Getting to Lyon

Depending on your location, you have a choice of ways of getting to Lyon to enjoy the Festival of Lights. The Festival area in the city centre is pedestrian only.

By car : park outside the City

There are several Park&Ride (Parc Relais) carparks where you can park your car and take public transport to the city centre. They are reserved for users of the Lyon TCL public transport network.
You will need your ticket or pass to exit the car park.

►Further information: TCL Parcs Relais

By coach

Several coach companies run services between Lyon and major French and European cities:

Ouibus (BlaBlaBus) – https://www.ouibus.com/

FlixBus – https://global.flixbus.com/

Eurolines – https://www.eurolines.eu/

Alsa – https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home

By train

Strike Info / Social Movements : https://en.oui.sncf/en/train/strike

Lyon has two main railway stations in the city centre - Lyon Part-Dieu and Lyon-Perrache - which serve major European cities.

►Further information: https://www.sncf.com/en

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?

►More information on SNCF TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

By plane

Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, France's 4th biggest airport, is located 25 km east of Lyon. There are flights to sixty cities a day. It is a multi-modal hub including rail and coach services. The Welcome Area provides tourist and airport information.

►More information: https://www.lyonaeroports.com/en/

Getting to the city centre is easy, you have a choice of possibilities:

Rhônexpress tram link

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

During the Festival of Lights, you can save time and money by buying your ticket on the official Rhônexpress website or via the app.

The service runs from 4:25 am to midnight: from 6 am to 9 pm a tram every 15 minutes, before 6 am and after 9 pm a tram every 30 minutes. Onboard service with a conductor.

Free Festival of Lights programme, map of Lyon and map of the Lyon public transport network.

►More information: https://www.rhonexpress.fr/en

Lyon Public Transport (TCL) – Bus 47

This new bus route takes you to the Meyzieu Z.i. T3 tram stop in 35 mins, you can then reach Lyon Part-Dieu station in 20 mins. This bus runs every 30 mins from 5:55 am to 12:08 am.

►More information on https://www.tcl.fr/en/journey-planner/timetables