Travel information

The conference will take place on the campus called “La Doua” of Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University.

La Doua Campus is located in the city of Villeurbanne, next to the bigger city of Lyon (UNESCO world heritage).

Getting to Lyon

By plane, train, bus or car, Lyon offers a very good national and international accessibility.

* By Plane

Located 25 km from the city centre, St Exupery airport welcomes hundreds of destinations with more than 50 international flights. Some low-cost airlines also operate direct flights to Lyon from main European cities.

Once at St Exupery Airport, you can get easily to Lyon by taxi or RhoneExpress (ticket 15.7 euros, return ticket 27.2 euros) the interurban express rail tram connected to La Part Dieu – (one of the two main railway stations, and Lyon’s Business District Area). Note that there are direct trains (TGV) from Paris CDG airport to Lyon Part Dieu. 

* By Train

Part-Dieu and Perrache are the two train stations in the city, while the third is at Lyon’s Saint Exupéry airport. Thanks to the TGV (high speed train), you can travel to Lyon in a record time from Paris (2 hours), Marseille (1h40), Lille (3 hours), Brussels (3h30), London (5 hours), etc.

* By Road

Lyon is located in the heart of the Rhône Alpes region and features one of the best European motorway networks. Lyon is less than 2 hours driving distance from regional cities as Grenoble, Annecy, St Etienne, Valence, Clermont-Ferrand, Chambery and with very good access to major European cities as Geneva (1h30), Torino (3 hours), Marseille (3 hours), Barcelona (6 hours), etc.

Lyon Public Transportation (TCL):

The public transport network of Lyon is clean and safe. It combines 4 undergrounds / subways lines (Metro A-D), 5 tramlines (Tram T1-T5) and urban buses (more than 100 lines). (Ticket price 1.70 euros).

Both tramlines T1 and T4 give easy access to La Doua campus from La Part-Dieu Station in just 15 minutes.

Getting to La Doua campus

 La Doua Campus is close to the beautiful Parc de la Tête d'Or.

It is easily accessed by public transportation (TCL), in particular Tram T1 and T4, which take you directly from central Part-Dieu railway station to La Doua (stops “La Doua - Gaston Berger” or “Université Lyon 1”) in less than 15 mns.

La Doua Campus has a large number of amphitheaters, and a fully renovated library.

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