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.
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.