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A Compendium of Useful Links for Travel from Lyon to Le Puy en Velay



Caveat. I do not have first hand knowledge of most of the information presented here. The material in this thread was researched using web resources that may be out of date. Information may be incomplete or incorrect. The information presented here is not exhaustive. You are advised to confirm your own travel details.

4000 Lyon
4100 Lyon to Le Puy en Velay
4200 Le Puy en Velay
4300 Conques

4000 Lyon

4001 This section discusses transportation in Lyon

Index 4000
4002 Lyon Airport
4003 Lyon Transportation
4004 Train Stations Lyon

4002 Lyon Airport

Lyon Airport (LYS) Saint Exupéry

The best way to get from the Airport Saint Exupéry to Lyon Gare Part Dieu Villette is the Rhone Express Tram. Be prepared for the price shock.

Rhone Express - Shuttle from Airport to downtown Lyon

4003 Lyon Transportation

Lyon transit

To go from Gare Part Dieu to Gare Perrache, depending on TCL schedule:

a. Bus #9 from Gare Part Dieu Vivier Merle to Metro station Bellacour. Transfer to Metro line A and go to Metro station Perrache.

b. Tram # 1 from Gare Part Dieu Vivier Merle to Gare Perrache.

c. Metro line B from Gare Part Dieu to Jean Mace. From Jean Mace take Tram #2 to Gare Perrache.

Allow 30 minutes.

4004 Lyon Train Stations

Lyon has seven train stations including the TGV station at the airport. The principal station in Lyon is Gare Part Dieu. The other station of interest is Gare Perrache.

Lyon Gare de Part Dieu

Lyon Gare Perrache

Lyon Gare Saint Exupéry TGV (airport)

4100 Lyon to Le Puy-en-Velay

4101 This section describes transportation from Lyon to Le Puy-en-Velay.

4102 Trains

Le Puy-en-Velay is best reached by SNCF provided trains and autocars (bus). Most of the trains to Le Puy leave from Lyon Gare de Part Dieu, however some schedules have trains leaving from Lyon Gare Perrache.

It is possible to buy SNCF tickets to Le Puy from the TGV station at Lyon's Airport, however, trains travel via Paris, an eight-hour detour.

Trains from Lyon to Saint Etienne Chateaucreux may be via SNCF TGV or SNCF TER services.

Trains from Saint Etienne Chateaucreux will involve SNCF TER services either by train or bus.

The trip from Lyon may involve one or more transfers from one train to another at Saint Etienne Chateaucreux and Firminy.

At time of writing tracks (March 2017) from Firminy to Le Puy are under long-term maintenance. Typically service on the final leg, either from Saint Etienne Chateaucreux or Firminy, is provided by SNCF operated train. Currently service is by bus.

See schedule: TER 9 (Lyon - Le Puy) and TER 10 (Saint Etienne*Givors*Lyon)


SNCF TER Rhone-Alpes

4200 Le Puy en Velay

4201 This section provides some information about Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy en Velay Tourist Page

TwinJet (Paris to Le Puy)

4300 Conques

Conques Tourism website

Links Checked March 2017
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