How to get in Saône-&-Loire

How to get in Saône-&-Loire

Saône-&-Loire, stretching between Lyon and Dijon, is the southernmost of Burgundy-Franche-Comté's departments. Easily accessible, the area is serviced by a vast motorway network (Mâcon/Lyon: 40 min by car, Mâcon/Dijon: 90 min by car), as well as by two high-speed (TGV) rail stations.

By motorway


  • A6 motorway
    Along the Paris-Lyon corridor
    Motorway exits: Chalon-Nord and Chalon-Sud, Tournus, Mâcon-Nord and Mâcon-Sud
  • A39 motorway
    Along the Bourg-en-Bresse to Dole / Dijon corridor
    Motorway exits: Beaurepaire-en-Bresse, Le Miroir
  • A40 motorway
    Along the Geneva (Switzerland) to Mâcon stretch
    Motorway exit: Mâcon-Centre
  • A406 motorway, southern Mâcon bypass
    A 9-km ring-road connecting the RN 79 (Central Europe-Atlantic Highway), in also servicing connections with both the A6 and A40 motorways (Mâcon-Geneva via Bourg-en-Bresse).
    Motorway exit: Mâcon-Sud

More information: APRR

By train

TGV high-speed lines: Paris - Marseille - Strasbourg


  • Mâcon-Loché TGV station: Paris/Mâcon, 95 - 100 min
  • Mâcon-Ville station: Marseille/Mâcon (Mediterranean TGV), 2 hrs 10 min and Strasbourg/Mâcon: (Rhine-Rhone LGV), 3 hrs 3 min
  • Le Creusot/Montceau/Montchanin TGV station: Paris/Montchanin, 90 min and Marseille/Montchanin (Mediterranean TGV), 2 hrs 30 min

More information: SNCF-Connect


Express regional train lines (TER)

Outstanding service on the TER network throughout the Burgundy-Franche-Comté region (Beaune, Dijon, etc.) in addition to connections with neighbouring cities, e.g. Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Tours.

More information: TER

By plane

Nearby international airline connections:

  • Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport - Mâcon in 1 hr
  • Dole-Jura Airport - Mâcon in 80 min
  • Geneva-Cointrin (Switzerland) Airport - Mâcon in 90 min