It couldn’t be simpler to get to Ain by plane, train, car or bike from all corners of France and Europe – so what are you waiting for?

By plane

Via Lyon Airport: several kilometres south-west of Ain
From Lyon Saint Exupéry International Airport:

  • by coach with OuiBus from the airport to Bourg-en-Bresse;
  • or by private shuttle bus from Balad’Ain to the whole region (website in French).

Via Geneva Airport: several kilometres to the East
From Geneva International Airport:

  • Private shuttle service available from Balad’Ain to the whole region (website in French).

By train

From Lyon: Regular services to Bourg-en-Bresse by regional train (TER), 40 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes. Many stations are accessible along this line.

From Geneva: 1 hour 30 minutes to Bourg-en-Bresse by high-speed train (TGV); 25-30 minutes to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine; 58 minutes to Culoz.

From Paris: Bourg-en-Bresse is just under 2 hours from Paris by high-speed train (TGV). Bellegarde-sur-Valserine is 2 hours 40 minutes away by TGV.

Transfers from Paris to Brussels (1 hour 30 minutes) and to London (2 hours).

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By Car (approximate journey times to Bourg-en-Bresse)

  • From Paris: 4 hours 30 minutes via the A6 motorway (263 miles/424km)
  • From Lyon: 1 hour via the A6 or A42 motorways (37 miles/60km)
  • From Mâcon: 45 minutes via the A40 motorway (25 miles/40km)
  • From Geneva: 1 hour 30 minutes via the A40 motorway (69 miles/111km)
  • From Dijon: 1 hour 40 minutes via the A39 motorway (100miles/160km)

Plan your route

By bike or on foot

  • Along ViaRhôna cycle and footpath, which runs through Ain, from Geneva and Lyon
  • From the Jura Mountains: along the Grande Traversée du Jura (on foot and mountain bike)

Transport within Ain and the surroundings: