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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 connections via Paris Gare du Nord / Thalys

Access from United Kingdom

From Lyon:

  • London - Gatwick Airport (LGW)
    2 daily flights operated by easyJet (14 frequencies per week).
  • London Luton Airport (LTN)
    1 daily flight operated by easyJet on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (6 frequencies in total).
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
    3 daily flights operated by British Airways from Monday to Sunday (21 frequencies in total).
  • London Airport - Southend (SEN)
    4 weekly frequencies operated by Flybe on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
  • London Airport - Stansted (STN)
    2 weekly frequencies operated by jet2 from 23 December 2017 to 22 April 2018.

From Clermont-Ferrand:

From April 1 to October 25, 2019 with Ryan Air, flights every Monday and Friday.
Flights every Monday and Friday from Clermont-Ferrand airport.


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:

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)

  • 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: 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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