Lyon and the Alps Places



Getting Here and Around

To get between the Aéroport-Lyon-Saint-Exupéry and downtown Lyon take the Satobus (04–72–68–72–17), a shuttle bus that goes to the city center between 5 am and 9 pm and to the train station between 6 am and 11 pm; journey time is 35–45 minutes, and the fare is €9.60. Lyon has three major train stations—two in town and a third at the Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport, making it a major hub for transportation in the region. To get here by car, take A6 south from Paris 463 km (287 miles). The city's squeaky-clean and efficient subway gets you from one end of town to the other in 5 to 10 minutes. Four métro lines and three tramway lines crisscross the city. A single ticket costs €1.75, and a 10-ticket book is €14.50. Both 2-hour and evening passes cost €2.65. A day "Liberté" pass for bus and métro is €5 (available from bus drivers and the automated machines in the métro).

Visitor Information

Lyon Tourist Information. Lyon Tourist Information Pl. Bellecour, Lyon, 69002. 04–72–77–69–69. Av. Adolphe Max, near cathedral, 69002. 04–72–77–69–69.