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 car hire companies, including both on- and off-site providers, amongst them: Avis Rent A Car, Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Dollar, Thrifty, Sixt Car Rental, Interrent and Keddy.
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.
Opel Vivaro, a 9-seater to rent at competitive rates at Lyon Airport, even during the summer season.
Rent a car France – compare car rental conditions
When looking for the most competitive car rental deal in France, apart from the price, take a closer look also at the car rental conditions, especially those that can affect the final cost of the rental, amongst them: the excess, the mileage and fuel policy and the driver’s age.
Unlimited mileage is not a common feature of France car hire deals. Many car rental companies impose a limit of miles (kilometres) to be covered per day without additional charges. If you are planning to travel long distance in your Lyon Airport hire car, opt for offers with unlimited mileage.
‘Full to full’ fuel policy – the most transparent from the customer’s point of view – is the most popular in Lyon Airport, nevertheless, a careful reading of the rental conditions is always recommended as there may be exceptions.
Ford Mondeo Station wagon – a large luggage space, often available for an attractive price, in the fleet of Alamo at Lyon Airport.
In France, driver’s age is often set at 25. This doesn’t mean that drivers in their early 20’s will not be able to rent a car. They do have to count, however on an additional, sometimes quite steep daily charge for young drivers.
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 16.10. 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 (from London-Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Manchester) and Flybe (from Birmingham, Manchester, London-Southend). Seasonal charter flights to Lyon are also available from Aer Lingus, with departures from Dublin and London-Gatwick.