Lyon, well-connected in the heart of Europe
Setting up your company in Lyon, means setting up in the heart of Europe! Located on Europe’s main north-south route, Lyon has a highly developed transport network connected to all major European capitals within 2 hours
You can travel from Lyon to 115 French and European cities via Lyon-Saint Exupéry International Airport. You can make a round trip to any one of Europe’s main business destinations in a single day, any time.
- Key Figures
- 65% international traffic
- 8,7 million passengers in 2015
Lyon-Saint Exupery airport is connected to the city center by the Rhônexpress tramline which stops at the Part-Dieu TGV and transit station
With its three high-speed TGV train stations (Part-Dieu, Perrache and the Airport), travelling from Lyon is quick and easy to
- Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (1h54),
- downtowns Paris (1 hour 55 min. – 37 round trips a day),
- Marseille (1h40),
- Montpellier (1h45),
- Nantes (4h20),
- Barcelona (4h),
- London (4h),
- Brussels (3h45),
- Turin (4h30) et
- Frankfurt (6h).
By freeway, Lyon is just a day’s journey for 180 million Europeans. Thanks to Lyon’s location in the center of Europe, logistics are facilitated and road transport of goods is possible in a single day by truck to all major European hubs.
Edouard Herriot Port is France’s largest inland port. It is a major multimodal site (waterway, railway, road, oil pipelines etc.) for shipments to the Mediterranean. The Rhone and Saone rivers comprise over 550 km of navigable waterways.
River and river-to-sea transport: 2.7 million tons handled by the region’s ports in 2011.