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Flights to Lyon

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Departure Sat, 30 Oct Return Sun, 31 Oct
LON London
LYS Lyon
return from £197
Departure Sat, 30 Oct Return Mon, 01 Nov
LON London
LYS Lyon
return from £218
Departure Sat, 30 Oct Return Mon, 01 Nov
NTE Nantes
LYS Lyon
return from £173
Departure Sat, 30 Oct Return Sun, 31 Oct
MAN Manchester
LYS Lyon
return from £253
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Popular flight routes to Lyon
Manchester - Geneva
return from £60
London - Grenoble
return from £49
London - Grenoble
return from £38
Edinburgh - Geneva
return from £99
Bristol - Grenoble
return from £39
Newcastle - Geneva
return from £157
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Trips to Lyon

Lyon travel

The French city of Lyon boasts impressive architecture, world-class gastronomy, amazing culture and a rich history. Silk production and weaving were once important industries of Lyon, in addition to being a publishing centre in Europe. Lyon also played a significant role in the cinema industry. Backed by 2,000 years of history, Lyon nowadays relies on banking, finance, chemical and pharmaceutical industries as the backbone of its economy. The combination of a prolific era in bygone days and modern amenities makes the city an attractive tourist destination with flights to Lyon increasing in number. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Lyon!

Things to do and places to see in Lyon

Travellers to the city will be surprised at the variety of things one can do in Lyon. Be part of festivals, visit cathedrals and churches, stroll through squares or go to museums. Wander through green parks or spend the evening at a fine restaurant. When you go on cheap flights to Lyon, there are many choices when it comes to activities and attractions, you might not have enough time to complete them all in one visit.

When visiting Lyon, be sure to:

  • Check put the Institut Lumiere for its architecture and cinematic artefacts
  • Admire the Cavaille-Coll pipe organ at the Saint Francis of Sales church
  • Enjoy a performance by the Opera National de Lyon at the Opera Nouvel
  • Visit the African Museum of Lyon
  • Take a trip back in time and explore the Museum of Resistance and Deportation
  • Savour fine cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant
  • Tour the Historic Site of Lyon including Vieux Lyon, the slopes of Croix-Rousse and the Roman district/Fourviere
  • Relax at the 19th centruy Parc de la tete d'Or with its beautiful lake
  • Visit the Musee de l'imprimerie for a crash course on the history of printing
  • Observe fishes at the Aquarium du Grand Lyon
  • Watch a football game at the Stade de Gerland
  • Wander through the Jardin Botanique de Lyon
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Lyon airports

The main airport is Lyon-Saint-Exupery Airport; it is also known as Lyon Santolas Airport and is the third largest airport in France. There are three terminals at the airport capable of handling nine million passengers on trips to Lyon. The airport features modern amenities including shops, restaurants and cafes, business lounges, hotels, a money exchange, a shower, a pharmacy and meeting rooms.

  • Lyon-Saint-Exupery Airport

    Top airlines

    Top carriers at Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport are, as follows: Air France, easyJet and Transavia France.


    The airport is located 20km southeast of the centre of Lyon city.

    Transport options

    To reach the TGV rail station or the city from the airport, take the Rhonexpress tram. Travel time will be approximately 30 minutes. Coaches also link the airport with the city centre and surrounding towns. Regular shuttle and ski shuttles are also offered to take passengers to their destinations. In addition to the above-mentioned means of transportation, taxis, private transfers and car hire are readily available.

  • Genéve Airport

    Top airlines

    The top carriers for the city's airport are Swiss International Air Lines and Etihad Airways, while easyJet is known to provide cheap flights to Geneva.


    It is located at a short distance of 2.5 miles north of Central Geneva.

    Transport options

    You can take a UNIRESO train or bus to or from Geneva-Cornavin station which is in Central Geneva. The trains leave every 12 minutes or so during rush hour, and the buses leave every 8-15 minutes, and the journey is a mere six minutes. Urban buses also navigate to and from the airport's check-in level near the train station. Taxis are also an option and cost around 35CHF - 45CHF to the city centre. Several hotels offer free shuttle services.

  • Grenoble-Isère Airport

    Top airlines

    The top carriers at the airport are the following: British Airways, easyJet and Monarch Airlines.


    The airport is located 45km from the centre of Grenoble.

    Transport options

    The Grenoble-Airport bus link is a convenient and cost effective way to get to town, ski resorts and other destinations in the area. If renting a car, it is well-connected to the A48 motorway. Cabs, minibuses, limousines and shuttles are other means of moving passengers from the airport to the city centre and other points in the metropolitan area.

FAQ's about Lyon

🔍 How can I find cheap flights to Lyon at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £38 to Lyon. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Lyon.
🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Lyon?
The top month to book flights to Lyon is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Lyon flights is September. In third place: October. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Lyon, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Lyon?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Lyon is... July. The next best month to travel to Lyon is August. And let's not forget December, the third top choice for when to go to Lyon. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Lyon is May.
✈️ Which airlines fly to Lyon from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Lyon include:
  • Easyjet, which flies from London and Bristol to Lyon plus from Manchester.
  • Flybe, which has flights from Manchester and Birmingham as well as Edinburgh to Lyon.
  • British Airways, with flights from London to Lyon and Inverness and also from Glasgow.
Indirect flights from the UK to Lyon include:
  • Brussels Airlines, which flies from Manchester and Edinburgh and also from Birmingham.
  • Flybe, with flights from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Lyon plus Belfast.
  • Lufthansa, which has flights from Birmingham and London as well as from Manchester to Lyon.
🕑 How long before a flight to Lyon should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Lyon, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Lyon departing from over 89 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Lyon at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
🛄 What is the name of Lyon’s airport?
Lyon is served by 4 airport[s]. Saint Exupery operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 89 cities, such as London, Nantes and Manchester, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Lyon’s airport from the city centre?
Lyon’s airport Saint Exupery is located 6 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Lyon’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 1.61 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Saint Exupery , for example, the average price for the ride to Lyon centre is around 4.24 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Lyon. Pick your preferred car type and get from Saint Exupery to Lyon city centre on your own terms.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Lyon?
If you are going to Lyon, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 11.03 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 42.41 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 7.48 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 5.51 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 4.24 GBP
  • - Coffee: 2.71 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 1.78 GBP
  • - Water: 1.15 GBP
⛅ What is the weather like in Lyon?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Lyon is in July, June and August, when the average temperature reaches 23.64 °C, while July, August and June are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 163.98 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit Lyon during the months of January, February and December to experience an average of 0.92 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during January, February and March, when the average precipitation in Lyon is 6.75 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.

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