May 10th - 13th, 2018


Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport at 25km

Express shuttle rhônexpress, every 15 minutes from the airport to Lyon Part-Dieu Train Station

Lyon Perrache Train Station at 1km

Lyon Part-Dieu Train Station at 3km



The Organization has blocked rooms at the Sofitel hotel, but also in 2 hotels in the same area: Globe&Cecil Hotel and Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux-Arts.



Lyon has a tropical, warm and humid climate without any dry season.

The climate in May is warm, but humid.
The average temperature is 16°C (11°C in the morning and up to 20°C in the afternoon).

The average daylight duration in Lyon is 14h55. The sun rises at 05h10 and sets at 20h05.





By Taxi

There is a taxi rank in front of the airport terminals 1 or 2 and the train station.The trip from the airport to the conference hotel takes app. 30 minutes and costs app. EUR 50 - 60 (or less if you use UBER).

By Lyon Express (to all hotels)

You take the “Lyon Express” tram from the train station, which is located in front of Terminal 1 (a 5 minutes walk). Every Lyon Express tram goes in the same direction from the airport, so you don’t have to worry about getting on the wrong train. There is a tram every 15 minutes (from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.). It takes 30 minutes to arrive at the Lyon Part Dieu train station. Then, you take the subway to go to the hotel (see “By subway” leaflet). The price for a one-way ticket is EUR 15.90. You can buy tickets in the subway or online.


If you arrive at the Lyon Part Dieu train station, the distance between the station and the Place Bellecour is 3km.

For all hotels, you have to take the subway station or a taxi.

By Subway

The entrance of the subway station is located right outside the train station, “Porte Rhône” entrance (Place Charles Béraudier).
Take line B, going to “Gare d’Oullins”, and get down at “Saxe Gambetta”. Then take line D, going to “Gare de Vaise”, and get down at “Bellecour”.
The subway operates at a 2-5 minute interval during the day.

The 3 hotels accessible by foot:

  • Sofitel: 7 minutes
  • Mercure: 6 minutes
  • Globe & Cecil: 3 minutes

The price for a one-way ticket to Lyon is EUR 1.80.

TRANSPORT BY CAR - To Place Bellecour

From the A6 motorway, you take the “Lyon Presqu’Île” exit.
Then, you turn left into the “Rue Sala”, right into “Rue de la Charité”, and right into “Rue Biennier” until “Quai Gailleton”.

From A6 motorway - 4.00 km / 2.50 miles
From A7 motorway - 4.00 km / 2.50 miles
From A42-43 motorway - 10.00 km / 6.25 miles