Getting to Lyon

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Exterior view of the high speed train statiion (TGV) at the Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport- © calatrava


Lyon is easily accessible by airplane, train or car.

By train

To get to the Conference venues, we advise you to stop either at the Part-Dieu or Perrache train stations.

From the former (Part-Dieu), a short metro ride will take you to the ENS Lyon venue of the conference in less than 20 minutes (line B, no change, direction “Gare d’Oullins”, stop at station “Debourg”); a short tramway ride will take you to the Université Lyon 2 venue of the conference (line T1, no change, direction “Montrochet”, stop at “Quai Claude-Bernard”).

From the latter station (Perrache), you are within walking distance from the Université Lyon 2 venue of the conference (about 15 minutes), or alternatively you can take a short tramway ride (line T1, no change, direction “La Doua – Feyssine”, stop at “Quai Claude-Bernard”).

Website of  the SNCF (French Railways company):

Website of the Lyon public transportation network (TCL):

By TGV high speed train, Lyon is:

  • 2h from Paris or Geneva,
  • 1h40 from Marseilles,
  • 4h from Bruxelles,
  • 5h from London.

By airplane

The Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport (LYS) lies 25 km East of Lyon. It is easily accessible by car or by a shuttle, Rhônexpress, departing from the Part-Dieu train station and taking you to the airport in 30 minutes. More information here:

By car

By car, the centre of Lyons is:

  • 2h from Geneva,
  • 3h from Torino,
  • 4h from Paris,
  • 4h30 from Milan,
  • 5h from Barcelona.

Note: parking is difficult and expensive in the city! To book a parking place: