Hi! I will be traveling to Lyon with my 12 year old daughter next week. My husband will already be in Lyon, but at work. This means I will have to handle getting from the airport to our hotel in La Part-Dieu myself. After an overnight flight, with a previous conneciton in Munich, with a small mountain of luggage, and a 12 year old girl. Yikes!
I have done some research here and know I should take the Rhone Express to the La Part- Dieu terminus. I will also take a taxi from there to our hotel (Citidines La Part-Dieu).
What I'd like to know, in small words please <grin>, is: are there big signs in the airport, after Customs, to point me to the Rhone Express tram? Is it a long walk? I ask because if I should get a luggage cart, then I will, but I also know that sometimes you can't get very far with the cart so there's no real benefit of getting one. You just have to manage your luggage as best you can. I want to be mentally prepared!
I do plan on buying our Rhone Express tickets online within the next few days.
How bad is it going to be to get from the Rhone Express platform once we arrive in La Part Dieu to a taxi stand? I understand there is one across the street, so that is good at least. But I also read that it's a haul getting from the platform thru the train station and then out onto the street to get a taxi... is this right?
Honeslty, I need some hand holding here. I am usually well prepared for this kind of trtip but life has been super crazy and I am so not prepared this time. I am feeling sick in my stomache. Which makes me sad as I would much rather be super excited!
Thank you very much!