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How to come to Lyon

By plane

Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, located 25 km from Lyon, serves more than 100 cities, half of which are international.

By train

Please note that there are two train stations in the center of Lyon: Gare de la Part-Dieu and Gare Perrache.

A third railway station is located at Lyon Saint Exupéry airport.

By car

Located at the crossroads of the main communication axes between Northern and Southern Europe, but also between Western Europe and Eastern countries, the Rhône-Alpes region is endowed with high quality transport infrastructures.

Thanks to the very tight motorway network (Alpine highway, South of France highway, Paris-Rhine-Rhone highway) and the 1,100 km of highways in the region, Lyon is located, by car, 1.5 hours from Geneva, 3 hours from Turin, 4 hours from Paris, 5 hours from Barcelona.

How to come to Université Lumière Lyon 2

By public transport

From SNCF Lyon Perrache railway station

Follow the Metro – Tramway signs. There are three possibilities:

1. Take the T2 tramway towards St Priest Bel Air and get off at Centre Berthelot.

2. Take the T1 tramway towards IUT Feyssine and get off at Quai Claude Bernard.

It will take 10 to 15 minutes.

From SNCF Lyon Part-Dieu railway station

Go to the “Vivier Merle” exit and take the metro B, direction “Gare d’Oullins”. Then get off at Saxe Gambetta station, follow the line D in the direction of “Gare de Vaise”. Get off at Guillotière, get out of the metro and take the T1 tramway in the direction of “Debourg”. Get off at “Rue de l’Université”. The University is in front of you.

It will take around 20 minutes.

From Lyon Saint Exupéry airport

Take the Rhonexpress streetcar that links the airport to the center of Lyon (every 15 minutes)

One way : 15,20 € / Return trip : 26,70 € – 30 minutes travel.

For more information (routes, schedules, prices) :

By bicycle

You can also rent a “VéloV” (

You will find many Vélov stations in downtown Lyon. A terminal allows you to buy a [short-term] card for 1.80 € and valid for 24 hours. The rental is free for the first half hour and charged after that. You can use them easily in the city center, between Part Dieu, Perrache and the Presqu’île and the Université Lumière Lyon 2 for example.

Nearby stations: “Universités Claude Bernard” on quai Claude Bernard; “Marseille / Université” at the corner of rue de l’université and rue de Marseille.

By car

The University Lyon 2 (Campus des Berges du Rhône) is located in the city center (in the 7th district in the faculties area), it is very well indicated and accessible but it is difficult to park.

The Berthelot parking lot (99 rue de Marseille) is located near the Campus Berges du Rhône.

On foot

The University is also easily accessible on foot, for example by walking along the redeveloped banks of the Rhône river. You can walk to the University from the exit of the Perrache railway station: follow the tramway route and cross the Rhône. Continuing on Avenue Berthelot, you will find the ISH on your right, and Rue Pasteur on your left.