ESSE 2020

From 08/31/2020 to 09/04/2020

Lyon - France


General travel information

The conference venue is the downtown campus of the University of Lyon, around the main building located at 90 rue Pasteur, in the 7th district (69007 Lyon). It is easily accessible by tram and metro, and also by foot, including from the heart-of-downtown Presqu'Île area, which is just across the river.



Downtown Lyon can easily be reached by train. It is for example:
– 2 hours away from Paris,
– 4 hours away from Brussels,
– 4.5 hours away from Turin and Zurich,
– 5 hours away from Barcelona,
– 5.5 hours away from Karlsruhe and London.
The 2 downtown train stations are Lyon Part-Dieu and Lyon Perrache. They are both convenient to reach the conference venue.

Lyon also has an international airport – Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS) – with direct flights from most European airport hubs and capital cities. The Rhônexpress light-train shuttle takes visitors from the airport to the downtown Part-Dieu train station in 30 minutes.

Lyon has an extensive public transportation system and the downtown area is also fairly compact and pedestrian- and bike-friendly. Discounted 24-hour transportation passes will be available for purchase when conference participants register online. For citywide transportation planning, we can recommend using the Citymapper app.