Metro, Funicular, Bus & Tram, Lyon
With 4 metro lines, 2 funiculars trains, 2 tramway lines and more than 100 bus lines, public transportation is the most efficient and cheapest way to get around Lyon. Check out the Office of Tourism at Place Bellecour, where you can get a helpful map with all the details.
The Lyon public transportation system is among one of the best that I know. It is easy to use and there are several options.
The best way to get around for tourism is to buy a day ticket which gives you unlimited access to the tram, metro & buses all day for about $4. The web site for the public transport company is:
The page with the whole map pf fthe transport system is:
don't hesitate to download it
Of course you can walk, but do go to the top of the Fourvière hill, preferrably by the FUNICULAR, which you'll find near the Saint-Jean cathedral. Up there you'll find the Roman ruins, the Museum of Galo-Roman Civilisation, the Basilique, an Eiffel-Tower look-alike and the best views over Lyon.
The metro is useful, but Lyon is best seen on foot. The metro system is rather bizzare in that we always hopped on without paying. In most metro stations around the world you have to pass a ticket through a slot before you can pass. In Lyon, there were no restrictive barriers; instead, there was a ticket slot but you could just walk around it! I'm not sure if this bizzare system is still in place or what the fine is if you are caught, but we went four days without paying....it meant we could eat out too!
You can choose both metro and bus then get around Lyon .Click here for more information Metro Map in Lyon
Funicular railway, always a favourite of ours, this one up the Fourviere hill. The good news is that day tickets are valid on here.
Enjoyed our trip!
Public transport in lyon is really great, busses and metro. It's 1,4 € per ride.
Check the website for further info.