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Getting Around Lyon

Posted: 17th August 2015 08:39

Lyon’s compact city centre is easily covered by foot or by bike, but when you need to journey between the city’s outskirts, or to another country, Lyon’s transport system is extensive, efficient and frequent to ensure a smooth and reliable service whatever time of day. 

Vélo’v Bike Rental

Hire a bike 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any one of the 340 stations which are located in the city centre and its outskirts.  There are tons of cycle lanes and you are not confined to parking at a station.  Annual tickets range from €15-25 and the first 30 minutes is always free!

TCL Network

The TCL Network comprises of four metro lines, five tramways, two funicular lines and over 130 bus routes in the centre and greater Lyon.  A TCL single ticket can be used on any of these services across an hour for only €1.80 – season and return tickets also available.  During peak hours, the metro and tramway run every two to five minutes and the Network run a night bus service. 


There are two train stations in Lyon that service the city and France.  Lyon Part Dieu Station is located east of the city and runs a frequent Lyonnaise service and comprehensive long-distance service to destinations including Paris, Nice, Brussels, Frankfurt and Barcelona.  The Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV serves the airport.  

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