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Buses

Buses (Lyon) — Lyon currently has over 130 bus lines (many of which circulate in the city). Some go out to neighboring towns and the suburbs of Lyon. Buses usually take the longest time, but they often go the furthest and to places where other types of transport do not.   Metro fares start at […]

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Trams and Trolley Lines

Trams and Trolley Lines (Lyon): There are four tramway lines (T1, T2, T3 and T4) and three trolley lines (C1, C2 and C3) in Lyon. Unlike the Métro, riders have to validate their own tickets on the tram and trolley.

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Funiculars

Funiculars (Lyon): There are two funicular lines which both start at Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) metro station. The line to Fourvière is more of a tourist type, whereas the other to Saint Just with an intermediate stop at Minimes for the Roman theatres is a real metro extension with trains every 5 minutes between the […]

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Metro

Metro (Lyon) – as France’s second-largest city, Lyon has an elaborate public transportation system known locally as “TCL”. Its most popular mode of transit is its Metro trains – consisting of four lines: A, B C and D (see following details):   Line A: Full length from Perrache (Railway Station) – Vaulx en Velin La […]

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TRAIN

TRAIN – France’s famed rail system covers all corners of the entire country – providing links to neighbors, such as Spain, Italy, Germany and Belgium. Known as the TGV network, it connects the French capital (Paris) to over 200 destinations within the country (ranging from Biarritz in the country’s southwest corner, to Nantes on France’s […]

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TAXI

TAXI – taxi fares vary by city. In Lyon, for example, one must call the taxi companies there to determine what they charge. The same with Nice (where it’s best to set the rate with the driver before entering his taxi). Taxi fares anywhere within that city should be less than €20. Here are phone […]

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CAR RENTALS

  CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in France (Lyon): Avis: +33 04 7233 3719 Europcar: +33 825 009 900 Hertz: +33 825 00 69 69 National/Citer: +33 04 7222 7488 Sixt: +33 04 7222 7272 Thrifty” +33 825 80 01 14