Transports

Its central location means that Saint-Etienne is perfectly located, and transport facilities make it popular with visitors.

By train :

The main train station, Châteaucreux, is in the heart of the new business area and provides commuters with access to the city centre in 10 minutes.

Direct TGV journeys to/from Saint-Etienne and Paris take just 2 hours and 45 minutes (4 return journeys every day).

https://www.voyages-sncf.com

TER journeys to/from Saint-Etienne and Lyon take under 50 minutes (over 80 SNCF connections every day).

https://www.ter.sncf.com/auvergne-rhone-alpes

TGV Station – Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux

2 hours 40 minutes from Paris (daily direct TGVs)
2 hours 33 minutes from Marseille (18 TGVs via Lyon)
5 hours 30 minutes from Toulouse (5 TGVs via Lyon)
4 hours 32 minutes from Strasbourg (4 TGVs via Lyon)
45 minutes from Lyon (every 30 minutes)

 

By plane 2 international airports :

Lyon Saint-Exupéry International Airport is 1 hour away (direct connections with 112 cities including 47 European cities)

https://www.lyonaeroports.com/

Connection with Saint-Etienne:

  • By taxi (Special price if you reserve a taxi with : http://chauffeurprive.alloandgo.com/)
  • By Rhône-express (https://www.rhonexpress.fr/) + train (TER Lyon Part Dieu-Saint-Etienne: https://www.ter.sncf.com/auvergne-rhone-alpes)

Saint-Etienne Andrézieux – Bouthéon Airport is 20 minutes from the city centre (by taxi)

http://www.saint-etienne.aeroport.fr/

By car :

The A47 and A72 motorways make it easy to get to the major cities.

Regional cities under 2 hours away:

• Saint-Etienne > Lyon : 0.50 minutes

• Saint-Eteinne > Grenoble : 1h45

Main connections:

• Saint-Etienne > Genève : 2h30

• Saint-Etienne > Marseille : 3h30

• Saint-Etienne > Bordeaux : 5h

• Saint-Etienne > Nice : 5h

• Saint-Etienne > Paris : 5h