Access to Dijon
Dijon is a friendly and human scale mid-size city (ca. 150.000 inhabitants), capital of Burgundy. Both town and region are world famous for their wines and gastronomy.
Dijon is situated in the central-east of France, ca. 310 km (186 miles) southeast of Paris and ca. 195 km (121 miles) north of Lyon.
The 2019 M-fed Workshop & Conference will be hosted at the University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, in the Science Building in the campus of Dijon.
University of Burgundy, Building Gabriel
6 boulevard Gabriel
21000 Dijon, France
Arriving in Dijon
Dijon does not have an international airport. The closest and most easily accessible ones (by train) to and from Dijon are:
Charles de Gaulle – 1 direct trains per day to and from Dijon, otherwise regular lines to the center of Paris by train (“RER B”, every 10 min, ca. 35 min duration) or shuttle (every 30 min, ca. 1 hr duration; e.g. Le Bus Direct).
Orly – regular lines to the center of Paris by train (“RER B”, every 10 min, ca. 30 min duration) or shuttle (every 20 min, ca. 50 min duration).
Saint-Exupéry – regular lines to the main TGV train station of Lyon by train (“Rhône Express”, every 15 min, ca. 30 min duration).
EuroAirport – regular lines to the TGV train station of Mulhouse by shuttle (every 30 min, ca. 10 min duration) or TGV train station of Bâle (Switzerland) by shuttle (every 10 min, ca. 20 min duration).
Dijon is served by the high-speed trains (TGV) coming from France, Switzerland and Luxembourg. Several low-speed trains (TER) lines also reach the main train station.
The main direct connections to Dijon are:
– From France –
Gare de Lyon – ca. 1 h 35, 15 TGV every day (warning “Gare de Lyon” is the name of train station located in Paris, as it historically and still connects Paris to Lyon)
Gare Montparnasse – ca. 3 h 00, 7 TER every day
Charles de Gaulle airport – 1 direct train to Dijon in the evening, 2 h duration. Otherwise, trains with changes in Lyon, Strasbourg or Lille.
Part Dieu or Perrache – ca. 1 h 35 by TGV (5 every day), or ca. 2 h 05 by TER (15 every day).
Strasbourg-Ville – ca. 2 h 10, 3 direct TGV every day
Mulhouse-Ville – ca. 1 h 15, 11 direct TGV every day
Lille Europe – ca. 4 h 15, 1 direct TGV every day
Saint Charles – ca. 3 h 30, 2 direct TGV every day
Saint Roch – ca. 3 h 45, 3 direct TGV every day
Nice-Ville – ca. 6 h 15, 1 direct TGV every day
Toulouse Matabiau – ca. 5 h 40, 1 direct TGV every day
Other direct connexions to Dijon: Beaune, Belfort-Montbeliard, Besançon, Béziers, Carcassonne, Chalon sur Saône, Colmar, Dole, Frasne, Mâcon-Ville, Marne la Vallée Chessy, Metz, Montbard, Nancy, Narbonne, ,Nimes, Sète, Thionville, Valence.
– From Switzerland –
Gare de Lausanne – ca. 2 h 00, 4 direct TGV every day
No direct trains, one change in Lausanne is recommended
Bahnhof Basel SBB – ca. 1 h 30, 4 direct TGV every day
Bahnhof Bern – ca. 2 h 50, 1 direct TGV every day
Gare de Neuchâtel – ca. 2 h 20, 3 direct TGV every day
Zürich HB – ca. 2 h 25, 3 direct TGV every day
– From Luxembourg –
Gare de Luxembourg– ca. 3 h 45, 2 direct TGV every day
Dijon is at the crossroad of three highways (A31, A38 and A39) which offers a very good connexion to the rest of the French highway network.
A6 → A38: ca. 3 h 30
A5 → A31: ca. 3 h 30
A6 → A31: ca. 2 h 00
A42 → A40 → A39: ca. 2 h 15
A35 → A36 → A39: ca. 3 h 20
A36 → A39: ca. 2 h 20
A1 → A26 → A31: ca. 4 h 30
A7 → A6 → A31: ca. 4 h 40
A9 → A7 → A6 → A31: ca. 4 h 30
Metz / Nancy:
A31: ca. 2 h 10 (Nancy) and ca. 2 h 40 (Metz)
Geneva / Lausanne / Bern:
1 → N5 → A39 → A31: ca. 2 h 40 (Geneva and Lausanne) and ca. 3 h 20 (Bern)
A35 → A36 → A39: ca. 2 h 30
Moving around in Dijon
Dijon is a human scale mid-size city easy to get-around. It will only take you 5 minutes to walk from the train station to the historical center.
To get around in the city center, we suggest walking. However, we recommend you to take public transportation (tram or bus) to move outside the historical center, for example when going to the M-fed Workshop & Conference.
A tramway system was established in 2012 and currently consist of two lines (T1 & T2) totaling 20 km and serving 37 stations. Both lines meet in the center of Dijon (including the train station)
Line T1 originates at the train station (“Dijon Gare” stop) from where it only takes 20 min to go to the University campus. “Erasme” stop facing the Gabriel building, where the M-fed Workshop & Conference is being held.
Two bus lines serve the vicinity of the Gabriel building where the meeting will be hosted.
- Line 3: “Boulanger” bus stop, just a few meters from the Gabriel building.
- Line 5: the closest stop is “Université” (terminus), but located across the campus. You will need a 10 min walk to reach the Gabriel building or preferably take the tram from there to “Erasme” stop (2 min)
If you are paying attention to your physical health and prefer walking, you can reach the Gabriel building in 30 min (2.4 km) from the city center.