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Car Hire Lyon Airport Useful Information

Driving to and from Lyon Airport, officially known as Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS), in the Rhones Alpes region of France provides access to the vibrant city of Lyon and the surrounding region. Here's what you need to know about driving to and from the airport, including the closest city, main routes, tolls, clean air zones, and electric vehicle (EV) charging points:

Closest City:

  • The closest major city to Lyon Airport is Lyon itself. The airport is located approximately 25 kilometers (about 16 miles) east of Lyon city center, making it a convenient gateway to the city.

Main Routes:

  • The main road that connects Lyon Airport to Lyon city center is the A432 highway, which provides direct access. Once you exit the airport, you can easily follow this route to reach the city center.

Tolls:

  • Tolls are common on French highways, including the A432, which connects the airport to Lyon. The amount of the toll will depend on the distance traveled and the type of vehicle you are driving. Be prepared to pay tolls using cash or credit/debit cards.

Clean Air Zones and Emissions Regulations:

  •  Lyon has implemented a Crit'Air sticker system to regulate vehicle access in the event of air pollution episodes. Vehicles are classified into different categories based on their emissions, and access to certain areas may be restricted for high-emission vehicles during pollution episodes. Electric vehicles and those with low emissions typically have better access. 

Electric Vehicle (EV) Points:

  • Lyon Airport offers charging stations for electric vehicles. These charging points can be found in various parking areas, allowing EV owners to charge their vehicles while parked at the airport.

Language:

  • French is the official language in Lyon and throughout France. Road signs are in French, so having some basic French language skills can be helpful for reading signs and communicating with locals.

Public Transportation:

  • In addition to driving, Lyon has an efficient public transportation system, including trams, buses, and a metro, which can be useful for getting around the city. Lyon also has a bike-sharing program for eco-friendly urban exploration.

Distance to Attractions:

  • Lyon is known for its historical and cultural attractions, including the Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon), the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, and its vibrant culinary scene. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers numerous opportunities for exploration.

In summary, driving to and from Lyon Airport allows you to experience the rich culture and attractions of Lyon and the surrounding region. Be prepared for potential tolls on highways and stay informed about clean air zones if you plan to drive a vehicle with emissions restrictions. Lyon's well-connected public transportation system also makes it easy to explore the city once you arrive.


Current Rental Rates at Lyon Airport

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.06 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 280.42 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.42 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 282.95 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.48 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 339.37 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 104.73 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.4

7 Days rental at 733.15 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Electric

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 89.92 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Electric

7 Days rental at 629.50 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Megane

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 95.73 EUR/day
Renault Megane

7 Days rental at 670.15 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volvo EX30

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 67.54 EUR/day
Volvo EX30

7 Days rental at 472.83 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Megane

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.35 EUR/day
Renault Megane

7 Days rental at 394.46 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW iX3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 135.71 EUR/day
BMW iX3

7 Days rental at 950.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  0 |
  Manual |
  No

Hyundai Kona EV

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 82.85 EUR/day
Hyundai Kona EV

7 Days rental at 580.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208 Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 77.14 EUR/day
Peugeot 208 Electric

7 Days rental at 540.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208 Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.25 EUR/day
Peugeot 208 Electric

7 Days rental at 519.75 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Kona EV

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 75.67 EUR/day
Hyundai Kona EV

7 Days rental at 529.75 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Megane

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.52 EUR/day
Renault Megane

7 Days rental at 521.66 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat 500 Electric

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 70.10 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Electric

7 Days rental at 490.74 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208 Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 77.14 EUR/day
Peugeot 208 Electric

7 Days rental at 540.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Kona EV

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 82.85 EUR/day
Hyundai Kona EV

7 Days rental at 579.99 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Lyon Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Lyon Airport is named after the French pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
  • Lyon is actually located 13 miles outside of Lyon city center in Colombier-Saugnieu.
  • If you don’t fancy driving then you can get to nearby cities such as Grenoble by coach.
  • Another name for Lyon Airport is Lyon Satolas Airport.
  • Lyon Saint Exupery Airport replaced the old Lyon Brun Airport

 

Popular car hire destinations in Lyon Airport

Best car rental companies in Lyon Airport

9.0
No.1: FLIZZR,
based on 24 reviews
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8.8
No.2: ENTERPRISE,
based on 2423 reviews
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No.3: SIXT,
based on 5846 reviews
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Lyon Airport car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Flizzr EMEA Corporate
  • € 280.42
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 40.06
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 42
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 9
    Most popular model:
    Peugeot 5008
  • 172
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire at Lyon Airport

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February€ 57
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August€ 120
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January€ 72
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March€ 63
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June€ 59
July€ 92
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September€ 69
October€ 67
November€ 70
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