Lyon - Train Tickets & City Guide

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Lyon by train - City guide & train tickets

What is the name of the main station in Lyon? 
Lyon Part Dieu is the central station. 

Can you walk from the station to the (old) city centre? 
Yes, the station is centrally located. 

Which hotels do you recommend near the station?  
Check our list of recommend hotels near the station

Which trains run to Lyon? 

  • TGV
  • TER
  • Seasonal also Eurostar runs through Lyon

Are there direct trains to major cities nearby? 
Yes, to Paris, Lille, Marseille, Barcelona and many other cities in both France and accross the border.

Do you offer all train tickets to Lyon? 
Yes, we offer all train tickets - always the best price, no booking fees and e-tickets! 

About Lyon 
The UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Lyon has a charming old town. Walk around Quartier Saint Jean and Quartier Saint Georges and enjoy the historic atmosphere. Visit the Museum of Archaelogy and Place des Terreaux. Lyon is easy to travel to by train from nearby cities like Genève and Marseille

Lyon Part Dieu - Info

Railway Station Lyon

Lyon Part Dieu is the name of the main train station of Lyon and is located around 3 kilometers from the city centre. There are many shops and restaurants in and arond the station and there is Wifi hotspot. 

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: yes, 06h15-23h00 
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre 


Lyon Part Dieu - Hotels near the station

Find cheap hotels with good ratings near Lyon Part Dieu

  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
Cheap hotels near Lyon Part Dieu Train Station - Trains to Lyon

Mercure Centre Saxe Lafayette***

Modern hotel with a small swimming pool. High ratings, 15-minutes' walk from the train station.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago

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Novotel Lyon Centre Part Dieu ***

100m from the train station. Comfortable and modern, French quality hotel.  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

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Hotel Tete d'Or**

Typical French hotel, high ratings, affordable and convenient. Pretty far from the train station, 1.7km, 15 to 20-minutes' walk  •  Agoda  •  Trivago 

•  Find more cheap hotels:  •  Agoda  •  Trivago



Lyon Part Dieu - Rental cars

Rent a cheap car at the train station

Cheap rental cars near train station Lyon Part Dieu Gare SNCF - Rent a car in Lyon

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8 rental car companies. Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Keddy, Sixt, Thrifty.   



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