How To Get From Lyon Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on March 31st, 2021 at 11:55 pm

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We will write how to get from Lyon Airport to city center. The distance from Lyon Airport to city center is 27 kilometers and the travel time is around 30 minutes by train and by taxi. The cheapest way from Lyon airport to city center is by shared transfer €5 and the best way to reach the city center is by tram from Lyon airport for €16.

If you go by taxi will be around €50-60 and 30 minutes travel time. You can also rent a car in Lyon airport or get a private transfer. You’ll need your GPS to track your location for using apps read here France sim card for tourist and things to do in Lyon. Also How to get from Marseille airport to city center, Toulouse airport to city center and Marseille airport to Avignon.

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The best way from Lyon airport to city center is by Rhône Express tram. The Rhône Express tram from Lyon airport to city is leaving every 15 minutes starting from 5 am until midnight. The travel time from Lyon airport to city center by train is 28 minutes to Part-Dieu Lyon Main Train Station where you can go walking distance or taking metro or bus to move around the city. The Rhône Express is located 5 minutes walking distance outside the airport just follow the signs.

The Rhône Express tram fare is €16 one way ticket if you buy in the vending machine at the airport (expect a big line at the machine). If you buy online is around €13-14. It’s free of charge until 11 years old and 12-25 years old have a discount €13 for one way ticket the Rhône Express tram going from Lyon airport to city center.

It could be so convenient to buy the Lyon Metro Card with free entrance to museums and transportation since you will have included The Rhône Express tram going and coming back to the airport. If you buy the tram ticket to the bus driver it will have an extra fee of  €4.

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The cheapest way is by shared transfer from Lyon airport to city center. You can get BlaBla Bus from the airport you can book online starting from €5. You can also use carpooling like BlaBla Car app working great in France for traveling and airport transfers.


Lyon City Card can cost around €42-47 for 3-4 days visiting Lyon and it will include all the transportation. Also going and coming back from the airport could be already €28 per person. Just make sure you check it out what’s included and if it’s worth it for you to buy it.

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There are 4 Metro Lines in Lyon (A, B, C and D). The metro fare is €1.70 and valid for 1 hour. A day pass is €5.20. The metro in Lyon is running from 5 am until midnight every 5-10 minutes.


If you go from Lyon airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 30 minutes and the taxi fare from Lyon airport to city center is €50-60. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.


Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Lyon. Prices are around €70 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €17 per person.

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For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!


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There are many options for renting a car in Lyon’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Lyon. It will take you 30 minutes to get from Lyon airport to city center with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30-40 per day.

Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Lyon and countryside. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Lyon.


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There are all sorts of accommodations in Lyon. From hostels and B&Bs to apartments and hotels, you’re sure to find one that fits your budget. For example, staying at a hostel or booking a dorm bed goes for around €25-35. A room at a mid-range hotel or a nice apartment can cost around €50-150.

Luxury hotels in Lyon can charge €200 and higher. If you want to stay somewhere comfortable and safe minus the cost, you can always try AirBnB in Lyon. There are entire apartments that go for as low as €25. We think that’s especially lucky because you can click here to get €25 off your first booking with AirBnB!

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Food budget travel in France can go €20 per day. The typical usual breakfast consists of coffee or hot chocolate milk with a breakfast pastries like croissant. You wouldn’t leave France without having to taste macarons its colorful and tasty. You can buy them in corner bakeries for €2-3. 

You should also try a baguette is is a long, thin loaf of French bread that is commonly seen in the country, the price of thus is around €0.90 in bakeries and €0.45 in supermarkets. We really loved cheese and salads in France!

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In France every season brings out a different side. Summer takes place during the months of June-August in these months you’ll experience a high temperature. September to December the temperature cools down quite a bit and it is the perfect time to enjoy long walks through stunning neighborhood.

And Spring season during the months of March-May is the best time to visit France. It starts out with chilly and gets warm, it is a perfect time to spend the day exploring the city’s beautiful garden, at night it remains pretty cold.

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The currency used all throughout France is Euro just like all European country. The exact currency of Euro to dollar is A €1 = $1.13678 USD. You can use debit cards everywhere in France. ATM’s are available and accessible in all part of the country.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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