Getting to Dijon

By car

  • Paris-Dijon: 310 km (186 miles motorway) 3 hours
  • Lyon- Dijon : 188 km (113 miles) 2 hours
  • Lausanne -Dijon : 280 km (168 miles) 2 hours 30mins
  • Strasbourg -Dijon : 312 km (187 miles) 3 hours 15mins

 

By train

The SNCF (French national railways) www.voyage-sncf.com (tel.: +33 8 36 35 35 35) links Dijon with the whole of Europe either by TGV (high speed train) or through its regular railway system. All information can be accessed through their website although having tickets issued by mail are not always guaranteed to arrive on time. The best way is to purchase a ticket upon arrival.

  • Paris Gare de Lyon - Dijon : 1 hour 40 minutes (TGV)
  • Roissy Charles de Gaulle - Dijon : 1 hour 50 minutes (TGV)
  • Lyon - Dijon : 2 hours
  • Lausanne - Dijon : 2 hours (TGV)
  • Strasbourg - Dijon: 2 hours
  • Geneva - Dijon: 3 hours
 

By plane

Most students travelling to Dijon fly to Paris and then take the train to Dijon. Paris has two major airports serving international flights: Orly and Charles de Gaulle (CDG) / Roissy. For information about airports in Paris, visit www.smartweb.fr/ aero orhttp://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/ADP/en-GB/Passagers/

You can also fly to Lyon or Geneva.

 

Charles de Gaulle (CDG)/ Roissy Airport → Dijon

From Charles de Gaulle / Roissy airport you will need to get to the Gare de Lyon in order to get a TGV (high speed train) to Dijon. There are several options:

1.   You can get the Air France bus from the airport direct to the Gare de Lyon. The bus departs every 30 minutes, and it is the cheapest and easiest option if you have heavy luggage to carry.

2.   You can get the RER train (underground/subway): Take the RER Ligne B to Gare du Nord, then cross the platform and change to the RER Ligne D and get off at Gare du Nord. For an underground/subway map visit www.ratp.com  you would be well advised however, not to take this option if you are carrying very heavy or cumbersome luggage.

3.   You can get a taxi straight to the Gare de Lyon (approx.50 €uros, plus extra charge for luggage)

4.   If your flight arrives before 6pm you can get a direct TGV train from Charles de Gaulle/Roissy airport to Dijon, but you have to book a seat.

From Gare de Lyon (in Paris!) trains depart for Dijon regularly. We advise you check the timetable for these train in advance:http://www.sncf.co.uk/ Please ensure that you do not arrive too late and make a note of the departure time of the last trains otherwise you will have to spend the night in Paris!

 

Orly Airport → Dijon

If you land at Orly Airport, you may take a taxi to the station or take the paying shuttle to Denfert Rochereau RER station, take the RER Ligne B to the Châtelet-les-Halles station and change to RER Ligne A. Get off at the next station, Gare de Lyon.

You also have two alternative options below to get to Gare de Lyon from Orly. You would be well advised however, not to take these options if you are carrying very heavy or cumbersome luggage.

1.   Take the shuttle train (Orlyval) from the airport to the RER station. Then take the RER (underground/subway) to Châlet-Les Halles and transfer to the métro in order to get to the Gare de Lyon.

2.   Take the Orly Bus (215) to Denfert Rochereau, departure every 15 minutes.At Denfert Rochereau you can either take a taxi to the Gare de Lyon, or you can take the métro at Denfert Rochereau. Take the Ligne 6 in the direction of "Nation" eight stops to "Bercy". Change to Ligne 14 and go one stop in the direction of "Madeleine" to the Gare de Lyon.

From Gare de Lyon (in Paris!) trains depart for Dijon regularly. We advise you check the timetable for these train in advance:http://www.sncf.co.uk/ Please ensure that you do not arrive too late and make a note of the departure time of the last trains otherwise you will have to spend the night in Paris!

For an underground/subway map of Paris visit: www.ratp.com

 

Beauvais Airport → Dijon

Shuttles leave from Paris Beauvais airport every 20-25 minutes after each flight arrival and take you directly from the airport to the car park in Porte Maillot. The price is around 17€ and the duration is approximately 1hour and 15 minutes. From the car park at Porte Maillot you should take the metro (walk past the big building "le Palais des Congrès" which you can't miss and then follow the signs for the metro). From the metro Porte Maillot take Ligne 1 (the yellow one) in the direction of Chateau de Vincennes and get off at the stop Gare de Lyon (in Paris!). This should take around 20 minutes.

From Gare de Lyon trains depart for Dijon regularly. We advise you check the timetable for these train in advance:http://www.sncf.co.uk/ Please ensure that you do not arrive too late and make a note of the departure time of the last trains otherwise you will have to spend the night in Paris!

For an underground/subway map of Paris visit: www.ratp.com

 

We look forward to welcoming you soon in Dijon !