The city of lights!
Defining Lyon, one of the most beautiful cities in France, is not a risky statement. Far from it.
Halfway between Paris and Marseille, Lyon is today a city with a strong tourist vocation. Events such as the renowned Fête des Lumiéres represent the best business card, for those who have never set foot in this place.
Lyon is a metropolis where many cultures and testimonies of the past coexist harmoniously. You can stroll through absolutely unique places, and in its wonderful historic center, a world heritage site.
HOW TO GET TO LYON
Reaching Lyon by direct flight is one of the best options available. Lyon international airport is well connected with major European and non-European destinations. It is also one of the busiest airports in the country.
The convenient tram service allows you to reach the center of Lyon in about half an hour. The station can be reached in about 5 minutes on foot from outside the T2 airport terminal, following the appropriate directions.
The train is an excellent solution to get to the beautiful French city. Gare De Lyon-Part-Dieu, is the main train station, located in the 3rd Arrondissement, not far from the center.
Inaugurated in 1982, the station is also connected to the underground line and the tram line; thanks to the latter, you can get to the airport.
Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu, is an important rail link on the TGV line of France. It takes about 2 hours to arrive from the French capital. From Marseille and Montpellier, it takes about 100 minutes. From Milan, Italy, the journey time is just over 5 hours.
From Switzerland, you can reach Lyon by TER. Geneva can be reached in about 2 hours. London is also well connected. Thanks to the EUROSTAR and the TGV, you arrive at your destination in less than 5 hours.
Modern and efficient, the French motorway is ideal for tackling a road trip. Having more time available, it would be really suggestive to cross the splendid Region by secondary roads!
The city is easily accessible from major French destinations. Just over 300 kilometers separate it from Marseille. For Nice, however, you have to travel 470 kilometers. As many, for Paris.
Barcelona is approximately 640 kilometers away, via Girona, Le Perthus (border) and Montpellier. From Milan, in Italy, you have to travel about 450 km, passing through Bardonecchia, on the A4. The distance from Switzerland is shorter, with just 150 kilometers separating it from Geneva. Finally, from Munich, via Zurich, the distance is 750 kilometers.
The rubber connections are also excellent. Ouibus and, above all, the efficient Flixbus, guarantee daily connections with Lyon.