Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, named after the French pilot and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, consists of two terminals and two runways. Next to this, the airport has its own railway station (Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV) and is therefore easily accessible by train. The centre of Lyon can be reached by the tram Rhônexpress and taxi.
Where is Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport situated?
The airport is located east of the biggest city of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The airport can be reached via exit 3, 4 and 5 of Autoroute A432, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is located parallel to this motorway.
How many terminals does Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport have?
The airport has two terminals, namely Terminal 1 (T1 Hall A and T1 Hall B) and Terminal 2. In 2018, Terminal 3 was demolished in favour of the very modern Terminal 1 Hall B (gates B and C), consisting of three floors. T1 Hall A (gates F and G) and Terminal 2 (gates P, Q, R, S and U) have two floors, Arrivals is on the ground floor and Departures on the first floor. The security checkpoints are located on the top floor of Terminal 1 Hall B and in the middle of Terminal 2. Terminal 1 also provides access to the boarding gates D in Satellite Terminal 1, mainly used by Transavia France and easyJet. The walking distance between T1 and T2 at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is 5 to 10 minutes.
The distance from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport to the centre of Lyon is 28 kilometres. By car, it takes 40 minutes to get to the centre of Lyon.
From LYS Airport to Lyon City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport you can travel by tram. Visit the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Lyon is about € 55.-. Book your taxi at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From LYS Airport to Lyon City centre by Taxi
At Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- TUI fly Belgium
- Transavia France
Hotels near the airport
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Lyon: 2-Hour Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide
This tour will allow you to discover the city in just 2-hours. From Vieux Lyon through the Tête d'Or Park and the banks of the Rhône, enjoy a wonderfully relaxing bike tour. Unusual places will all be mapped out to make this an unforgettable experience.
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