Exploring Dijon

Exploring Dijon

Dijon has aĀ very efficientĀ public transport network of buses and trams. Two tram lines were recently added to the re-designed network. Divia public network offers a simple and cheap way to go from one point to another.

The bus network

2 tram lines and 5 main bus lines offer a high level of service, from 5h30 am to 0h15 am every day of the week with 12 urban lines, 3 local lines. Moreover, some innovative services (Corol, Flexo, Pleine Lune, City and Express) are clever additions to Dijonā€™s global transportation service.Ā (More information here).

The single ticket, named ā€œstopgap solutionā€ costs 1.50 ā‚¬, and is valid for one hour on all lines. You can purchase one in every bus, or in an automatic machine at every tram stop.Ā Other options are available (e.g. Daily Pass, Weekly-Pass, 10 tickets-pack, etc…) at the tram stops, or at the Divia sale point close to the railway station (16, place Darcy – DIJON, see map below). We highly recommend that you choose one of these options if you plan on staying for several days in Dijon.

Warning : Always validate your ticket or your electronic card as soon as you get on the bus, the tram, or another public transport, by placing it on the terminal. Transgressors expose themselves to an expensive fine and inspectors are not known to be lenient.

There are free shuttles in the city center, which are also connected to the main network and allow to move easily in the heart of the city without taking the crowded streets. Shuttles run every 6 minutes from Monday to Saturday from 7 am till 8 pm (shuttle map).

The tram network

The 2 new tram lines are active since 2012. It represents 20 km of lines, 37 stops, and 32 tramcars of 30 meters long with a transport capacity of 200 to 220 passengers each. Tickets can be used both trams and buses. You will find all the information you need on thisĀ website.

With your own car

Setting up the tram lines reorganized the roads in Dijon. Many one-way streets, cycle tracks and bus lanes were added, especially in the city center. Be careful not to inadvertently drive on a bus lane, as they sometimes begin or end quite abruptly. Fortunately, without the lines on construction, it will be easier to drive through the city. However, pay attention to the somewhat confusing road signs, and the numerous automatic speed cameras and fixed cameras near stop lights.

There are several subterranean municipal parking lots in the inner city, where you can leave your car during the night (0.20 ā‚¬ / hour from 7 pm till 7:30 am, 1.50 ā‚¬ / hour in the day). Click here to obtain more information about subterranean municipal parking lots.

Parking lots may be hard to find in the city center if you do not want to pay for it. With the tram lines built, several free parking areas were closed.

Taxis

A taxi station is availableĀ close to the railway station, opposite to the Office du Tourisme (see map below). You can also call a taxi Taxi Radio Dijon to order a cab at any moment: +33 (0)3 80 41 41 12.

Bicycles

In Dijon, Cyclists benefit from a convenient geography. There are many cycle tracks. The Office du Tourisme offers a bike rental service (Phone: +33(0)892 700 558 (0.34 ā‚¬ / mn.), see map below). Moreover, access to the Velodi service allows you to rent a bike from more than 40 posts spread across the city. More information.

On foot

Dijon is a middle-sized city. You can easily walk across it in forty minutes. If you are lost, there are city maps at every bus stop, and all French people are not as impolite as you may think šŸ˜‰

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