Coming to Lyon

www2012 will take place at Cité | Centre de Congrès | Lyon
50 avenue Charles De Gaulles
69463 Lyon Cedex 06
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The Lyon Convention Centre is situated at Lyon’s northeast Gateway, between the Tête d’Or Park, the Quai Charles de Gaulle and the Rhône, right on the edge of the city center, near the northern ring road and 5 minutes from a junction connecting with a major European motorway network.

By air

Lyon-Saint Exupéry is the French airport with the largest number of routes outside Paris, with 27 French towns and cities connected by daily scheduled flights, 43 scheduled international routes, 19 charter routes and 7 cargo routes (winter programme). The Convention Center is 25 minutes from the airport and Lyon-Saint Exupéry multimodal station. Direct connection by tram from the airport express station of Part Dieu (after line C1).


The Lyon Convention Center is 10 minutes from Part-Dieu TGV station and 15 minutes from Perrache station. TGV trains run between Lyon and Paris every hour or every half hour.
  • Lyon – Paris 1h55
  • Lyon – Marseille 1h35
  • Lyon – Avignon 1h05
  • Lyon – Nantes 4h20
  • Lyon – Montpellier 1h45
  • Lyon – Lille 3h00
  • Lyon – Genève 1h50
  • Lyon – Bruxelles 3h50

By road

**Geostationary position** : 45°47.0829′ N, 4°51.1488′ E

By Bus

  • C4 (Jean Macé – Cité internationale) which connects with metro lines A and D at stops Foch (A) and Saxe-Gambetta (D).
  • C1 (Gare Part Dieu – Cuire) a fast trolley bus with a dedicated lane connect the Cité internationale with Part-Dieu in 12 mn. In addition to this connection, a tramway line called Rhonexpress heads to Lyon-Saint Exupery airport in 25 m.
  • C5 (Bellecour Antonin Poncet – Rillieux Semailles/Vancia Château Bérard) Lyon Convention Centre to downtown (Bellecour – presqu’île area).

For all these buses, please stop at «Cité internationale – Centre de Congrès».