Getting to Lyon

Parcs Relais (Park-and-Rides): have a ball at the Festival of Lights without the car!

The 21 TCL Parcs Relais, reserved for TCL customers, will mean that travellers can park just outside Lyon and take public transport to the city centre.

On Saturday, December 8 the network will be free: you can access the P + Rs without a ticket from 4 pm until they close at the end of service.

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TER (Regional trains) / Coaches

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and SNCF invite you to travel to the Festival of Lights at the special illico ÉVÉNEMENTS* rate: enjoy a 50% discount on the purchase price of a TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes ticket for Lyon throughout the duration of the event. And, for your return journey, why not take one of TER’s additional trains and coaches that will be laid on from Lyon’s stations?

* 50% discount on the normal fare when purchasing a TER illico ÉVÉNEMENTS ticket for Lyon from a station in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Mâcon or Geneva.

►More information on SNCF TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes


Regional coaches on Line 75 Annonay – Lyon: you can also benefit from the illico ÉVÉNEMENTS fare (50% discount) on this return journey with special coaches laid on for December 6, 7 and 8. Depart Lyon Perrache at 11.15 pm. Tickets sold on board coaches.

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The Rhônexpress airport shuttle

Get to the Festival faster with Rhônexpress tram!

- Less than 30 minutes from the airport to Lyon Part-Dieu; get off at the terminus.
- Less than 40 minutes from the airport to Lyon city centre; get off at the “Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie” station and take Metro Line A (Bellecour stop).

During the Festival of Lights, you can save time by buying your tickets in advance and enjoy preferential rates on the site or via the app you can download in store.

From 4.25 am to midnight: one tram every 15 minutes from 6 am to 9 pm and every 30 minutes before 6 am and after 9 pm. Onboard service: conductor for information and customer service.

Provided free of charge: Festival of Lights programme, map of Lyon and map of the Lyon public transport network.


Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport is located 25 km east of Lyon. This easily-accessible, multi-modal hub is served by a hundred international cities every day. The Welcome Area provides tourist and airport information and advice.