Trains to and from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
Traveling by train is extremely popular in Europe as it is efficient, comfortable and economical. The train station at Lyon Airport is called the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Station. Only the high-speed TGV trains travel from this station to various destinations. The SNCF, is the railway network of France. Their website is www.sncf.com (the La Societè Nationale de Chemins de Fer Francais).
From the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Station, passengers can reach towns in Rhône-Alps, Provence, Italy and the station of Paris-Gare de Lyon. These destinations include Aix-les-Bains, Aix-en-Provence, Annecy, Arles, Avignon, Chambery, Grenoble, Marseille, Montelimar, Montpellier, Nice, Orange, Toulon and Valence. The TGV trains travel internationally to Torino or Turin in Italy and to Milan. Marseille is a 90 minute journey, Paris 2 hours, Nice 4 hours and Italy 3 and a half hours.
Even though the train service offers so many destinations, it unfortunately does not travel to Lyon itself. The train line that it is on runs past Lyon. Passengers can reach the city by one of the bus services.
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Station has an SNCF information and ticket area, as well as automated ticket machines. The parking area P6 is nearby the station, or passengers can be dropped off in front of the station. The car park has automatic machines for payments. There is a WIFI area and a taxi rank. From the Lyon Airport buildings, the station is a 5 minutes on foot via a walkway.
The train station is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 06:15am and 9:10pm. On Saturdays their hours are from 06:35am to 9:10pm, and on Sundays/Bank Holidays from 7:15am to 9:10pm.
Services for Disabled passengers on TGV Trains
There are many ways that SNCF tries to increase the comfort of train travel for disabled passengers. Most of the bigger stations have wheelchairs available, and lifts and ramps are provide for easier boarding. Porters, dressed in their red jackets, offer assistance with luggage as a free service to any passenger with an invalidity card. A standard class reservation ticket will allow a person in a wheelchair to travel in the first class section. Smaller wheelchairs can be provided to facilitate movement onboard the trains.
Tickets for train travel can be purchased for a single, point-to-point journey or the ideal Pass can be selected. The France Railpass and the France Youthpass offers any 4 days unlimited train travel in one month. The Youthpass is for travelers under the age of 26. the France Saverpass is economical for two or more people traveling together, and the France Seniorpass offers a discounted rate for travelers 60 years of age and over.
The Lyon-Saint Exupéry Station at Lyon Airport is ultra-modern and designed to provide passengers with the best service possible.