Lyon Airport Transportation
Located on the far east side of Lyon, the capital of France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Lyon-Saint-Exupéry International Airport is an efficient-sized airport known for its modern design and relatively easy access to the city. Make your trip through the east side easy by booking the right ride for the right situation, whether it’s a work function that can benefit from the hassle-free option of taxis, stretched limousines, and shared ride vans, or a family vacation that could use the added privacy of sedans, SUVs, vans, and buses.
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LYS Airport Terminals
Lyon Airport Shuttles
Located several miles east of downtown Lyon, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is about half an hour from downtown, making rides to where you need to be especially difficult if you’re relying on public transportation. Book a shuttle through either area shuttle or sedan providers instead, enjoying the sights with a ride you know is waiting.
Find out what part of the city you want to enjoy before scheduling your drop-off, choosing between the 9 arrondissements across town, from the water-bound excitement of 2nd to the shopping malls and museum of 3rd on the east side. For west, choose between the 9th or 5th, looking forward to a wide variety of ornate cathedrals, including the stoic hilltop views of La Basilique Notre Dame. For uptown elegance intertwined with the buzzy surroundings of Claude Bernard University, indulge in the riverside town of Villeurbanne.
Focus on your shuttle reservations ahead of time to make sure you don’t get left behind later, the easiest way to do so by printing out your confirmation email. Do the same with your hotel bookings, keeping all important documents somewhere safe, whether it’s in the pockets of your travel journal or stored away on a flash drive. Keep back-up scans of personal documents as well, storing away your passport, prescriptions, and driver’s license for easy access in the worst situations.
About Lyon-Saint-Exupéry International Airport
A massive facility with modern perks, delays at Lyon-Saint-Exupéry can easily be turned into something worthwhile. Grab some light breakfast and coffee at Confluences Café in Terminal 1, also enjoying some local reads at Monop Daily next door, or if you’re in Terminal 2, look forward to sit-down eats from Paul, afterward browsing through the many department stores and souvenir shops that make up Le Square, a vast shopping plaza located on the upper level of Terminal 2. Also home to private VIP lounges and huge waiting lounges, getting some quiet time is easy to find. Get to know the many surrounding parks and getaways on the east side if you plan to stay close to the airport, looking forward to the many natural backdrops that surround the region, from the massive acreage and greenery at Grand Par Miribel Jonage, which offers elevated trails, beaches, and lakeside golf courses, to the incredible lookouts from Chartreuse Natural Regional Park, famous for its coveted access to the French Alps. An especially popular eatery in the area is La Boucherie, a western-style steakhouse offering the perfect blend of casual and modern.
Consider some family-friendly locales before ending the day, choosing between the thousands of fishes at the Aquarium du Grand Lyon, or the world’s many exotic creatures from Lyon Zoo, a pillar of the city since the 19th century. End the evening with a stunning view of the skyline from Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, located west of downtown and offering historic towers that show the city’s unique glow at dusk. Behind the famed church is the Ancient Theatre of Fourvière, a relic of ancient Rome now used for concerts and festivals so loud the entire city can hear. Be sure to try some classic French cuisine at Restaurant Le Musée as well, trying eclectic dishes in a space known for its home-cooked meals and one-on-one chef time before each meal.
Lounges at Lyon Airport