Rives 01:18 HK$145
From Bellegarde 01:17 HK$235
From Tournus 01:04 HK$163
From Roanne 01:03 HK$145
From St Rambert D'albon 00:42 HK$99
From St Etienne 00:41 HK$81
From Meximieux Perouges 00:23 HK$81
From Macon 00:24 HK$99
From Bourgoin 00:23 HK$81
From Villefranche Saone 00:22 HK$81
From La Verpilliere 00:18 HK$81
From Vienne 00:20 HK$81
From Amberieu 00:32 HK$81
From Belleville Sur Sa 00:32 HK$81
From St Chamond 00:36 HK$81
From Le Creusot Mo Tgv 00:39 HK$208
From Le Peage De Rouss 00:36 HK$90
From Valence 00:34 HK$126
From Tarare 00:33 HK$90
From Grenoble 01:19 HK$190
From Grenoble U.gieres 01:19 HK$190
From Riom 02:12 HK$289
From Arc Et Senans 02:17 HK$262
From Albertville 02:12 HK$226
From Sete 02:08 HK$181
From Orange 02:06 HK$271
From Digoin 02:07 HK$208
From Clermont Ferrand 02:21 HK$307
From Moulins 02:23 HK$271
From St Jean De Maurienne 02:29 HK$244
From Beziers 02:30 HK$181
From Montbeliard 02:27 HK$136
From Venissieux 00:09 HK$81
From Agde 02:25 HK$379
From Annemasse 02:05 HK$244
From Besançon 02:04 HK$172
From Montelimar 01:30 HK$226
From Beaune 01:40 HK$226
From Chagny 01:29 HK$208
From Lons Le Saunier 01:26 HK$172
From Nimes 01:21 HK$136
From Pierrelatte 01:45 HK$244
From Marne La Vallee 01:47 HK$226
From St Germain Des Fosse 01:58 HK$235
From Massy 02:01 HK$226
From Paray Le Monial 01:55 HK$190
From Bollene La Croisiere 01:54 HK$253
From Vichy 01:50 HK$244
From Dompierre Sept Fons 02:30 HK$244
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 02:27 HK$136

Getting around From Lyon, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Venissieux 00:10 HK$81
To La Verpilliere 00:29 HK$81
To Meximieux Perouges 00:30 HK$81
To Vienne 00:32 HK$81
To Le Peage De Rouss 00:36 HK$90
To Bourgoin 00:39 HK$81
To Villefranche Saone 00:39 HK$81
To Amberieu 00:47 HK$81
To St Chamond 00:48 HK$81
To Belleville Sur Sa 00:50 HK$81
To St Rambert D'albon 00:52 HK$99
To Pont De Beauvoisi 00:54 HK$126
To Le Creusot Mo Tgv 01:01 HK$208
To St Vallier 01:03 HK$117
To St Etienne 01:09 HK$81
To Tain Lhermitage 01:13 HK$136
To Amplepuis 01:19 HK$108
To Bellegarde 01:19 HK$235
To Rives 01:37 HK$145
To Valence 01:43 HK$126
To Voiron 01:46 HK$154
To Roanne 01:47 HK$145
To Geneva 01:50 HK$262
To Marne La Vallee 01:55 HK$271
To St Germain Des Fosse 02:01 HK$244
To Aix En Provence Tgv 02:08 HK$181
To Paris Cdg Airport 02:09 HK$271
To Annemasse 02:20 HK$298
To Grenoble U.gieres 02:21 HK$190
To Grenoble 02:21 HK$190
To Paray Le Monial 02:25 HK$190
To Rumilly 02:27 HK$208
To Arc Et Senans 02:33 HK$253
To Culoz 02:35 HK$154
To Dompierre Sept Fons 02:46 HK$244
To Chagny 02:48 HK$172
To Bourg En Bresse 02:49 HK$108
To Thonon Les Bains 03:05 HK$334
To Montelimar 03:10 HK$172
To Chambery 03:10 HK$163
To Tournus 03:17 HK$136
To Evian Les Bains 03:27 HK$352
To Massy 03:33 HK$226
To Firminy 03:34 HK$99
To Saincaize 03:47 HK$325
To Chalon Sur Saone 03:47 HK$154
To Macon 03:50 HK$99
To Beaune 03:54 HK$181
To Aix Les Bains 03:57 HK$136
To Nimes 04:00 HK$136
To Lons Le Saunier 04:03 HK$145
To Marseille 04:06 HK$181
To Pierrelatte 04:06 HK$235
To Dijon 04:11 HK$208
To Albertville 04:11 HK$217
To Besançon 04:12 HK$136
To Neufchateau 04:13 HK$479
To Digoin 04:14 HK$199
To Bollene La Croisiere 04:14 HK$244
To Sallanches 04:14 HK$244
To Arras 04:20 HK$407
To Sens 04:20 HK$470
To Orange 04:26 HK$217
To Lille 04:27 HK$316
To Baden Baden 04:28 HK$352
To St Jean De Maurienne 04:29 HK$244
To Montpellier 04:36 HK$181
To Tgv Haute Picardie 04:36 HK$596
To Moutiers 04:41 HK$253
To St Michel Valloir 04:42 HK$262
To Annecy 04:42 HK$172
To Brussels 04:43 HK$443
To Reignier 04:49 HK$262
To Vichy 04:51 HK$244
To Moulins 04:54 HK$271
To Avignon 04:54 HK$136
To Modane 04:56 HK$271
To Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 04:57 HK$217
To Aime La Plagne 04:59 HK$271
To Riom 04:59 HK$289
To Sete 04:59 HK$226
To Mulhouse 05:01 HK$181
To Arles 05:02 HK$271
To Montbard 05:06 HK$271
To Landry 05:07 HK$280
To Nancy 05:08 HK$226
To Agde 05:13 HK$262
To Bourg St Maurice 05:15 HK$280
To Paris 05:18 HK$226
To Colmar 05:23 HK$181
To Beziers 05:25 HK$226
To Nevers 05:26 HK$271
To Miramas 05:29 HK$307
To Tonnerre 05:31 HK$352
To Turin 05:38 HK$533
To Toulon 05:39 HK$181
To Montbeliard 05:40 HK$199
To Narbonne 05:40 HK$181
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 05:40 HK$136
To Belfort 05:40 HK$136
To Baume Les Dames 05:44 HK$334
To London 05:47 HK$804
To Clermont Ferrand 05:49 HK$217
To Carcassonne 05:56 HK$226
To Joigny 06:08 HK$352
To Basel 06:19 HK$235
To Perpignan 06:30 HK$325
To Rennes 06:41 HK$226
To Strasbourg 06:43 HK$181
To Bourges 06:45 HK$136
To St Raphael 06:49 HK$289
To Toulouse 06:58 HK$271
To Montauban 07:08 HK$379
To Orleans 07:16 HK$488
To Rouen 07:21 HK$497
To Karlsruhe 07:23 HK$352
To Metz 07:26 HK$226
To Antibes 07:26 HK$226
To Les Arcs 07:36 HK$352
To Le Mans 07:36 HK$226
To St Pierre Des Corps 07:45 HK$136
To Agen 08:01 HK$515
To Frankfurt 08:11 HK$352
To Cannes 08:16 HK$226
To Mannheim 08:22 HK$352
To Vierzon 08:25 HK$416
To Tours 08:25 HK$136
To Angers 08:31 HK$226
To Nantes 08:36 HK$226
To Saumur 08:44 HK$397
To Nice 08:47 HK$226
To Lourdes 08:51 HK$524
To Bordeaux 09:04 HK$271
To Biarritz 09:27 HK$903
To Coutras 09:35 HK$1,129
To Le Havre 09:50 HK$515
To Limoges 10:09 HK$452
To Perigueux 11:36 HK$542

While you're there

Lyon, the capital of French gastronomy

Proud of its history – Lyon was once the capital of the Gauls – the city offers an original trip back in time and through cultures. Gastronomy, culture, fêtes, nature, silk, light... you name it! Lyon has it! Besides being known for its culinary and architectural heritage, Lyon is also renowned for its effervescent cultural scene. The most appealing event of the city is the Festival of Lights, which takes place during four nights in December.

You can enjoy a show in the beautiful National Opera which offers prestigious ballets all year round. Discover museums that exist nowhere else in the world (Fabric Museum, Fine Arts Museum and Lumière Institute). If you are in Lyon in December, during the Festival of Lights, you will witness monuments, rivers and buildings being turned into a vast playground for the most gifted lighting designers of the world. The festival attracts millions of visitors every year making it one of Europe’s major events. The city also hosts other events throughout the year, such as the Nuits Sonores (electronic music festival) and the Grand Lyon Film Festival which looks back on the history of cinema.

Lyon is a benchmark in culinary arts. Indeed, in Lyon, gastronomy is considered an art. The chefs make sure that the high quality cuisine is up to its reputation. The city of Lyon has a dozen Michelin-starred restaurants and more than 1,600 restaurants: bouchons (typical restaurants), bars, etc.

You will find everything in Lyon, no matter what you are looking for: luxury, high street fashion, exclusive and original creations of up and coming designers, antique or modern items, furnishings, silk…

Lyon Tourist Office
Place Bellecour - BP 2254, 69214 Lyon cedex 02.
Tel: +33 (0)4 72 77 69 69

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Lyon can be found.

Lyon railway station(s)

Lyon Part Dieu Train Station

Lyon Part Dieu Train Station

Address: 5, Place Charles Béraudier 69003 Lyon

Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday : 5:15am to 10pm
Thursday to Friday: 5:15am to 11pm
Saturday: 5:15am to 10pm
Sunday: 5:15am to 11pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Intercity trains, Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Lost and found, Police station, Lockers, Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Lyon Perrache Train Station

Lyon Perrache Train Station

Address: 14, cours de Verdun 69286 Lyon cedex 02

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5am to 12:45am
Saturday and Sunday: 5am to 12:45am

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Tourist Information Office, Lost and found, Toilets, Waiting rooms, ATM and Public Payphone.

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Customer reviews

  • "Great Deal"    
    It was a great deal my trip, very convenient, however I should improve the way you mark the cars in the stations, it is a little difficult to understand in which car is located your seat  
  • "excellent as usual"    
    on time, comfirtable  
  • "Just Okay"    
    Finding the coach number is not that easy... and to think that i had to carry my luggage up through the stairs of the station. But i think it's okay, it was all part of the experience.  
  • "Convenient and efficient"    
    We are satisfied with the rail system in the Netherlands in general.  
  • "Value for money and convenient"    
    Not much comments, it's easy and convenient  
  • "Tgv"    
    This trip was perfect  
  • "Comfy"    
    Not too many people, so it was a nice smooth ride. Lots of space to sit and put your luggage bags.  
  • "Satisfactory journey"    
    I along with my daughter travelled from Paris Airport - Lyon - Grenoble. The trains are nice and comfortable.  
  • "Very convenient and efficient"    
    It was a good, fast and convenient way to travel with lovely countryside to view out the windows. Easy to purchase tickets online and to find the right platform at the station. Train was perfectly on time.  
  • "Easy and comfortable"    
    Trains were clean and tidy. Ran on time and smoothly.  
  • "Excellent way to travel"    
    We took the train from Paris to Lyon and had no hassles at all you need to note your carriage number on the ticket. Since you have only 20 mins from the platform number going up on the board and actual boarding you need to keep your wits about you. In all its a very good option in France and we'd definitely do it again.  
  • "Cheap and most convenient mode"    
    It is the best mode of travelling in France. Travelled both in First and Second class, a comfortable ride. Use TGV trains for time saving and local TER trains for money saving.  
  • "Change is good"    
    We changed to a direct train to Geneve so we did not have to wait in Bourg en Bresse. The agent at the counter in Lyon was very cordial, and in broken English was able to let us know we could do this without having to get new tickets printed. Love the trains in France!  
  • "A very convenient journey"    
    The train from Lyon to Roanne is very convenient.  
  • "End of a holiday"    
    We required to drop our rental at Lyon and get to Paris. The TGV is always on time and very comfortable. The restaurant serves good fast food and it is in itself a great place to actually enjoy the ride from. We usually travel downstairs on the TGV but this time we were upstairs and it is much easier to watch the world go by being a little higher.  
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