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Lyon-St-Exupéry Airport Located 25km east of the city, with 40 airlines (including many budget carriers) serving more than 120 direct destinations across Europe and beyond.


International bus companies Eurolines and Linebús offer services to Spain, Portugal, Italy and Germany from the Centre d'Échange building at the north end of the Perrache train complex. Follow signs for 'Cars Grandes Lignes' and 'Galerie A: Gare Routière Internationale'.


Major car-hire companies have offices at Gare de la Part-Dieu, Gare de Perrache and the airport.


Lyon has two main-line train stations: Gare de la Part-Dieu, 1.5km east of the Rhône, and Gare de Perrache. Some local trains stop at Gare St-Paul and Gare Jean Macé. There's also a TGV station at Lyon-St-Exupéry Airport. Buy tickets at the stations or at the SNCF Boutique downtown.

Destinations by direct TGV include the following:

Dijon €32, 1½ hours, at least six daily

Lille-Europe €90, three hours, at least eight daily

Marseille €52, 1¾ hours, every 30 to 60 minutes

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport €88, two hours, at least 11 daily

Paris Gare de Lyon €75, two hours, every 30 to 60 minutes