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How to reach Beaune, passing through Lyon. Arriving by train and car

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Beaune, is an ancient and beautiful Burgundian town of the Côte d'Or, rich in monuments; for centuries, it was the usual residence of the Dukes of Burgundy. Surrounded by ramparts and walls, the old town of Beaune still keeps beautiful Renaissance palaces and enchanting inner courtyards. The Church of Notre-Dame of the XIII century and the sumptuous Hôtel-Dieu, are just some of the symbolic places of this city.

For a simple "hit and run" stage, or a stay of one or more nights, Beaune will certainly offer you beautiful memories.



Not having its own airport, Lyon can be a good starting point to get to Beaune. Above all coming from other European destinations.


Lyon Saint-Exupery International Airport is well connected, with direct flights, with the main European and extra-European destinations. The airport is also well connected to public transport. By tram, you can reach the center in about 30 minutes. All information on the airport can be found via this link.

From Lyon-Part-Dieu train station, you will reach Beaune by train in about 2 hours.

Obviously, the most convenient alternative would be rent a car directly at the airport.


It is possible to arrive in Beaune, by train, exclusively from France. Gare-de-Beaune, coming from the city walls, is at the end of Avenue du 8 Septembre 1944, not far from the center.

It is not a particularly busy station. The connections are managed by the French SNCF, in particular with Chalon-sur-Saône, Dijon, Lyon, Nancy and Paris. There are also rapid TGV connections with Toulouse and Nancy. The train takes just over 5 hours to travel over the 600 kilometers that separate the city from Toulouse.


Burgundy, a fascinating and evocative land, is a wedding invitation for lovers of on the road travel. If Beaune should be one of the many stages to discover the charm of this land, then the car could be for you.

From Paris, around 312 are the kilometers to be covered, most of which on the motorway section. Almost double, however, is the distance from Nice: 630 approximately kilometers. From the Italian Genoa you have to travel 600 kilometers to arrive, passing through Geneva.

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