Transportation to and from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport
What is the distance from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport to the centre of Lyon?
By car it takes about half an hour to get to the centre of Lyon, the distance is 28 kilometres / 17.4 miles.
From LYS Airport to Lyon City centre by Car
Rhônexpress to Lyon
For travelling to and from the airport, Rhônexpress is the most comfortable travel option. The tram runs every 15 minutes between Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport and the main railway station Lyon Part-Dieu. The journey time is 29 minutes with intermediate stops located at Meyzieu Z.I. (tram line 3) and Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie. You can transfer to the metro at Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie (metro A) and Lyon Part-Dieu (metro B).
Metro A takes you to the centre of Lyon, the big square Place Bellecour. You can reach the station of Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport by following the Rhônexpress symbols in the terminals.
Tickets are available at the ticket vending machines on each station, from the tram driver (+ € 4.00) and online through the website. Children under 12 years always travel for free. Buying tickets online is the most economical, especially if you opt for return tickets and book early in advance.
The first tram from the city departs at 04.25 hours from Lyon Part-Dieu, the last tram from the airport leaves at 00.00 hours. Please consult website and timetable Rhônexpress for more information. The Lyon City Card for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days is also available including an airport transfer.
|Adults||€ 16.10||€ 27.80|
|Youth, 12 up to 25 years||€ 13.40||€ 23.50|
The historic centre of Lyon is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and can also be seen from the water, book an interesting and inexpensive 1-hour boat trip on the rivers Rhône and Saône.
Tours and transport
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