The Lyon transport map shows all means of transportation in Lyon. This transports map of Lyon will allow you to move easily with public transport of Lyon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - France. The Lyon transportation map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The TCL (French: Transports en Commun Lyonnais), Lyon public transit system, consisting of metro, buses and tramways, serves 62 communes of the Lyon agglomeration as you can see in Lyon transports map. The REAL project intends on promoting and eventually increasing, the usage of public transport means by commuters. However the best way to get around the centre is often on foot. Visitors who purchase the Lyon City Card (available in 1, 2 or 3 day versions) have unlimited use of the public transport network as well as major attractions. Lyon has recently launched "tourist taxis"; English-speaking drivers which combine speedy routes with commentaries. Test out the chauffeured cyclopolitains electric tricycles for eco-friendly trips or travel by boat taxis down the Saône and Rhône rivers.
Though Lyon is one of France biggest and most important cities, it is still relatively easy to navigate. Most places of interest to tourists are located in or nearby the city center, and the Lyon public transportation system is efficient and straightforward. Before you arrive, familiarize yourself with the city public transport options. The bus network consists of normal buses, trolleybuses and coaches for areas outside the centre. There are four tram lines since April 2009 as its shown in Lyon transports map: T1 from Montrochet in the south to IUT-Feyssine in the north, Tram T2 from Perrache railway station in the southwest to Saint-Priest in the southeast, Tram T3 from Part-Dieu to Meyzieu, and Tram T4 from Mendès-France to Feyzin. There are also two funicular lines from Vieux Lyon to Saint-Just and Fourvière. Despite the existence of several systems and operators the ticketing is unified through a unique system.
A single ticket costs €1.90 and can be used for any mode of public transport as its mentioned in Lyon transports map. The ticket lasts for one hour and you can use it as many times as you want within this hour. However, you must validate your ticket every time you board a new bus/tram. You can purchase tickets from the machines (pictured here) found at all metro/tram stations and major bus stops. Look out for the little flags in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to change the language to English. Bus drivers also sell single-journey tickets, but they cost €2.20 and will hold up the queue, so best avoid it. Remember also that public transport is free with the Lyon City Card. The book of 10 tickets (€17.60) is also a good option if you are travelling in a group or as a couple.