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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 AU$40
From London 04:41 AU$146
From Nice 04:27 AU$48
From Frankfurt 05:55 AU$78
From Barcelona 04:59 AU$89
From Brussels 03:20 AU$78
From Paris Cdg Airport 01:59 AU$40
From Avignon 01:02 AU$24
From Geneva 01:46 AU$46
From Marseille 01:36 AU$32
From Basel 03:27 AU$101
From Bordeaux 06:13 AU$77
From Toulouse 04:00 AU$40
From Montpellier 01:48 AU$32
From Dijon 01:34 AU$36
From Lille 02:57 AU$40
From Rennes 04:29 AU$86
From Aix En Provence Tgv 01:20 AU$32
From Strasbourg 03:33 AU$32
From Rouen 03:41 AU$125
From Mannheim 05:16 AU$78
From Mulhouse 02:50 AU$40
From Karlsruhe 04:43 AU$78
From Aime La Plagne 02:59 AU$50
From Tours 05:21 AU$24
From Colmar 03:02 AU$40
From Baume Les Dames 03:03 AU$60
From Nevers 03:02 AU$59
From Miramas 03:00 AU$68
From Arras 02:56 AU$62
From Moutiers 02:41 AU$47
From Arles 02:43 AU$62
From St Michel Valloir 02:40 AU$47
From Toulon 02:37 AU$48
From Tgv Haute Picardie 02:35 AU$134
From Narbonne 02:46 AU$32
From Thonon Les Bains 02:50 AU$50
From Modane 02:56 AU$50
From Reignier 02:33 AU$47
From Le Mans 02:55 AU$74
From Montbard 02:51 AU$61
From St Pierre Des Corps 02:57 AU$24
From Carcassonne 03:16 AU$32
From Nancy 04:05 AU$32
From Antibes 04:08 AU$48
From Cannes 03:56 AU$48
From Joigny 03:53 AU$78
From Bourges 03:51 AU$24
From Sens 04:10 AU$83
From Vierzon 04:13 AU$77
From Agen 05:08 AU$117
From Le Havre 04:36 AU$144
From Montauban 04:30 AU$117
From Nantes 04:27 AU$40
From Angers 03:49 AU$40
From Laval 03:46 AU$107
From Tonnerre 03:17 AU$70
From Metz 04:46 AU$32
From Bourg St Maurice 03:16 AU$52
From Les Arcs 03:15 AU$40
From Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 03:19 AU$72
From Bons En Chablais 02:32 AU$48
From Laroche 03:43 AU$76
From Perpignan 03:33 AU$32
From St Raphael 03:31 AU$48
From Neufchateau 03:22 AU$53
From Landry 03:07 AU$50
From Belfort 02:27 AU$35
From Tain Lhermitage 00:55 AU$24
From Chalon Sur Saone 00:58 AU$31
From St Vallier 00:51 AU$21
From Amplepuis 00:49 AU$20
From Bourg En Bresse 00:46 AU$19
From Pont De Beauvoisi 00:46 AU$23
From Firminy 01:00 AU$21
From Voiron 01:02 AU$28
From Chambery 01:18 AU$29
From Rives 01:18 AU$26
From Bellegarde 01:17 AU$42
From Tournus 01:04 AU$29
From Roanne 01:03 AU$26
From St Rambert D'albon 00:42 AU$19
From St Etienne 00:41 AU$16
From Meximieux Perouges 00:23 AU$14
From Macon 00:24 AU$18
From Bourgoin 00:23 AU$14
From Villefranche Saone 00:22 AU$14
From La Verpilliere 00:18 AU$14
From Vienne 00:20 AU$14
From Amberieu 00:32 AU$15
From Belleville Sur Sa 00:32 AU$15
From St Chamond 00:36 AU$15
From Le Creusot Mo Tgv 00:39 AU$37
From Le Peage De Rouss 00:36 AU$16
From Valence 00:34 AU$23
From Tarare 00:33 AU$17
From Grenoble 01:19 AU$34
From Grenoble U.gieres 01:19 AU$35
From Riom 02:12 AU$53
From Arc Et Senans 02:17 AU$47
From Albertville 02:12 AU$41
From Sete 02:08 AU$32
From Orange 02:06 AU$49
From Digoin 02:07 AU$37
From Clermont Ferrand 02:21 AU$55
From Moulins 02:23 AU$49
From St Jean De Maurienne 02:29 AU$44
From Beziers 02:30 AU$32
From Montbeliard 02:27 AU$24
From Venissieux 00:09 AU$14
From Agde 02:25 AU$67
From Annemasse 02:05 AU$44
From Besançon 02:04 AU$30
From Montelimar 01:30 AU$41
From Beaune 01:40 AU$41
From Chagny 01:29 AU$38
From Lons Le Saunier 01:26 AU$30
From Nimes 01:21 AU$24
From Pierrelatte 01:45 AU$44
From Marne La Vallee 01:47 AU$40
From St Germain Des Fosse 01:58 AU$42
From Massy 02:01 AU$40
From Paray Le Monial 01:55 AU$34
From Bollene La Croisiere 01:54 AU$45
From Vichy 01:50 AU$44
From Dompierre Sept Fons 02:30 AU$44
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 02:27 AU$24

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

To Venissieux 00:10 AU$14
To La Verpilliere 00:29 AU$14
To Meximieux Perouges 00:30 AU$14
To Vienne 00:32 AU$14
To Le Peage De Rouss 00:36 AU$16
To Bourgoin 00:39 AU$14
To Villefranche Saone 00:39 AU$14
To Amberieu 00:47 AU$15
To St Chamond 00:48 AU$15
To Belleville Sur Sa 00:50 AU$15
To St Rambert D'albon 00:52 AU$19
To Pont De Beauvoisi 00:54 AU$23
To Le Creusot Mo Tgv 01:01 AU$37
To St Vallier 01:03 AU$21
To St Etienne 01:09 AU$16
To Tain Lhermitage 01:13 AU$24
To Amplepuis 01:19 AU$20
To Bellegarde 01:19 AU$42
To Rives 01:37 AU$26
To Valence 01:43 AU$23
To Voiron 01:46 AU$28
To Roanne 01:47 AU$26
To Geneva 01:50 AU$46
To Marne La Vallee 01:55 AU$48
To St Germain Des Fosse 02:01 AU$43
To Aix En Provence Tgv 02:08 AU$32
To Paris Cdg Airport 02:09 AU$48
To Annemasse 02:20 AU$54
To Grenoble U.gieres 02:21 AU$35
To Grenoble 02:21 AU$34
To Paray Le Monial 02:25 AU$34
To Rumilly 02:27 AU$38
To Arc Et Senans 02:33 AU$46
To Culoz 02:35 AU$28
To Dompierre Sept Fons 02:46 AU$44
To Chagny 02:48 AU$31
To Bourg En Bresse 02:49 AU$19
To Thonon Les Bains 03:05 AU$60
To Montelimar 03:10 AU$31
To Chambery 03:10 AU$29
To Tournus 03:17 AU$25
To Evian Les Bains 03:27 AU$63
To Massy 03:33 AU$40
To Firminy 03:34 AU$19
To Saincaize 03:47 AU$58
To Chalon Sur Saone 03:47 AU$28
To Macon 03:50 AU$18
To Beaune 03:54 AU$33
To Aix Les Bains 03:57 AU$25
To Nimes 04:00 AU$24
To Lons Le Saunier 04:03 AU$27
To Marseille 04:06 AU$32
To Pierrelatte 04:06 AU$42
To Dijon 04:11 AU$37
To Albertville 04:11 AU$40
To Besançon 04:12 AU$24
To Neufchateau 04:13 AU$85
To Digoin 04:14 AU$36
To Bollene La Croisiere 04:14 AU$43
To Sallanches 04:14 AU$45
To Arras 04:20 AU$72
To Sens 04:20 AU$83
To Orange 04:26 AU$40
To Lille 04:27 AU$56
To Baden Baden 04:28 AU$62
To St Jean De Maurienne 04:29 AU$44
To Montpellier 04:36 AU$32
To Tgv Haute Picardie 04:36 AU$106
To Moutiers 04:41 AU$45
To St Michel Valloir 04:42 AU$46
To Annecy 04:42 AU$32
To Brussels 04:43 AU$78
To Reignier 04:49 AU$47
To Vichy 04:51 AU$43
To Moulins 04:54 AU$49
To Avignon 04:54 AU$24
To Modane 04:56 AU$49
To Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 04:57 AU$40
To Aime La Plagne 04:59 AU$48
To Riom 04:59 AU$51
To Sete 04:59 AU$41
To Mulhouse 05:01 AU$32
To Arles 05:02 AU$49
To Montbard 05:06 AU$48
To Landry 05:07 AU$50
To Nancy 05:08 AU$40
To Agde 05:13 AU$48
To Bourg St Maurice 05:15 AU$51
To Paris 05:18 AU$40
To Colmar 05:23 AU$32
To Beziers 05:25 AU$40
To Nevers 05:26 AU$48
To Miramas 05:29 AU$55
To Tonnerre 05:31 AU$63
To Turin 05:38 AU$95
To Toulon 05:39 AU$32
To Montbeliard 05:40 AU$35
To Narbonne 05:40 AU$32
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 05:40 AU$24
To Belfort 05:40 AU$24
To Baume Les Dames 05:44 AU$60
To London 05:47 AU$142
To Clermont Ferrand 05:49 AU$40
To Carcassonne 05:56 AU$40
To Joigny 06:08 AU$62
To Basel 06:19 AU$43
To Perpignan 06:30 AU$59
To Rennes 06:41 AU$40
To Strasbourg 06:43 AU$32
To Bourges 06:45 AU$24
To St Raphael 06:49 AU$51
To Toulouse 06:58 AU$48
To Montauban 07:08 AU$67
To Orleans 07:16 AU$87
To Rouen 07:21 AU$88
To Karlsruhe 07:23 AU$62
To Metz 07:26 AU$40
To Antibes 07:26 AU$40
To Les Arcs 07:36 AU$62
To Le Mans 07:36 AU$40
To St Pierre Des Corps 07:45 AU$24
To Agen 08:01 AU$91
To Frankfurt 08:11 AU$62
To Cannes 08:16 AU$40
To Mannheim 08:22 AU$62
To Vierzon 08:25 AU$75
To Tours 08:25 AU$24
To Angers 08:31 AU$40
To Nantes 08:36 AU$40
To Saumur 08:44 AU$71
To Nice 08:47 AU$40
To Lourdes 08:51 AU$94
To Bordeaux 09:04 AU$48
To Biarritz 09:27 AU$161
To Coutras 09:35 AU$200
To Le Havre 09:50 AU$91
To Limoges 10:09 AU$81
To Perigueux 11:36 AU$96

While you're there

Besides being known for its culinary and architectural heritage, Lyon is also renowned for its effervescent cultural scene. 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, to revisit the history of textile and silk weaving.
Fine Arts Museum, one of the largest in Europe, to live an exceptional journey from antiquity to modern times.
Lumière Institute, to discover the invention of cinematography.
The most appealing event of the city is the Festival of Lights, which takes place during four nights in December. Monuments, rivers and buildings are 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.
Our tip: Buy a Lyon City Card to benefit from free transport, free access to museums, guided tours and river cruises (available at Lyon tourist office).

Lyon is a benchmark in culinary arts. It 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.

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

  • "Very comfortable trip"    
    Enjoyed to trip from Lyon to Paris .. very comfortable and everything ran to time.  
  • "Wonderful train service"    
    The TGV service is excellent. From the arrival at the station, to the taking of our seats on the train, through the full extent of the train trip, to terminating the trip at our destination station - all stages were excellent.  
  • "Love train travel"    
    Service on time lots of room and just so easy love European train travel.  
  • "TGV to Lyon from Nancy"    
    No problems for the section of the trip. Train on time and servcie excellent.  
  • "a good trip"    
    this trip was good, and comfortable. the location of the Paris CDG station is great for a relatively quick transfer.  
  • "Very Acceptable"    
    Smooth, comfortable and on time, but the connection for our ongoing trip to Paris was tight - we only made it by a few minutes. The only downside was the fact that to access the platform at Carcassone we had to go up and down flights of stairs which with heavy luggage and at our age (77) was an ordeal. This is a real problem with all French stations and the Paris Metro - something must be done, it is unacceptable.  
  • "Great Trip"    
    This was a local transfer to get to the fast train. All went well, platform easy to find, train left on time. Only thing to be aware of is there are three steps to get on the train. Can be tricky with bags by yourself.  
  • "Great Train"    
    This is a fast train  
  • "Train travel"    
    All our train trips were great.First class worth the money. Everything also written and spoken in English. Would travel by train again.  
  • "Homeward bound"    
    We had a lovely relaxing trip . It is extremely easy and once you have your luggage onboard the only thing to do it read a book, or iPad etc. Power is on hand and the coach is lovely and clean.  
    Due to the history of European railways they ensure the first class traveller on a Eurail pass has an enjoyable and comfortable journey utilising modern trains with very good service. The larger stations ensure that the non French speakers can locate their connections. The journey allowed our family to view the French countryside at ground level and thus we will probably use RailEurope for further trips abroad.  
  • "A pleasant trip in the country"    
    I love the TGV fast trains, as they are so efficient and comfortable to travel distances within France and beyond. Our trip from Nimes to Lyon was pleasant, and ran on time.  
  • "Rail trip to Paris "    
    Fast and efficient, very comfortable, with dinning car a great facility  
  • "Rail trip to Annecy"    
    Good value, convenient site of station and timetable  
  • "Convenient"    
    Suited our needs at the time and was a good quick trip.  
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