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Rent an RV 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.

Starting at $65 / night

Where can I pick up my RV rental 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.

Lyon

Lyon

Address

1201 Avenue des Prés Seigneurs
01120 Dagneux
France

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.

Parking information

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’.

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Explore Lyon RV Rentals

  • 5
  • 4+1

Beach Hostel Class B RV | VW T6.1 California Beach

  • 150 hp diesel engine
  • Big bed (whole vehicle width)
  • Slide-out kitchen
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera
  • Cruise and distance control ACC, GPS
  • 4
  • 4

Surfer Suite Class B RV | VW T6.1 California Ocean

  • 150 hp diesel engine
  • Integrated kitchen
  • Outdoor shower (cold water)
  • Automatic pop-up roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera
  • Cruise and distance control ACC, GPS
  • 5
  • 4+1

Camper Cabin Class B RV | Ford Nugget

  • 170 hp diesel engine
  • Integrated kitchen
  • Outdoor shower (cold water)
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • RV trailer hitch
  • Rear parking sensors with camera
  • 4
  • 4

Travel Home Class B RV | Mercedes Marco Polo

  • 163 hp diesel engine
  • Integrated kitchen
  • Outdoor shower (cold water)
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • RV trailer hitch
  • Rear parking sensors with camera
  • 5
  • 4+1

Camper Cabin Deluxe Class B RV | Ford Nugget Plus

  • 150 hp diesel engine
  • Integrated kitchen
  • Outdoor shower (cold water)
  • Toilet
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Tow hitch & Rear parking sensors with camera
  • 4
  • 4

Road House Class B RV | Sprinter

  • 140 hp diesel engine
  • Large kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet bath (hot water)
  • Toilet
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera, cruise control, etc.
  • 4
  • 2+2

Family Finca Class B RV | Sprinter

  • 177 hp diesel engine
  • Large kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet bath (hot water)
  • Toilet
  • Fixed high roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera, cruise control, etc.
  • 3
  • 2+1

Cozy Cottage Class C RV

  • 177 hp diesel engine
  • Spacious living-kitchen area
  • Large wet bath (hot water)
  • Toilet
  • Without pop-up roof
  • Rear view camera, cruise control, spacious rear compartment, etc.

Your roadsurfer Benefits



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


Roadside assistance


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

Our roadsurfer camper vans and motorhomes are equipped with everything you may need or want on your road trip from Lyon. Enjoy a seamless driving experience with built-in navigation, relax and unwind on a big and comfortable bed, and make use of a fully stocked kitchen box that includes a pot and pan, tableware, glasses, utensils, mugs, and a French press for your coffee, allowing you to prepare your favorite meals. Additionally, we provide an outdoor table and camping chairs so you can enjoy your time outside. The only thing you need to bring is a comforter or sleeping bag and your sense of adventure. You can also reserve a comforter when you book your Lyon camper van, along with many other items that you can find on our equipment list.

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 C 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!


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Camping in the Mountains

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