Lyon

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Lyon

The Universities of Lyon host thousands of students every year from all over the world. If you are one of them, stay with us so we can give you the keys to renting flats, apartments and rooms for students in Lyon.

In our search engine, you will be able to find all types of accommodation in Lyon (rooms, shared flats, studios, etc.). All of them have been verified to avoid fraud, so you can book in total safety. 

Next, we are going to see the different options that exist to find accommodation in the French city of Lyon. 

Student apartments for rent in Lyon

First, we are going to talk about one of the most sought-after options, which is renting a flat for students in Lyon and looking for roommates. You have to bear in mind that France is an expensive country if we compare it with others on the same continent. On that basis, finding student apartments for rent at a price of less than € 400 will be very difficult.

The average price of student rental flats in Lyon is around € 600 per month. We are talking about furnished studios with 1 room, a very comfortable form of accommodation if you do not want to share a flat.

The price will vary according to various factors such as its location or the amenities of the property. In the Erasmus Play search engine, you can find student rental flats in Lyon from € 400, which have been verified for your safety.

Student room for rent in Lyon

The second option that we propose is the rooms for rent for students in Lyon. If you like meeting new people and sharing experiences, sharing a flat is the best option since you will save on monthly rental expenses and you will be able to have a much cheaper experience.

Student rental rooms in Lyon are not so easy to find, with high demand and low supply each year. That is why you must walk quickly when planning all aspects of the trip, with accommodation being a priority.

You have to consider the location before looking for accommodation in Lyon. For this reason, the Erasmus Play search engine includes a map with the location of the accommodation that will help you clarify your ideas and thus be able to locate you near the University or your work.

The average price per room is around € 400 per month, which can go up depending on the characteristics of the room.

Student accommodation in Lyon

We have been reminding you from the beginning of the importance of location, a factor that can make your accommodation more expensive. The city of Lyon is divided into 9 districts (arrondissement in French) and each of them is made up of different neighbourhoods.

Next, we are going to recommend some of them to ease your search for accommodation in Lyon.

Apartments for rent in Vieux Lyon

In the 5th arrondissement, we find Old Lyon, where the city was located in medieval times at the foot of the river Saona. It is a place away from the centre, for those who seek tranquillity, in addition to being able to live in a place full of stories. At the same time, you have all the necessary services within reach and communication with the rest of the city is very good.

Apartments in La Presqu'île neighbourhood

Between district 1 and 2 we have La Presqu'île (the peninsula) and it is located in the heart of Lyon, a place that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the best areas to look for apartments in Lyon since the price is affordable.

Rooms for rent in La Croix-Rousse

The La Croix-Rousse neighbourhood is located in the 4th arrondissement and is the most bohemian part of the city. It is not very far from the centre and the price of renting accommodation is within reach of all budgets, which makes it a very good area to live in Lyon. Public transport has a very good connection with this area and you can move without problem throughout the city.

Erasmus accommodation in Montchat

To get to Montchat we will have to go to one of the peripheral districts of the city, district 3. It is a residential area, very quiet and ideal to escape the hubbub of the city centre. Due to its location, the prices are the cheapest you will find in Lyon and the good connection by public transport will make you forget the distance that exists from the centre.

University residence in Lyon

The last of the options that we are going to talk about are student residences in Lyon. The city has about 40 university residences that are distributed throughout different parts of the city. Some are public and others from private entities, this will mark a lot of the final price.

The qualities will also be decisive in the price of student residences, since those located in old flats are cheaper. It is recommended to begin your search quite early if you are interested in living in a student residence since they are rented out quickly.

Frequently asked questions about Lyon

How many universities are there in Lyon?
In Lyon, there are a total of 3 universities: the Claude Bernard-Lyon I University, the Lumière-Lyon II University and the Jean Moulin-Lyon III University.
How much does it cost to live in Lyon?
Lyon is somewhat cheaper than Paris, however, both cities are above other European countries. Taking into account that you will pay between € 400-500 in rent, the total sum of expenses could reach € 800 per month.
How to find cheap student flats in Lyon?
Your best ally in this task is the Erasmus Play search engine, where you will find all types of accommodation in Lyon, at the best price and verified to avoid deception.
Where to live in Lyon?
It will depend on your needs, if you want to be closer to your university or place of study/work, if you are looking for tranquillity or if you want to be in the centre. In general, districts 2, 3 and 7 are the most recommended for location and price.
How much does a university residence cost in Lyon?
The variety of university residences in Lyon is high and there are both public and private, which will vary the price. On average we can establish about € 500 per month, although you can find them both cheaper and more expensive.

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