When to go
The crowds in Lyon never seem to be overwhelming, even in high summer when the temperature and humidity climb. Spring is pleasantly warm while autumn sees the surrounding countryside at its best and is the time for the grape harvest. Winter in the city is often cold and crisp.
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PlanesLyon St-Exupéry airport has regular flights throughout the year from numerous destinations.
TrainsHigh-speed TGV trains connect Lyon to the rest of France, and other European countries. The station is outside the city centre but linked by an efficient tram network. London to Lyon takes four to six hours with Eurostar, via Lille or Paris.
AutomobilesA car is unnecessary in Lyon but essential if you want to get out to the vineyards and châteaux of Beaujolais and Burgundy.
TaxisIt’s possible to pick up a cab from one of the many taxi ranks, or hail one in the street.