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Public transportation from Lyon to Mâcon Loché.

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Public transportation from Lyon to Mâcon Loché.


I am traveling to Taizé this Saturday and I'm trying to figure out how to get there from Lyon airport. I am planing to take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Mâcon Loché since I have been told that this i possible.

My problem is now that I can't find any informations about the trains that runs between Lyon and Mâcon. I have found some ticket on en.voyages-sncf.com but according to this website the trains only runs twice a day (at 12:08 and 18:04). Since I am arriving in Lyon at 11:30 Saturday I find it to risky to buy tickets for the 12:08 train but if i take the 18:04 train i will arrive very late in Taizé. Isn't is possible to take any other trains from Lyon to Mâcon that the to trains mentioned above? And if it is possible then where do i find informations about the train?

Please help me I am very confused!

- Louise

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1. Re: Public transportation from Lyon to Mâcon Loché.

Use the French version of voyages-sncf.com and you'll see there are more trains available than shown on the English version. The TER trains have a fixed price of €13.60 and they don't need to be booked in advance so you can buy those tickets at the train station. There is a TGV at 12h08 and if you buy that ticket now the cost is €10.50. If you arrive at Part-Dieu at 11:30 and your 12:08 train departs from there that is more than enough time to make that connection. Otherwise there is a TER train at 13h16. You'll need to check to see if trains arrive at Mâcon Centre or Mâcon Ville.

I don't know how you'll get to Taizé from Mâcon as that is a rural community with very limited public transport. I don't have time to do the research but you can check the public transport options in that area at the following link:


Otherwise a taxi will be your only option. I don't know if there are always taxis outside the train station but if you google "taxi mâcon" you'll get results.

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2. Re: Public transportation from Lyon to Mâcon Loché.

Read this page for information on how to get to Taizé:


From Lyon Part-Dieu, you may have to get a train to Macon-Ville station if there isn't a convenient one to Macon-Loché. The latter is a TGV station and is served by a few high speed trains. Macon-Ville is served by slower TER trains, which you will probably find are more frequent.

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3. Re: Public transportation from Lyon to Mâcon Loché.

The final destination of your TER train is Paris Bercy.

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4. Re: Public transportation from Lyon to Mâcon Loché.

You already asked this question a month ago a got a detailed answer. Nothing changed since then.


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