Lyon is a perfectly positioned city intersected by two rivers Rhone and Saone, making it an attractive place for visitors with its piers and river banks. It's perfect for pleasant strolls, river cruises and relaxing in a restaurant or a cafe. Dating back to 43 BC, Lyon has a rich history to which the locals are proud. Lyon is the third-largest city in France and the second-largest urban area.
Dining and entertainment opportunities in Lyon
The locals love their food, and it's no wonder Lyon is known as the world capital of gastronomy. Maybe one of the most famous events that make Lyon accessible is the Festival of Lights. Various interactive and visual shows are held around the city, spiced by the many small candles that locals place on their balconies.
Lyon has lots of parks, green open spaces, river embankments and promenades, where people can chill out and enjoy the contemporary artworks. The largest and most popular one is Parc de la Tete d'Or, which features a 17-hectare lake created from a Rhone river branch. Tourists can also visit the botanical garden, one of the largest in France, with over 20,000 species.
Run by TCL, the public transportation in Lyon consists of four metro lines, five tram lines, two cable railways and more than 100 bus routes. You can buy a single ticket and use it on any public transport mode for an hour. An alternative to public transport is the Vaporetto, a shuttle boat that operates along the river Saone between the old district and the fancy Confluence area.
Driving around Lyon by car can be very stressful, due to the difficulty of finding a parking space, as well as the high expenses. If necessary, you can rent a car at one of the representative offices around the city. Lyon taxis are available outside both train stations.
Getting from Lyon Airport to the city
Lyon Satolas Airport, more commonly known as Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS), is 20 km away from Lyon city centre. The airport serves the entire Rhone-Alpes region. Air France and Easy Jet are the most popular airlines operating from the airport.
Bus connection is not available from Lyon Airport to the city centre. The Lyon Express tram is the only public transport option. Thus, Lyon airport taxi and private airport transfer are the best alternatives. You can take a Lyon airport taxi at the taxi rank in front of Terminals 1, 2 and the train station.
Arrange private Lyon airport transfer to the ski resorts
For safe and timely travel, book a private Lyon airport transfer with us. Enjoy your ride in a comfortable vehicle with a professional driver. The door-to-door transfer is all-inclusive at a fixed rate, without hidden charges. City Airport Taxis organises taxi transfers to the nearby towns and ski resorts including Courchevel 1850, Val Thorens, Alpe d Huez, Chamrousse and Meribel. The fare for booking a private transfer from Lyon Airport to Lyon city centre starts from EUR 59 for up to 3 passengers.
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