PUBLIC TRANSPORT

LA CONFLUENCE BY BUS, METRO OR TRAMWAY

In La Confluence, no building is ever more than 400 metres away from access to public transport. Residents, employees, students and visitors have a wide variety of options open to them.

BUS, METRO, TRAMWAY… IT’S UP TO YOU!

Since 1978, metro line A has connected La Confluence to the north of the peninsula (Bellecour, City Hall) and to Villeurbanne and Vaulx-en-Velin.

In La Confluence, the tramway has 4 stops and 2 lines (T1 and T2), providing direct access to the Gerland quarter to the southeast, the Part-Dieu business district and the Doua and Quai Claude Bernard university campuses to the north. By the end of 2020, the T2 tram line will be extended to the Hôtel de Région - Montrochet stop, providing access to the Confluence shopping centre and opening the way for the residents of the eastern part of the city.  Eventually, a 5th station will be created at Le Champ. What a long way it’s come since it first opened for service in the area in 2005! Two projects are also improving La Confluence’s connections to the rest of the urban area:

  • the creation of tram line T6 connecting Debourg to the eastern hospitals (Hôpitaux Est) (since November 2019)
  • the extension of metro line B from Oullins to Saint-Genis-Laval Hôpitaux Sud (2023) 

The Perrache multimodal transport hub provides access to 16 city centre bus lines. It is also served by BlaBlaBus, FlixBus and Eurolines, providing access to nearly 200 destinations in France and Europe.

SYTRAL IN LA CONFLUENCE: A NEW BUS DEPOT AND PROJECTS

Sytral is the urban and interurban public transport authority in Lyon. In 2020, it opened a new bus depot in La Confluence to improve the parking, servicing and maintenance of its vehicles. This operation brings an elegant new environmentally-friendly architectural complex to the quarter, with a surface area of 20,000 sq. metres. Another advantage: the depot’s proximity to the bus departure points ensures a good continuity of service.

Discover the new bus depot

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR SHUTTLE?

The S1 shuttle bus connects La Confluence to Saint-Paul (Lyon 5) in 40 minutes and serves the second district from south to north. It's popular with regular users to get to local destinations.

The NAVLY autonomous shuttle is free of charge, carrying passengers at maximum speeds of 45 km/h from the marina to La Sucrière, along Quai Rambaud. It is France’s first driverless electric shuttle. In the long term, it should run on other routes as well, in order to connect areas that are not well serviced with other means of transport.

NAVLY: the first autonomous electric shuttle in France