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I loved the education I got at ISARA and the experiences I had exploring Lyon.


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Here you can find useful information on the best way of getting to Lyon and the many differents methods of publics transfort services offered in Lyon.

How to get to Lyon?

From Saint Exupery Lyon international airport:
Saint Exupery-Lyon international airport (46 international and 32 national links - 15 miles east of Lyon) is less than one hour’s drive from Lyon which can be easily and quickly reached…

…via the RhonExpress tram shuttle

You can buy a ticket called “Rhône pass” directly at the airport, at the tourist information center.

Transport services


avion Icone ISARA

Lyon-Saint-Exupéry airport is directly connected to 112 European metropoles and French cities :
EuroLines bus transportation proposes connections from Lyon to over 20 other countries.

Lyon benefits from a great public transportation service. With the monthly tickets (reduced rate for students), you can have access to the whole bus, metro and tramway system. More information on the website of Lyon public transportation company :

Public transportation


The TCL network offers a wide range of services as it includes 2 funicular lines, 4 metro lines, 5 tramway lines and over 130 bus lines. You can easily go to one place to another in the city using different lines. However, do not forget to validate your ticket each time you change lines (except from one metro line to another).

How to create your TCL student card?

  • Go to a TCL agency (Hôtel de Ville, Bellecour, Gorge de Loup, Perrache, Part-Dieu, Grange Blanche, Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie,…)
  • Bring:
    • Your ID card or your passport. 
    • ID photo + 5€ to create your TCL card.
    • ISARA attestation of enrollment.
    • Housing attestation (ask for one at your student residence).
  •  Each month, you can pay for your subscription in an agency or via one of the 410 vending machines at your disposal in the metro and tramway stations.


Other ways to travel in Lyon:


Sigolène Verneret

International Relations Department

+33 - 427 85 85 10