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The Lyon-Saint Airport is located 16 miles (25 km) east of Lyons. The airport Web site is in French, but even if your French is rusty as a stale croissant (what!?!), you might find the following accessible and useful:

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Taxis are available just outside the arrivals hall. Fare to the center will be around 200 francs ($32) during the day and 300 francs ($48) at night. The trip takes about 30 minutes.

There is a bus service to the city center and the two train stations leaving every 20 minutes from 5 A.M. to 11 P.M. The fare is about 48 francs ($8) and travel time is about 35 minutes. From the central bus stops it's a short taxi ride to other destinations within Lyons.

There is also a bus service to Grenoble from the airport. Travel time is a little over one hour, with a fare of about 130 francs ($21).

Rental Car
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and some local firms are represented at the airport on Level 1 in the central hall. They also have offices in the central city.

Airport Facts

Saint-Exupéry International Airport (formerly Satolas Airport), Lyon, France. Its IATA Airport Code is LYS; ICAO Airport Code LFLL. It lies 20 km to the east of Lyon. Its two runways are aligned north-south. It is an important transport facility for the entire Rhône-Alpes region. Coach links connect the airport with the centre of Lyon and other towns in the area including Chambéry and Grenoble, where airport capacity is limited by surrounding mountains.

Lyon Satolas airport was inaugurated by President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing on 12 April 1975 and welcomed its first passengers a week later. It was designed to replace the old Lyon Bron airport which could not be extended as it lay in an urban area.

In 1994 a high-speed rail link brought the TGV to the airport, providing direct trains to Paris and Marseille. The fan-shaped canopy above the station is the airport's most notable architectural feature.

In 2000 the airport was renamed in honour of Lyonnais aviation pioneer and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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  • Customer Service: 1-866-966-3042
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