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Located approximately 25 km from the centre of Lyon, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is the fourth busiest airport in France in terms of passenger traffic and more than 8 million travellers pass through it each year on their way to over 100 destinations.

It consists of three terminals and also offers a business centre and more than 10,000 parking spaces. The airport serves the Auvergne-Rhone-Alps region of France, in the heart of the French Alps, and is a strategic arrival point for mountain tourists who converge here in winter and summer for their holidays. In fact, the airport also offers a shuttle service to several ski resorts.

Lyon Airport to the city centre

Lyon Airport is a multimodal regional transport centre, connecting bus, train and air routes: it offers a rich transport network to reach or depart from the airport from the rest of the territory.

Rhônexpress shuttle

The Rhônexpress is the first fast rail link in France between an airport and a city centre: the shuttle connects Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport to the centre of Lyon in less than 30 minutes.

The first departure is at 04.25 from Part-Dieu and at 05.00 from the airport. The Rhônexpress runs every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes from 04.25 to 06.00 and from 21.00 to midnight.

A return ticket costs €26.70, is valid for 1 year and up to 12 years is free.


Located a few minutes’ walk from Terminals 1 and 2, the SNCF station provides a quick connection to the airport, the city centre or your final destination.

As many as 29 cities are connected daily such as Paris, Grenoble, Marseille.


For those with special needs, the airport is served by several taxi companies that provide connections to the city centre of Lyon, the main cities in the region and the most important ski resorts in the Northern and Southern Alps.

The taxi rank is located outside the airport, at the entrances to Terminals 1 and 2.

To get an idea of the prices, a daytime ride to the city centre costs around 50/55 euros (65/70 at night), while to reach a ski resort like Chamonix around 218 euros.

Connections from Lyon Airport to the ski resorts

Lyon Airport is served by regular shuttles 365 days a year to the towns and villages of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and long-distance bus lines.

The Altibus and Ben’s Bus companies provide regular shuttles to the main ski resorts in the French Alps, including Courchevel, Tignes, Val d’Isère and Val Thorens.

The bus station is located at Terminal 1, Level 0.

Arrivals and Departures

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Taxi and Transfers from/to Lyon Airport

Private transfers (or shared) are an excellent alternative to public transport at a slightly higher cost, especially if you are traveling in a group. Unlike the buses that follow a predefined route, making stops only where foreseen, the transfers are at your disposal and will take you directly to your destination, avoiding further transfers with luggage in tow. In particular, private transfers for exclusive use are comparable to a taxi service. You can book a taxi or rental with driver at Lyon Airport using the link below.

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Hotels near Lyon Airport

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