Local Information


BY PLAIN – LYON Airport – The heart of Europe

  • 99 international destinations connected to 59 European cities
  • 49 airline companies
  • over 130 non-stop flight routes

BY TRAIN – 3 high speed train stations

  • St Exupéry train station (airport) connected to Lyon Airport
  • Perrache train station (city center) serves mostly for trains operating on the Paris to Marseille route.
  • Part Dieu train station (city center)


European and Schengen area citizen:

  • Current valid identity card or passport needed

Outside Schengen area citizen:

  • A passport is mandatory, with a visa for some countries.
  • The short-stay visa is called “visa C” and it stands for less than 90 days. Price: 80 € application.


The T.C.L. (Lyon Public Transportation) :

  • extensive network of buses, metro and tramway
  • 4 metro lines: A B C D
  • 7 tramway lines: T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6 and T7 lines
  • 2 funicular lines
    • 140 bus lines, including electric trolleybuses
  • the second largest public transport system in France
  • covers 62 communes
  • spreads over 606 square kilometers (234 sq mi).