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How to get from Lyon to Chalon sur Saone Port?

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How to get from Lyon to Chalon sur Saone Port?

We have a remaining issue with our travel plans on our river cruise. Thanks to the forums we have solved part of our transportation issues. We now only need to know if there are any alternative modes of transportation from Lyon to Chalon sur Saone? We have checked out the buses and that does not seem to be a viable option as far as we can see. We note that Chalon is due north of Lyon and that perhaps a rental car might be an option…though it seems it is a bit expensive to do a one day rental. Haven't seen any train options that work with our time frame, but again perhaps we are missing something? We would appreciate any and all suggestions.

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1. Re: How to get from Lyon to Chalon sur Saone Port?

You have posted on the Nice Forum.

It would make a lot more sense to post on the Lyon Forum.

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2. Re: How to get from Lyon to Chalon sur Saone Port?

<<Haven't seen any train options that work with our time frame>>

Where have you looked to find a train and what exactly is your time frame? Where in Lyon do you wish to board the train: city centre or airport?

You can take one of the regular trains as opposed to the TGV (high speed train) from Part Dieu station in Lyon. The journey takes about 1hr. 20mins. to cover the 80 miles (which would be very expensive in a taxi).

There is also a train from the airport station St.Exupery.

I found this previous post which might help:

www.tripadvisor.co.uk › ... › Chalon-sur-Saone travel forum‎

Edited: 26 February 2014, 23:26
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3. Re: How to get from Lyon to Chalon sur Saone Port?

Thank you, I will check that out. …appreciate your time. We are arriving the night before our river cruise, thinking that it would be safer in case of bad weather, etc. However, the company we are sailing with now says that they cannot do the transfers because our flights do not match their flights coming in to Lyon. We thought we'd get a room for the night (our flight arrives at 11 PM) and go back to the airport in the morning and catch the shuttle bus to the ship. But, now, that seems not to be an option. Would it be better to just take a taxi to the train center in Lyon? As to time frame…we only know that the ship is docked at Charlon the night of April 26th and it sails sometime on the 27th (I guess when they think they have everyone on board?). I have asked that same ? and have yet to get a solid answer.

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4. Re: How to get from Lyon to Chalon sur Saone Port?

Thank you, We 'll also post on the Lyon forum. We had another post that discuss both on this forum and received some great information and advice. so, we thought we'd see if there were more people that knew about Lyon/ Chalon. thanks for you suggestion.

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5. Re: How to get from Lyon to Chalon sur Saone Port?

Maybe get the express tram from the airport https://www.rhonexpress.fr/ to Lyon Part Dieu train station, which has hourly trains to Chalon next morning. And book a hotel near Lyon Part Dieu station.

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6. Re: How to get from Lyon to Chalon sur Saone Port?

Just bumping this up as the OP has posted twice and is receiving replies on both threads.

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8. Re: How to get from Lyon to Chalon sur Saone Port?

Thank you for the info. In addition to the suggestions, we have checked into a transfer company that runs a

private bus to the port called Philibert. So, we will be contacting them as well. Meanwhile, we think that we have exhausted all possible avenues for the transfer thanks to everyone. If the bus company doesn't work out we will, most definitely take your latest suggestion and book seats on that 07.16 train from Part-Dieu. We are checking (haven't heard back, yet) as to the actual departure time from the port. So, far we think it will be that evening. So, the train should work. Again, thank you.

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