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LYON AIRPORT

Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport is approximately 11km from Lyon city, the third-largest city in France. It welcomes approximately 10 million passengers a year through 3 terminals and is used for both passenger and cargo services. 

Having undergone a huge transformation over the past 5 years Lyon airport has expanded and offers a capacity for up to 15 million passengers. With this new development it has become a large, bustling international airport catering for flights to 120 destinations worldwide.  

The biggest change at Lyon airport can be seen in the opening of a brand new terminal for low cost airlines. 

Terminal 1, hall B, offers a completely different experience and whole new level of service for passengers, which is a huge upgrade from the previous terminal 3 that felt 'tacked on'.

Lyon Airport

Approximately 50 different passenger airlines use Lyon Airport including the common airlines of Air France, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Easyjet, Flybe, and jet2.com which all fly to and from UK airports. 

The majority of UK flights arrive and depart from terminal 1, Hall A or B. However it is always advisable to check you flight arrival and departure terminals as both terminal 1 and 2 are used by all airlines.

The airport sits outside of Lyon making it extremely easy to access, from the motorway, for our Whiterides fleet. 

Access to Lyon airport within France is also very easy with the beautiful architectural arc of the Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry train station at the airport, providing a direct train to  Lyon Part-Dieu where multiple TGV links are possible.

Lyon airport terminal information

Lyon airport arrivals

When you arrive, at either of the halls at Lyon airport, terminal 1 or terminal 2 , you will be directed through security and passport control into Lyon airport arrivals and baggage collection. All of which are on the ground levels of the terminal buildings, where you can make a quick exit from the airport. 

Our drivers wait at Lyon airport and then drive directly to you once you have contacting them, so there is no need to haul your baggage around.

We ask you, gratefully, to clear security, collect baggage and be 100% ready to leave before contacting your Whiterides driver. We can then organise the best pick up spot. 

Lyon airport departures

Departures, including check-in, baggage drop and all gates, are found on the first floor within each terminal. Whiterides will bring you straight to the door of your required terminal.

Lyon airport has changed hugely, now offering restaurants and shops in "Le Square" which are accessible for all. There are then specific food, finance and shopping services within each terminal.

Note: Due to the constant changes throughout Lyon airport the above information is subject to change, but as up-to-date as possible.

Lyon airport services

Shopping

You will find a range of duty free, electronic, convenience & press, beauty and clothing shops throughout the airport with access to some pre-security but the majority after. Terminal 1, hall B, of Lyon airport has a completely new shopping experience offering luxury clothing, baggage, accessories and all of the above to its passengers.

Lounges

The following 2 private lounges  are available both in terminal 2:
  • Europe Lounge
  • Les Ecrins 

For press and other digital media services there are 2 lounges available, with free access, in the new hall B of terminal 1:

  • Confluence Lounge
  • Mont Blanc Lounge

Children & babies

In terminal 2, Lyon airport departures, you will find a small kids area for kids to play and relax. Kids areas are also being included in terminal 1. You will also find free pushchairs in terminal 2 and Hall B of terminal 1 for use in departures and access to the gates. 

Note: Due to changes at the airport certain child areas may be closed but Lyon Airport do cater for all ages and here at Whiterides we advise asking at one of the information points if you need help.

Health & wellbeing

Lyon airport have provided a religious centre available for all in "Le Square" therefore before security of either terminal.

Also before entering either terminal in "Le Square" you can find showers.

You will also find a medical practice available for all in the Arc Building which is located on the ground floor near to "Le Square", and once you are through security in Terminal 1, Hall B, you will find a pharmacy.

Assistance

Lyon Airport suggest you contact your travel agent or airline with your request for assistance, when booking or after booking, so they are notified accordingly.  Furthermore it is your responsibility to follow this up prior to travel.  Assistance is free of charge and should be arranged prior to your flight. Once arriving at the airport it is suggested you use a calling station or information point, in either terminal, or ask at your checkin desk for further assistance.

Finance

You will find a collection of banks, ATM's and money exchanges in all terminals and "Le Square".


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Alpine transfer airports

There are 4 primary airports that our clients have been flying too over the past 10 years. After taking the time to talk with them about their trip and also traveling from all of the airports ourselves we have put together  detailed pages about each airport.

The aim is to provide you with useful information about the services and amenities as well as detailing how the airport actually works when you are there. Find out more about the remaining 3 airports we regulalry drop-off and pick up from:

We are always happy to consider and discuss other airport pick ups so don't be afraid to ask a member of our team when you speak.

Check the airport transfers frequently asked questions page for all airport transfer related questions across the French Alps.

Lyon airport terminal 1 services

The majority of the new shopping experience is now found in Terminal 1, Hall B, with access from Hall A. 

Restaurants and Bars in Departures - Before Security

The following restaurants are available to the public before access to either terminal, in "Le Square":

  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Premium Bar
  • Ol Brassiere
  • Atelier des 2 Rives

In terminal 1 you will also find:

  • Confluences Cafe

Restaurants and Bars in Departures - After Security

The following restaurants are available to the public in Hall B, after security, of terminal 1. Our understanding is that all in terminal 1 can access these:

  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Exki
  • Burger King
  • Fly me to the Food
  • Brioche Doree
  • Alpage

Restaurants and Bars in Arrivals

The following restaurants are available to the public outside of the airport building, after arrivals:

  • Nuhube
  • Kiriad

Passengers can always access "Le Square" after arriving for more restaurants if need be.

Lyon flight departures

Lyon airport terminal 2 services

Restaurants and Bars in Departures - Before Security

The following restaurants are available to the public before access to either terminal, in "Le Square":

  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Premium Bar
  • Ol Brassiere
  • Atelier des 2 Rives

Restaurants and Bars in Departures - After Security

The following restaurants are available to the public, after security, of terminal 2:

  • 221
  • Brioche Doree
  • Cafe LUG
  • Fly me to the Food
  • Paul

Restaurants and Bars in Arrivals

The following restaurants are available to the public outside of the airport building, after arrivals:

  • Nuhube
  • Kiriad

Passengers can always access "Le Square" after arriving for more restaurants if need be.

Lyon flight arrivals