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How to travel to LYON?

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TRAVELLING TO LYON - Airports and train stations

Getting to Lyon is child’s play, thanks to its strategic position at the crossroads of Europe and its excellent transport networks.

By air

Lyon-Saint Exupéry International Airport, located around 25 km east of Lyon city center, is the main gateway for international visitors. The airport is served by numerous airlines, offering direct flights to many European and world cities.

To reach the city center from the airport, several options are available:

Rhônexpress: The fastest way to get to the city center. This express tramway links the airport to Lyon Part-Dieu station in just 29 minutes. It’s available every day of the year, with departures every 15 minutes during rush hour.

Cabs: Taxis are available 24 hours a day at the airport. The journey to the city center takes around 30 to 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

Car rental: Several car rental companies have offices at the airport, offering great flexibility for those wishing to explore Lyon and the surrounding area at their own pace.

By train

Lyon is a major hub in the French rail network, with two main stations: Lyon Part-Dieu and Lyon Perrache. These stations offer direct connections to many French and European cities. The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) connects Paris to Lyon in just two hours, and there are also direct links to cities such as Geneva, Turin, Marseille and Lille.

By road

If you’re planning to drive to Lyon, the city is well served by a network of freeways, including the A6 from Paris, the A7 from Marseille, the A89 from Bordeaux, and the A43 from Chambéry and the Fréjus tunnel.

In short, whether you arrive in Lyon by plane, train or car, the city is easily accessible and ready to welcome you to the Rugby World Cup.

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