Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport LYS
serves the entire Rhone-Alps region of France and the City of Lyon, and is a multimodal hub with easy access to a number of motorways, a passenger TGV high-speed train station, a bus station and the new Rhônexpress tram-train link to the City, taking only 30 mins.
Exupery Airport is one of the two airports to be partially privatized (the other being Nice). VINCI Airports Concessionaire now holds 60 percent of Lyon Airport's concession contract which runs until 2047. It will develop, invest and operate the Airport.
LYS Airport is located in Columbier-Saugnieu, 254 km southeast of Lyon's city center, in the Department of Rhone-Lys. It is situated within a one-hour drive of the region’s major cities and is easily accessible by local road D517e, or the the A432 motorway connecting to A42 & A43.
With two long runways and 10M passengers in 2016, Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport is regional hub to Air France & EastyJet, and is served by national and international airlines, offering direct the connecting flights to cities in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as by seasonal charter flights to popular vacation destinations.
To contact the Airport within France, call 0 826 800 826.
To drop off a passenger quickly, use the drop-off point T2 in front of TGV railway station.
It is strongly recommended by the Airport that you arrive at the Terminal 2 hours prior to domestic & Europe flights & 3 hours prior to all other destinations.
The new NH Lyon Aeroport Hotel
can be accessed directly from Terminal 1. Terminal 1 (tel. +33 (0) 4 72 230550).
The 4-star Sofitel
(tel. (04) 7223 3800) can be reached directly from level 1 of the central building.
The 2-star Kyriad
Hotel (tel. (04) 7223 9090) provides a free shuttle bus.
Currently Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport has three passenger terminals - T1, T2 & T3 *.
- New Terminal 1* (built from old T1, Hall B) - currenly partially open - opens fully by summer 2016, covering 70,000 sq.meters and increasing overall annual passenger capacity to 14M at the Airport. It will have a new entrance, walkway , and changed road links. Hall B is to offer a very large area for shops, retaurants and relaxation. The old check-in area of T3 will be used to create the link to T1. While current low-cost carriers Air Arabia, EasyJet, Transavia & Pegasus started service - conventional airlines will start in September 2017.
European citizens traveling to France will again need to have either an identity card valid for foreign travel or a valid passport.
- Ongoing added security measures are currently in place.
* Present and Future Airport Developments:
A new Terminal - integrating all three terminals into one - completed its first phase of constructon (at T1) as of Spring 2017 and is now partially in operation. (see NOTE above).
Ongoing second phase (2016 - 2018)
will link the new extension & boarding satellite to T1 by underground walkway, adding 59K sq.ft
By 2017 Terminals 1 & 2 are to be joined
at their departure lounges by a connecting building.
Between 2018 & 2020 th
e final phase will restructure the current T1, whereupon T1 and its boarding satellite will have a capacity of 11M passengers/yr.