Lyon Airport Guide to Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport - LYS

Car Hire Lyon Airport


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If you seek for a more independent way to move through Lyon, the best option for you is without any doubt to hire a car.

As a local advice, avoid rushing hours to drive through Lyon, since severe traffic jams tend to occur during peak hours and traffic can be heavy and chaotic.

If you need to move through the city the best recommendation is to do so by public transport, since we mention below, you’ll need to purchase a pollution sticker to be able to enter to the city by car.


See attached the available car hire companies in Lyon Airport:

- Avis: +33 0820611660
- Alamo: +33 0472227488
- Budget: +33 0820611660
- Entreprise: +33 0472227488
- Europcar: +33 0825009900
- National: +33 0472227488
- Hertz: +33 0825006969
- Thrifty: +33 0825006969
- Sixt: +33 0472227272

Opening hours: 24 hours. 


Find car rental companies’ booths in the ground level of each of the two terminals.

Online car rental

Just remind you can book your car online through our search engine, it’s easy and fast to use! 

Renting a car in France – Tips and advices

- To be able to drive in France, you’ll have to be at least 18 years old. Some car rental companies won’t hire you a car if you are under 21 or even 25 years old and possess a credit card in your name. Also, you’ll have to have at least a year-old driving license. 

- While renting your car, there is a fee for novice drivers. 

- To be able to drive in France, you’ll have a valid driving permit of any EU country. For non-European residents, you should possess an IDP (International Driving Permit) along with your passport. 

- To be able to drive in big cities such Paris or Lyon, you’ll need to possess the Crit’Air, a sticker which will be according to your car engine emissions and will permit you to drive through. Their cost is 4.18€.