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Old Jun 13, 06, 3:00 pm
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Exactly.. I was going to say - isn't there only one TGV station in the area?
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Old Jun 13, 06, 3:18 pm
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Exactly.. I was going to say - isn't there only one TGV station in the area?
Thre is also a station at the airport, which is a 30 or 40 minute trip.
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Old Jun 13, 06, 3:54 pm
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Originally Posted by ContinentalFan
Thre is also a station at the airport, which is a 30 or 40 minute trip.
There is a station called Lyon-Perrache as well, but it's a small station and I don't think any of the TGV trains use it.
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Old Jun 13, 06, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by jacob_m
There is a station called Lyon-Perrache as well, but it's a small station and I don't think any of the TGV trains use it.

The TGV serves the main station and the airport. Paris/Lyon was the very first route served by the TGV in 1981.
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Old Jun 13, 06, 5:14 pm
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Originally Posted by ContinentalFan
The TGV serves the main station and the airport. Paris/Lyon was the very first route served by the TGV in 1981.
I just checked the SNCF webpage, and some TGV trains from Paris actually go to Lyon Perrache as well, so all three stations are served by TGV trains.

I think Lyon Perrache is only used by the trains that terminate in Lyon.
Lyon Part-Dieu is used by all trains that terminate in Lyon + the trains that continue to southern France (Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Grenoble).
The TGV station at Lyon St-Exupéry airport is only used by a few trains per day, usually trains bound for the Alpes.
If a train stops at St-Exupéry airport it will not pass central Lyon (technically impossible, different lines).

I think Part-Dieu is the largest station in Europe, or so I read...
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Old Jun 13, 06, 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by jacob_m

I think Part-Dieu is the largest station in Europe, or so I read...

I used to go to Part-Dieu every week and it seemed like a normal size big-city station with the usual front and back entrance. It does connect to a very large centre commericiale through.
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Old Jun 13, 06, 5:59 pm
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Originally Posted by jacob_m
The TGV station at Lyon St-Exupéry airport is only used by a few trains per day, usually trains bound for the Alpes.
The airport station also has connections to Paris CDG, which is excellent. I actually try to avoid flying into France, if I can. I seem to have bad luck with strikes Geneva is very convenient to Lyon.
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Old Jun 13, 06, 6:13 pm
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Actually Lyon has 3 TGV stations. Part-Dieu, Perrache and the airport. But the airport TGV only goes to CDG. It's really a majorly screwed up design due to politics. The people who live in that region of France cannot take the train to the airport.

Part-Dieu is closest to the Hilton but still a 5 minute taxi ride away.
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Old Jun 13, 06, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by stimpy
Actually Lyon has 3 TGV stations. Part-Dieu, Perrache and the airport. But the airport TGV only goes to CDG. It's really a majorly screwed up design due to politics. The people who live in that region of France cannot take the train to the airport.

Part-Dieu is closest to the Hilton but still a 5 minute taxi ride away.
Stimpy, is the Paris-Lyon-Geneve route the reason for the other station? IIRC I made the Geneve-Paris trip in late 1993, and the train did not go into the main part of Lyon.
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Old Jun 13, 06, 11:31 pm
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I'm going to move this to the Hilton forum, as it deals with the Lyon Hilton.

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Old Jun 14, 06, 5:48 am
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AFAIK, the Paris-Geneve TGVs leave the TGV line near Macon and do not go via the Lyon area.
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Old Jun 14, 06, 5:59 am
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To answer the OP's question, Lyon Part-Dieu is indeed the nearest TGV station to the Hilton.
If you want to use public transport from Part-Dieu, bus 47 should get you there.
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Old Jun 14, 06, 9:08 am
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Originally Posted by stimpy
But the airport TGV only goes to CDG. It's really a majorly screwed up design due to politics. The people who live in that region of France cannot take the train to the airport.
Paris Gare de Lyon, surely, not CDG?

It looks like there's a bus from each of the city TGV stations to the airport once every 20 minutes, taking a maximum of 50 minutes (and only 35 from Part-Dieu). So the absence of a train link is not that bad. One wouldn't naturally think of city-centre -> airport as a TGV trip, even if there are places where that can be done.
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