Travel to Lyon - Mobility solutions

Shipotsu, as a company from Lyon, we are mainly based in this region. Do you have a business travel or a travel planned in the Lyon region in the near future? Arriving or departing, our mobility services are adapted to your needs. Are you looking for a driver to reach the inner city from Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport? Are you in a hurry and don’t have a minute to waste to join your business meeting, your exhibition, your congress or to enjoy your tourist activities? Optimize your time by freeing yourself from your luggage! Shipotsu’s luggage transfer service allows you to free up your time while providing you comfort. To book your Shipotsu mobility service, click here.

Lyon, a city increasingly popular with business and leisure travellers


Year after year, the capital of the Gaules continues to host more and more business travellers who come to attend exhibitions, conferences or simply to meet customers. In addition, according to the 2017 ICCA ranking, which considers the most efficient destinations for hosting international and national association conferences. Lyon is ranked 30th in Europe and 2nd in France behind Paris.

We offer you a brief overview to make your stay in Lyon as pleasant as possible by first introducing you to the different possible arrival points, the host areas for lounges and conferences, a list of the different 4 & 5 star hotels classified by district as well as some very comfortable airbnb rental host, and finally all our recommendations in terms of tourist activities in the region.


The different places of arrival in Lyon


Lyon has 3 major arrivals places:

Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport : It’s the second largest airport in France in terms of passengers. Located more than 25 km from the city, Shipotsu offers its mobility services to reach the city in a top-of-the-range vehicle with our private chauffeur service.

Part Dieu Station : Lyon’s main railway station linking all the other major cities in France via TER trains or many TGV trains from and to Paris. Only this station in Lyon offers a luggage locker place. However, from now on, the Shipotsu Co-share luggage transfer service has been set up to improve travellers’ stay in the region. Using a luggage storage on arrival is almost mandatory, especially when the check-in at your destination is scheduled for mid-afternoon. That’s why, using a moving luggage storage is even better to find your luggage directly in your room at your host place.

Luggage transfer from or to the Lyon part dieu station shipotsu stand


Perrache Station : It used to be the Lyon’s main railway station until the arrival of the TGV, which runs through Part Dieu Station. However, it is still very popular, mainly on national routes.

What are the advantages using the Shipotsu luggage transfer service ?

In the city, it will be very easy for you to go to your professional activities or tourist activities by metro, bus, Velib’ or on foot. Of course, it’s even more pleasant to do it hands-free !

Book your mobility service to make your arrival at Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, at Gare Part Dieu or Gare Perrache as easier as possible.


Events places :


Lyon is a city that is increasingly popular for business events such as exhibitions, congresses and seminars. The city also regularly hosts many leisure events such as concerts, theatre shows, sports events. It has hosted the semi-finals and the final of the 2019 Women’s Soccer World Cup. We have listed some of the places where these events are taking place:

Eurexpo : Located in Chassieu, south-east of Lyon, this exhibition center is the 2nd largest French exhibition center after Paris.

Congress Center : Located at the Cité international in the 6th district, this congress place can accommodate more than 19,000 people.

La Sucrière: Exhibition center with a capacity of more than 2000 people. Historic building located in the Confluence docks in the 2nd district.

Halle Tony Garnier: Located in the 7th district, with its 17,000m² and a capacity of more than 5,000 visitors. This place hosts various events  from congresses to concerts.

Groupama Stadium: Official football stadium of Olympique Lyonnais located in just ouside the city. It has a capacity of more than 59,000 people. In addition, it hosted the two semi-finals and the final of the Women’s Soccer World Cup held in July 2019.

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First district : Located in the heart of the peninsula, this district is the smallest in Lyon, but being located near the Place des Terreaux, it remains one of the most lively districts in the city. In addition, we find the two 4-star hotels, the Maison Nô and its rooftop as well as the Grand hôtel des Terreaux.

Second district : Located in the south of the Presqu’île, we find the famous Place Bellecour, the Street of the république making this place a shopping district. There are also major hotels such as Boscolo Collection, Hotel Silky, Hotel Carlton and Mihôtel residences. But also the Globe and Cecil hotel, Hotel Alexandra, Hotel Charlemagne, Hotel Royal Lyon.

Did you book a room in a hotel or a rental apartments located in the 1st or 2nd districts and you’ll arrive at the Part Dieu station? These hotels are located on average 2km from the station. Instead of going back and forth, why not save your time by freeing yourself from your luggage? By using our luggage transfer solution, you optimize your  time and comfort with services starting at €22.50 including VAT.

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Third district : Major district of Lyon, particularly with the presence of the Part Dieu shopping center. This district is a very important economic center for the agglomeration. Many hotels are located there such as the Radisson Blu and Apart Hôtel Lyon Lumières.

Fourth district : Located north of the 1st district, it covers the Croix-Rousse plateau. There is the Hotel Lyon Métropole, which is a 4-star hotel.

Fifth district : It is also one of Lyon’s greatest district because it includes the famous Colline de Fourvière and the Vieux-Lyon district. Various prestigious hotels are present such as the Cour des Loges, the Villa Florentine or the Fourvière Hôtel.

Sixth district : A very upscale and chic district with famous avenues and squares such as Place Maréchal-Lyautez. It also includes the northeastern part of the famous Golden Head Park. Many host establishments are present there such as Mariott Hotel Cité International, Okko Hotel and Roosevelt Hotel.

Seventh district : The largest district in the city where the host places of major events such as the Tony Garnier Hall, the Gerland Stadium and the Palais des Sports in Lyon are located. Among the hotels present, there is the Novotel Lyon Gerland or the Q7 Lodge Lyon.

Eighth district : Located between the 3rd and 7th district, it houses the Institut des Lumières and the Saint Maurice church. Only a few hotels are located in this part of the urban area, such as Appart City Odalys.

Ninth district : Area located to the west of the 4th and 7th districts, there are some well-known districts such as Gorge de Loup or La Duchère. Only hotels from 3 stars are available such as Parksaône Hotel or Best Western Sapphire.

The “Grand Lyon” area : A territorial collectivity composed of 59 municipalities, including the city of Lyon itself. Hotels in this category are establishments located outside Lyon’s districts, such as Kopster Hotel or Gatsby Hotel.

Would you like to extend your travel by enjoying the latest activities on the day of your departure? We make it possible! With Shipotsu’s moving luggage storage, even after the checkout of your host establishment you will not be cluttered with your luggage, especially since our Ship’Driver will deliver them to your departure point at the indicated time.

Book your luggage transfer service to ease your departure or arrival at one of Lyon’s host establishments.

In addition to your professional activities, when you are on the move, during your free time or before you departure. Why don’t you enjoy the city’s activities such as visits to cultural sites, walks in nature or discover Lyon’s cuisine? Or are you on a leisure stay in Lyon? Enjoy all the activities in Lyon.

We have listed the activities to be done in Lyon:

Visit of the Old Lyon district ( Vieux-Lyon)

Fourvière Hill and its Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière ( Colline de Fourvières)

A walk in the Parc de la tête d’Or

The Fine Arts Museum of Lyon and the Confluences Museum

Bellecour and des Terreaux places

The Church of Saint-Nizier and the Cathedral of Saint-Jean-Baptiste

  • Le domaine de Gorneton
  • I-Way
  • L’Abbaye des Collonges
  • World Trade Center Lyon 
  • Korporate