Find, in this article, an overview of Lyon's transport network, including buses, tramway, subway, etc.
Moving to Lyon? You are probably wondering how to go to work, shopping or sightseeing. Like most major French cities, Lyon has a developed transport network. So when going out, you can choose from 4 subway lines, 5 tramway lines, more than 100 bus and trolleybus lines, as well as 2 cable car lines. Indeed, traveling has never been easier in Lyon.
Subway and cable cars
Lyon's subway network stretches over more than 30 km over 44 stations for and is served by 4 operational lines. One of these lines is fully automatic. These can take you anywhere across the city. Cable cars, for their part, can take you to Fourvière, Vieux Lyon Saint-Just, Vieux Lyon Hôtel de Ville and Croix-Rousse through a tunnel.
The city is served by five tramway lines by which you can travel to the following areas: Villeurbanne, Bron, Meyzieu and Chassieu.
- Line T1 serves 27 stations: Montrochet, Hôtel de Région / Debourg
- Line T2 serves 29 stations: Perrache / Saint-Priest Bel-Air
- Line T3 serves 10 stations: LEA, from Part-Dieu to Meyzieu ZI
- Line T4 serves 32 stations: from La Doua toVénissieux (From the main hospital Portes du Sud Feyzin)
- Line T5 serves 11 stations: from Grange-Blanche to Eurexpo, passing by the Bron city-center and the Chêne activity park.
The Rhônexpress, for its part, is a special tramway which links the Part-Dieu station to the Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport within around 25 minutes for each trip.
If you prefer to travel across the city by bus, some 130 bus lines are available. Note that Lyon also hosts more than a hundred school bus lines serving a total of 80 schools in the morning and in the afternoon.
Moreover, local authorities have set up a shuttle bus park including 35 buses, as well as a special minibus service called Optibus which is intended for the disabled.
Car sharing is also quite widespread in Lyon as in the rest of the country. Indeed, the city hosts a self-service car rental network. You simply have to register with an operator to rent a car for a maximum of two hours to travel across the city, but without leaving it.
You might also want to try carpooling, whether to go out, go to work or take your children to school. Indeed, carpooling is a common practice in Lyon. Find more information in the useful links provided below.
There are several taxi stands in Lyon. To hire one, you can either wave at the driver in the street, make advance booking or go to the nearest taxi stand.
Vélo'V, from which you can rent a bike, is also available 24/7.