Pick up a red-and-silver bike at one of the 300-odd bike stations throughout the city and drop it off at another with Lyon's Vélo'v bike-rental scheme. Start by paying a one-time flat fee for a carte courte durée (short-duration card, €1.50 for 24 hours, €5 for seven days). Once equipped with the card, you're entitled to unlimited rentals. Pay all fees with a chip-enabled credit card using machines installed at bike stations.


Le Vaporetto operates navettes (passenger ferry boats) to Lyon's new Confluence neighbourhood. Boats (€4) depart every 80 minutes between 10.20am and 9pm from riverbank docks on the Saône near place St-Paul and place Bellecour. Heading north, boats depart the Confluence dock between 9.30am and 8.10pm. Travel time is 30 minutes from the St-Paul dock and 20 minutes from the Bellecour dock.

Local Transport

Buses, trams, a four-line metro and two funiculars linking Vieux Lyon to Fourvière and St-Just are operated by TCL (, which has information offices dispensing transport maps at major metro stations throughout Lyon. Public transport runs from around 5am to midnight.

Tickets valid for all forms of public transport cost €1.90 (€16.90 for a carnet of 10) and are available from bus and tram drivers as well as machines at metro entrances. Tickets allowing two consecutive hours of travel after 9am or unlimited travel after 7pm cost €3, and an all-day ticket costs €5.80. Bring coins, as machines don't accept notes (or some international credit cards). Time-stamp tickets on all forms of public transport or risk a fine.

Holders of the Lyon City Card (; 1/2/3/4 days adult €25/35/45/55, child €17/24/31/38) receive free unlimited access to Lyon's transport network for the duration of the card's validity.


Taxis hover in front of both train stations, on the place Bellecour end of rue de la Barre (2e), at the northern end of rue du Président Édouard Herriot (1er) and along quai Romain Rolland in Vieux Lyon (5e).

Allo Taxi

Taxis Lyonnais