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

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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.

The travel time from Lyon airport to city center is around 30 minutes by train and by taxi. Click here to book online Lyon activities and day tours

The cheapest way from Lyon airport to city center is by shared transfer for €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 that can be cheaper than a taxi.

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WHERE TO STAY IN LYON

For 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.

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LYON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

TRAM FROM LYON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (BEST WAY)

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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.

SHARED TRANSFER FROM LYON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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

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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METRO MAP LYON

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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.

TAXI FROM LYON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

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.

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PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM LYON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Lyon. Prices are around €80 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €20 per person.

RENTING A CAR IN LYON AIRPORT

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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.

WHERE TO STAY 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.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN FRANCE

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. 

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BEST TIME TO VISIT IN FRANCE

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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CASH AND ATMS IN FRANCE

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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Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.

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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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