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Average rating: 8.5 of 10 Number of customer reviews: 7
Average rating: 8.5 / 10
Number of reviews in Lyon: 7
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“Rented a car using EasyTerra twice in the last year more or less. Both times it was from Lyon. Once it was Eurocar. Bad service bad car. Once it was Budget. Good car average service. The price was OK both times, but no more than OK.”

13-09-2018 19:10

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Car rental Lyon
Car rental Lyon

Introduction

Lyon is the second largest city in France, and it is a veritable centre of art and culture. The city has a beautifully restored centre which has been declared a world heritage by UNESCO. The St. John Cathedral and the St. Paul church are well worth a visit, as is the rest of the city centre, with narrow streets, the so-called 'traboules' (covered through ways), squares and fountains. Buildings in the newer area have been decorated with enormous mural paintings.
Lyon is considered the capital of French cuisine; it has the highest concentration of star restaurants in the whole of France.

Population

Including the suburbs, the city has 1.6 million inhabitants, although the city itself has only half a million.

Location

Lyon was founded where the rivers Rhône and Saône come together in the east of central France. The old city is located on the west bank of the Saône, at the base of the Fourvière hills, which is also called the 'prayer hill', because it is where the Notre Dame basilica and the Archbishop's palace are located. To the north of the city on a peninsula (presqu'ile) between the Rhône and Saône, lies the 'work hill', traditionally the domain of the silk weavers. Modern Lyon lies on the east bank of the Rhône.

Economy

The city is an important economic centre, where machines, cars, electrical equipment and chemicals are produced. In addition, there is a large textile industry.
Oil refineries are found in Saint-Fons and Feyzin. Lyon has a large university with three campuses, and a range of other higher education institutions.
Also, Lyon is an administrative centre. It is the capital of the Rhône department and of the Rhône-Alpes region.

Airports

Saint-Exupéry International Airport is experiencing rapid growth. It is used by over 40 airline companies, including budget airlines. The airport is located 25 km to the east of Lyon in Colombier-Saugnieu. There are bus connections to the centre of Lyon, as well as places like Chambéry and Grenoble. There are plans to construct a high-speed tram connection to Lyon. Also, the TGV between Paris and Marseille makes a stop at the airport.

Public transport

The buses, trams and metros are operated by Transports and Commun Lyonnais (TCL). The central bus station is located next to the train station of Lyon-Perrache. In addition to city buses, there are regional and international bus connections (Eurolines).
The best mode of public transportation in Lyon is the metro. Fast, very frequent and relatively cheap. There are four metro lines and about 40 stations.
The two tram lines run from Perrache to Saint-Priest. The basilica on the Fourvière hill can be reached by cable train.

Lyon has two main train terminals: Lyon-Part-Dieu, which was built especially for the TGV, and the older station of Lyon-Perrache. Many trains stop at both stations. Lyon has high-speed train connections to Paris and Lille in the north and Marseille and Montpellier in the south. During the day, every half an hour the TGV departs for Paris (travelling time: 2 hours).

At various locations in the city you can hire a bicycle, which you can hand in at another location. Registration (and payment) by credit card.

Traffic and parking

The city is located on a junction of motorways: the A6 to Paris (traveling time: 4 hours), the A7 to Marseille (2½ hours), the A43 to Genève (1½ hours) and the A48 to Grenoble (1 hour).

The best way to explore the centre of Lyon is on foot. Traffic is very busy, although not as chaotic as in Paris. It is best to avoid the many tunnels in the city during rush hour.
The city has a host of parking facilities. Most of them are operated by Lyon Parc Auto on the Place des Cordelies, where you can receive more information about parking. On the peninsula (presqu'ile) you can park near the Hôtel de Ville (city hall) and on the Place des Terreaux and the Place Tolozan. You can also park at the two train stations and near the St John cathedral. In the centre you can park in the street (paid and when space is available), for a maximum of two hours.

Hotels

Most luxury hotels are located in the 1st and 2nd Arrondissements (presqu'ile). Elsewhere there is also a range of hotels available. Near the Place des Minimes (reachable by cable train) there is a youth hostels which is very simple but which has a magnificent view over the city. Lyon is an industrious city. We strongly recommend booking your hotel room in advance.

External Sources

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Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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