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Lyon airport car hire

Airport Code: LYS

Formerly known as Lyon Satolas Airport, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is one of the two airports located in Lyon, France.  Named after a native French writer and pilot Antoine de Saint Exupéry, the airport is just 20 km southeast of Lyon city center in Colombier-Saugnieu. In 2009 the airport served over seven million passengers, making it France's fourth busiest airport.

Equipped with everything you might need, Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport even houses a shop with regional produce.  They have ample Conference facilities and ever offer secretarial services.  There three help desks conveniently spaced throughout the airport where reservations can be made for hotels or car hire Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport.

For cheap car hire in Lyon, France, there are options convently located in the Arrivals Hall at Terminal 2, in Lyon Airport, here you will find desks for the following car rental companies:

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Europcar 
  • Hertz
  • Sixt  
  • National Citer

We recommend to book your Lyon Airport car rental in advance with us to get amazing car rental discounts.

Additional Airport Information

Airport Name: Lyon, France

Airport Code: LYS

Telephone: +33(0)426 007 007

Distance: Lyon city || 13 Miles / 20 km / 35 minutes by rental car from Downtown Lyon

Address: Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport BP 113 69125 Lyon France

Timezone: GMT+1

Population: 472,305


Mur du Cinéma

Located at Gambetta ére, this artistic expression is not to be missed.  Mur du Cinéma is a painted wall depicting Lyon's marvelous cinematic story in still image form.


Fresque des Lyonnais

This wall mural features loom inventor Joseph-Marie Jacquard, Renaissance poet Maurice Scéve, superstar chef Paul Bosuse, and the yellow-haired Little Prince, created by the airport namesake Antoine de Saint Exupéry. 

These and some 20 other famous Lyonnias peer out from the Fresque des Lyonnais seven story work of art.  Visit the Little Prince on your first stop from Saint Exupéry Airport by Lyon car hire.


See the sights from Lyon's 'hill of prayer'.  Footpaths wind uphill or take the funicular from Edouard Committe.  The city of Lugdunum was built by the Romans over two millennia ago on the slopes of the Fourviére, and with the breathtaking view of the valley and its two rivers its still easy to see why today.  Save your energy for the long walk up and get there by car hire in Lyons, France.

Day Trips

Croix Rousse

Visit this soulful little neighborhood for a breath of fresh culture.  Known for its village air, bohemian inhabitants, and its unique outdoor food market. 

Between all the beautiful architecture and dazzling museums swing by for a dose of one of a kind atmosphere preserved in time.  Complete and inexpensive day and get here by cheap car rental Lyon, France.

Aquarium du Grand Lyon

Go where adults can dive with dolphins and kids can stroke the fish!  South of Pearrache, next to the confluence of the Rhone and Saone, the Aquarium du Grand Lyon is a great place to spend a day.

Musée de la Civilisation Gallo-Romaine

 Lyon is a World Heritage sight after all, and what visit to a rich historical city could be complete without a glimpse at the artifacts of previous civilizations?  Included among the treasures of this museum is the remains of a four-wheeled vehicle from around 700 BC.  Get here in your own modern four-wheeled car rental Lyon, France.


Stay in a convenient hotel when visiting Lyon, France.

Hôtel des Célestins

NN - Hôtel centre Lyon,

Vieux Lyon,

Bellecour, Presqu'ile

4 rue des Archers 69002 Lyo

Hotel Saint Paul


69005 LYON 05

Téléphone : +3 3( 0) 47 82 81 32 9

Fax : +3 3( 0) 47 20 09 72 7

Airlines Providing Airport Services to Lyon, France

  • Aer Lingus
  • Afriqiyah
  • Aigle Azur
  • Air Algerie
  • Air Arabia Maroc
  • Air France
  • Air Malta
  • Air Nostrum L.A. Mediterráneo
  • Air Transat
  • Airlinair
  • Atlas Blue
  • Austrian
  • BMI
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Bulgaria Air
  • Corsair
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