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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 NZ$44
From London 04:41 NZ$160
From Nice 04:27 NZ$53
From Frankfurt 05:55 NZ$86
From Barcelona 04:59 NZ$98
From Brussels 03:20 NZ$86
From Paris Cdg Airport 01:59 NZ$44
From Avignon 01:02 NZ$26
From Geneva 01:46 NZ$51
From Marseille 01:36 NZ$35
From Basel 03:27 NZ$111
From Bordeaux 06:13 NZ$84
From Toulouse 04:00 NZ$44
From Montpellier 01:48 NZ$35
From Dijon 01:34 NZ$40
From Lille 02:57 NZ$44
From Rennes 04:29 NZ$95
From Aix En Provence Tgv 01:20 NZ$35
From Strasbourg 03:33 NZ$35
From Rouen 03:41 NZ$137
From Mannheim 05:16 NZ$86
From Mulhouse 02:50 NZ$44
From Karlsruhe 04:43 NZ$86
From Aime La Plagne 02:59 NZ$55
From Tours 05:21 NZ$26
From Colmar 03:02 NZ$44
From Baume Les Dames 03:03 NZ$65
From Nevers 03:02 NZ$64
From Miramas 03:00 NZ$75
From Arras 02:56 NZ$68
From Moutiers 02:41 NZ$52
From Arles 02:43 NZ$68
From St Michel Valloir 02:40 NZ$51
From Toulon 02:37 NZ$53
From Tgv Haute Picardie 02:35 NZ$148
From Narbonne 02:46 NZ$35
From Thonon Les Bains 02:50 NZ$55
From Modane 02:56 NZ$54
From Reignier 02:33 NZ$51
From Le Mans 02:55 NZ$81
From Montbard 02:51 NZ$67
From St Pierre Des Corps 02:57 NZ$26
From Carcassonne 03:16 NZ$35
From Nancy 04:05 NZ$35
From Antibes 04:08 NZ$53
From Cannes 03:56 NZ$53
From Joigny 03:53 NZ$85
From Bourges 03:51 NZ$26
From Sens 04:10 NZ$91
From Vierzon 04:13 NZ$84
From Agen 05:08 NZ$128
From Le Havre 04:36 NZ$158
From Montauban 04:30 NZ$128
From Nantes 04:27 NZ$44
From Angers 03:49 NZ$44
From Laval 03:46 NZ$118
From Tonnerre 03:17 NZ$77
From Metz 04:46 NZ$35
From Bourg St Maurice 03:16 NZ$57
From Les Arcs 03:15 NZ$44
From Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 03:19 NZ$79
From Bons En Chablais 02:32 NZ$52
From Laroche 03:43 NZ$84
From Perpignan 03:33 NZ$35
From St Raphael 03:31 NZ$53
From Neufchateau 03:22 NZ$58
From Landry 03:07 NZ$55
From Belfort 02:27 NZ$39
From Tain Lhermitage 00:55 NZ$27
From Chalon Sur Saone 00:58 NZ$34
From St Vallier 00:51 NZ$24
From Amplepuis 00:49 NZ$22
From Bourg En Bresse 00:46 NZ$21
From Pont De Beauvoisi 00:46 NZ$25
From Firminy 01:00 NZ$23
From Voiron 01:02 NZ$31
From Chambery 01:18 NZ$32
From Rives 01:18 NZ$29
From Bellegarde 01:17 NZ$46
From Tournus 01:04 NZ$32
From Roanne 01:03 NZ$29
From St Rambert D'albon 00:42 NZ$20
From St Etienne 00:41 NZ$17
From Meximieux Perouges 00:23 NZ$16
From Macon 00:24 NZ$20
From Bourgoin 00:23 NZ$16
From Villefranche Saone 00:22 NZ$16
From La Verpilliere 00:18 NZ$16
From Vienne 00:20 NZ$16
From Amberieu 00:32 NZ$17
From Belleville Sur Sa 00:32 NZ$17
From St Chamond 00:36 NZ$16
From Le Creusot Mo Tgv 00:39 NZ$40
From Le Peage De Rouss 00:36 NZ$18
From Valence 00:34 NZ$25
From Tarare 00:33 NZ$18
From Grenoble 01:19 NZ$37
From Grenoble U.gieres 01:19 NZ$38
From Riom 02:12 NZ$58
From Arc Et Senans 02:17 NZ$51
From Albertville 02:12 NZ$45
From Sete 02:08 NZ$35
From Orange 02:06 NZ$54
From Digoin 02:07 NZ$41
From Clermont Ferrand 02:21 NZ$61
From Moulins 02:23 NZ$54
From St Jean De Maurienne 02:29 NZ$49
From Beziers 02:30 NZ$35
From Montbeliard 02:27 NZ$26
From Venissieux 00:09 NZ$16
From Agde 02:25 NZ$74
From Annemasse 02:05 NZ$48
From Besançon 02:04 NZ$33
From Montelimar 01:30 NZ$45
From Beaune 01:40 NZ$45
From Chagny 01:29 NZ$41
From Lons Le Saunier 01:26 NZ$33
From Nimes 01:21 NZ$26
From Pierrelatte 01:45 NZ$48
From Marne La Vallee 01:47 NZ$44
From St Germain Des Fosse 01:58 NZ$46
From Massy 02:01 NZ$44
From Paray Le Monial 01:55 NZ$37
From Bollene La Croisiere 01:54 NZ$50
From Vichy 01:50 NZ$48
From Dompierre Sept Fons 02:30 NZ$48
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 02:27 NZ$26

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

To Venissieux 00:10 NZ$16
To La Verpilliere 00:29 NZ$16
To Meximieux Perouges 00:30 NZ$16
To Vienne 00:32 NZ$16
To Le Peage De Rouss 00:36 NZ$18
To Bourgoin 00:39 NZ$16
To Villefranche Saone 00:39 NZ$16
To Amberieu 00:47 NZ$17
To St Chamond 00:48 NZ$17
To Belleville Sur Sa 00:50 NZ$17
To St Rambert D'albon 00:52 NZ$20
To Pont De Beauvoisi 00:54 NZ$25
To Le Creusot Mo Tgv 01:01 NZ$40
To St Vallier 01:03 NZ$23
To St Etienne 01:09 NZ$17
To Tain Lhermitage 01:13 NZ$27
To Amplepuis 01:19 NZ$22
To Bellegarde 01:19 NZ$46
To Rives 01:37 NZ$29
To Valence 01:43 NZ$25
To Voiron 01:46 NZ$31
To Roanne 01:47 NZ$29
To Geneva 01:50 NZ$51
To Marne La Vallee 01:55 NZ$53
To St Germain Des Fosse 02:01 NZ$47
To Aix En Provence Tgv 02:08 NZ$35
To Paris Cdg Airport 02:09 NZ$53
To Annemasse 02:20 NZ$60
To Grenoble U.gieres 02:21 NZ$38
To Grenoble 02:21 NZ$37
To Paray Le Monial 02:25 NZ$37
To Rumilly 02:27 NZ$42
To Arc Et Senans 02:33 NZ$50
To Culoz 02:35 NZ$31
To Dompierre Sept Fons 02:46 NZ$48
To Chagny 02:48 NZ$34
To Bourg En Bresse 02:49 NZ$21
To Thonon Les Bains 03:05 NZ$66
To Montelimar 03:10 NZ$34
To Chambery 03:10 NZ$32
To Tournus 03:17 NZ$27
To Evian Les Bains 03:27 NZ$69
To Massy 03:33 NZ$44
To Firminy 03:34 NZ$21
To Saincaize 03:47 NZ$64
To Chalon Sur Saone 03:47 NZ$30
To Macon 03:50 NZ$20
To Beaune 03:54 NZ$36
To Aix Les Bains 03:57 NZ$28
To Nimes 04:00 NZ$26
To Lons Le Saunier 04:03 NZ$30
To Marseille 04:06 NZ$35
To Pierrelatte 04:06 NZ$46
To Dijon 04:11 NZ$40
To Albertville 04:11 NZ$44
To Besançon 04:12 NZ$26
To Neufchateau 04:13 NZ$93
To Digoin 04:14 NZ$40
To Bollene La Croisiere 04:14 NZ$48
To Sallanches 04:14 NZ$49
To Arras 04:20 NZ$79
To Sens 04:20 NZ$91
To Orange 04:26 NZ$44
To Lille 04:27 NZ$61
To Baden Baden 04:28 NZ$68
To St Jean De Maurienne 04:29 NZ$48
To Montpellier 04:36 NZ$35
To Tgv Haute Picardie 04:36 NZ$116
To Moutiers 04:41 NZ$50
To St Michel Valloir 04:42 NZ$51
To Annecy 04:42 NZ$35
To Brussels 04:43 NZ$86
To Reignier 04:49 NZ$51
To Vichy 04:51 NZ$47
To Moulins 04:54 NZ$54
To Avignon 04:54 NZ$26
To Modane 04:56 NZ$54
To Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 04:57 NZ$44
To Aime La Plagne 04:59 NZ$53
To Riom 04:59 NZ$56
To Sete 04:59 NZ$45
To Mulhouse 05:01 NZ$35
To Arles 05:02 NZ$53
To Montbard 05:06 NZ$53
To Landry 05:07 NZ$55
To Nancy 05:08 NZ$44
To Agde 05:13 NZ$52
To Bourg St Maurice 05:15 NZ$56
To Paris 05:18 NZ$44
To Colmar 05:23 NZ$35
To Beziers 05:25 NZ$44
To Nevers 05:26 NZ$53
To Miramas 05:29 NZ$60
To Tonnerre 05:31 NZ$69
To Turin 05:38 NZ$104
To Toulon 05:39 NZ$35
To Montbeliard 05:40 NZ$39
To Narbonne 05:40 NZ$35
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 05:40 NZ$26
To Belfort 05:40 NZ$26
To Baume Les Dames 05:44 NZ$65
To London 05:47 NZ$156
To Clermont Ferrand 05:49 NZ$44
To Carcassonne 05:56 NZ$44
To Joigny 06:08 NZ$68
To Basel 06:19 NZ$47
To Perpignan 06:30 NZ$65
To Rennes 06:41 NZ$44
To Strasbourg 06:43 NZ$35
To Bourges 06:45 NZ$26
To St Raphael 06:49 NZ$56
To Toulouse 06:58 NZ$53
To Montauban 07:08 NZ$74
To Orleans 07:16 NZ$96
To Rouen 07:21 NZ$97
To Karlsruhe 07:23 NZ$68
To Metz 07:26 NZ$44
To Antibes 07:26 NZ$44
To Les Arcs 07:36 NZ$68
To Le Mans 07:36 NZ$44
To St Pierre Des Corps 07:45 NZ$26
To Agen 08:01 NZ$100
To Frankfurt 08:11 NZ$68
To Cannes 08:16 NZ$44
To Mannheim 08:22 NZ$68
To Vierzon 08:25 NZ$82
To Tours 08:25 NZ$26
To Angers 08:31 NZ$44
To Nantes 08:36 NZ$44
To Saumur 08:44 NZ$78
To Nice 08:47 NZ$44
To Lourdes 08:51 NZ$103
To Bordeaux 09:04 NZ$53
To Biarritz 09:27 NZ$177
To Coutras 09:35 NZ$220
To Le Havre 09:50 NZ$100
To Limoges 10:09 NZ$89
To Perigueux 11:36 NZ$106

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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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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