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Rent a Camper Van in Lyon
Lyon is an ideal starting point to rent a camper van or RV and set off on your European camping adventure. Explore the historic Rhône-Alpes region, make a stopover in Italian Switzerland, and enjoy an active vacation in the mountains. The city is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, bursting with art and culture as well as delicious French cuisine. Pick up your camper van rental in Lyon and discover French heritage and the natural wonders all around.
Where Can I Pick Up My Rental Camper in Lyon?
The roadsurfer Lyon rental station is located just outside the city center, with quick access to the highways, making it super easy to set off on your road trip. It’s well connected to the airport and main train station, though we recommend taking a taxi or Uber to our location from the airport, as it’s only a 20-minute ride. You can find our address and directions via public transportation below.
1201 Avenue des Prés Seigneurs
Getting to the station
From Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS): From the airport, board the Rhone Express train to “Lyon Part-Dieu”. Change to the TER train toward “Amberieux” to “Gare de Montluel”. From here, it’s a 12-minute walk to the roadsurfer station. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or Uber from the airport (20-minute journey).
From Lyon Main Station (Lyon Part Dieu): From the station, board the TER train toward “Amberieux” to “Gare de Montluel”. Alternatively, from the station, take bus 171 to “Gare de Montluel”. From here, it’s a 12-minute walk to the roadsurfer station.
Please be aware that arking is not available inside the roadsurfer station. For your convenience, we recommend using the car park near the Montluel train station, located next to the coastal ophthalmology centre at ‘485 rue des valets, 01120 Montluel’.
roadsurfer Camper Van & RV Rentals in Lyon
Cruise the French landscape and wind through the mountain roads in comfort and style. From spacious Class B RVs equipped for big adventures to compact camper vans for road trips through town, discover our camper fleet available in Lyon:
Your roadsurfer Benefits
Rent a fully equipped roadsurfer camper van or RV and enjoy the ride with exclusive benefits. Your freedom on the road starts the moment you pick up the keys!
Brand new, fully equipped camper vans & RVs
Unlimited mileage & free 2nd driver
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Camping equipment & kitchen utensils included
Rent a roadsurfer Camper Van or RV in Lyon
A wide range of activities and travel destinations are within a short distance once you pick up your camper van or RV rental in Lyon. If you want to be one with nature, explore the many lakes, the majestic Alps, and the regional parks. If you want to learn more about the city, the city of Lyon has an exceptional cultural heritage and is worth a visit. Read on for some of our top recommendations for your next trip.
Camper Vans & RVs With Ready-To-Go Camping Gear
With roadsurfer, you don’t have to worry about heavy suitcases, because we have all your camping essentials covered. In your camper van or Class B RV rental, you’ll find a camping table, two camping chairs, an awning, leveling wedges, a canister to fill up your fresh water tank, a cable for electrical hookups, safety equipment, and so much more. We provide a kitchen box with cookware and tableware for four people, allowing you to make delicious meals with local ingredients. You can even reserve sheets and a comforter during the booking process, so all you have to do is pack your own personal items. If you’re renting a camper van for a bike trip, you can also consider adding a bike rack to your booking.
Best Time of Year to Visit Lyon
Want to spend some time in the city of lights and eat delicious French cuisine? You can visit Lyon all year round due to its mild and sunny climate, but it’s particularly wonderful during spring, summer, or fall. It’s a convenient starting point for a road trip due to its close proximity to the stunning surrounding areas, like the many lakes and several national parks, as well as the Alps.
Filling and Emptying Water Tanks in Lyon
We know it can be tricky to find places to fill your water tank at the start of your trip or empty your grey water tank before you return your camper van rental. Here are a few helpful pointers, because emptying black water is not something you can do everywhere. The following service areas are close to the roadsurfer station:
- For those who will use the highway, Dagneux, A42 aire de Lyon Montluel
- Free RV park: 279 rue centrale, 01360 Balan (5 minutes away)
- Free service area: 6 chemin des meules, 69330 Jons (9 minutes away)
- Black water disposal area: 467 route nationale, 01120 La Boisse (5 minutes away)
Gas Stations Near Our Lyon Station
Before you return your roadsurfer camper van, you can refill with diesel and AdBlue at one of these convenient gas stations near our location here:
- E.Leclerc, Zac des Baterses, Chem. des Malettes, 01700 Beynost (You can refill your AdBlue tank here on the truck side.)
Please note: The AdBlue service station information provided is for guidance only and is provided without warranty of any kind; customers are advised to check the information for accuracy on their own responsibility, as roadsurfer assumes no liability for the accuracy or timeliness of the information.
Parking in Lyon
As with all big cities, it’s easiest to navigate parking in Lyon with a few insider tips, especially with a larger Class B RV. To begin with, there are two different zones:
- Zone presto, which is more suitable for retailers and short-term parking.
- Zone tempo, which is paid parking from Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 7 pm (except in August)
If you want to travel within the city, a camper van rental will likely be the best option, as it’s more compact, especially as most parking areas in Lyon have restricted heights. The most accessible parking garages for your camper van are:
- Parking Bonnefoi (9ft 2in maximum)
- Parking Saint-Antoine (6ft 8in maximum)
- Parking Marché Gare (7ft 6in maximum)
- Parking P2 Cité Internationale (8ft 10in maximum)
Campgrounds Near Lyon
Looking for a unique camping experience for your camper van road trip? Find amazing campsites with roadsurfer spots and book a unique site tailored to your needs, with welcoming hosts at a fair price. At this point, you’ll have realized that Lyon and its surrounding areas are full of interesting and beautiful spots, so imagine sleeping in one of them! Gorgeous countryside lakes, vineyards, mountains, and so much – just rent a camper van or RV in Lyon and book your perfect spot today!