Lyon Airport, also known as Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport, is an international airport located 20 kms east of Lyon city centre. Named after the famous aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the airport serves as a major hub for both domestic and international travel in southeastern France. And, due to its location just north west of the Alps, includes skiers and snowboarders heading to the snow.
A modern and well-equipped airport, Lyon has everything you’d need and want while travelling, from snack bars to restaurants, duty-free shopping to designer boutiques. It’s also well connected, with routes to over 200 airports worldwide, making it an easy airport to reach from most departure points.
On the flip side though, Lyon is quite a distance from most of the major resorts and the route can get very heavily congested in peak times, making transfers longer and more expensive.
Transfer times from Lyon Airport to surrounding French ski resorts
If you’re still considering your options, and wondering how long it will take you to transfer from Lyon, the following transfer time estimations might help:
- Courchevel 2h10
- La Tania 2h10
- Méribel 2h10
- Val Thorens 2h25
- La Plagne 2h35
- Les Arcs 2h30
- Val d’Isere 2h50
- Tignes 2h50
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Lyon Airport frequently asked questions
Is Lyon Airport close to Lyon city centre?
Lyon Airport is only a 30 min train ride from Lyon city centre via the Rhonexpress, which runs daily between 04:25 and midnight, with trains every 15 - 30 mins . The train costs around 10 euros each way and is free for the under 12s.
What is the parking like at Lyon Airport?
Lyon Airport has nine different parking options depending on your needs and requirements. From the most affordable long stay parking (P5) which is about a 10 min free shuttle ride from the airport, to the covered and short stay parking (P0 and P1) located below the terminal building for maximum convenience. It’s worth noting that you can save up to 60% by booking online in advance.
Is Lyon Airport easy to reach by public transport?
Lyon Airport has a modern train station which is connected to all the main train lines, making it easy to reach from most major cities, or local transport hubs.
That said, if you’re flying into Lyon for a winter ski break, you’ll need to look into transport options from the nearest train station to take you up to resort, and factor in the additional time and cost of that to your planning.
Is there free wifi at Lyon Airport?
Yes, you can benefit from unlimited free wifi at Lyon Airport. There are also plenty of charging points and work stations to stay connected and charge your devices while travelling.
What are the dining options at Lyon Airport?
Lyon Airport has a range of different dining options for travellers, from cafés including Arctic Juice & Café, Starbucks and Exki; to fast food outlets including Burger King and Eat Salad; and more refined dining with the likes of the Alpage lounge bar and the MOXY dining bar.
Which airlines fly to Lyon Airport?
At last count, 59 different airlines fly in and out of Lyon Airport, including Air France, British Airways, easyJet, Jet2 and KLM.
Which airports offer flights to Lyon?
Lyon is connected to 109 airports in Europe - including Amsterdam, Bristol, Brussels, Birmingham, Edinburgh, several London airports and Paris - and 203 airports worldwide.
How can you get from Lyon Airport to the Three Valleys?
The most convenient and comfortable way to travel from Lyon airport to the Three Valleys resorts of Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel or Val Thorens is by a private transfer, taking around 2 hours door-to-door, depending on where you’re staying. Snowlinx offers premium airport transfers for hassle-free travel. Find out more about our excellent service.
Alternatively, you can take the train, changing at Chambéry. The train only goes as far as Moutiers though. From there, you’ll need to take a bus or taxi to resort, which is about 20-30 mins away. There are also some public buses available.