Airport location, terminals and transportation
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport is 20 km from the business center of the city. The airport is the important transport hub of the region that services several provinces. The passenger turnover of the airport is over 10.5 million people every year. The airport was founded in 1975 and named «Satolas». In 2000, it was renamed after the famous French aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry who was born in Lyon. Lyon Saint Exupery Airport has two air-strips and services passengers in three passenger terminals.
From the airport, you can travel to Paris, Marseille and other 20 cities by high-speed train. The railway station is within walking distance from terminals. There is a parking area near the station. You can also travel to Lyon by tram. The daily tram line is scheduled. You can take a transfer not only to nearby cities and provinces, but also to many ski resorts. Also, you can take an interurban bus at the airport. Multiple highways make the airport accessible to any vehicle. Taxi ranks are located in front of T1, T2, and the railway station.
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
At the airport, there are a lot of regional and international big car rental companies. Car rental services are provided by the following companies: Europcar, Enterprise, National, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Sixt. Vehicles are rented, taken and returned to the car rental center. The car rental center is located near the long-term parking lot P5. To take a car from the presented companies, you should take a free transfer to the place where you can form and get a car. Transfer stops are located near passenger terminals 2 and 1 A.
At LYS, there are the offices of two companies offering to rent a car on the conditions of self-service: Ada and Virtuo. These companies give a round-the-clock opportunity to get a car. You can also rent an electric car at the airport. You can rent Bollore Bluecar at an affordable price to travel to Lyon.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
At Lyon Saint Exupery Airport, there are seven parking lots, including two underground garages. There are four short-term parking lots: P2, P0, P1(A, B), PTGV; and long-term parking lots: P5, P3, P4. The parking service offers valet parking. Remote lots are served by free shuttles.
Near Lyon Airport, there are three big hotels with different service qualities: New Hampshire (near T1), Kyriad (0.8 km from the airport), and Ibis (a shuttle transfer to T1). Other accommodations options near the airport: Nh, Comfort, and Ibis Budget.