Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport - LYS

Lyon, France (FR)

Getting around the airport

Three terminals

Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport is located 25km south-east of Lyon city centre.
The passenger terminal complex has three terminals.

  • Terminals 1 and 2 are connected by a three-level walkway called Le Square. Terminal 3 is southwest of Terminal 1 and is connected by a short walkway.
  • Terminal 1 has a ground level for arrivals and an upper level for departures. The east end of the ground level connects to Terminal 3.
  • Terminal 2 has a ground level that houses arrivals, while the Departures area connects to a two-level satellite building with two-levels of boarding gates.
  • Terminal 3 can be accessed directly from the NH Hotel, carpark P1, and from Terminal 1 by the walkway.
  • Luggage trolleys require a deposit of EUR 1 to use.
  • Wi-Fi access is available throughout the airport.
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Getting into Lyon

Train or taxi


The Rhonexpress tram gets you to and from the airport in just under 30 minutes. Trains leave every 15-30 and stop at Lyon Part-Dieu Station. Tickets cost EUR 15.80 one-way or EUR 27.40 for a return.

Location: Le Square, landside, ground level, down the hallway towards parking garages and Gare TGV
Operating hours: Every 30 minutes from 04:25-06:00 and 21:00-00:00; Every 15 minutes from 06:00-21:00


Taxis are available 24/7 outside Terminals 1, 2, and the Gare TGV on the ground level. A journey to Lyon-Part-Dieu costs from EUR 40-45 during the day or EUR 55-60 at night.

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Available in Le Square

Showers are available at the airport. Rates are EUR 12 for the ‘Comfort’ shower and EUR 7 for the Eco shower. It includes toiletries and towels.

Location: Le Square, landside, level 1, Inquire at Espace Welcome
Hours: 06:00-23:00 daily

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Available in Terminals 1 and 2

Air France Lounge

Wi-Fi, flight monitor, premium dining.

Terminal 2, airside, level 2, boarding area at Le Patio, near Gate 21B
Hours: 05:30-22:00

Salon Mont Blanc

Refreshments, Wi-Fi, reading, and television available.

Terminal 1, landside, level 2, just before security and immigration
Hours: 06:00-23:00

Three lounges can be booked through Viator for EUR 29. This gets you three hours with snacks, flight monitor, recharging station, and refreshments.

Salon Hegoa

Terminal 1, airside, level 2, next to gate 12
Hours: 06:00-21:00

Salon Dzhari

Terminal 2, airside, level 2, near gate 21
Hours: 06:00-21:30

Salon Solano

Terminal 2, airside, level 2, next to gate 21
Hours: 05:00-20:15

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On-Airport Hotel

Day room options

The new NH Lyon Airport hotel can be accessed directly from Terminal 1 and is 30 minutes from the centre of Lyon. There are 245 rooms, a first-class French restaurant, and gym, sauna, and steam room. Rooms start at EUR 144 per night. Day rooms are available by availability.

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Play area

For young children

Small play areas are available in Terminals 1 and 2 to keep children occupied before your flight.

Terminal 1, airside, level 2, gate 15
Terminal 2, airside, level 2, gate 21

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