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Carte de localisation d'Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Location and access

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

Access from Belgium

Hop and Brussels Airlines, partners of Aéroports de Lyon take turns to deliver an extended offer of Brussels-Lyon flights.


Access from Netherlands

1h30 from Amsterdam to Clermont-Ferrand with HOP! Air France, 4 direct flights per week: https://www.clermont-aeroport.com/en/amsterdam

1h30 with Flybe or KLM to Lyon: https://www.lyonaeroports.com/vols-et-destinations/vols-lyon-amsterdam

Otherwise, regular train connections via Paris Gare du Nord / Thalys

Access from United Kingdom

To Lyon:

  • London Gatwick & Luton Airports
    operated by easyJet (6 & 7 flights per week).
  • London Heathrow Airport
    operated by British Airways (7 flights per week).
  • Birmingham Airport
    operated by Flybe (7 flights per week).
  • Edinburgh Airport
    operated by EasyJet (2 flights per week).
  • Manchester Airportoperated by Flybe (5 flights per week).
  • Bristol Airport
    operated by EasyJet (2 flights per week from 01/07 to 30/09).

To Clermont-Ferrand:

From April to October with Ryanair, flights every Monday and Friday.

See the hours guide

Access from Germany

Jet lag: 0 h
Currency: Euro

Flights from Berlin

  • Distance: 975 km
  • Flight time: 1 h 50

Flights from Düsseldorf

  • Distance: 795 km
  • Flight time: 1 h 15

Flights from Frankfurt

  • Distance: 562 km
  • Flight time: 1 h 25

Flights from Munich

  • Distance: 735 km
  • Flight time: 1 h 20

Flights from Nuremberg

  • Distance: 623 km
  • Flight time: 1 h 16

Flights from Stuttgart

  • Distance: 469 km
  • Flight time: 1 h 15

Access from Switzerland

Direct flights from Zurich

Access from Italy

Many flights available from several cities:

Access from Canada

Montreal to Lyon, two airlines:

  • AIR CANADA: all year, from 4 to 5 flights per week
    • From the beginning of April to the end of October: 5 times a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
    • From late October to late March: 4 times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays).
  •  AIR TRANSAT: from 2 to 5 flights, from the end of April to the beginning of November. Accessibility all year round by TGV Air. Arrival at Terminal 3, ten minutes walk from the TGV station, two hours by train to Lyon.
    • From late April to mid-June, 2 flights per week (Tuesdays & Saturdays)
    • From June 17 to September 29: 5 flights per week (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays)
    • From 1st to 20th of October: 3 flights
    • From 21 to 31 October: 2 flights per week

Access from Israel

Tel Aviv to Lyon, two airlines:

    • Two weekly flights (Monday and Friday
    • Three weekly flights (July to October, Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
    • Two to four weekly flights (from October 21st: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday)
    • 3 weekly flights (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) except the months of November and January: 2 weekly flights
Gare TGV de l'aéroport Lyon-Saint Exupéry
© JL. Rigaux/Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Tourisme

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes by plane

Lyon Saint Exupéry international airport (www.lyonaeroports.com)

The third-largest French airport and multimodal hub gives direct access to 115 destinations. It is a major point of access in Europe. Accessible destinations include Germany, Spain, UK and Italy,…

Clermont-Ferrand (www.clermont-aeroport.com)

Several routes with European destinations are available.

Geneva International Airport (www.gva.ch)

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

Two airports for use during the winter season

Photo de la Gare Part-Dieu à Lyon
© Région Urbaine de Lyon

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes by train

International Transportation Service (Large-line Trains)

  • 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: www.oui.sncf

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

National routes: www.oui.sncf

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: www.ter-sncf.com.

Photo de la route nationale 7
© P. Maillet-Contoz/Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Tourisme

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes by car/bus

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

More information on: www.viamichelin.com

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