Mountain Rescue offer Lyon airport transfers 7 days a week to all of the ski resorts in the Tarentaise valley. Tignes, Val DIsere, Ste Foy, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Meribel Courchevel, Val Thorens and many more. For more information about the route and times go to our transfer routes page.
Lyon airport guide
Formerly named Lyon Satolas, Lyon-Saint Exupery (LYN) is now the third biggest airport in France. It is situated 20 km east south east of Lyon city center and has good access from the Alps by road and a train station with a direct link to Paris and Marseille.
In 2013 Lyon airport served over 8,500,000 passengers, which was an increase of over 1 % on the previous year. The airport has three terminals, Terminal 3 is the main hub for the low cost airlines and this shows with the lack of facilities provided here for passengers.
If you have waiting time there is a lot more to do in Terminal 1 and 2 with some great bars and restaurants spread throughout the modern building. Shopping includes the usual duty free, high tec stores and plenty of jewelers and watch shops.
Located close to the airport are several hotels so if you need to catch an early flight this can be a good option to make your morning a little more sociable. Try the NH Hotel Lyon Aeroport and the Ibis Hotel both very close to the airport.
- Give your self plenty of time to walk between terminals as it is quite long.
- Give yourself plenty of time to walk between security and boarding and it is quite long.
- Baggage trolleys are available in the car parks and accept 1 euros coins. Free tokens are also available at the arrival hall.
- British Airways flys in here as well as Flybe, Easyjet and KLM to name but a few. Lyon is the furthest distance from the resorts but due to the route being mostly motorway takes about the same as Grenoble