General information Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is Lyon’s international airport, located east of the city. The airport receives more than 10 million passengers annually; in 2019 it was even 11 million. The airport offers domestic and international flights. You can also use EasyJet and Transavia France flights. This way, you choose for cheap flights to sunny destinations. From Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, you can fly to numerous destinations worldwide, most of which are in Europe.

Airlines and destinations

Most of the airlines that fly from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport are the larger airlines such as KLM, British Airways, Brussels Airlines and Air France. From Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport you can fly to the largest European cities. There is also a difference between flights that depart all year round and flights that are seasonal. EasyJet and Transavia France, among others, fly to a number of extra destinations during the high season. These are mainly sunny destinations in Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Chances are that you will fly with a low-cost airline like EasyJet when you fly via Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. These price-fighters offer flights for a low price. They cut back on a number of things that make the ticket attractive to travellers. However, it is always important to look at the conditions in advance. It can happen that you will have to deal with extra costs, for example for your luggage. By reading this carefully, you can avoid this and take full advantage of your low-cost flight to the sun.

Native name: Aéroport de Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Also known as: Lyon Airport, Lyon Satolas Airport
Adress: 69125 Colombier-Saugnieu, France
Passengers: 11.74m (2019)


Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is easily accessible; the airport is parallel to the A432 motorway. It is therefore easy to reach the airport by motorway. Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport also has its own train station from which you can travel to various larger places in the area. So it is also easy to reach the airport by train. You can also take a bus from the airport to the centre of Lyon and vice versa. You can also rent a taxi or car at the airport.

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport Parking

There are a number of parking facilities at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. For example, you can use P3 to pick up or drop off travellers: you park for free for the first 15 minutes. If you stay here longer, it will cost you a lot of money; after 4 hours you already pay €48. You can park for a long time in one of the underground car parks P0 and P1, but also on P2 and P4, two car parks near Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. Long and cheap parking is also possible, at Car Park P5. Here you can use a shuttle bus 24 hours a day that takes you to the terminals. P01 and P1 are the most expensive; you pay €10.90 for one hour and €24 for one day parking. P2, P4 and P5 are cheaper; you pay €8 per hour here. If you want to park for a long time it’s best to choose Car Park P5.


Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is in a number of respects a very good and pleasant airport. The large offer of destinations for a low price makes Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport an attractive airport. Furthermore, the airport is very easy to reach and there is plenty of parking space. However, it is important to take a good look at the possibilities; you quickly pay unnecessarily too much for longer parking.

Car rental

You arrive at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, you need a car rental: 


Book a hotel near the airport or one for your stay:

Book a taxi

Book a taxi at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. It is about 28 km (30 min.) to the city centre of Lyon. A normal price for a taxi is around € 70.