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    Car hire at Lyon Airport – Find the best deals today

    If you’re looking for easy access to the French Alps, then Lyon International Airport is one of the key entry points into the region. Taking its name from the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – who was born in Lyon – the airport has great onward connections to the Alps, Lyon city and the whole region, including neighbouring Switzerland and Italy. Although connections are available by coach and rail, a car hire at Lyon Airport is often the best option for continuing your journey. In as little as 28 minutes by car, you can enjoy everything that central Lyon has to offer – from history and culture, to wonderful French cuisine.

    Auto Europe has over 60 years car hire industry experience on a global basis. From car hire, to luxury car hire and motorhome hire, you’re sure to find the right quotation and deal. Through our long-standing trusted car hire suppliers, we are able to provide a large fleet of vehicles to choose from, all at convenient locations. Along with great quotes, customers also benefit from regular discounts and offers, such as, free additional driver and GPS included. Customers have left their comments on our car hire reviews in Lyon section, so that you can see what their experience was like. Contact a member of our reservation team on +44 123 3225 114 to discuss your next car hire requirements today.

    Airport Information

    Lyon International Airport is located approximately 13 miles southeast of the city of Lyon. It is the third largest airport in France, serving the city of Lyon and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The airport serves 8.5 million passengers yearly, many of which head towards the Alps for winter breaks. The airport has two terminals and good onward connections via train, coach and car rentals.

    Lyon Airport (LYS)
    Address: B.P. 113, 69125 Lyon-Saint Exupéry Aéroport, France
    Telephone: +33 0 826 800 826
    Airlines operating at Lyon Airport: The airport is well connected with domestic and international flights. Low-cost airlines include; Tui Fly Belgium, Wizz Air, Vueling and Easyjet. National carriers include; British Airways, TAP Air Portugal, Aer Lingus, Air Arabia, Air Canada, Air Malta, Iberia, Royal Air Maroc, Qatar Airways and many more.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Lyon Airport

    Car hire suppliers are located at various points in and around Lyon Airport, so we advise confirming your supplier’s pick-up location beforehand. In general, some suppliers such as Avis, Europcar and Sixt, have their offices within the car parks, whilst others, such as, National, are located in the terminal itself. You can reserve your car hire at Lyon Airport from some of our many trusted car hire suppliers. These include world renowned brands such as; Sixt, Budget, Europcar, Firefly, Enterprise and more.

    For the car hire suppliers that have their offices outside the terminals, a shuttle bus is provided. The relevant bus stops can be found outside both terminals, and will take you to every car rental office available within the airport grounds. We recommend having all the necessary documents ready before arriving at the car hire supplier office. This includes a valid ID, rental voucher, driving licence (including an International Driving Permit, if required) and a valid credit card under the main driver’s name. Make sure you check the vehicle for any damage before leaving, noting anything of concern on the pick-up slip. Make sure a staff member also checks the car over once you return. You may lose any deposit held on your credit card if the car is found not to be in the same condition as when you picked it up. The following car hire suppliers are located at Lyon Airport.

    Car hire operating hours

    Avis Car Hire at Lyon Airport Avis at Lyon Airport
    Aeroport De Lyon Saint Exupery,
    Colombier-Saugnieu, France 69125

    +33 820 61 16 60
    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Tuesday 7am to 8pm
    Wednesday 7am to 5pm
    Thursday-Friday 8am to 5pm
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday 1pm to 8pm
    Budget Car Hire at Lyon Airport Budget at Lyon Airport
    Aeroport De Lyon Saint Exupery,
    Colombier-Saugnieu, France 69125

    +33 820 61 16 60
    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Tuesday 7am to 8pm
    Wednesday 7am to 5pm
    Thursday-Friday 8am to 5pm
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday 1pm to 8pm
    Enterprise Car Hire at Lyon Airport Enterprise at Lyon Airport
    Navette Shuttle Terminal Cars,, Aeroport De Lyon Saint Exupery,
    Colombier-Saugnieu, France 69125

    +33 4 72 22 74 87
    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday 8am to 7pm
    aturday-Sunday 9am to 7pm
    Europcar Car Hire at Lyon Airport Europcar at Lyon Airport
    Aeroport De Lyon Saint Exupery,
    Colombier-Saugnieu, France 69125

    +33 825 00 99 00
    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Thursday 8am to 8pm
    Friday 8am to 9pm
    Saturday 10am to 16.30pm
    Sunday 3pm to 9pm
    Sixt Car Hire at Lyon Airport Sixt at Lyon Airport
    100 Rue d'Autriche, BP 154 Rue d'Autriche,
    Colombier-Saugnieu, France 69125

    +33 820 00 74 98
    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday 7:30am to 11pm
    Saturday 9am to 8pm
    Sunday 9pm to 11pm


    The airport consists of two main terminals, and another older defunct terminal. Both terminals are adjacent to one another, and can be reached easily on foot from the surrounding car parks. A shuttle bus is also provided for those wishing to reach the terminals quicker. The two terminals are connected to each via a central section, known as ‘Le Centre’. Here you’ll find many of the airports amenities and facilities. In both terminals, arrivals are located on the ground floor, and departures on the first floor. The airport is modern, clean and well maintained.

    Airport Facilities

    At the airport you will find all the necessary facilities required for a safe and stress-free journey. On the ground floor of both terminals you’ll have an arrivals hall, baggage reclaim belts, passport control and lost luggage office. On the upper floor, of both terminals you’ll find a departure lounge, passport control, check-in desks and departure gates. You’ll also find plenty of eateries, restaurants and coffee houses scattered throughout the terminal – but these are mostly located in the central connection ‘Le Centre’. At the ‘Le Centre’ you’ll also have access to ATM’s, currency exchange and a variety of shops, selling everything from books to fashion and souvenirs. Internet access is available via Wi-Fi.

    How to get to and from Lyon Airport

    The airport is located 13 miles southeast of Lyon city centre. This makes getting to and from the airport easy and convenient when you rent a car at Lyon Airport. To reach Lyon, simply drive along the A48, A43 and then the N346 towards Lyon. Alternative, destinations include Grenoble and Geneva in Switzerland, or Turin in Italy – all drivable from the airport. For more information on driving in France, consult our France driving information page. A tram link is available from and to the airport. Called Rhônexpress, it departs every 5 minutes from the TGV rail station. The TGV rail station provides great links throughout the region and into the Alps, including links to Paris and Marseille. Coaches are available for connections to nearby towns, and a handy shuttle service is on-hand to take travellers to ski resorts.

    Parking Tips

    There are 10 car parks located at the airport – named P0-P5 and Eco. This makes parking your car rental at Lyon Airport extremely easy. Car parks P2, P4 and P5 are split into two different types. P0 is located under both terminals, P1 is a covered car park located at the entrance of terminal 1, P2 is an open-air car park located opposite terminal 2. The P2 car park is split into online booking only customers and standard daily customers. P3 car park is currently closed for renovation. P4 car park is split into electric vehicles only, and standard car park – both are located opposite the TGV rail station. P5 car park is again split into two types, an automated open-air car park and a standard open-air car park. Both are located remotely but have a shuttle bus service to the terminals. Lastly, there is an Eco car park located a few minutes’ walk from the terminals.

    Parking your car at Lyon can be difficult within central locations. Car parks are available throughout the city, and some on-street parking too. Spaces are limited and many areas have a Pay-&-Display rule in place. Fines are hefty, especially if parked in front of a fire-hydrant or an exit. When available we always recommend parking in a car park, it is both secure and often conveniently located to attractions. Any fines will be forwarded onto you to pay, in addition to a handling administration fee.

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    Additional Information About Lyon Airport

    Lyon Airport
    Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport
    Colombier-Saugnieu, France 69125

    IATA Code: LYS
    IACO Code: LFLL
    Wikipedia Page
    Latitude: 45.4332
    Longitude: 5.0452

    General Information: Lyon Airport is located 13 miles southeast of Lyon city centre and is easily accessible by rental car.