Getting to Centrale Lyon

Ecole Centrale de Lyon is located in Ecully, a municipality situated about 12 km northeast of the centre of Lyon.

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Access map to Ecole Centrale de Lyon

By Car

Accéder au campus
Location of Ecole Centrale de Lyon in Ecully

From Paris

Accéder au campus en voiture
  • Take the A6 in the direction of Lyon.
  • Take the Écully exit.
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit (av du Bon Pasteur) in the direction “Pôle d’Enseignement et de Recherche”.
  • At the following 2 roundabouts, continue straight ahead, passing by Chemin de Pontet et Crases, then at the 2nd traffic light turn left down Avenue Guy de Collongue.
  • Continue for about 300 metres.
  • École Centrale de Lyon will be on your left.

From Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

  • Leave the airport by following the signs saying Lyon/Chambéry/Grenoble.
  • Then take the A43 Lyon.
  • While on the A43, go through the interchange with the A46 by following Lyon, then take the exit marked Paris/Bourg-en-Bresse/Périphérique Nord.
  • Continue on the périphérique nord (north ring road) following signs to Paris, before getting onto the A6. Watch out, the péripherique nord has a toll.
  • Take the exit marked Écully/Champagne, follow signs to Écully (on the left) then Écully Le Pérollier (2nd on the right)
  • Then follow the above instructions “From Paris”.

From the train stations Lyon Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu

  • Take the A6 following signs to Paris, then take the tunnel underneath Fourvière.
  • When you’re about 2km from the tunnel exit, take the exit marked Écully/Champagne, follow signs to Écully (on the left) then Écully Le Pérollier (2nd on the right)

By Plane

Accéder au campus par avion

From airports in Paris

  • From Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport, go to the train station called Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2-TGV, which is situated in Terminal 2. From there, take a TGV to Lyon and follow the above instructions “Train”.
  • From Orly Airport, go to the train station in Paris called Gare de Lyon (yes, it’s confusing). From there, take a TGV to Lyon and follow the above instructions “Train”. 

From Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

  • Take the RhôneExpress bus which links Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport and Lyon Part-Dieu train station. The journey takes about 30 minutes.
  • The train operates seven days a week, every 15 minutes between 6 am and 9 pm, as well as every 30 minutes from 5 am - 6 am and 9 pm - midnight.
  • Then follow the instructions to get to Centrale from Lyon Part-Dieu train station (see above).

By Public Transports

Accéder au campus par bus

Lyon has two train stations: Lyon Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu.

From Lyon Perrache (journey takes about 30 minutes)

Bus n°55: direction Campus Lyon Ouest, stop Campus Lyon Ouest

From Lyon Part-Dieu (journey takes about 30 to 45 minutes)

Métro B: direction Gare d'Oullins, stop Saxe-Gambetta ;
then métro D: direction Gare de Vaise, stop Gorge de Loup ;
then bus n°3: direction Dardilly Le Jubin, stop Campus Lyon Ouest.

Otherwise :

Métro B: direction Gare d'Oullins, stop Saxe-Gambetta ;
then métro D: direction Gare de Vaise, stop Gare de Vaise (terminus);
then bus n°4: direction Campus Lyon Ouest, stop Campus Lyon Ouest (terminus) (Note that this bus doesn’t operate between 9:45am and 3:45pm or after 7:10pm on weekdays, and it doesn’t operate at all on weekends).

From the centre of Lyon (journey takes about 35 to 50 minutes)

Bus n°19: direction Le Pérollier, stop Ecully Centre.
Then bus n°3: direction Dardilly Le Jubin, stop Campus Lyon Ouest

Note that at night, on weekends, and during university holidays buses arrive much less frequently and the n°4 bus doesn’t operate at all.

You can use the TCL website to plan the exact times of your journey!