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Gateway to the city

With nearly 500,000 daily commutes, La Part-Dieu district has become a real gateway to the city, where different modes of transport converge: trains, public transport (buses, trams and metro), as well as soft transport. The Lyon Part-Dieu project improves this inter-modality to make all forms of travel easier.

Aerial view of the Lyon Part-Dieu railway station and Place Charles Béraudier. © Credit Grand Lyon.

La Part-Dieu railway station and its multimodal interchange

Lyon Part-Dieu railway station was brought into operation in 1983 for the Paris – Lyon TGV (high-speed train) substituting Les Brotteaux railway station. The leading interchange rail station in Europe, it became a hyper- connected multimodal interchange when the tram lines and bus lines arrived, followed by the Rhônexpress. The railways station was redeveloped in 1995 and 2001, to cater to an increase in traffic. Today, La Part-Dieu’s multimodal hub is the subject of an ambitious project aiming to satisfy the mobility requirements of all travellers.

Urban and interurban transport

Public transport on Boulevard Vivier Merle © Item Corporate


Several public transport lines are available at La Part-Dieu. The trams T1, T3 and T4 connect respectively with Debourg, Meyzieu and La Doua. Lines C1, C2, C3, C7, C 13, as well as lines 25, 37, 38 and 70 are available at the bus stations. The B Metro (Part-Dieu and Place Guichard stops) connects Oullins railway station to Charpennes.

Inter-urban transport travel to Isère (lines 1920, 1980 and 2060) or the Rhône (line 165) is also possible.  The public transport offering will be increased and extended.

The Rhônexpress

The Rhônexpress tram was brought into operation in 2010. It connects La Part-Dieu district with Lyon’s Saint Exupéry airport in 30 minutes, avoiding the risk of traffic jams.

Vélo’v & electric scooters

The city of Lyon provides a bike rental service, called Vélo’v. It is simple and practical for all daily travel. To learn more about how to use the service and its availability in the stations of La Part-Dieu district, go to

There is also an electric scooter sharing service in Les Halles (the indoor food market) and Part-Dieu railway station car parks

Car parks

There are four large public car parks in Part-Dieu: Gare Part-Dieu (railway station), Cuirassiers, Villette and Les Halles. Les Halles (indoor food market) car park is currently being renovated (creation of a garden and a site for roof terrace refreshments). This will be completed in autumn 2017.


There are also several taxi ranks. The relevant website will provide the various taxi offers available:

Key figures

In La Part-Dieu you are
  • 20 minutes from Place Bellecour on foot
  • 2 hours from Paris by TGV (high-speed train)
  • 2 hours from Geneva by TGV (high-speed train)
  • 30 minutes from Lyon’s Saint-Exupéry airport with flights to more than 120 destinations: Montréal, Madrid, Porto, London, etc.
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