Villefranche-sur-Saone is a commune in the Rhone department of eastern France. Car hire in Villefranche-sur-Saone means that driving from this town to the city of Lyon takes only 31 minutes, covering under 35 kilometres. Visit our Villefranche-sur-Saone local branch to find out more. Hiring a car in Villefranche-sur-Saone certainly makes getting into Lyon quick and easy, but it also opens up the possibilities of travelling more broadly in the region. Drive north along the banks of the Rhone/Saone and find yourself in Beaujolais in under half an hour; a real must-visit region for wine connoisseurs. The vineyards are found mostly along the Saone River.