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8 Best Hotels Near Lyon Train Station [2024]

Updated 8 March 2024 by Leyla Alyanak — Parisian by birth, Lyonnaise by adoption, historian by passion

Whenever I stay overnight in Lyon, I try to stay near the station so I can get an early start. Here are some great hotels near Lyon train station if you don't want the hassle of heading downtown. Some I've stayed at, and others are highly rated and on my list to try.

An increasing number of people are discovering Lyon, a beautiful city in the southern half of France. Most of us arrive by train at Lyon Part-Dieu, the city's main arrivals station.

And if we're spending the night, we need a place to stay nearby.

No time to read through everything? Then here's my favorite hotel near Lyon Part-Dieu station.

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#1 Hotel Pick

Edmond W Hotel Lyon Part Dieu - terrace at the back

⭐️ 8.6 / 10 ⭐️

Hotel Edmond W Lyon Part-Dieu

Boutique decor

Lovely terrace seating area

Walk to train station

The Lyon Part-Dieu station is not in the center of town.

The city's attractions are just a few stops on the tram or the metro, but when you're loaded with luggage or in a hurry, you might prefer to walk off the train and into your room.

The district around the main train station – Part-Dieu – isn't everyone's favorite but it does have a lot going for it:

  • the obvious: it's near the train station!
  • two major centers are located here: Part-Dieu mall (Europe's largest urban mall) and the Halles Paul Bocuse, the city's famous upmarket food court
  • it has the best public transportation links: a metro station sits right outside the station, and many trams and buses stop here


Lyon Part-Dieu: this is the main station and the one you're most likely to arrive at.

Lyon Perrache: This used to be the main station until Part-Dieu was built in 1983. It still has plenty of train traffic, but not all trains stop there. It is, however, more central than Part-Dieu. While all trains to or from Perrache stop at Part-Dieu, the reverse isn't true. All trains from Part-Dieu do NOT stop at Perrache, so make sure you check your train tickets.

TGV Lyon Saint-Exupery: This is attached to Lyon Saint-Exupery airport, a half-hour ride from Lyon. There's a slim chance you might end up here if you're coming from abroad or on a TGV headed from Paris to the south of France.

So for all intents and purposes, when we talk about "the train station", we're talking about Lyon Part-Dieu.

8 Best Hotels Near Lyon Train Station

There's no dearth of hotels near Lyon Part-Dieu, so I've narrowed it down to eight for you. Here's my choice of hotels: they're all highly rated, and most (not all!) have a buffet breakfast, free wi-fi, and some even have a fitness room. 

1. Mercure Lyon Centre - Gare Part Dieu

50 Rue de la Villette, Lyon, France

Hotel Mercure Part-Dieu Lyon, one of the closest hotels near Lyon Part Dieu train station

This is a contemporary, practical hotel, designed for your convenient night's sleep near the train station, not a romantic getaway.

It has all the amenities you'll need, such as private parking spaces, a wine bar, a French restaurant and a pretty varied breakfast. And the guest rooms are on the large side by French standards.

Since it's sandwiched between tram lines and railway tracks, you might expect some noise but no, the hotel is quite silent and you'll get a good night's sleep.

The one exception is the reception area, where you can hear the street noise each time the sliding doors open (check out the red lion plastic sculptures on either side of the entrance to welcome you!)

Why choose Mercure Lyon Centre – Gare Part Dieu?

✔︎ Soundproofed rooms
✔︎ Literally a block from the train station
✔︎ Family rooms available
✔︎ Accessible rooms available

If you arrive from the airport with the Rhonexpress, cross all the tramway tracks and look left – you'll see the building. The location couldn't be any better.

If you arrive by train, leave the train station through the "Villette" exit, and turn right. Walk about a block and you're there.

The hotel is a leisurely 20-minute walk from Parc de la Tête d'Or, a beautiful green space in Lyon. The area also has direct access to the rest of the city by metro, so it is easy to reach the center of Lyon and see the highlights of the city.

This is the best place to stay if you want to be right next to the railway station to catch that very early train.

🌟 Fabulous 8.6/10 🌟

Read more reviews here 

“Great location, very close to the main train station, tram, and buses. The room was spacious and clean.” —Kazuki, France

⭐️ Book your stay at Mercure Lyon Centre ⭐️

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2. Hôtel Edmond W Lyon Part-Dieu

17 Rue Professeur Weill, Lyon, France

Edmond W Hotel Lyon Part Dieu - terrace at the back - one of the best Lyon hotels near train station

This 32-room boutique hotel is my favorite place to stay around Lyon Part-Dieu and its surrounding area. The staff is lovely, and it's quirky, something I love in my hotels.

There is no "lobby" as such, only a reception desk flanked by a small "salon" which feels like a living room, fake fireplace and all. It's eclectic, and it's fun, with a bit of modern here, a bit of Belle Epoque there.

A wonderful feature is the terrace right behind the reception desk, if you want to relax with a coffee or a drink.

The Edmond W has another advantage: while it's close to the Part-Dieu station, it's actually located in the neighborhood of Brotteaux next door, a residential area filled with amenities. La Part-Dieu business district, on the other hand, empties out at night and is not that pleasant. In Brotteaux, you'll be able to stroll around and enjoy your evenings – and you're still only a few minutes' walk from the station.

Don't expect much from the outside, though – it's a modernized old building and the modernization efforts haven't quite worked. But it shouldn't matter. I don't go to a hotel to gaze at its façade. What counts – rooms, beds, ambiance, staff, style – is all there as soon as you walk inside.

Why choose Hôtel Edmond W Lyon Part-Dieu?

✔︎ Charming hotel feel
✔︎ Short walk to the train station 
✔︎ Adorable outdoor terrace
✔︎ Accessible rooms available (but not on top floor)

Take the Boulevard des Brotteaux a block from the train station (leave the station through the main entrance, "Sortie Béraudier–Centre Ville"). This is a good time to use your local GPS.

Walk along the boulevard for less than 10 minutes before getting to the hotel. It's located about 700m/760yds from the train station, so not far at all, but not across the street, either.

The hotel is on a quiet side street, so despite the bustle of all the nearby restaurants (including some Michelin-starred ones) and shops, it'll be quiet at night.

🌟 Fabulous 8.6/10 🌟 

Read more reviews here

“Great location, the room was just perfectly sized, nice helpful staff and amazing breakfast. I also liked the style of the hotel.” —Marek, Denmark

"Exceptionally helpful staff, air conditioning that really works (was essential in the middle of an August heatwave), very good breakfast, comfortable beds and good size rooms." —Maya, Israel

⭐️ Book your stay at Hôtel Edmond W Lyon Part-Dieu  ⭐️

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3. Mercure Lyon Centre Saxe Lafayette

29 Rue de Bonnel, Lyon, France

Bedroom in Mercure Hotel Saxe Lafayette in Lyon, France

This modern 4-star property has been recently renovated and the bright, spacious rooms show it. For me, it's always a strong selling point when I find a Nespresso machine with pods in the room...

Something you won't find in many hotels in central Lyon is the indoor pool, a rarity (and if you want to work out, there's a – small – exercise room with machines right next to the swimming pool).

The furniture is modern but the public areas have a plush feel to them, deep colors and comfortable seating areas.

Why choose Mercure Lyon Centre Saxe Lafayette?

✔︎ Halfway between the train station and the main Lyon attractions
✔︎ Roomy hotel, both the rooms and the shower
✔︎ Indoor pool
✔︎ Family rooms available 
✔︎ Pet-friendly

The Mercure Lyon Centre Saxe Lafayette is about 900m (about half a mile) from Lyon Part-Dieu train station, or about a 15-minute walk, so it's not as close to the station as some of the others I've listed.

That in itself is an advantage, however: it may be further from the train station, but that brings it closer to some of Lyon's main attractions, especially those on the Presqu'île, the "Peninsula", such as the Place Bellecour and the Tourist Office.

🌟 Very Good 8.2/10 🌟

Read more reviews here

"Superb. Perfect distance between old city (Vieux Lyon) and train station (Lyon Part Dieu). Breakfast was a great selection of food assortments. Room was very spacious." —Robert, USA

"Extremely comfortable! Near from everything, quite central and in a safe area."
Nelson, Mozambique

⭐️ Book your stay at Mercure Lyon Centre Saxe Lafayette ⭐️

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4. Radisson Blu Hotel Lyon

129 rue Servient, Lyon, France

Long shot of Hotel Radisson Blu, Lyon, and skyline, one of the more unique Lyon France hotels near train station

The Radisson Blu is probably one of the most unusual hotels in Lyon. In a city known for its ancient history and its (mostly) low-rise architecture, this hotel sits atop an office building, the Tour Part-Dieu.

In Lyon the building is affectionately known as "Le Crayon", or The Pencil. It's obvious why... (it's the one on the right).

You'll check in on the 32nd floor, and then go to your room above that. The stunning circular atrium will grab your attention for a minute, soaring as it does to the top of the pencil point in perfect geometry, a sort of giant circular courtyard.

The one absolute strength of this hotel is its 360° views of the city. Because of its round shape, different rooms have different views (my favorite is the view over Old Lyon and the hills beyond).

The rooms are modern (comfy beds!) but relatively compact (not small, just cozy). This is France, after all, where huge hotel rooms are reserved for the periphery or for five-star luxury.

The restaurant also has a panoramic view, so if height is an experience you enjoy, this is the hotel for you. If on the other hand you suffer from vertigo... Lyon has plenty of low-rises too.

Why choose the Radisson Blu hotel?

✔︎ Panoramic views from the rooms and restaurant
✔︎ Fitness center
✔︎ You'll be staying in a Lyon icon
✔︎ Accessible rooms available

The 245-room Radisson Blu is just 200m from the Part-Dieu train station, and it's an easy walk – IF you arrive during shopping hours (approximately 9:30am-8pm), because you can walk right through the Westfield La Part-Dieu shopping center, across the street from the railway station. La Part-Dieu mall, by the way, is Europe's largest urban mall.

Outside those hours, from 5am to 9:30pm, you can walk through a brand new passageway located right next to the library ("Bibliothèque") to the left of the shopping center. Look for the "Porte Gare Part-Dieu" and walk through to the other side.

🌟 Good 7.9/10 🌟

Read more reviews here

“Amazing views and comfortable bed and bedding.” —Browen, Ireland

“The perfect location near a large shopping centre, transport and train station."
—Maureen, UK

⭐️ Book your stay at Radisson Blu Hotel Lyon ⭐️

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5. Felix d'Ort B&B

75 avenue Félix Faure, 69003 Lyon France

Exterior of Felix d'Ort BandB in Lyon France

I don't personally know this hotel but it gets good reviews and cropped up while I was doing my research. It's worth investigating if you're looking for a budget-friendly option in Lyon (an expensive city for hotels) AND if you're not traveling at the height of summer (it can provide you with a fan but has no air conditioning).

Contrary to many of the buildings in the area, this is a period house that I'm guessing must date back to the 1920s or 1930s, so perhaps more of an authentic feel to it than the more modern, streamlined hotels.

There is private parking on the premises (at a cost) in case you've come by car or have a rental.

Felix d'Ort does get excellent reviews, both for staff and "look and feel", but also for the price. I will probably try it sometime soon.

Why choose Felix d'Ort B&B?

✔︎ Budget-friendly property and good value, affordable room rates
✔︎ Parking on the premises
✔︎ Quaint and quirky

Felix d'Ort is a 15-minute walk from the train station, or two hops on the C7 bus, so it's not right next door, but not far either. This may not be the trendiest part of town, but if you're looking for a safe, decent place to stay that won't break the bank, this does seem to fit the bill.

🌟 Fabulous 8.6/10 🌟

Read more reviews here

"Decor, location, staff (très sympa!!), comfy room, breakfast, cleanliness, I recommend in a heartbeat." —Eugenia, USA

"Quirky but perfect." —Sally, UK

⭐️ Book your stay at Felix d'Ort B&B ⭐️

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6. At Home in Lyon - Apartment Rental

63 Rue de la Villette, Lyon, France

At home in Lyon, apartment rental, exterior

This studio apartment is right behind the train station, which at night isn't the best area in town (nor is it the worst, mind you). The apartment is perfectly secure, with a code to enter from the street. I didn't visit the interior, but I did watch as people entered.

It was recently renovated, and those who stayed here confirm you'll find everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a small kitchenette and a washing machine.

It even has a balcony for those early-morning coffee moments.

Why choose At Home in Lyon?

✔︎ 250m from Lyon Part Dieu train station
✔︎ Small balcony
✔︎ Kitchenette
✔︎ Washing machine

This is ideal if you're looking for an apartment rather than a hotel room.

It's across the street from the Villette exit of the train station, barely a 5-minute stroll. Ideal if you want to be near the station, yet at the same time right next to public transportation to visit the rest of Lyon.

🌟 Superb 9.1/10 🌟

Read more reviews here

“The apartment was tastefully decorated and contained everything you would need. The apartment is very close to the train station and all public transport. Shops are also nearby.” -Marina, Australia

⭐️ Book your stay At Home in Lyon - Apartment Rental ⭐️

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7. Downtown Lyon - Saxe and the City Apartment Rental

49 Cours Gambetta, Lyon, France

This is a large and spacious apartment that is beautifully decorated and perfect for families or a group of friends.

It has three bedrooms and plenty of room, a relative rarity in Lyon. The kitchen is fully equipped so you can cook full meals during your stay.

It is not, however, right near the train station. It's not quite walking distance (with heavy luggage) but it's a few minutes' drive cab or Uber ride (or metro). If I include it here, it's because this type of rental isn't common, and it's perfectly accessible from the train station.

Why choose the Downtown Lyon apartment rental?

✔︎ Large and spacious
✔︎ Full kitchen
✔︎ Central location
✔︎ Pet-friendly
✔︎ Air-conditioned rooms

This centrally located apartment is perfect for being in between the Lyon Part Dieu train station and the main sites of Lyon.

The Lyon train station is around a 15-20 minute walk from the apartment or can be reached by metro, almost door-to-door.

The neighborhood is an ideal area for exploring Lyon and is surrounded by restaurants and shops.

🌟 Very Good 8.5/10 🌟

Read more reviews here

“Excellent large apartment and a very convenient location for exploring Lyon. We were a family group of 4, including a teenager and a 79-year-old and we all liked it!”
Eleanor, United Kingdom

⭐️ Book your stay at Saxe and the City Apartment ⭐️

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8. Ibis Lyon Centre Perrache

28 Cours de Verdun Perrache, Lyon, France

Room in the Hotel Juliette Paris

As I mentioned earlier, Lyon has several train stations.

Lyon Perrache used to be the main Lyon train station, but is now less important, with many trains ending their journey at Part-Dieu rather than continuing the extra 3km to Perrache.

While smaller with fewer trains, Perrache also happens to be more central and closer to the Presqu'ile and to Old Lyon.

So if you'd rather be in that part of town, try the Ibis Lyon Centre Perrache, a 3-star hotel located in a stylish art-deco building in central Lyon. The hotel features 123 renovated rooms and has paid private parking available.

Why choose Ibis Lyon Centre Perrache?

✔︎ 260m from the Lyon Perrache train station
✔︎ Family room option
✔︎ Pet-friendly
✔︎ Air-conditioning
✔︎ Parking (for a fee)

The Ibis is located just 260m from Perrache station, and five minutes from Place Bellecour in the Presqu'ile neighborhood. You'll find plenty of cafés and restaurants around here, including the famous Brasserie Georges, so this is a good choice if you want to be closer to the centre of Lyon.

Please note that many trains to Lyon do not go all the way to Perrache and stop at Part-Dieu. So if you choose this hotel, make sure Perrache is the station your train leaves from.

🌟 Very Good 8.3/10 🌟

Read more reviews here

“Rooms are big with very large bathrooms, which was very convenient for our family.” —Julieta, Georgia

⭐️ Book your stay at Ibis Lyon Centre Perrache ⭐️

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FAQ: Lyon hotels near Part-Dieu

What is the best area to stay in Lyon?

It depends. For tourism, choose the Presqu'ile. There's plenty to see,
and it's just across the river from Old Lyon. If you have an early
train, then stay in Brotteaux, not far from Part-Dieu station.

What is the main train station in Lyon France?

Lyon Part-Dieu is the main railway station in Lyon.

Does the TGV go to Lyon Part-Dieu?

Yes it does. Most TGVs come from Paris, but there are other TGV destinations as well, including Lille and Marseille. You can also catch TGVs for Great Britain (Eurostar), Italy, Belgium and Germany.

Is Lyon Part-Dieu big?

The Part-Dieu station has been too small for its traffic – nearly 600 trains a day and 150,000 passengers. Until recently, you could walk across it in under 5 minutes. The station is being enlarged (to twice its size) and new hallways have now increased walking time through the station.

However, changing trains from one platform to another is capped at under 3 minutes, so even tight connections are feasible.

Still can't find a suitable hotel room in Lyon? Try the map!

Before you go...

Lyon is experiencing an ever-increasing number of visitors. Many come for business, but once they discover the city, they return!

Those who come for pleasure find a huge number of things to do in Lyon. Favorites include visiting the city's monumental murals, or exploring Old Lyon and its traboules, or secret passageways.

Even if you only have one day in Lyon, make sure you at least make it to Old Lyon (the Vieux Lyon) and take the time to experience Lyonnaise cuisine in one of the city's famed bouchons, or local eateries.

Ready for your Lyon trip?

Here are some suggestions to make your visit even more enjoyable!

 Vieux Lyon 4-hour Food Tasting Tour - for inveterate foodies and gastronomes
 Discover Lyon Walking Tour - to explore the essence of the city

 Golden Stones Beaujolais - heart of the Golden Stone villages for wine lovers
 Northern Côtes du Rhône - meeting the winemakers
Beaujolais and Pérouges - wine tasting and a medieval village visit

 Villa Florentine - stunning 5-star luxury overlooking the entire city
Mi-Hotel Tour Rose - perfect apartments in historic Vieux Lyon
Fourvière Hotel - elegant simplicity in a former cloister
Hotel du Théatre - budget option in the heart of the classical district

Renting a car in Lyon? Compare prices here.
Traveling here by train? Book your ticket here.
To see the city, don't forget to book your Lyon City Card.

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