23 Jun How do I get from Lille to Lyon?

Words by Arwen Foley

While most of us are still getting over the win against Italy on Wednesday night and dreaming of a possible win over the French on Sunday, there are some very lucky football fans planning the trip from Lille to Lyon.

How Do I Get There?

The quickest route takes motorists from Lille on the A1, onto the A26, bypassing Saint-Quentin, Reims, and Châlons-en-Champagne. Further south, when bypassing Troyes, you will then join the A5, then the A31 and finally then the A6, which bypasses Dijon, Chalon-sur-Saône and Mâcon before bringing you into Lyon.

The journey should usually take between 6 and 7 hours but be prepared for traffic jams, particulalry when you get closer to Lyon. The fuel cost for your average petrol car driving between Lille and Lyon should be about €85 and the tolls will add about another €57 to that.

For more details on driving in France see our blog post on it here.

Sharron Lynskey