Lyon Airport car rental comparison – find cheap car hire in Lyon, France
Lyon, the third most populous city of France (and the biggest in Rhône-Alpes region) is served by a large international airport.
Opel Corsa is often cheap to rent in Lyon – see offers from Avis Rent A Car, Hertz or Budget at Lyon Airport on www.find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk
Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport - LYS, previously known as Lyon-Satolas Airport, is located around 13 miles (by road) east of Lyon city centre. The proximity to major motorways allows an easy access from the airport to several major cities of eastern France.
Map of Rhône-Alpes region.
Lyon Airport car rental companies – compare rates and book with Cartrawler
Car Rental at Lyon Airport is available from a large variety of suppliers, amongst them the on-site companies, such as Avis Rent A Car, Hertz, Budget, Europcar, National/Citer and Sixt Car Rental, as well as the from rent-a-car operators whose rental stations are located outside the airport’s perimeter. Amongst the off-site Lyon Airport car hire companies are, for example, Interrent and Firefly.
In order to quickly and efficiently compare car rental deals at Lyon Airport, use internet search engine of car hire, Cartrawler France.
Cartrawler partners with all major rent-a-car companies operating at the airport providing you with a detail listing of available offers from the cheapest cars in mini and economy classes, through compact and full-size vehicles, to 7- or 9-seat people carriers. SUV’s are also common in Lyon Airport rental fleet.
Rhônexpress – train from the Lyon Airport to the city centre
For passengers who are not planning to rent a car at Lyon Airport, a variety of convenient transportation links are available between the airport terminals and Lyon, amongst them the Rhônexpress train, also referred to as the tram express. The dedicated link between the airport and Lyon stops on two stations – Meyzieu and Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie, before reaching Lyon Gare de la Part-Dieu station in the city centre- see map.
Travel time between the airport and Lyon, on Rhônexpress is approx. 30 minutes. A single ticket for an adult costs EUR 15,80 (fare for 2015). Discount rates apply when purchasing the ticket online. Children below 12 years of age travel for free.
See a video guide about how to reach Lyon from the airport by train:
TGV links from Lyon Airport
Travellers to destinations outside Lyon will be able to get to several cities in France and abroad on board of the high-speed TGV train. Gare TGV Lyon-Saint-Exupery, located in front of the airport is connected to the terminal by a moving walkway. Amongst destinations available by TGV from Lyon Airport are: Paris (Gare de Lyon), Macon, Grenoble, Aix Les Bains, Valence, Avignon (TGV combined with Ouigo trains), Marseille (TGV combined with Ouigo trains), Aix-en-Provence (TGV/Ouigo), as well as Turin and Milan in Italy.
See map of TGV links in France.
UK flights to Lyon, France
With over 8 million passengers served annually, Lyon Airport rates as 4th busiest airport of France (preceded only by Paris-CDG, Paris-Orly and Nice airports). The airport offers a variety of domestic and European flights, as well as routes to Tunisia, Morocco, Turkey and Israel, amongst others.
From the UK, direct flights to Lyon are available from British Airways (departures from London-Heathrow), Easyjet (year-round route from London-Gatwick and winter seasonal route from Bristol and Manchester) and Flybe (year-round route from Birmingham and seasonal route from Manchester). Seasonal charter flights to Lyon are also available from Aer Lingus, with departures from London-Gatwick.