Transfer to/from - Lyon airport (LYS)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Lyon airport (LYS)

Transportation

Ride-sharing

At the nearby train station, you can board services from Uber and Leo&Go that travel towards the city centre.

Bus

TCL (Tel +33 426 101 212) operates two lines from Terminal 1, with a fare of €1.90.

Line 47 runs to Meyzieu Zi and Maréchal Juin, with intermediate stops at Moifond, Place La Valla, Vallon and La Gaieté. It operates from 6:15 am to 11:15 pm.

On the other hand, route 48 heads to Genas Bornicat, through Jean Mermoz, Place Jean Jaurès, Place République and Rond-Point d'Italie. Departures from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Ben's Bus and Altibus (Tel +33 479 683 296) offer transfers to several ski resorts in the surroundings, such as Bourg Saint-Maurice, Courchevel, Alpe d'Huez, Tignes, Briançon, Val Thorens, Méribel, Moûtiers, Val d'Isère, Serre-Chevalier, Les Ménuires, Les 2 Alpes, Brides les Bains, Sainte Foy, Montgenèvre, La Grave, Saint-Martin de Belleville, Bourg-d'Oisans, La Clarée and La Tania.

 

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Train

5 minutes away from the terminals, there is a train station where you can board daily services from SNCF (Tel +33 892 353 535) to cities in France and Italy between 10:30 am and 6:40 pm (Aix en Provence, Annecy, Avignon, Grenoble, Marne-la-Vallée, Marseille, Milan, Miramas, Modane, Montpellier, Paris, Valence).

Tram

Rhônexpress (Tel +33 970 830 708) operates a service between the airport and Lyon Part-Dieu train station, via Meyzieu and Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie, with a journey time of 29 minutes and a fare of €15.20. It operates every 15-30 min. from 5:00 am to 0:00 am.

Taxi

Ranks are found opposite terminals 1 and 2. The trip to downtown Lyon takes 25-30 minutes and has a fare of €50.00-55.00. Extra charges are applied during the night (7:00 pm to 7:00 am), on Sundays and on holidays.
 

Latest updates: February 26, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
 
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
 
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
 
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
 
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
 
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
 
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
 
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