Lyon Exupery (LYS) Airport

Lyon Exupery LYS Airport Overview

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.

LYS Airport is located  in Columbier-Saugnieu, 24 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.

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.

With two long runways and over 8 million passengers per annum, 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. 

On-Airport hotels: 
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.

Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport has three passenger terminals - T1, T2 & T3. 

Present and Future Airport Developments: 
1. Creation of a centralized baggage handling area for both Terminals 1 & 3, by means of a new building capable of handling 10 million bags/year:  Construction is to be done in three phases, the first phase of which is to open 2015, the last of which is to be completed by 2022.
2. Terminals 1 & 2 are to be connected at their departure lounges by  a connecting building, to be completed by 2017.

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