Lyon airport (LYS)

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Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport, opened on April 12, 1975, is one of the largest in the country. It operates with domestic and international flights inside Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean.

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Number of Terminals - 3 - Terminals 1, 2 and 3, open 24 hours a day and situated next to each other.
Annual passenger traffic: 10.3 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +33 426 007 007. There are information counters in terminals 1 and 2, open from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm and from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, respectively.


The airport is situated 25 km (16 miles) to the east of the city of Lyon.

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A courtesy shuttle bus links the car rental offices with the terminals.

Avis/Budget (Tel +33 820 611 660 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, weekends from 7:30 am to 0:00 am)
Enterprise/National/Alamo (Tel +33 472 227 488 - weekdays from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm, Saturdays from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm, Sundays from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm)
Europcar (Tel +33 825 009 900 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturdays from 7:30 am to 0:00 am, Sundays from 8:00 am to 0:00 am)
Hertz/Thrifty (Tel +33 825 006 969 - weekdays from 6:30 am to 0:00 am, Saturdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Sundays from 8:00 am to 0:00 am)
Sixt (Tel +33 472 227 272 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Sundays from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm)


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Bus - Ouibus (Tel +33 892 680 068) operates services to different locations in France: Annecy, Bordeaux, Bourg-en-Bresse, Chambéry, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne, Valence, Voiron, Chamonix, Pays du Mont Blanc, Chamrousse, Les 2 Alpes, L'Alpe d'Huez.
On the other hand, Flixbus (Tel +33 176 360 412) offers regular trips to Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble and Valence.
Altibus (Tel +33 479 282 527) travels to Albiez, Aussols, Bessans, Bonneval sur Arc, Brides-les-Bains, Chamonix, Chamrousse, Combloux, Courchevel, L'Alpe d'Huez, La Norma, La Plagne, La Tania, La Toussuire, Le Corbier, Le Grand Bornand, Les 2 Alpes, Les Arcs, Les Contamines-Montjoie, Les Houches, Les Ménuires, Megève, Modane, Méribel, Orelle, Pralognan, Praz-sur-Arly, Saint-François-Longchamps, Saint-Gervais Le Fayet, Saint-Jean d'Arves, Saint-Martin de Belleville, Saint-Sorlin d'Arves, Tignes, Val d'Isère, Val Thorens, Valfréjus, Valloire, Valmeinier, Valmorel.

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 +33 479 759 279) operates a service between the airport and Lyon Part-Dieu train station, via Meyzieu and Vaulx-en-Velin La Sole, with a journey time of 29 minutes and a fare of €13.20-15.90. 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 holidays.


There are several parking options inside the enclosure, all of them under surveillance 24 hours a day. More information: Tel +33 426 007 007. Rates

P0 - Underground area for short stays beneath terminals 1 and 2. Valet parking available.
P1 & P2 - Short-term spaces near terminals 1 and 2, respectively. P1 has covered bays.
P3 - Adjacent to Terminal 1, for a maximum of 2 hours.
P4 - Next to the train station, for periods of up to 3 days. Free buses every 10-15 minutes to the terminals.
P5 - Situated at the entrance to the airport, for long stays. With complimentary shuttle services.


Facilities include automatic and wide doors, lifts, escalators, adapted restrooms and reserved parking spaces. Remember to inform your airline or travel agency about your needs at the time of booking. Some air companies offer escort services for unaccompanied minors between 4 and 12 years old.