Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
Lyon Saint Exupery is an important international airport, located near the small town of Satolas-et-Bonce, in the Rhone department.
It was named after the great French aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a native of Lyon.
Modern and efficient, the airport is one of the busiest in France. It also has a modern train station designed by Santiago Calatrava, from which high-speed TGV trains leave. Thanks to the modernization works, the new 1B Terminal has been recently inaugurated, which is added to the T1A and T2. You will find many shops, shopping areas, bars and restaurants inside.
Photo, 2007 StéphanLD
Below is the list of the main companies and direct connections * with Saint Exupery Airport:
Aegean Airlines: Athens. season: Heraklion, Kalamata, Rhodes.
Aer Lingus: Dublin. Seasonal charter: London-Gatwick.
Aigle Azur: Algiers, Constantine, Oran, Sétif.
Air Algérie: Algiers, Annaba, Batna, Béjaïa, Biskra, Constantine, Oran, Sétif.
Air France: Bordeaux, Nantes, Nice, Toulouse. season: Paris-Orly
Air Arabia Maroc: Casablanca, Fez.
Air Canada: Montréal-Trudeau.
Air Corsica: Ajaccio, Bastia. Seasonal: Calvi, Figari
Air France: Paris-CDG.
Air Malta, seasonal: Malta.
Air Nostrum: Madrid. season: Palma de Mallorca.
Air Transat, seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau.
ASL Airlines France Charter: Heraklion, Mahon, Olbia, Paphos, Rhodes, Santorini.
Austrian Airlines: Vienna.
Blue Air: Bucharest.
British Airways: London-Heathrow.
Brussels Airlines: Brussels.
Chalair Aviation: Limoges.
Croatia Airlines, seasonal: Split.
Easyjet: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin-Schönefeld, Bordeaux, Brest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Krakow, Edinburgh, Faro, Lisbon, London-Gatwick, London-Luton, Madrid, Marrakech, Nantes, Naples, Porto, Rome-Fiumicino, Toulouse, Venice, Vienna. Seasonal: Ajaccio, Bastia, Belfast-International, Biarritz, Bristol, Catania, Dubrovnik, Essaouira, Figari, Ibiza, London-Southend, Manchester, Menorca, Mykonos, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Split, Stockholm-Arlanda.
flybe: Birmingham, Manchester, Southampton.
Germany, seasonal charters: London-Gatwick.
HOP !: Biarritz, Bologna, Bordeaux, Brest, Brussels, Caen, Gothenburg, La Rochelle, Lille, Marseille, Metz / Nancy, Milan-Malpensa, Nantes, Nice, Nuremberg, Paris-Orly, Pau, Poitiers, Prague, Rennes, Rome-Fiumicino , Rouen, Strasburg, Toulouse, Venice. Seasonal: Bastia, Firenz, Toulon.
Iberia Express: Madrid. season: Tenerife South.
Jet2.com, Seasonal: London-Stansted, Manchester.
Lufthansa: Fracoforte, Monaco.
Montenegro Airlines, Seasonal: Podgorica.
Nouvelair, seasonal: Djerba, Monastir, Tunis.
Pegasus Airlines: Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen.
Royal Air Maroc: Casablanca, Marrakech
S7 Airlines, seasonal: St.Pietroburgo.
Stobart Air: London-Southend.
SunExpress, seasonal: Antalya, İzmir.
TAP Portugal: Lisbon.
Transavia France: Agadir, Funchal, Lisbon, Marrakesh, Monastir, Oujda, Port, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Tunis. Seasonal: Algiers, Athens, Faro, Heraklion, Seville, Valencia.
Travel Service, seasonal: Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, La Palma, Lanzarote, Olbia, Palermo, Prague, Tenerife South.
TUI fly Belgium: Agadir. Seasonal: Burgas, Heraklion, Ibiza, Kerkyra, Kos, Marrakech, Menorca, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Tenerife-South.
Tunisair: Djerba, Monastir, Tunis.
Turkish Airlines: Ataturk.
Twin Jet: Clermont-Ferrand, Stuttgart, Zurich.
Volotea, seasonal: Alicante, Cagliari, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca.
Vueling: Barcelona, Málaga, Rome-Fiumicino. Seasonal: Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Tenerife-South.
Wizz Air: Warsaw Chopin.
WOW Air, seasonal: Reykjavik-Keflavik.
SAINT EXUPERY AIRPORT CONNECTIONS - LYON
The convenient tram service allows you to reach the center of Lyon in about half an hour. The parking is reached our about 5 minutes of walking from the outside of the T2 Airport Terminal, following the appropriate indications.
Rhonexpress is active every day, including Sundays and holidays, from 04: 25 in the morning, until midnight. A one-way ticket costs 14,70 € for adults aged 26 and up; 13,20 €, boys from 12 to 25 years. Round trip instead costs 25,90 € for over 26, and 23,30 € for boys from 12 to 25 years. Free for children under the age of 12.
More info on the official website, from this link. You can buy tickets directly online.
AIRPORT CONNECTIONS - FRANCE
Only 5 minutes away on foot from the airport terminals, you will find the Lyon Saint Exupery Gare TGV train station from which high-speed and medium / long-haul trains leave for over 20 French destinations.
Every day, including Sundays and holidays, are guaranteed over 10 high-speed connections (TGV), from 06: 20 to around 22, to / from Paris, Gare de Lyon. The journey takes less than 2 hours. Booking in advance, it is rather simple to find advantageous prices starting from just 28,00 €, for non-modifiable tickets.
There is an extraordinary alternative, especially if you do not find an advantageous price. Every day, from Gare de Lyon Saint Exupery, 5 daily connections are also guaranteed with the TGV station of Disneyland Paris. The travel time is always under two hours; however, the prices are quite affordable, between the 10 and the 15 €!
Other connections are guaranteed with Aix-En-Provence (around 60 '), Avignon (around 90'), Marseille (around 80 '), Montpellier, via Nimes (around 90') and others.
The efficient and economical Flixbus, and Ouibus, guarantee daily connections, all year round, between Saint Exupery Airport with the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and the rest of the country.
Thanks to Flixbus, you can reach the following destinations:
Annecy (N706), Beaune (N730), Châlon sur Saône (N730), Chambéry (N706), Clermont-Ferrand (L776; N706), Bordeaux (N706), Dijon (N730), Givors (L787), Grenoble (L776; N706; N716; L787), Périgueux (N706), Saint-Etienne (L706; L787), Thiers (L776), Valence (N716).
On the official website, you can buy tickets at a special price, taking advantage of rates starting from just 5,00 €.
* The list is subject to change. All links, updated, are available on the official website lyonaeroports.com/en/