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Prætor

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Hi.

I have booked a plane arriving at Airport Lyon. How to get to Le Puy with my bike witout renting a car?
Bus, train taking bikes? Anybody know?
Thanks!
 
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In general, you can take your bicycle on the train in France. There are several departures per day from Lyon to Le Puy en Velay. There is a shuttle bus from the airport to the train station; you want the SECOND train station stop for the Le Puy train.
 

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Actually, having cycled in France, I know you can't take your cycle on just any train. Certain trains are marked with a cycle symbol on the timetables, and those trains are OK. You can't take a train on a TGV unless you disassemble it into a casing. But there is provision on many more regional trains to take cycles whole, as is.
Margaret
 
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The trains from Lyon to Le Puy are TER. Your bicycle is permitted.

Voyages à bord de TER

Vous pouvez faire expédier votre vélo par train ou voyager avec votre vélo et le transporter gratuitement dans tous les trains TER de votre région.

A savoir : les vélos peuvent être embarqués selon les places disponibles, du lundi au vendredi sauf pendant les heures de pointe, de 7h00 à 9h00 et de 16h30 à 18h30.
 

Prætor

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Thanks!
I got it all figured out now, and here it is (for others):

Arriving Lyon Airport, take the tram "Rohnexpress" from the airport to Lyon Part-Dieu railwaystation (30 min), then catch a train to St. Etienne (45 min), change train and continue to Le Puy (1h 20 min). Total cost about Euro 35 (bike free as luggage).

Buen Camino!
 
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You have to change trains in St. Etienne to go to LePuy. The connection time is only 6 minutes. Is this really doable? It looks to be the last train too so if I miss it, is there a bus? Thanks for the help.
 

Prætor

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There are plenty of trains going from Lyon til St.Etienne. When you check the timetable for Lyon - Le Puy you will only find the train with the 6 min connection. Try times for Lyon - St. Etienne, and then St.Etienne - Le Puy. Lyon - St.Etienne has train running once or twice every hour.
 

Pilar

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Sorry for the confusion. I wasn't clear. The connection time in St. Etienne is the 6 minute time. The time to get the train going to Le Puy. I will have plenty of time to find the train in Lyon going to St. Etienne. Thanks.
 
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KiwiNomad06

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It will be do-able- it is designed for the trains to be linked. Chances are that the trains will even be on adjoining platforms to make the transfer easy. And probably there is a guard on the platform who will be checking everyone who wants to has made the changeover before the second train departs.

It is the same when you have a transfer to an 'autocar' (bus) for part of a journey in France: the autocar won't leave until the train has arrived and been able to disgorge its passengers.
Margaret
 

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Six minutes is plenty of time. St Etienne is a very small station, only two platforms. Just follow the crowd!
 

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