The 15 November 2016

How to get here: distances and access

Although the Auvergne is mainly a middle mountain area it is by no means inaccessible. Rail and road networks criss-cross the region, making it an ideal destination for a stay or a stopover, and the airports at Clermont-Ferrand (international), Aurillac and Le Puy-en-Velay offer several national and international flights daily.


Auvergne is also positioned in the heart of a road and motorway network, with the A71 to Paris, the A75 to Montpellier and the A89 to Lyon and Bordeaux.

  • Major roads North/South

A71 -A75: Paris/Clermont-Ferrand/Béziers to Spain or Italy
RN7: Paris/Lyon

  • Major roads West/East

A89: Clermont-Ferrand to Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Northern Europe
A89: Bordeaux/Clermont-Ferrand

  • Central Europe Atlantic route

Atlantic Ocean/Central Europe
RN88: Toulouse/Lyon

  • Travel times for driving to the center of the Auvergne:
    - 3h30 from Paris (A71)
    - 4h from Marseille (A75)
    - 2h from Lyon (A89)
    - 4h from Bordeaux (A89)




When it comes to railways, as well as national trains, Auvergne also has a high-quality TER network (regional express trains).
SNCF Auvergne information: 36 35 and
Clermont-Ferrand railway station: Tel.: +33 (0)4 73 99 70 76
TER Auvergne:



Several companies propose connexion by bus to Clermont-Ferrand, as FlixbusEurolines,Starshipper ...


Three airports in the department, including Clermont-Ferrand-Auvergne international airport with daily flights to several destinations in France and overseas.

  • Cantal: Aurillac - Tronquières Airport
    15000 Aurillac (5 minutes from the city centre)
    Tel. 00 33 4 71 45 60 15

Regular flights during the week: Paris - Orly Sud

  • Haute-Loire : Puy-en-Velay - Loudes Airport
    43320 Loudes (10 minutes from the city centre)
    Tel. 00 334 71 08 61 87

Regular flights: Paris-Orly Sud
Hex'Air - Tel. 0033 810 182 292

Regular flights :
Air France / HOP!
Amsterdam (AMS)
Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Paris Orly (ORY)

Ryanair :



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