How to get there

Le Puy-en-Velay is the European capital of the Way of St James, at the heart of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Coming to Le Puy-en-Velay

GPS coordinates:

Latitude: 45.043365
Longitude: 3.883526


By car:

  • 1 hr 30 mins from Lyon (RN88 / A47): 130 km
  • 1 hr 30 mins from Clermont-Ferrand (RN 102 /A75): 130 km
  • 45 mins from Saint-Etienne (RN88): 75 km

By train:

Direct access to the TER  regional train station in Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay by TER train

Get there with the TER!
On Saturdays, two or more people travelling together can get 40 % off on their fares with the TER illico SATURDAY DEAL. What's more, children under 12 travel free! Offer valid for groups of 2 to 5 people. On Saturday, you can forget the car!

- For two or more passengers travelling together
- Fares valid in all the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region
- Under 12s travel free with an adult (e.g.: 1 adult + 1 child = -40 % off for the adult, free for the child)
- Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded

Illico Saturday Deal Illico Holiday Deal

By plane:

Le Puy-en-Velay / Loudes Airport:
Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport:
Saint-Etienne Airport:
Clermont-Ferrand Airport:

Coming to La Chaise-Dieu

GPS coordinates:

Latitude: 45.3214225769
Longitude: 3.6979470253


By car:

  • 2 hours from Lyon: 145 km
    A47 to Saint-Etienne, then N88 towards Le Puy-en-Velay – exit at Bas-en-Basset – Retournac (D12, D42 then D46)
    Then Craponne-sur Arzon (D9) and La Chaise-Dieu (D498 and D906)
  • 1 hr 30 mins from Saint-Etienne: 80 km
  • 1 hr 30 mins from Clermont-Ferrand: 130 km
    A75 – exit 13 Parentignat – Saint-Germain l’Herm – Sauxillanges – Ambert
    then D999 towards Saint-Germain l’Herm, Le Vernet-la-Varenne, Saint-Alyre d’Arlanc, towards La Chaise-Dieu.

By train:

Saint-Etienne-Châteaucreux SNCF train station:
2 direct high-speed trains every day from Paris (2 hrs 50 mins) + Line 120 coach, Saint-Etienne – Craponne-sur-Arzon – La Chaise-Dieu
Car rentals at Saint-Etienne-Châteaucreux train station –
more information

Le Puy-en-Velay SNCF train station: TER Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne regional train network
SNCF coach Le Puy-en-Velay – Ambert line, get off at La Chaise-Dieu

Vichy SNCF train station:
SNCF coach Vichy – Arlanc line, then SNCF taxi on request for La Chaise-Dieu (fare: €2 – information on 09 69 36 39 68)
Car rentals at Vichy SNCF train station – more information

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