Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport

General information

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, named after the French pilot and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, consists of two runways and three terminals. Next to this, the airport has its own railway station (Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV) and is therefore easily accessible by train.

Location

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 three terminals, namely T2, T1 Hall A and T1 Hall B. Terminal 3 has been destroyed in favour of the beautiful Terminal 1 Hall B.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in France.

Airport Distance
Geneva Airport (Switzerland) 97km

Transportation

Car

The distance from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport to the centre of Lyon is 28 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Lyon.

From LYS Airport to Lyon City centre by Car
28 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

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 € 70.-. 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
28 km
30 min
€ 70.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport.

Flight tickets

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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:

  • HOP! (A5)
  • easyJet (U2)
  • TUI fly Belgium (TB)
  • Vueling (VY)
  • Transavia France (TO)

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

business

NH Lyon Airport, Saint-Exupéry

The NH Lyon Aéroport is a located at Lyon's Saint Exupéry airport, 3 km from the A432 motorway. It features a wellness centre including a gym, and a sauna. The hotel features a free WiFi, a bar and a 24-hour front desk.

budget

ibis budget Aéroport Lyon Saint Exupéry, Saint-Exupéry

The ibis budget Aéroport Lyon Saint Exupéry is located 800 metres from both Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport and Saint-Exupéry TGV Train Station, 10 km from the Groupama Stadium and 12 km from Eurexpo Exhibition Centre.

family

Kyriad Lyon Est - Saint Bonnet De Mure, Saint-Bonnet-de-Mure

This Kyriad hotel is located a 15-minute drive from the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport and a 10-minute drive from the Euroexpo Exhibition Centre. It offers free parking and free Wi-Fi internet access.

Hotels in Lyon

Looking for the best hotels in Lyon? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

business

Novotel Lyon Confluence, Lyon

Featuring a terrace and a bar with panoramic river views, Novotel Lyon Confluence is set in the centre of Lyon on the banks of the Saône River. A Vaporetto Station is located just outside the hotel.

luxury

Hotel Le Royal Lyon - MGallery by Sofitel, Lyon

Overlooking Place Bellecour in the centre of Lyon, Hôtel Le Royal Lyon - MGallery Collection is just a 10-minute walk from Lyon's Old Town and 5 km from Cité Internationale. This 5-star hotel offers a lounge bar and free WiFi.

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Kyriad Lyon Centre - Perrache, Lyon

Featuring a terrace, a restaurant and a bar, Kyriad Lyon Centre - Perrache offers accommodation with free WiFi on Lyon Presqu’île district, an 18-minute walk from Place Bellecour. It has a 24-hour reception, a fitness centre and a library.

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!

Ticket

Lyon City Card: 1, 2, 3 or 4-Day Pass

Get the exclusive Lyon City Card for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days and let the city gates open to you! Enjoy unlimited access to public transport, and with a single swipe get discounted access to museums, tours, theater shows, bike rentals, river cruises, and more!

Activity

Lyon 2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise

See the sights of Lyon from the Hermès restaurant boat. Enjoy a 3-course dinner during a leisurely 2.5-hour cruise. Choose your favorites from a variety of menu options and learn about the sights you pass from the interesting commentary provided.

Tour & transport

Sightseeing Cruise, Ile Barbe and Historical District

Journey through 2,000 years of history and immerse yourself in the sights of Lyon on a 1-hour cruise through the historic center. Discover an oasis of greenery better known as the "'Île Barbe" and marvel as a myriad delights unfold before your eyes.

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