Now that I have my train tickets from Paris to Lyon Part Dieu (thanks for the heads up, Kim), I need to store my luggage. We have @ 5 hours before we can check into our flat in Lyon. Has anyone used luggage storage there and, if so, which company and what were your experiences/thoughts? Currently, I am looking at Luggage Hero. TIA
Are you opposed to using the luggage storage at the station?
I am not opposed to that. How is it different?
Lyon Part Dieu is one of the few stations that has baggage storage
I presume that you are asking how the storage at Part Dieu differs from Luggage Hero. The luggage storage at Part Dieu is a staffed area with self service lockers of various sizes located in the station and the area closes, I think, at 11 PM. Luggage Hero has contracts with local businesses to let travelers use the businesses’ available spaces for luggage storage. Personally, I prefer to use either the lockers in the station or dedicated luggage storage services only because I know what I will get ahead of time. I don’t like the idea of the possibility of my luggage being stored in some unlocked closet.
It sounds as though Luggage Hero is not as secure as the storage at Lyon Park Dieu since LH uses available spaces in different hotels. The train storage appears to be much cheaper. Thank you for the link. Does anyone know if I can reserve lockets at LPD in advance or where this service is located at the train station?
Hi Lindy, I prefer using concepts like LuggageHero as I can reserve ahead of time. I normally add the €3000 insurance for a small fee. I like the idea of the lockers in stations. However when busy they are often out of capacity and the line is long. You can also check out some of the platforms they recommend at the visitor center: https://www.parisinfo.com/paris-pratique/consignes-et-bagages
Thanks James. I was concerned about the train station not having availability and hadn't thought about the long lines--something I don't want to have to do. I'll explore Luggage Hero.
I note that James's link is to luggage storage option for Paris. I wonder how long the lines usually are in Lyon. I don't have enough experience with that station to know having only used it twice. By the way, you cannot reserve at the train station.
The train station is the most convenient, without question. If the lockers are full or there is a line then go ahead and use luggage hero or any other luggage service. It's not going to take more than a minute or two to reserve through one of these services.
Thanks everyone. All of your responses are helpful and offer information and choices.
Mystique, good point-I will try the train station first, and if it's a long wait or full, I'll try one of the others. After all, I have five hours before I can get into my flat.
All good points and I hope you find whatever solution you are looking for. When I use LuggageHero and similar concepts I also feel good knowing that I am supporting the local shops and shop owners. Especially in times like this. Safe travels.
Thanks, James. I appreciate that Luggage Hero supports local businesses. That's a definite plus.
This is another luggage storage option I found: https://usebounce.com/
Haven’t used them, but most likely will on our spring trip to France/Italy.