Know Before You Go
Best way to get there is via the historic funicular railway from St Just. The public transport system in Lyon is second too none. If the line up for one funicular is long, take the other one. F2 takes you up to Fourviere and usually has a long line. If you take F1, and get off at the first stop, you are right at the bottom of the amphitheater. If you arrive by air get the bus from airport, do not bother with car rental as finding your way round Lyon by car is horrendous, even with GPS. Just purchase a one day unlimited travel ticket (which also includes the funiculars) but do not forget to validate it on the metro or tram to avoid risking a fine.