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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 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.


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



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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


Lyon City Pass: Public Transport & More Than 40 Attractions

Get the exclusive Lyon City Card for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days and let the city gates open to you! If you visit even just two attractions this card has already paid for itself.


Lyon City Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Discover the city of Lyon on a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour. See all the top attractions, including the Basilica de Notre Dame de Fourvière and Place Bellecour. There are 14 stops along the sightseeing route.

Tour & transport

Lyon: Guided Sightseeing Cruise

Discover Lyon and its UNESCO World Heritage Site attractions on a 1-hour river cruise along the Saone River. Admire the monuments at the confluence of the Saone River, discover the Renaissance buildings of Vieux Lyon and much more.


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