How to reach Lyon


By air

Lyon-Saint Exupéry is the French airport with the largest number of routes outside Paris, with 27 French towns and cities connected by daily scheduled flights, 43 scheduled international routes including Montreal, Dubaï, and most European cities, 19 charter routes and 7 cargo routes (winter programme).

The Convention Center is 25 minutes from the Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport multimodal station using the direct connection by a tramway line called Rhonexpress that heads to Part Dieu TGV station, and then the bus line C1.



Due to a social conflict concerning rail transport in France, there is a risk of a strike in the coming weeks. To avoid potential problems, we advise you to plan an arrival to Lyon by plane. To have up to date information about this strike, visit our page Strike Information


The Lyon Convention Center is 10 minutes from Part-Dieu TGV station and 15 minutes from Perrache station. TGV trains run between Lyon and Paris every hour or every half hour.

  • Geneva 1h50
  • Brussels 3h50
  • London 4h50
  • Paris 1h55
  • Marseille 1h35
  • Avignon 1h05
  • Nantes 4h20
  • Montpellier 1h45
  • Lille 3h00


By road

Geostationary position : Geolink: 45°47.0829′ N, 4°51.1488′ E or locate using Geohacks

At the Convention Center, you’ll find 3 underground car parks with 3 350 spaces


By bus

  • C4 (Jean Macé – Cité internationale) which connects with metro lines A and D at stops Foch (A) and Saxe-Gambetta (D).
  • C1 (Gare Part Dieu – Cuire) a fast trolley bus with a dedicated lane connect the Cité internationale with Part-Dieu in 12 mn. In addition to this connection, a tramway line called Rhonexpress heads to Lyon-Saint Exupery airport in 25 m.
  • C5 (Bellecour Antonin Poncet – Rillieux Semailles/Vancia Château Bérard) Lyon Convention Centre to downtown (Bellecour – presqu’île area).

For all these buses, please stop at «Cité internationale – Centre de Congrès».


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