Lyon Airport Guide to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport - LYS

Lyon Airport (LYS)

Use this website to quickly find the most important information about Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport: Flights, Departures, Arrivals, Parking, Car Rentals, Hotels near the airport and other information about Lyon Airport. Plan your travel to LYS Airport with the information provided in this site.


Lyon Airport is a transport hub for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in France.


Lyon Airport registered a total flow of 9,553,250 passengers in 2016.

Terminals Information + info

Given the recent terrorist attacks that struggled France, it is recommended to arrive at Lyon Airport 2 hours prior in case you board a domestic or EU flight and 3 hours prior if you board other destinations to pass through security.


Lyon Airport is the main transportation hub of Lyon city and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. With the completion on 2020 of the new Terminal 1, it will be able to host over 11 million passengers. Lyon Airport facilities consists of two passenger terminals linked one to each other by The Square building:

- Terminal 1: Hosts either international and regional flights. It is split into two halls; Hall A and Hall B, having satellite facilities outside the main building (Hall B). (See more information)

- Terminal 2: For international and regional flights. Its structure is similar to Terminal 1 except for the satellite facilities. It is expected to close its doors after new Terminal 1 total completion on 2020. (See more information)

Facilities and Services + info

Lyon Airport offers the following services to passengers:

- Information desk
- Free Wi-Fi internet connection
- Airport Medical Centre
- Pharmacy
- VIP lounges
- Lost baggage
- Baggage lockers
- Baggage trolleys
- Duty free shop
- Luggage wrapping
- Retail stores
- Toilets
- Smoking allowed areas
- ATMs
- Currency Exchange
- Parenting rooms
- Wheel-chair renting service
- Meeting points
- Prayer room
- Sofitel Hotel
- The Service Center
- Toilets
- Showers

Transport + info

The following means of transport are available at Lyon Airport to get to the city centre:

Train: By Tram Lyon Express (Rhône Express). (more information)

Bus: There isn’t any shuttle bus from Lyon Airport to the city centre. (more information)

Taxi: Get to Lyon city centre within 40 minutes. (more information)
Car hire: Hire a car through our search engine or in the ground level of both terminals. (more information)

Contact Information

Find above several contact information regarding Lyon Airport:

B.P. 113 Lyon-Saint Exupéry Aeroport, 69125, FRANCE

Phone: :
(+33) 426 007 007

About Lyon

Lyon is located in the east-central of France in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, which is its capital city. It is the third largest city in France after Paris and Marseille, with a total population of 506,615 inhabitants.

The city is well-known for its cuisine, gastronomy and historical landmarks, since it is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, for the Vieux Lyon mediaeval city and the Croix-Rousse.

Lyon is an important cultural center regarding cinema: The Lumière brothers where from Lyon.

About landmarks, you shouldn’t miss the Cathedral of Saint John, the City hall, the Vieux Lyon medieval town, the Croix-Rousse, the Opéra nouvel, the Parc de la Tête d’Or and the Jardin botanique de Lyon.

Regarding events, every 8 of December takes place the Festival of Light (La Fête des Lumières) to honour Virgin Mary, who supposedly saved the city in the Middle Ages from a deadly plague. During it, the locals place candle at their windows and the city hosts large-scale lights shows in the monuments.

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