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 centre and has good access from the Alps by road.
There's also a train station in Lyon, which is directly linked to Paris and Marseille.
Lyon airport has three terminals, terminal 3 being the main hub for low-cost airlines and this shows with the lack of facilities provided here for passengers.
If you have time to kill there is more entertainment in terminals 1 and 2. There are some great bars and restaurants. Shopping includes duty-free, high tech stores, plenty of jewellers, and watch shops.
Several hotels are located close to the airport if you need to catch an early flight. This can be a good option to make your morning a little easier. Try the NH Hotel and the Ibis Hotel both are very close to the airport building.
Lyon Airport Passenger Information
- There is quite a distance between terminals so give yourself time to walk between them.
- Give yourself plenty of time to walk between security and boarding.
- Baggage trolleys are available in the car parks and are available in exchange for a 1 euro coin. Free tokens are available at the arrival hall.
- British Airways flies to Lyon as well as Easyjet and KLM to name a few.
- Lyon is the furthest distance from ski resorts but due to the route being motorway it takes a similar time to reach them as from Grenoble airport.
Lyon Airport Transfers
Mountain Rescue Transfers offer Lyon airport transfers, 7 days a week, to all of the ski resorts in the Tarentaise valley.
For more information about the route and transfer times go to our transfer routes page.