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Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport & Transfer Guide

Lyon is a city in east-central France, the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region and the 3rd largest city of France. It is a UNESCO World Heritage city with unique culture. Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS) is the 4th busiest airport in France. Lyon airport transfers give easy access to several French ski resorts. Below you will find useful information about Lyon Saint-Exupéry International Airport and transfer to your ski resort in the region.

Airport Location

Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport is located 28 km from the east of Lyon city centre. The city of Lyon contains several major parklands, museums and theaters.

Closest Ski Resorts to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport is a major hub for airport transfers to several French ski resorts. Transfer time is approximately 2 to 2,5 hours. Here are some of the closest resorts to Lyon Saint-Exupéry:

  • Chamrousse   - 125 km/ 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Autrans - 116 km/ 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Gresse en Vercors - 140 km/ 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Lelex- 122 km/ 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Les Sybelles Ski Area - 220 km/ 2 hour 50 minutes
  • Bride-les-Bains (opened from December to May) - 205 km/ 2 hours
  • Courchevel - 185 km/ 2 hour 40 minutes
  • Meribel – 178km/ 2hours 30 minutes
  • La Clusaz (opened from December to April) - 160 km/ 2 hours  20 minutes
  • Alpe d’Huez – 152km/ 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Les Deux Alpes  - 155km/ 2 hours 20 minutes


Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport Public Transport Links

Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport is around 28 km away from Lyon city centre. It is possible to get to most ski resorts by bus, coach, rail, shuttle or taxi. Bear in mind that using public transportation may mean making many changes to your scheduleWe suggest to use private transfer services as the most convenient and direct way of getting to your ski resort.


Airlines Flying To Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

Here’s a list of the most common airlines flying into Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport:


Alternative Airports Nearby

If you can’t find the flight you wanted or you need to change the airports, there are a number of alternative airports nearby. The next nearest airports are:

  • Grenoble Airport, GNB / LFLS,  France - 40 km southeast/ around 1 hour
  • Chambery Airport, CMF / LFLB, France - 60 km east/ 2 hours 30 minutes
  • St.Etienne Airport, EBU / LFMH, France - 70 km west/ 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Meythet Airport, NCY / LFLP, Annecy, France - 80 km east/ 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Geneva Airport, GVA / LSGG, Switzerland - 100 km northeast/ around 2 hours


Cost of Flying with your Ski To Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

Every airline has different policy on baggage fees. We have looked at the prices of the main airlines flying into Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport. Please, take a look of airline ski equipment luggage costs:

*All the baggage prices are aproximate. It may change depending on departure/arrival point and other factors.


Important Information for Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

If you are flying into Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, here are some useful links for  you to visit:

  • Real time departures


  • VIP Business lounges



  • Duty free shops


  • Cofees and restaurants


  • Information points



  • Lyon tourism information



 Cost of Transfers from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

We aim to provide excellent transfer service in Alps region. To provide the high quality service, we work with a dynamic pricing structure. Depending on several circumstances and aspects of your transfer we have not fixed rates, but dynamic approach.

We offer our clients transparent system how we develop and operate our prices. We develop starting with base price and alter it depending on several circumstances and conditions. All the calculated prices will only be reduced and no increased.

Here’s what we consider when making you a great offer:

  • Location of the airport and resort
  • The number of travellers
  • The day and time of travel (be sure to go for midweek for a discount!)
  • Any special additional discounts we can offer for you

We offer significant savings if you're travelling in off-peak and off-season. The midweek and weekend transfer prices may differ even by 60% – if you’re looking to save some money. We are also considering availability of our vehicles, transfer schedule, vehicle utilisation and other costs like road tolls or parking when quoting your transfer.  Find out more about our transfer prices, you can do so here.


Transfer from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport with Alps2Alps

For our clients we often offer cut-rate services, but we never make cuts on transfer service, quality and safety. Our professional English speaking drivers will transport you from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport to your ski resort safest way in the best time possible. We are proud to call ourselves reliable and punctual.

Our fleet of cars are modern and consists of Renault Trafic, Opel Vivaro and Mercedes E Class vehicles. All of our vehicles are fully equipped for winter conditions and comply with local authority regulation.

Find out more and book your transfer from Lyon Saint-Exupery Airport here!