Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport Transfers

Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport

Aéroport de Lyon-Saint Exupéry (LYS), originally named as Lyon Satolas Airport- is one of major international airports, territorially situated in the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in the town Colombier-Saugnieu. Airport is at a distance of 20 km away from the city Lyon- the 3rd largest city in France.  Airport can handle all types of large aircrafts (in 2017 there have been more than 11,037,698 passengers) and today it is a focus city airport for Aigle Azur, Air France, EasyJet, HOP!, Transavia France and Twin Jet.

Spot of History

The new Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport was opened for commercial use in 1975 with exact designation to replace the old Lyon–Bron Airport, which served as main Lyon commercial airline traffic started from 1924, however in 1975 has been exclusively reserved for general business aviation. In 2000 the Lyon Satolas Airport and train station received a new name on the centenary of the birth of a notable Lyon citizen, laureate writer and aviation pioneer - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry who died in World War II.

Facilities and infrastructure of the Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport represents two passenger terminals (linked to each other with Square building), cargo facilities and two runways. In the terminals you can find a medical Centre, Vip lounges, Pharmacy, ATMs, Hotel, Meeting points, Duty free shops, Baggage trolleys, Lost baggage. From Square Building there is a foot-bridge to the nearby Lyon Saint-Exupéry Railway station and the Rhônexpress terminus. In order to pass through all security procedures passengers for domestic flights are invited to arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to their flights and 3 hours in case of international departure. 

Terminal 1 is divided into 2 Halls and hosts both international and domestic flights: Hall A is a two-storeyed building with the check-in areas and departure and arrival areas and Hall B with satellite facilities. In 2014 the terminal 1 expansion works started with the completion on 2020, whereas over 11 million passengers could be hosted.

Terminal 2 has only 2 Air France check-in and 2 boarding areas as well as arrivals facilities.

Information desk is located on the ground level of both terminals, customer-friendly personnel are at your disposal for any assistance needed.

Prayer room is located in Square building.

Medical Centre (Terminal 1, ground level of Hall B) is open 7 days a week and 24 hours.

Services for people with reduced mobility: Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport is well equipped with elevators, special toilets and parking places, as well as offers wheelchair accessibility for the passengers with reduced mobility. For appropriate assistance all passengers must indicate the nature of disability, the degree of assistance required and your specific needs during the flight as well as the international code according to the international classification 48 hours before the flight. 

Free WiFi: Take this advantage and connect to the free WIFI at the airport. Connect to Internet access and stay always up to date with the latest news, surf the net and take pictures

Parking: Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport has 4 car parking divisions which offers around 16.000 parking places. P2 and P3 are underground, long-stay P4 and P5 are located behind the railway station at some distance from terminals and in brand new P4 parking travelers can park electric cars. As regards P0 and P1, they are reserved for short-term stops (up-to 3 days) within a short distance walk from Terminals. Recommendation for people with reduced mobility to park near P0 parking zone, thus there are still disabled parking spaces in each car parks (except P5). The Airport guests can adjust tickets at the cash desks at the arrivals areas or by credit card at exit terminals.

Shopping and special offers

Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport building is equipped with maximum consideration for the needs of travelers. Do not hesitate to come and discover delicious food in an aeronautical atmosphere! Restaurants and bars welcome you whether for a lunch break, for a snack or for a drink 7 days a week and provide a wide range of services, business meals as well as regional specialties.  Faced to free time before your flight or boarding? Take some TAX-FREE beverages, tobacco or find perfume or cosmetics by luxuriant brands in Duty Free stores.

Private transfer services to and from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport

After a long flight, when you arrive at the airport, all you will need is a private airport transfer right to your reserved hotel or any desired destination in this new unfamiliar country. Your first step should be booking your airport transfer in advance, in order not to overpay to the uncommon taxis and enjoy “meet and greet” service. The private transfers are available every day regardless of the time or the season and will always provide qualified and punctual services. Private transfer is the best and easiest way to begin your vacation smoothly and to ensure a service that will match your expectations and needs! It may look uneasy to find a convenient transfer company, check out by comparing the companies you can find the best price for airport transfer. “Why should I choose a private transfer”? Your transfer from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport will take you through and beautiful sights in Lyon city, such as Cathedral of St. John, Basilica of St-Martin-d'Ainay and amazing Churches. Our local drivers are proud and happy to work here. They know the streets of Lyon and the surrounding area like their own backs. With a Saint-Exupery Airport shuttle services, you can get to the city center and see the best sights, cultural attractions and go for shopping. Booking an airport private transfer in advance is the best way to get to your accommodation in the quickest, most convenient way, whether on business or vacation, with friends or family. We make your private transfer enjoyable and easy, with a fast and secure online booking system. All our vehicles are clean and in good condition and are available 7 days a week, all year round. Definitely, our drivers are polite, very experienced and talk only about the most essential things about your trip. Book a car through us is the best way for you, because buses, metro or other public transfer options are usually associated with more effort and also act as a deterrent for visitors. If you book a convenient airport private transfer service for your next trip to Lyon, you will sit back and enjoy right from the beginning. The stressful arrival or departure is up to your driver.

Shared transfers to and from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport

If you wish to save money, you are planning a company outing- just find your shared transfer, your driver and your transfer’s companion, consider to share your ride with more people or simply join another one’s trip. Nothing is as good for team spirit as a shared experience. Platform apps are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the other options, so go ahead and reserve your private shared transfer to and from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport. As an option offered by the Airport for electric car is sharing rental station...

Airport taxis to and from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport

The airport building has special telephone racks with taxi services available outside the first level of both Terminals. A taxi ride from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport to the Lyon city center takes about 40 minutes and will cost approximatively Euros 50-55 (daytime) and Euros 65-70 (night hours). Here are some taxi services for your observation:

Lyon Taxi : +33 (0)4 72 27 15 15 

Lyon Taxi Prestige: +33 (0)6 87 97 47 90

Taxi Aeroport: +33 (0)4 78 55 34 31 

Shuttle Bus to and from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport

For now there is no more shuttle buses in the Airport since Rhônexpress tramway began its operations, therefore in order to avoid using public transport, as you are quickly overwhelmed in a new city and people probably speak another language, choose a direct transfer from the airport to the city. Whether traveling for business or leisure, we offer a convenient and affordable airport shuttle service from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport.

Train to and from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport

There are direct trains to Paris and Marseille with high-speed rail line. Travelers can choose the Tram Lyon Express (Rhône Express) and get to the city centre in only 30 minutes. Just approach to the TGV Station (in front of Lyon Airport Terminals) and take your tram to Lyon Part-Dieu Station.

Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport Car Rental

If you prefer to travel alone in the Lyon city or in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region and you want to explore it for yourself, you can book a car online in advance on a schedule that suits you. Compare and choose the best option between the most trusted car rental companies in the ground level of either terminals, such as the following car rent offices available at the Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport 7/24: 

Avis: +33 (0)8 20 61 16 60 /

Hertz: +33 (0)8 25 00 69 69 /

Enterprise: +33 (0)4 72 22 74 88 /

Budget: +33 (0)8 20 61 16 60

SIXT: +33 (0)8 20 007 498/

Europcar: +33 (0)8 25 00 99 00 /

Thrifty: +33 (0)8 25 00 69 69

Sixt: +33 (0)4 72 22 72 72

National: +33 (0)4 72 22 74 88

Baggage Services at the Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport

In order to prevent delays and to avoid having your items confiscated, prepare liquids for security checks. You must also separately present all large electronic devices: laptops, large digital cameras, DVD readers. Prepare your luggage before boarding, be aware about items prohibited on the aeroplane, in the hold and the cabin. And please, never leave your baggage alone!

Contact information

Official IATA code: LYS

Address: 69125 Colombier-Saugnieu, France 

Contact number:

Phone: +33 (0)4 26 007 007

Official Website:

The handling agents at Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport are:

Armenia Aircompany, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aigle Azur, Air Algérie, Air Arabia Maroc, Air Canada, Air France, Air France HOP,  Tap Air Portugal Airlines, Ryanair Airlines, Blue Air, British Airways, Croatia Airlines, EasyJet, Iberia Express, Lufthansa, Transavia France, Royal Air Maroc Airlines, Vueling Airlines,Tunis Airlines, Flybe Airlines and others.

Nearest airports:

Lyon-Bron Airport (12 km) 

Grenoble Airport (44 km) 

Chambery Airport (62 km)

Saint Etienne Airport (65 km)

Annecy Airport (82 km)

Valence Airport (90 km)

Geneva Airport (98 km)