Lyon Airport

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is one of the most important airports in France. It serves millions of passengers every year in the Rhône-Alpes region, including Aix-les-Baines, Chambéry, Annecy, and Grenoble. This large volume of annual passenger traffic makes the airport rank consistently in the top 10 busiest airports in France. Other than commercial flights, cargo airlines make their way to Lyon Airport to deliver goods to various companies, making this port of entry a reliable gateway for businesses in the area.

This airport named after Saint Exupéry started out as a replacement for the old Bron Airport which could not be extended. Its wide expanse made a suitable substitute with the two long runways in its premises. The first one measures 13,124 feet in length, while the other runway is 8,760 feet. This allows Lyon Airport to accommodate various types and sizes of aircraft up to the big models of Airbus and Boeing.


There are currently three terminals in Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. Terminals 1 and 2 serve domestic and international destinations. Terminal 3 functions as the gathering area for passengers boarding and alighting from low-cost airlines. It has basic facilities for those looking for money exchange booths and other usual amenities.

Airlines going and leaving these terminals include the following: Aer Lingus, Aigle Azur, Air Algérie, Air Arabia Maroc, Air France, Airlinair, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, Emirates, Germanwings, HOP!, Iberia, Jetairfly, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, Swiss International Air Lines, Syphax Airlines, TAP Portugal, France, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, and Vueling.

Cargo airlines going to the airport are: DHL Aviation, Emirates SkyCargo, TNT Airways, UPS Airlines, and Europe Airpost.

Services and Facilities

Upon landing on the airport, travellers will find that the facilities in Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport are very extensive. One will also realise that the commute from the airport is convenient, as there are various public transportation options available. There are also shuttle services, which one can avail from the information desk. Shuttles will transport travellers to nearby hotels in the city and other areas.

For those looking for money exchange, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport has a Global Cash desk ready. It can be found in Le Centre, which makes it easier for travellers to get francs. One will not also get hungry in the airport. Various meal options can be found here, such as coffee and snacks, as well as substantial food for those with considerable appetites. Shopping categories are also comprehensive in this airport. One can choose between gadgets, jewellery, watches, clothes, perfumes, cosmetics, cigarettes, books, and duty-free goods.

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport takes the needs of its customers seriously, as one can surmise from the additional services in this port of entry. Travellers with infants and toddlers will find a nappy change station. Children can also be entertained in the game area as their elders handle the travel information and other concerns. A concierge service is also available for those who need assistance in the premises.

Travellers looking for their baggage can coordinate with the Safe Bag System and then charge their mobile phones at Powerkiss stations as they grab a bite and shop. Those who need to send mail can do so at the resident post office and then have their pictures taken at a photo booth. Medical assistance will also be given for those in need of emergency service. A surgery clinic can also perform first aid for those unfortunately involved in accidents in and around the airport. A chemist is also nearby for anyone who might need medicine or other related needs. Religious beliefs are also respected in the airport, as one can go to the interfaith chapel for their daily worship.

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 Getting To & From the Airport

Driving hide 

From the city centre, travellers will need to take the Bd Peripherique Laurent Bonnevay and then turn to A43. Drive straight and then turn to A432.

Trains hide 

The TGV runs daily service from the airport's station to 15 cities in France including Lyon.

Buses hide 

Various buses ply the route to the Rhône-Alpes region and other surrounding cities.

Taxi hide 

Taxis can be found on the stand outside Terminal 1.

 Who flies to Lyon

 Airport Contact Details

Lyon Airport

Aeroports De Lyon SA,
BP 113,
F-69125 Lyon-Saint Exupery Aeroport,

Tel:+33 (0)8 26800826
Fax:+33 (0)4 72227471


Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Lyon

 Location Details

Longitude:5° 4' 54'' E
Latitude:45° 43' 32'' N

 Airport Location

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