Lyon Airport (LYS)
The full name of the airport is Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, after the aviation pioneer and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The airport is 20 kilometers east of Lyon in Colombier-Saugnieu. There are two terminals, between which is the central shopping and service area. A shuttle bus also goes between the two terminals. Lyon Airport processes about 6.5 millions travelers per year, which makes it the fourth busiest airport in France.
Within walking distance from the terminal is a station where the high-speed TGV trains stop. There are connections with Paris and Marseille (tel: +33(0)8 3635 3535).
Work is being carried out to build a fast tram/subway connection between Leslys and the center of Lyon.
Car and bus
The airport is along the A432, the highway that connects the A42 (Lyon–Grenoble) and the A43 (Lyon–Chambéry). The route to the airport is clearly indicated on the signs.
You can find the office of Satobus on the first floor of the Central Hall (tel: +33(0)4 726 87217). This company maintains connections with various places in the surrounding area, in addition to Lyon these buses also go to places such as Grenoble, Aix-les-Biens, Valence and to popular ski destinations in winter.
Car rental - Lyon Airport
Car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt have counters in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 2. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several car rental providers in a single quote. Limousines with a driver can be rented with Chabe-Verjat limousine service (tel: +33(0)4 7256 5181).
Taxis are in front of Terminal 1 (tel: +33(0)4 7855 3431). A ride to Lyon costs approximately €40.00, to Eurexpo €35.00 and to Grenoble €115.00, between 19:00-7:00 the rates are substantially higher.
There is a parking garage under the terminal, P0 costs €6.00 for up to two hours, P1 and P2 costs €4.00 for up to two hours and €12.00 per day, these are for short-term parking and are by Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, respectively. Long-term parking is available in P5 and P6 costs €30.00 for 7 days and €40.00 for 14 days. There is a shuttle bus from the long-term parking to the terminals. Information about parking is available at (tel: +33(0)826 800 826).
There are two hotels at the airport, the 4 star Sofitel (tel: +33(0)4 7223 3805) is directly connected with the terminal (Central Hall). There is a shuttle bus to the 2 star hotel Kyriad (tel: +33(0)4 7223 9090). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
There are many shops, cafés, snack bars and restaurants in the terminal, mainly concentrated in the Central Hall. More expensive and fancier restaurants can be found in the Sofitel which is accessible from the Central Hall.
Baggage can be stored on the first floor of the Central Hall. There is also a window for lost and found items (tel: +33(0)4 7222 7428).
There are three information counters, one in the Departures Hall of Terminal 2, one in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1 and in the Central Hall between the terminals.
In the Central Hall there are fax and copy machines opposite the post office.
The Business Center (tel: +33(0)4 7222 8374) offers office and conference rooms for 2-80 people, catering is available, as well as secretarial support (i.e. translators and typists).
Throughout the airport there are adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones. There are parking spaces reserved for the disabled in parking area P6 (by the stop for the shuttle bus). You must report to the information counter in the Central Hall for a discount on the parking rate. For assistance (tel: +33(0)826 800 826).
There are banks, money exchange offices and ATM's throughout the terminals. In the Central Hall there is a First Aid office and a pharmacy. Wireless internet is available throughout the whole terminal building.
Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +33(0)426 007 007
Fax: +33(0)4 7222 7471
IATA airport code: LYS
ICAO airport code: LFLL