Getting There

Lyon is well serviced by major international carriers and there is a direct train service from Paris that takes just two hours. Although the airport is slightly out of town, a bus ride to the Part Dieu puts you just one short trip on either the metro or a tram from the centre of town.

Getting Around

Although the central part of town is so compact you can manage quite easily on foot, the public transport system in Lyon is superb. Trams, buses and the metro all run regularly and are inexpensive.

The city’s most distinctive feature in this respect is the public bike rental system, called Velo’V, which is the cheapest and easiest way to get around of all.

There are pick-up / drop-off points everywhere, and once you’ve got yourself a card from the machine at one of these pick-up points it’s reusable for up to a week. Note that the you will need a European credit/debit card to validate your Velo’V card.