Lyon

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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$239
From London 04:41 HK$872
From Nice 04:27 HK$287
From Frankfurt 05:55 HK$469
From Barcelona 04:59 HK$527
From Brussels 03:20 HK$469
From Paris Cdg Airport 01:59 HK$239
From Avignon 01:02 HK$144
From Geneva 01:46 HK$278
From Marseille 01:36 HK$192
From Basel 03:27 HK$603
From Bordeaux 06:13 HK$460
From Toulouse 04:00 HK$239
From Montpellier 01:48 HK$192
From Dijon 01:34 HK$211
From Lille 02:57 HK$239
From Rennes 04:29 HK$517
From Aix En Provence Tgv 01:20 HK$192
From Strasbourg 03:33 HK$192
From Rouen 03:41 HK$747
From Mannheim 05:16 HK$469
From Mulhouse 02:50 HK$239
From Karlsruhe 04:43 HK$469
From Aime La Plagne 02:59 HK$297
From Tours 05:21 HK$144
From Colmar 03:02 HK$239
From Baume Les Dames 03:03 HK$354
From Nevers 03:02 HK$345
From Miramas 03:00 HK$402
From Arras 02:56 HK$374
From Moutiers 02:41 HK$278
From Arles 02:43 HK$364
From St Michel Valloir 02:40 HK$278
From Toulon 02:37 HK$287
From Tgv Haute Picardie 02:35 HK$805
From Narbonne 02:46 HK$192
From Thonon Les Bains 02:50 HK$297
From Modane 02:56 HK$297
From Reignier 02:33 HK$278
From Le Mans 02:55 HK$441
From Montbard 02:51 HK$364
From St Pierre Des Corps 02:57 HK$144
From Carcassonne 03:16 HK$192
From Nancy 04:05 HK$192
From Antibes 04:08 HK$287
From Cannes 03:56 HK$287
From Joigny 03:53 HK$460
From Bourges 03:51 HK$144
From Sens 04:10 HK$498
From Vierzon 04:13 HK$450
From Agen 05:08 HK$699
From Le Havre 04:36 HK$862
From Montauban 04:30 HK$699
From Nantes 04:27 HK$239
From Angers 03:49 HK$239
From Laval 03:46 HK$642
From Tonnerre 03:17 HK$412
From Metz 04:46 HK$192
From Bourg St Maurice 03:16 HK$307
From Les Arcs 03:15 HK$239
From Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 03:19 HK$431
From Bons En Chablais 02:32 HK$278
From Laroche 03:43 HK$450
From Perpignan 03:33 HK$192
From St Raphael 03:31 HK$287
From Neufchateau 03:22 HK$316
From Landry 03:07 HK$297
From Belfort 02:27 HK$211
From Tain Lhermitage 00:55 HK$144
From Chalon Sur Saone 00:58 HK$182
From St Vallier 00:51 HK$125
From Amplepuis 00:49 HK$115
From Bourg En Bresse 00:46 HK$115
From Pont De Beauvoisi 00:46 HK$134
From Firminy 01:00 HK$125
From Voiron 01:02 HK$163
From Chambery 01:18 HK$172
From Rives 01:18 HK$153
From Bellegarde 01:17 HK$249
From Tournus 01:04 HK$172
From Roanne 01:03 HK$153
From St Rambert D'albon 00:42 HK$105
From St Etienne 00:41 HK$86
From Meximieux Perouges 00:23 HK$86
From Macon 00:24 HK$105
From Bourgoin 00:23 HK$86
From Villefranche Saone 00:22 HK$86
From La Verpilliere 00:18 HK$86
From Vienne 00:20 HK$86
From Amberieu 00:32 HK$86
From Belleville Sur Sa 00:32 HK$86
From St Chamond 00:36 HK$86
From Le Creusot Mo Tgv 00:39 HK$220
From Le Peage De Rouss 00:36 HK$96
From Valence 00:34 HK$134
From Tarare 00:33 HK$96
From Grenoble 01:19 HK$201
From Grenoble U.gieres 01:19 HK$201
From Riom 02:12 HK$307
From Arc Et Senans 02:17 HK$278
From Albertville 02:12 HK$239
From Sete 02:08 HK$192
From Orange 02:06 HK$287
From Digoin 02:07 HK$220
From Clermont Ferrand 02:21 HK$326
From Moulins 02:23 HK$287
From St Jean De Maurienne 02:29 HK$259
From Beziers 02:30 HK$192
From Montbeliard 02:27 HK$144
From Venissieux 00:09 HK$86
From Agde 02:25 HK$402
From Annemasse 02:05 HK$259
From Besançon 02:04 HK$182
From Montelimar 01:30 HK$239
From Beaune 01:40 HK$239
From Chagny 01:29 HK$220
From Lons Le Saunier 01:26 HK$182
From Nimes 01:21 HK$144
From Pierrelatte 01:45 HK$259
From Marne La Vallee 01:47 HK$239
From St Germain Des Fosse 01:58 HK$249
From Massy 02:01 HK$239
From Paray Le Monial 01:55 HK$201
From Bollene La Croisiere 01:54 HK$268
From Vichy 01:50 HK$259
From Dompierre Sept Fons 02:30 HK$259
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 02:27 HK$144


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

To Venissieux 00:10 HK$86
To La Verpilliere 00:29 HK$86
To Meximieux Perouges 00:30 HK$86
To Vienne 00:32 HK$86
To Le Peage De Rouss 00:36 HK$96
To Bourgoin 00:39 HK$86
To Villefranche Saone 00:39 HK$86
To Amberieu 00:47 HK$86
To St Chamond 00:48 HK$86
To Belleville Sur Sa 00:50 HK$86
To St Rambert D'albon 00:52 HK$105
To Pont De Beauvoisi 00:54 HK$134
To Le Creusot Mo Tgv 01:01 HK$220
To St Vallier 01:03 HK$125
To St Etienne 01:09 HK$86
To Tain Lhermitage 01:13 HK$144
To Amplepuis 01:19 HK$115
To Bellegarde 01:19 HK$249
To Rives 01:37 HK$153
To Valence 01:43 HK$134
To Voiron 01:46 HK$163
To Roanne 01:47 HK$153
To Geneva 01:50 HK$278
To Marne La Vallee 01:55 HK$287
To St Germain Des Fosse 02:01 HK$259
To Aix En Provence Tgv 02:08 HK$192
To Paris Cdg Airport 02:09 HK$287
To Annemasse 02:20 HK$316
To Grenoble U.gieres 02:21 HK$201
To Grenoble 02:21 HK$201
To Paray Le Monial 02:25 HK$201
To Rumilly 02:27 HK$220
To Arc Et Senans 02:33 HK$268
To Culoz 02:35 HK$163
To Dompierre Sept Fons 02:46 HK$259
To Chagny 02:48 HK$182
To Bourg En Bresse 02:49 HK$115
To Thonon Les Bains 03:05 HK$354
To Montelimar 03:10 HK$182
To Chambery 03:10 HK$172
To Tournus 03:17 HK$144
To Evian Les Bains 03:27 HK$374
To Massy 03:33 HK$239
To Firminy 03:34 HK$105
To Saincaize 03:47 HK$345
To Chalon Sur Saone 03:47 HK$163
To Macon 03:50 HK$105
To Beaune 03:54 HK$192
To Aix Les Bains 03:57 HK$144
To Nimes 04:00 HK$144
To Lons Le Saunier 04:03 HK$153
To Marseille 04:06 HK$192
To Pierrelatte 04:06 HK$249
To Dijon 04:11 HK$220
To Albertville 04:11 HK$230
To Besançon 04:12 HK$144
To Neufchateau 04:13 HK$508
To Digoin 04:14 HK$211
To Bollene La Croisiere 04:14 HK$259
To Sallanches 04:14 HK$259
To Arras 04:20 HK$431
To Sens 04:20 HK$498
To Orange 04:26 HK$230
To Lille 04:27 HK$335
To Baden Baden 04:28 HK$374
To St Jean De Maurienne 04:29 HK$259
To Montpellier 04:36 HK$192
To Tgv Haute Picardie 04:36 HK$632
To Moutiers 04:41 HK$268
To St Michel Valloir 04:42 HK$278
To Annecy 04:42 HK$182
To Brussels 04:43 HK$469
To Reignier 04:49 HK$278
To Vichy 04:51 HK$259
To Moulins 04:54 HK$287
To Avignon 04:54 HK$144
To Modane 04:56 HK$287
To Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 04:57 HK$230
To Aime La Plagne 04:59 HK$287
To Riom 04:59 HK$307
To Sete 04:59 HK$239
To Mulhouse 05:01 HK$192
To Arles 05:02 HK$287
To Montbard 05:06 HK$287
To Landry 05:07 HK$297
To Nancy 05:08 HK$239
To Agde 05:13 HK$278
To Bourg St Maurice 05:15 HK$297
To Paris 05:18 HK$239
To Colmar 05:23 HK$192
To Beziers 05:25 HK$239
To Nevers 05:26 HK$287
To Miramas 05:29 HK$326
To Tonnerre 05:31 HK$374
To Turin 05:38 HK$565
To Toulon 05:39 HK$192
To Montbeliard 05:40 HK$211
To Narbonne 05:40 HK$192
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 05:40 HK$144
To Belfort 05:40 HK$144
To Baume Les Dames 05:44 HK$354
To London 05:47 HK$852
To Clermont Ferrand 05:49 HK$230
To Carcassonne 05:56 HK$239
To Joigny 06:08 HK$374
To Basel 06:19 HK$249
To Perpignan 06:30 HK$345
To Rennes 06:41 HK$239
To Strasbourg 06:43 HK$192
To Bourges 06:45 HK$144
To St Raphael 06:49 HK$307
To Toulouse 06:58 HK$287
To Montauban 07:08 HK$402
To Orleans 07:16 HK$517
To Rouen 07:21 HK$527
To Karlsruhe 07:23 HK$374
To Metz 07:26 HK$239
To Antibes 07:26 HK$239
To Les Arcs 07:36 HK$374
To Le Mans 07:36 HK$239
To St Pierre Des Corps 07:45 HK$144
To Agen 08:01 HK$546
To Frankfurt 08:11 HK$374
To Cannes 08:16 HK$239
To Mannheim 08:22 HK$374
To Vierzon 08:25 HK$441
To Tours 08:25 HK$144
To Angers 08:31 HK$239
To Nantes 08:36 HK$239
To Saumur 08:44 HK$421
To Nice 08:47 HK$239
To Lourdes 08:51 HK$556
To Bordeaux 09:04 HK$287
To Biarritz 09:27 HK$958
To Coutras 09:35 HK$1,197
To Le Havre 09:50 HK$546
To Limoges 10:09 HK$479
To Perigueux 11:36 HK$575

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)
Services:
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)
Services:
SNCF rail agents, Tourist Information Office, Lost and found, Toilets, Waiting rooms, ATM and Public Payphone.

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Nearby destinations

Main cities in France


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Customer reviews

  • "Locating Train was difficult"    
    I had some trouble finding the track at Gare de Lyon in Paris. Also I had trouble finding my coach at the Lyon Airport train going to Paris.  
  • "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.  
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