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Flying to Lyon

Lyon, France is a city of just fewer than 500,000 people in the eastern part of central France in the Rhône-Alpes region. It’s the second most populous metropolitan region in France behind Paris.

Multiple areas of the city are UNESCO world heritage sites. Lyon’s Roman, Renaissance and Silk districts earned this distinction along with the Presqu’île.

Tourist favourites include the Fourviére Basilica, Musées Gadagne, the St. Bruno Church and Parc de la Tête d’Or.

Lyon can be reached from international origins by bus, car or plane. Trains can be taken as well but not directly from international cities.

Eurolines operates an international bus service from Perrache Station, and major motorways run in every direction from Lyon making driving fairly easy.

The main airport serving Lyon is Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, previously called Lyon Satolas Airport. It is located approximately 20 kilometres from the centre of Lyon.

The airport has 42 carriers flying on regularly scheduled routes, four charter airlines and an additional 14 flying in or out of the airport on irregularly scheduled routes. The airport is a hub for EasyJet and AirFrance; those two airlines also fly to the most destinations of the carriers flying out of the airport. Air France, EasyJet, Lufthansa and Alitalia Linee Aeree Italiane fly the most frequently from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport.

Flight stats for Lyon - did you know?
  • Lyon is 19 km from Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (Lyon, France).
  • Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (Lyon, France)
    • Right now, 73 airlines operate out of Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport.
    • Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport offers nonstop flights to 105 cities.
    • Every week, at least 1,087 domestic flights and 1,156 international flights depart from Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport.

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