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Hire a Campervan in Lyon
Lyon is the ideal starting point to rent a campervan or motorhome and set off on your camping adventure exploring the historic Rhône-Alpes region, making a stopover in Italian Switzerland, and enjoying an active holiday 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 campervan rental in Lyon and discover the French heritage and the natural wonders close by.
Pick Up Your Campervan Rental in Lyon Here
The roadsurfer Lyon rental station is located just outside the city centre with quick access to the motorways, making it super easy to set off on your road trip. It is well connected to the airport and the Main railway station, though we recommend taking a taxi to our location from the airport as it’s only an 20-minute drive. Find our address and directions via public transport below.
1201 Avenue des Prés Seigneurs
Getting to the station
From Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS): From the airport, take 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, take a taxi or Uber from the airport (20-minute journey).
From Lyon Main Station (Lyon Part Dieu): From the station, take 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 is not available inside the roadsurfer station. We recommend the carpark near the Montluel train station, next to the coastal ophthalmology centre (485 rue des valets, 01120 Montluel).
roadsurfer Motorhome & Campervan Fleet in Lyon
Cruise the French landscape and wind through the Mountain roads in comfort and style. The following roadsurfer campers are available to hire in Lyon, from spacious motorhomes for big adventures to compact campervans for road trips that little bit closer to nature.
Your roadsurfer advantages
Free 2nd driver included
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included
Motorhome and Campervan Hire With roadsurfer in Lyon
A wide range of activities and travel destinations are within a short distance after picking up your campervan rental in Lyon. You can discover the beautiful Rhône-Alpes region and explore the many lakes, the majestic Alps, and the regional parks. Plus, the city of Lyon has an exceptional cultural heritage and is well worth a visit. Read on for our helpful rental recommendations, such as where to fill up your water tank at the start of your journey to how to find a private camping spot on your holiday.
Motorhome and Campervans With Ready-To-Go Camping Equipment
At roadsurfer, we offer you the latest campervan and motorhome models in the best possible conditions, and we have also thought of all the equipment you need to make your trip easier! You don’t need to worry about heavy suitcases because we have all your camping essentials covered. In your motorhome rental, you’ll find a camping table, two camping chairs, a cable for charging electricity, a brush, a water canister, and a gas bottle inside. We even provide a kitchen box with all your cooking essentials and tableware for four people. In the end, all you have to do is concentrate on packing your own personal items. If you are hiring a campervan for a bike trip, you might want to consider adding a bike rack to your booking.
Best Time To Hire a Campervan in 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 is particularly best during Spring, Summer, and Autumn are the best seasons to visit. It is a convenient starting point for a road trip due to the surrounding areas. Many lakes are close by as well as the Alps and many regional natural parks. It is the perfect place to hire a campervan if you want to relax and unwind by the lake or conquer the hiking and biking trails in the Alps!
Filling and Emptying Water Tanks in Lyon
We know that it can be tricky to find places to fill your water tank or empty it when you return your campervan hire. Here are a few helpful pointers, because emptying waste water is not something you can do just anywhere. The following service areas are close to the roadsurfer station:
- For those who will use the motorway, Dagneux, A42 aire de Lyon Montluel
- Free motorhome park: 279 rue centrale, 01360 Balan (5 minutes away)
- Free service area: 6 chemin des meules, 69330 Jons (9 minutes away)
- Waste water disposal area: 467 route nationale, 01120 La Boisse (5 minutes away)
Petrol Stations Near Our Lyon Station
Here are the nearest petrol stations to the roadsurfer Lyon location where you can refuel with diesel and AdBlue on your return journey.
- 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 is easiest to navigate parking in Lyon with a few insider tips, especially with a larger motorhome. To begin with, there are two different parking zones:
- Zone presto, which is more suitable for retailers and short-term parking.
- Zone tempo, paid parking from Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 7 pm (except in August).
If you want to travel within the city, a campervan rental will definitely be the best option as it is more compact in the city, especially as most car parks have quite restrictive heights in Lyon. The most accessible car parks for our roadsurfer fleet are:
- Parking Bonnefoi (2m80)
- Parking Saint-Antoine (2m05)
- Parking Marché Gare (2m30)
- Parking P2 Cité Internationale (2m70)
Camping Near Lyon
Looking for a unique camping experience for your campervan trip? Find amazing camping spots with roadsurfer spots and book a pitch tailored to your needs with welcoming hosts at a very good price. If you’ve read the section above, you’ll have realised that Lyon and its surrounding areas are full of interesting spots, so imagine sleeping in one of them! Gorgeous countryside, lakes, vineyards, mountains, and much more.
Camping by the Lake
Camping in the Nature
Camping in the Mountains