Rhône-Alpes Transportation

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Rhône-Alpes Transportation

  • Metro, Funicular, Bus & Tram

    Lyon Transportation

    Hi everyone, I would just like to inform you about this company, Rhonexpress. First of all it is a scandal how the concession has been given for 30 YEARS to such companies as Vinci or Veolia, known for not caring much for the clients but for profits and dividends mostly. Of course they have assured a monopolistic position, ending with the more...

  • Getting There

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Transportation

    The easiest (or at least the most fun) way of getting to Chamonix is by train. Regular trains run from St Gervais-les-Bains to Martigny, Switzerland via Chamonix (Note: Many trains terminate on the French-Swiss border at Châtelard-Frontière, but it's an easy walk across the platform for the continuing train). From Paris, you can take a TGV to...

  • Road trip

    Yvoire Transportation

    To get to Yvoire from Geneva, we enjoyed a leisurely ride along a country road (D25) that passed through some lovely little villages to get to Yvoire, it was barely imperceptible that you were passing from Switzerland to France as there was no border guard, at least not that day. Remember to take your passport though if you are coming from...

  • Trains & TGV

    Lyon Transportation

    Travelling by train around France is the best way to move around , better than the buses. They close at about midnight and open again at 5 AM. I had to sleep on the floor near the gate long time ago. When they opened at 5 I run to order a hot coffee and a croissant.

  • Getting Around in the Chamonix Valley

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Transportation

    See my other tip for getting 'to' Chamonix from the Geneva airport. Once in town be sure to get a 'Carte d'Hôte' from the tourist office or from your hotel or host, which gives you the right to free public transport in the whole valley. There is a small 'Mulet' mini bus that travels around Chamonix town center. This is good if you leave your car...

  • Cruise

    Yvoire Transportation

    This is a must do. When you're in Evian or Thonon-les-Bains, make a day-trip to Yvoire. A return ticket costs you 25 € but it's really worth it on a sunny day. The boat takes you slowly along the lakeside . Beautiful scenery is waiting for you. And then you arrive in the colourful Yvoire...

  • Airport & Flying

    Lyon Transportation

    No problem flying into Lyon. Leaving by international flight is more problematic if you use T1. The security section (X-rays) is grossly inadequate with queues routinely meaning 20 or 30 minutes wait. The employee on duty that day confirmed to me that is was not a one-off and that queues are almost always very long. Plan to get there early if...

  • Touristic Trains/Cable Cars Etc

    Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Transportation

    The slopes in Chamonix now offer 4 hour passes, which are good starting at any time (ie no more 'half day' passes where you must wait until noon to start using them). The clock counts down from the time you first go through a turnstyle, and from then you have 4 hours of skiing. If you are a beginner or intermediate who is still wobbly on red runs,...

  • Road Access

    Lyon Transportation

    By Plane : There is a multimodal hub which lies around 25 km from Lyon. The airport is called the Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and utilises around 40 airlines flyign to nearly 80 destinations including around 40 which fly to international destinations. Buses leave every 20 minutes and will take around 30 to 45 minutes into the city. Taxis cost...

  • How to get in and out of Bourg-en-Bresse

    I come here by car, but passing found a picture of the gare or train station of Bourg-en-Bresse so will give you some tips from the French links of the city and tourism for coming here.Airports of Lyon - Saint Exupéry and Genève - Cointrin are less than an hour to here.http://www.lyonaeroports.com/enghttp://www.gva.ch/en/DesktopDefault.aspxby the...

  • How to get here in and out-Val Cenis

    the road is sublime, Autoroute A43 direction Turin, exit/sortie N°30 - Modane, the road D1006 (ex-RN6) direction Lanslebourg . Be careful as in winter the road around Col de l'Iseran and Col du Mont Cenis are close to circulation.This site can show the state of circulation in Savoiehttp://www.savoieroute.com/By train TGV Paris-Modane regular...

  • How to get here in and out-Abondance

    I did it with the boys from Paris gare de Lyon by train, but can be done by car or air and then train or bus.train station at Thonons les Bains;from Paris gare de Lyon. and other nearby towns sometimes using SNCF buses.http://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/rhone_alpes/gare/Thonon-les-Bains.aspxBy bus or taxi (approx 30 min.)- by taxi : Voyages Gagneux –...

  • bus to Meribel

    the alps bus regional service is altibus or altitude buses, the site in French tell you the route, have it there in the english versionhttp://www.altibus.com/index.aspxsee British flag just below the Your transfer windowHOpe it helps

  • trains Chamonix and Geneva

    long train rides but the car wont do better in those mountains... You can look at the Swiss train site geneva to chamonixhttp://www.sbb.ch/en/home.htmland the FRench portion, chamonix to milanohttp://www.voyages-sncf.com/?prex=A_LSM_4E958C418D22Dyou can play with the sites to find the best suited for you. For the kids see this...


    You can indeed get to/from Evian-les-Bains by train.From Evian to Paris you can pick up a Geneva - Paris TGV at Bellegarde, using the local train from Evian to Bellegarde.Consult www.voyages-sncf.com to make reservations for that journey - compulsory.The detailed train maps and timetables for that region of France can be viewed and downloaded...

  • Getting up the Mountains

    There are literally 100s of chair lifts, gondela, funiculas, drag lifts, button lifts all over the Alps. All of them of course, work in the winter & a great many stay open in the summer for walkers & people just wanting to enjoy the view from the top. You have to buy a lift pass this can be done for a period of 1 day to a whole season. Prices can...

  • The Snow Train To The Alps

    The overnight snow train is a great idea, you pick it up in Waterloo, London & it takes to all the way to the Alps, stopping off at several stations local to various ski resorts. Chambéry (for Alpe d'Huez, Le Collet d'Allevard, Les Aillons, Les Deux Alpes, Saint Pierre de Chartreuse)Albertville (for Arêches-Beaufort, Crest-Voland Cohennoz, Flumet,...

  • Walking

    The great thing about this vacation is that is a walking vacation. you drop your car somewhere and start walking the hills. The Tour is about one week and there is a litte hut where you can sleep at night ' always different ones ofcourse '. or you can just take your tent !!

  • Canoeing down the Ardeche

    Canoeing down the Ardeche river was a really good experience. In August the weather is blistering so bring some sunscreen. Very laid back and serene, fantastic scenery.

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