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Lyon Airport Transfers and Travel Information

The historical city of Lyon is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region and is the 3rd biggest city in France. This UNESCO World Heritage city has a unique and interesting culture with many parklands, museums and theatres and it is close to the beautiful Alpine mountains. This makes it popular amongst skiing enthusiasts! 

If you are flying into LYS, it is easy to book a Lyon airport transfer to your Alpine destination. 

Here you will find some useful information about booking Lyon Airport transfers.


Airport Location

Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS) is 28 km east from Lyon city and is one of the main transport hubs for the French ski resorts.

Closest Ski Resorts to Lyon Airport

Travelling from LYS to your ski resort is very easy. Lyon transfers take around 2 to 2.5 hours depending on your resort. These transfer times are subject to traffic and weather conditions. 

Here are some of the closest resorts to LYS:

  • 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



The Most Popular Ski Resorts Near Lyon

These are some of the most popular ski resorts around Lyon. They are all host to various activities, stunning Alpine views and are easy to get to.

  • Alpe d’Huez
  • Les Deux Alpes
  • La Clusaz
  • Chamrousse

Lyon Airport Public Transport Links

It is possible to travel to most of the ski resorts by bus, coach, rail, shuttle or taxi. However, using public transport isn’t always reliable and it can complicate your schedule.

For the most convenient and direct way of getting from Lyon to your ski resort, we recommend booking a private transfer.


Getting To Lyon Airport

Which Airlines Fly To Lyon Airport?

Here’s a list of the most common airlines flying into LYS Airport:


Alternative Nearby Airports 

If you can’t find the flight you wanted or you need to change airports, there are some alternative airports you can fly to. Here are some nearby airports to Lyon:

  • 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

Important Information for Lyon Airport

If you are flying into LYS, here are some useful links containing information about the airport:


How Much Will Flying With My Skis Cost?

It is important to check if your airline will charge you an additional fee to travel with your skis. Every airline has a different baggage policy. We have looked at the prices for the main airlines flying into Lyon Airport. 

Here are some approximate prices:

  • Aegean - € 50 per flight

  • Aer Lingus - € 40 per flight payable online prior to departure; or a fee of €50 at the airport

  • Aeroflot - No additional charge

  • Aigle Azur - No additional charge. It is recommended to pack your skis and boards in a specific bag.

  • Air Algérie – No additional charge

  • Air Canada - No additional charge

  • Air France - € 25 per flight


  • KLM - € 25 per flight

  • Lufthansa - € 50 per flight (if exceeds baggage allowance)

  • Transavia - € 20 per flight

  • Turkish Airlines - No additional charge

  • Wizz Air - € 30 per flight


*Note, these prices may change depending on the departure/arrival point and other factors. Always familiarise yourself with your airline’s baggage policy. 
Travelling with your skis and snowboards can be costly and inconvenient.  


How Much Will My Airport Transfer Cost?

We don’t have fixed rates. We price our lyon transfers based on the individual circumstances of each client. 

We aim to be transparent with our clients about how we calculate our prices. We start with a base price and alter it depending on several conditions. We always try and offer you a reduced price when we can. 

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

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

If you're travelling during the off-season or at an off-peak time, you can save more with us.

Our midweek and weekend transfer prices can be 60% less than at peak times!

When giving you an airport transfer quote, we also consider the availability of our vehicles, the transfer schedule and other costs like road tolls or parking. 

You can find out more about our ski transfer prices here.
If you’re flying to Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport this ski season, make sure you use Alps2Alps for the highest quality airport transfer at the lowest cost. 

Booking Lyon Airport Transfers 

Use Alps2Alps To Book Your Airport Transfer

Booking Lyon airport ski transfers are simple with Alps2Alps. We offer cut-rate prices, but never cut corners when it comes to safety and quality. 

We are reliable and punctual. Our professional, English speaking drivers will safely and quickly transport you from the airport to your ski resort.

Our fleet of cars are modern and fully equipped for the harsh winter conditions, complying with local regulations.

We have the following cars available:

Renault Trafic
Opel Vivaro
Mercedes E Class vehicles 


You can book your Lyon Airport transfer online or contact us for more information.


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