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Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport

General information

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.

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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



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
28 km
40 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 € 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
28 km
40 min
€ 55.-

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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.



Departures and arrivals

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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:

  • Volotea
  • easyJet
  • TUI fly Belgium
  • Vueling
  • Transavia France


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.


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.


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. It offers a 24-hour reception.


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.


Globe Et Cecil, Lyon

Globe Et Cecil is a hotel located in the heart of Lyon on the Presqu’Ile, just 50 metres from Place Bellecour and its metro station, and 5 minutes' walk from Vieux Lyon. It is set within a 19th century building and free WiFi is available throughout.


Hotel Le Royal Lyon - MGallery, 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.


Greet Hotel Lyon Confluence, Lyon

Featuring a terrace, a restaurant and a bar, Greet Hotel Lyon Confluence 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!


Lyon City Pass: Public Transport & More Than 40 Attractions

Get the exclusive Lyon City Card for 24 hours 48 hours 72 hours or 96 hours and let the city gates open to you. If you visit even just two attractions this card has already paid for itself.


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.

Tour & transport

Half-Day Beaujolais Wine Tour from Lyon

This wine itinerary is the perfect programme for discovering and tasting Beaujolais wines in all their diversity. A complete experience for intense emotions! Choose between a shared or private tour for a more intimate experience.


  21 reviews

Have you visited Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport lately? So far, 21 airport passengers have written an airport review about Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

Less than a minute ago

The integration service of the airport is a shame. We wait 50-60 min to get out. Very chaotic and not the first time. Will try to avoid this airport in the future.

Michael Riis
3 months ago

The officer at the information desk was busy chatting. He was not able to properly speak or understand english, not even words as ‘security’ ‘gate’ or ‘take-off’. Chatty and passive-agressive security staff who was in no hurry.

Donald R. MacLeod
4 months ago

Flew back with EasyJet from Lyon to Edinburgh on Sat. 20th August. Went through security with my hotel invoices and a paper hankie in my trouser pocket. Was made to go back out and queue to come through again. Was not allowed to dump "offending" paperwork. Security staff very abrupt and unhelpful. Then at departure lounge made to wait in very hot conditions, no seating, only resting bars. Repeatedly told to move up so that we were all crammed like sardines. Was interested in buying bottle of Green Chartreuse at Duty-free because I use it as a cooking ingredient. They only had the small bottle size for just a little less than what I would pay for the large bottle size in the UK, so did not proceed with purchase. However, EasyJet deserve compliments for excellent value duty-free Bombay Sapphire Gin. Have always found their staff courteous and very helpful, so it is a pity but I will never use Lyon airport again.

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