Lyon Airport

Lyon Airport

Lyon airport (Lyon-Saint Exupéry) is situated approximately 25klm (15 Miles) East of Lyon and is in easy access to the major cities.  It is one of two airports in the region that services Lyon and was formely known as Lyon Satolas Airport.  The airport is located in Colombier-Saugnieu, which makes it an ideal destination for passengers wanting to reach the French Alpes.


The airport has over 7 million passengers passing through it each year and offers a good ground support that connects passengers to various destinations and major cities in the region.  The airport also offers passengers modern facilities including bars, cafes, duty free and department stores.

The roads and motorways that link the airport to these cities makes the airport a great destination and gateway to the Alps and other regions in Europe.

Getting To And From Lyon Airport

There are regular bus services that operate from Lyon International airport and these provide connection to all the major towns nearby.  There are also coach services that run to other towns and resorts in the Alps such as:  Ambérieu – Annecy – Aix-les-Bains – Bourg-en-Bresse – Chambéry – Grenoble – Lyon and Saint Etienne.

Lyon International airport is the gateway to a large number of ski resort and there are regular bus services that provide transfer to and from Lyon airport to major ski resorts.  To learn more about what ski resorts are close to and accessible from Lyon, please click on the link: Ski Resorts Close Near Lyon Airport

Lyon Airport Transfers

Car hire Lyon Airport

Car hire can be a cheap alternative to taxis and coach transfers, especially if there are a few people traveling in your party.  Car hire is also a very popular option for passengers wishing to travel to the many ski resorts close to the airport.  There are several car hire companies that operate from inside the airport and all offer competitive rates.  To help you save time, we have provided a link below to some of the companies that consistently offer great deals on car hire.  Obviously, you can shop around but if you follow the link, you are sure to find a deal that suit your requirements and budgets.

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The Lyon Airport Tram

The Rhonexpress tram connects passengers from the airport to Lyon Part-Dieu an from Lyon Part-Dieu to Lyon airport. The Rhoneexpress connects passengers to lyon in 30 minutes and trams run from 5.00am in the morning.

Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Rhônexpress station is within easy walking distance from the airport terminals.  Tickets can be purchased from the the ticket machines at the station and all machines accept credit cards and some also accept coins.

Lyon Airport Trains

The train station is approximtely 5 minutes walk from the airport terminals and offers connections to many destinations.  Tickets for the SNCF can be purchased from the train station.

Lyon Airport Buses

There are many bus services in operation from the the airport.  The bus services offer passengers transfers to and from the airport to local towns and cities, as well as many other destinations further afield.

It is also possible to catch a bus to Grenoble and Chambery.  Most of these buses, leave from outside the airport building.

During the winter season from December to April, there are many bus service that connect passengers to the many ski resorts near the airport.

Lyon Airport Arrivals And Departures

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Lyon Airport Arrivals - Lyon Airport Departures

Lyon Airport Code: LYS

Lyon Airport Address: Lyon Saint ExupŽry Airport BP 113, 69125 Lyon, France Tel: 0033 8 2680 0826