Choose to set up in the Lyon area and you’ll benefit from a highly developed transport system with optimal links to the main cities in France, Europe and beyond. This provision makes your future city a pacesetter for accessibility and mobility.

Access by road, river, rail and air

Did you know that you can take a return flight between Lyon and Europe’s leading cities in the same day?

By train, boat, plane, or car: to travel to Lyon, you have plenty of choice. We have two airports (Lyon-Saint Exupéry international airport and Lyon-Bron business airport), three TGV rail stations including two in the city centre, and six motorways optimally connected to the main transport route between northern and southern Europe. Not forgetting the river port at the city’s gateway, Lyon Édouard Herriot, which enjoys a privileged position at the intersection of European and global trade.

Air transport

  • Less than 2 hours from Europe’s leading capitals
  • More than 130 destinations (national, European, intercontinental) accessible on a direct flight
  • More than 11.74 million passengers in 2019 at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport

Rail transport

  • 70 services a day to/from Paris (1h50)
  • A Eurostar service to London (< 5 hours)
  • 35 train stations in the Lyon metropolitan area
  • 1,200 trains per day in 2019
  • 40 million train passengers in 2018

Urban mobility: all types of transport on hand

  • Public transport:
    • More than 150 bus and trolleybus lines
    • 4 metro lines, serving 40 stations on 32.05 km of network
    • 7 tramway lines
    • 2 funicular lines
      (sources: Métropole de Lyon -, March 2022 and Sytral -, March 2022)
  • Bicycle:
    • 428 Vélo’v (self-service bicycle) stations
    • 1,090 km of cycle lanes throughout the region
      (source: Métropole de Lyon -, March 2022)
  • On the water:
    • 1 river shuttle on the Saône in downtown Lyon
    • 1 taxi boat
  • Car sharing:
    • 680 open-access rental cars with Citiz LPA, Getaround, Leo&Go, Yea! et Zity
      (source: Métropole de Lyon -, March 2022)
  • Taxis:
  • 1 million euros of EU funding to develop carpooling

Lyon’s transport system lets you move easily around the metro area. Eco-friendly modes are highly developed and offer many options: metro, tramway, bus, boat, self-service bicycle, electric car… There’s something for everyone!

In 2018, Lyon was awarded the accolade of “Europe’s most accessible city” for people with reduced mobility, whatever their disability.

Since 2021, the Lyon metropolitan area has offered free monthly public transport passes on the TCL network for welfare recipients, asylum seekers and others.

All the resources to get around Lyon can be found at

Resources for sustainable employee mobility

On Lyon Metropole’s Employee Mobility website you will find the resources to get informed and start your sustainable mobility program: methodological tools, available programs and financial aid, regulations and a directory of mobility service providers to assist your employees in their mobility and offer new services (company bicycles, shared cars for private journeys, and more).

Check out the platform (in French)