Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS) Guide
Other Airports in Lyon
Directions & Transportation
- Taxis are available at the airport. Fares are displayed but there are extra charges; 1.60 Euro for the toll and extra for a forth passenger. Luggage, animals and driving conditions, such as snow will incur extra charges as well.
- Satobus Tel:04 72 68 72 17, operates a service from the airport to Lyon city centre every twenty minutes from 6am to 11.20pm daily. A single fare costs 8.40 Euro and under the age of 25 you pay 6.20 Euro.
- The High-Train Station is located near the terminals and high speed train go to many destinations in France. Tel:08 36 35 35 35 for information.
- Buses and taxi are the most popular travel mode to Lyon.
- Airport Info:
- Information Desks are located in both terminals and one in the central hall between the terminals.
- Left-luggage facilities is located in the main hall on level 1. Trolleys are available.
- Bureaux de Change and ATMs are available in the terminals. There is an automatic currency exchange machine in terminal 1.
- More Services:
- Telephones are located throughout the terminals. Fax and Minitel services are available in the main hall. The Post Office (Tel: 04 72 23 81 04) is open 9am to 6pm daily. Toilets and baby change facilities are located in both terminals. Medical services tel:04 72 22 73 69 located in the main hall is available 24/7. There is a VIP lounge in the airport.
- Eating & Drinking:
- Restaurants situated in the central hall between the two terminals include L'Espace, Pomme de Pain and Le Bouchon a traditional Brasserie serving Lyon specialities. Bars located in the terminals are; Le Malongo and Les Alps in T1 departures, L'envol, and Bar de Provines in T2 departures. Phileas Cafe serves quick meals and have bar service in the central hall.
- Newsagent Relay is located in both terminals. Printemps sells clothing for the family, gifts and babywear can be bought from Quand le chat, Payot is a bookshop, Oui'shop is a grocer, Orissime Montres and Bijou sell jewellery. Beauty Unlimited will give you a facial, manicure your nails and sell you perfume. The Chemist shop completes the list of shopping opportunities at Lyon airport.
- Business Facilities:
- Business facilities include a private office, meeting rooms and conference facilities for up to 80 people. Secretarial services and audio-visual business equipment is also available. There is a VIP lounge to relax.
- Disabled Facilities:
- Parking for the disabled is reserved in Car Park P6 in front of the train station and a set-down point in front of terminal 1. Wheelchair accessible toilets are located in both terminals. Telephone kiosks for the disabled are located in the terminals. Passengers requiring wheelchair service must contact their airline prior to departure.
- Airlines Served:
- Aegean Aviation, Aeris, Aerolyon, Aeromexico, African Safari Airlines, Air Algerie, Air France, Air Lib, Air Littoral, Air Malta, Air Mediterranee, Air Nostrum LAMSA, Air Transat, Alitalia, Antinea Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Azzurra Air, Brit Air, British Airways, Corsair, Czech Airlines, EAT, Euralair Int´l, Europe Airpost, Express Airways, Hex´Air, Iberia, KLM, Khalifa Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Maersk Air (UK), Meridiana, Northwest Airlines, Nullve, Pan Air, Portugalia, Regional, Royal Air Maroc, SAS-Scandinavian, Spanair, Star Air, TAROM-Romanian, THY-Turkish, TNT Airways, TNT International, Transavia, Tunisair, Tyrolean
- Airport Taxes:
- Airport departure tax is usually included in the ticket price. Enquire at the time of ticketing.
- Activities near the Airport:
- Lyon's wealth over centuries was made through the silk industry and a visit to La Croix-Rousse is very interesting. It is fascinating to the traditional looms in actions as opposed to modern, computer controlled silk weaving of today,
- Other Interesting Information:
- Lyon-Bron airport not able to cope with growing air traffic, was replaced by Lyon-Satolas in April 1975. More than 25 years later the airport has been expanded to deal with more than tripled passenger numbers and in June 2000, the airport was renamed after the famous Lyons aviator and writer, Antoine de Saint Exupery. Plans for further expansion includes the Lyon World Trade Centre. Lyon is the second largest city in France.