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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$222
From London 04:41 HK$807
From Nice 04:27 HK$266
From Frankfurt 05:55 HK$434
From Barcelona 04:59 HK$488
From Brussels 03:20 HK$434
From Paris Cdg Airport 01:59 HK$222
From Avignon 01:02 HK$133
From Geneva 01:46 HK$257
From Marseille 01:36 HK$177
From Basel 03:27 HK$559
From Bordeaux 06:13 HK$426
From Toulouse 04:00 HK$222
From Montpellier 01:48 HK$177
From Dijon 01:34 HK$195
From Lille 02:57 HK$222
From Rennes 04:29 HK$479
From Aix En Provence Tgv 01:20 HK$177
From Strasbourg 03:33 HK$177
From Rouen 03:41 HK$691
From Mannheim 05:16 HK$434
From Mulhouse 02:50 HK$222
From Karlsruhe 04:43 HK$434
From Aime La Plagne 02:59 HK$275
From Tours 05:21 HK$133
From Colmar 03:02 HK$222
From Baume Les Dames 03:03 HK$328
From Nevers 03:02 HK$319
From Miramas 03:00 HK$372
From Arras 02:56 HK$346
From Moutiers 02:41 HK$257
From Arles 02:43 HK$337
From St Michel Valloir 02:40 HK$257
From Toulon 02:37 HK$266
From Tgv Haute Picardie 02:35 HK$745
From Narbonne 02:46 HK$177
From Thonon Les Bains 02:50 HK$275
From Modane 02:56 HK$275
From Reignier 02:33 HK$257
From Le Mans 02:55 HK$408
From Montbard 02:51 HK$337
From St Pierre Des Corps 02:57 HK$133
From Carcassonne 03:16 HK$177
From Nancy 04:05 HK$177
From Antibes 04:08 HK$266
From Cannes 03:56 HK$266
From Joigny 03:53 HK$426
From Bourges 03:51 HK$133
From Sens 04:10 HK$461
From Vierzon 04:13 HK$417
From Agen 05:08 HK$647
From Le Havre 04:36 HK$798
From Montauban 04:30 HK$647
From Nantes 04:27 HK$222
From Angers 03:49 HK$222
From Laval 03:46 HK$594
From Tonnerre 03:17 HK$381
From Metz 04:46 HK$177
From Bourg St Maurice 03:16 HK$284
From Les Arcs 03:15 HK$222
From Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 03:19 HK$399
From Bons En Chablais 02:32 HK$257
From Laroche 03:43 HK$417
From Perpignan 03:33 HK$177
From St Raphael 03:31 HK$266
From Neufchateau 03:22 HK$293
From Landry 03:07 HK$275
From Belfort 02:27 HK$195
From Tain Lhermitage 00:55 HK$133
From Chalon Sur Saone 00:58 HK$168
From St Vallier 00:51 HK$115
From Amplepuis 00:49 HK$106
From Bourg En Bresse 00:46 HK$106
From Pont De Beauvoisi 00:46 HK$124
From Firminy 01:00 HK$115
From Voiron 01:02 HK$151
From Chambery 01:18 HK$160
From Rives 01:18 HK$142
From Bellegarde 01:17 HK$230
From Tournus 01:04 HK$160
From Roanne 01:03 HK$142
From St Rambert D'albon 00:42 HK$98
From St Etienne 00:41 HK$80
From Meximieux Perouges 00:23 HK$80
From Macon 00:24 HK$98
From Bourgoin 00:23 HK$80
From Villefranche Saone 00:22 HK$80
From La Verpilliere 00:18 HK$80
From Vienne 00:20 HK$80
From Amberieu 00:32 HK$80
From Belleville Sur Sa 00:32 HK$80
From St Chamond 00:36 HK$80
From Le Creusot Mo Tgv 00:39 HK$204
From Le Peage De Rouss 00:36 HK$89
From Valence 00:34 HK$124
From Tarare 00:33 HK$89
From Grenoble 01:19 HK$186
From Grenoble U.gieres 01:19 HK$186
From Riom 02:12 HK$284
From Arc Et Senans 02:17 HK$257
From Albertville 02:12 HK$222
From Sete 02:08 HK$177
From Orange 02:06 HK$266
From Digoin 02:07 HK$204
From Clermont Ferrand 02:21 HK$301
From Moulins 02:23 HK$266
From St Jean De Maurienne 02:29 HK$239
From Beziers 02:30 HK$177
From Montbeliard 02:27 HK$133
From Venissieux 00:09 HK$80
From Agde 02:25 HK$372
From Annemasse 02:05 HK$239
From Besançon 02:04 HK$168
From Montelimar 01:30 HK$222
From Beaune 01:40 HK$222
From Chagny 01:29 HK$204
From Lons Le Saunier 01:26 HK$168
From Nimes 01:21 HK$133
From Pierrelatte 01:45 HK$239
From Marne La Vallee 01:47 HK$222
From St Germain Des Fosse 01:58 HK$230
From Massy 02:01 HK$222
From Paray Le Monial 01:55 HK$186
From Bollene La Croisiere 01:54 HK$248
From Vichy 01:50 HK$239
From Dompierre Sept Fons 02:30 HK$239
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 02:27 HK$133

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

To Venissieux 00:10 HK$80
To La Verpilliere 00:29 HK$80
To Meximieux Perouges 00:30 HK$80
To Vienne 00:32 HK$80
To Le Peage De Rouss 00:36 HK$89
To Bourgoin 00:39 HK$80
To Villefranche Saone 00:39 HK$80
To Amberieu 00:47 HK$80
To St Chamond 00:48 HK$80
To Belleville Sur Sa 00:50 HK$80
To St Rambert D'albon 00:52 HK$98
To Pont De Beauvoisi 00:54 HK$124
To Le Creusot Mo Tgv 01:01 HK$204
To St Vallier 01:03 HK$115
To St Etienne 01:09 HK$80
To Tain Lhermitage 01:13 HK$133
To Amplepuis 01:19 HK$106
To Bellegarde 01:19 HK$230
To Rives 01:37 HK$142
To Valence 01:43 HK$124
To Voiron 01:46 HK$151
To Roanne 01:47 HK$142
To Geneva 01:50 HK$257
To Marne La Vallee 01:55 HK$266
To St Germain Des Fosse 02:01 HK$239
To Aix En Provence Tgv 02:08 HK$177
To Paris Cdg Airport 02:09 HK$266
To Annemasse 02:20 HK$293
To Grenoble U.gieres 02:21 HK$186
To Grenoble 02:21 HK$186
To Paray Le Monial 02:25 HK$186
To Rumilly 02:27 HK$204
To Arc Et Senans 02:33 HK$248
To Culoz 02:35 HK$151
To Dompierre Sept Fons 02:46 HK$239
To Chagny 02:48 HK$168
To Bourg En Bresse 02:49 HK$106
To Thonon Les Bains 03:05 HK$328
To Montelimar 03:10 HK$168
To Chambery 03:10 HK$160
To Tournus 03:17 HK$133
To Evian Les Bains 03:27 HK$346
To Massy 03:33 HK$222
To Firminy 03:34 HK$98
To Saincaize 03:47 HK$319
To Chalon Sur Saone 03:47 HK$151
To Macon 03:50 HK$98
To Beaune 03:54 HK$177
To Aix Les Bains 03:57 HK$133
To Nimes 04:00 HK$133
To Lons Le Saunier 04:03 HK$142
To Marseille 04:06 HK$177
To Pierrelatte 04:06 HK$230
To Dijon 04:11 HK$204
To Albertville 04:11 HK$213
To Besançon 04:12 HK$133
To Neufchateau 04:13 HK$470
To Digoin 04:14 HK$195
To Bollene La Croisiere 04:14 HK$239
To Sallanches 04:14 HK$239
To Arras 04:20 HK$399
To Sens 04:20 HK$461
To Orange 04:26 HK$213
To Lille 04:27 HK$310
To Baden Baden 04:28 HK$346
To St Jean De Maurienne 04:29 HK$239
To Montpellier 04:36 HK$177
To Tgv Haute Picardie 04:36 HK$585
To Moutiers 04:41 HK$248
To St Michel Valloir 04:42 HK$257
To Annecy 04:42 HK$168
To Brussels 04:43 HK$434
To Reignier 04:49 HK$257
To Vichy 04:51 HK$239
To Moulins 04:54 HK$266
To Avignon 04:54 HK$133
To Modane 04:56 HK$266
To Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 04:57 HK$213
To Aime La Plagne 04:59 HK$266
To Riom 04:59 HK$284
To Sete 04:59 HK$222
To Mulhouse 05:01 HK$177
To Arles 05:02 HK$266
To Montbard 05:06 HK$266
To Landry 05:07 HK$275
To Nancy 05:08 HK$222
To Agde 05:13 HK$257
To Bourg St Maurice 05:15 HK$275
To Paris 05:18 HK$222
To Colmar 05:23 HK$177
To Beziers 05:25 HK$222
To Nevers 05:26 HK$266
To Miramas 05:29 HK$301
To Tonnerre 05:31 HK$346
To Turin 05:38 HK$523
To Toulon 05:39 HK$177
To Montbeliard 05:40 HK$195
To Narbonne 05:40 HK$177
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 05:40 HK$133
To Belfort 05:40 HK$133
To Baume Les Dames 05:44 HK$328
To London 05:47 HK$789
To Clermont Ferrand 05:49 HK$213
To Carcassonne 05:56 HK$222
To Joigny 06:08 HK$346
To Basel 06:19 HK$230
To Perpignan 06:30 HK$319
To Rennes 06:41 HK$222
To Strasbourg 06:43 HK$177
To Bourges 06:45 HK$133
To St Raphael 06:49 HK$284
To Toulouse 06:58 HK$266
To Montauban 07:08 HK$372
To Orleans 07:16 HK$479
To Rouen 07:21 HK$488
To Karlsruhe 07:23 HK$346
To Metz 07:26 HK$222
To Antibes 07:26 HK$222
To Les Arcs 07:36 HK$346
To Le Mans 07:36 HK$222
To St Pierre Des Corps 07:45 HK$133
To Agen 08:01 HK$505
To Frankfurt 08:11 HK$346
To Cannes 08:16 HK$222
To Mannheim 08:22 HK$346
To Vierzon 08:25 HK$408
To Tours 08:25 HK$133
To Angers 08:31 HK$222
To Nantes 08:36 HK$222
To Saumur 08:44 HK$390
To Nice 08:47 HK$222
To Lourdes 08:51 HK$514
To Bordeaux 09:04 HK$266
To Biarritz 09:27 HK$887
To Coutras 09:35 HK$1,108
To Le Havre 09:50 HK$505
To Limoges 10:09 HK$443
To Perigueux 11:36 HK$532

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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