How to get to Rhône-Alpes

Published date: 26 février 2015

An easy-to-access region in the heart of Europe


By plane:

The fourth-largest French airport and multimodal hub gives direct access to 115 destinations. With 63% international traffic, it is a major point of access in Europe. Accessible destinations include Germany, Spain, UK and Italy,… as well as the new long-haul line between Lyon and Dubai.

New visitors centre: The Espace Welcome, a hub for multimedia information, is located between terminals 1 and 2 in the high-speed train station


Several routes with European destinations are available.


Information for visitors to France can be found at the Visitor’s Centre


Two airports for use during the winter season:

By train :

International Transportation Service (Large-line Trains) :

  • Eurostar offers now direct connections between London and Lyon four times a week
  • Connection with Brussels : Thalys (as well as Thalys Soleil and Thalys Neige) and high-speed train from Brussels to Lyon
  • Connection with London: Eurostar London – Lyon high-speed train and “Eurostar des neiges”
  • Connection with Barcelona: Train from Barcelona – Lyon
  • Connections with Turin and Milan: high-speed train from Lyon

International routes:

National Transportation Service: National lines run between Rhône-Alpes and a number of destinations in France, mostly by high-speed train.

National routes:

Regional Transportation Service: Express regional trains cover the whole region, ensuring regular connections that run between mountain resorts and large cities in the region.

Regional express trains:


By road:

With more than 1,300 kilometers of highway, Rhône-Alpes is one of the best-serviced regions in France for roadways.

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