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.
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 is to develop, invest and operate the Aiport.

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.

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

NOTE:   European citizens traveling to France will again need to have either an identity card valid for foreign travel or a valid passport.

* Present and Future Airport Developments:  A new Terminal - integrating all three terminals into one - is currently in its first phase of construction, to be completed by 2017.
The 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 the final phase will restrucure the current T1, whereupon T1 and its boarding satellite will have a capacity of 11M passengers/yr.

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