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France's second largest city, located at the crossroads between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, Lyon has always been a prosperous city. Known as the capital of the Gauls with its major infrastructures and state-of-the-art industries, Lyon has enjoyed flourishing tourism. It is hard to resist this resolutely beautiful city, located near the winter sports centres of the Alps.
The first protected sector in France, Lyon has major sites like the Saint Jean Cathedral, the famous Fourvière Basilica, the Roman Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls, and majestic squares like Bellecour and des Terreaux. Popular events in Lyon include the Festival of Lights, which attracts more than 4 million attendees each year, and the biennial dance show. The hometown of the Lumières brothers, Lyon pays homage to cinema with a number of festivals. The city is also home to celebrity-endorsed restaurants, where you can enjoy quenelle, pork scratchings, and cardoon gratin with Beaujolais or Côtes du Rhône, all on Lyon's famous chequered tablecloth.
Learn more about the destination at lyon-france.com.
The airport is located 24km from Lyon.
Transfer between Terminals
The terminals are not very far from one another and can be reached by foot. There is also a free shuttle that runs between them.
Train: Trains leave from the airport's TGV station and serve many destinations.
Rhônexpress Tram: The all-new Rhônexpress Tram connects the train station "Gare de la Part-Dieu" to the Saint-Exupéry Airport in less than 30 minutes, running every 15 minutes during rush hour. This is the fastest and safest route between the centre of Lyon and the airport without traffic delays. Tickets are available through automatic vending machines at the tram stations or at www.rhonexpress.fr.
Taxi: Taxis are available in front of Terminal 1.
Ski Resorts: Upon your arrival at Lyon's Saint-Exupéry Airport, you will have access to the top ski resorts through a network of comfortable and modern buses. This is a fast, easy, and convenient way to travel to the French Alps.
For prices and online reservations, visit www.altibus.com.
Lyon City Card
A 1, 2, or 3 day entertainment pass for free rides on all of the city's forms of public transport (excluding "No transport" cards), admission to select museums and activities, and discounts for the best of what Lyon has to offer. The Lyon City Card is a tourism and cultural passport for exploring Lyon and saving money!https://en.lyon-france.com/