Its central location means that Saint-Etienne is perfectly located, and transport facilities make it popular with visitors.
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).
TER journeys to/from Saint-Etienne and Lyon take under 50 minutes (over 80 SNCF connections every day).
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)
Lyon Saint-Exupéry International Airport is 1 hour away (direct connections with 112 cities including 47 European cities)
Connection with Saint-Etienne:
Saint-Etienne Andrézieux – Bouthéon Airport is 20 minutes from the city centre (by taxi)
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
• Saint-Etienne > Genève : 2h30
• Saint-Etienne > Marseille : 3h30
• Saint-Etienne > Bordeaux : 5h
• Saint-Etienne > Nice : 5h
• Saint-Etienne > Paris : 5h