Telephone Gare de Lyon 03
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Looking For A Pay Phone At Gare de Lyon?

Telephone Gare de Lyon 03

A friend of mine went into the Gare de Lyon station to make a phone call. No need to buy a phone card if you have coins, a calling card or a credit card with a smart chip.

She bought a calling card and thought the only phone available was in a passageway near the newsstand.

Look for a bank of telephones between the escalators and the arrival and departure board.

If you would like to buy a calling card, go to the newsstand behind the memorial for SNCF employees killed during wars for France.

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  • Colleen's Paris

    Hi Donna, So glad it is helpful information. My friend’s cell phone didn’t work in Europe and bought a phone card. Now she knows about the alternatives as well. Thanks for the feedback! Colleen

  • donna

    that is so helpful – i was at Gare de Lyon just over 12 months ago, trying to contact friends in Lyon, (my mobile was not working properly) in future to know where a phone box is located will be most helpful – going back in August this year!!!

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