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How to get to the PR2 car park at Saint-Exupéry Airport ?

Shuttle Lyon shared shuttle service, which runs between the city centre and Saint-Exupéry airport day and night, drops off and picks up passengers at the PR2 car park.
But where is this famous parking lot reserved for professionals?

The PR2 car park is a convenient drop-off point for both airport and Saint-Exupéry train station passengers, as it is located approximately halfway between the two transport hubs.
Getting to the PR2 is very easy, the car park is even a 5-minute walk from terminals T1 A & B as well as T2.

From terminal 1 B, just follow the signs to Gare Saint-Exupéry, the PR2 car park will then be on the right, next to the entrance of the P0, the airport’s covered car park. This is path number 1.

From terminal 1 A, the way to reach the PR2 car park is as follows: go towards the NH Hotel, located just opposite, and pass to the right of it in order to go along it and pass between the tip of the building and the access to the entrance to the underground car park P0. The PR2 car park will then be on the right as shown on path number 2.

It is also possible to reach the PR2 car park by using the connecting gallery between terminal 2 and the SNCF railway station, then by taking the branch on the left that leads down the stairs leading directly to the PR2 car park and the precise stop of the shuttle, as indicated on path number 3.

The PR2 car park is reserved for ordered services, so there may also be taxis or vtc lyon parked on this space. The meeting point for the shuttle is usually just below the stairs leading to the footbridge connecting the station to the terminals. Once in the car park, it is fairly easy to spot the shuttle bus. Users should ensure that they are present ten minutes before the shuttle’s announced departure, as the driver only waits a few minutes in the car park, in order to keep the shuttle running smoothly between Lyon city centre and its airport.

 

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What are the differences between the Navette Lyon shuttle service and a taxi service?

The year 2019 marked a turning point in the optimization of travel for the benefit of Lyon’s residents and the many tourists who come to visit the city. There is now a multitude of means of transport available to meet all types of budget and travellers requirements. It is now very easy to get from the city centre to the airport, with buses, trams, shared shuttles, Lyon VTC and taxis to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport.

The taxi is without doubt the oldest and best known way to get to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport. Available at any time, the taxi will pick you up at the desired location and take you directly to your home or hotel. This is an advantage that comes at a cost since a taxi generally costs much more than public transport.

What are the similarities between a taxi and Navette Lyon?

Taxis and the Navette Lyon shared shuttle service are two viable solutions for getting to and from Saint-Exupéry Airport day and night.

Did you know that there are some common points between the shared shuttle and the Lyon airport taxi?

First of all, there is safety on board, since each of the two modes of transport is driven by an experienced and trained professional driver. All this in a comfortable vehicle adapted to the service, whether it is a minivan for a family or a group, or a sedan, if it is a single person or a couple.

The journey time between Saint-Exupéry Airport and Lyon city centre is almost the same between the taxi and the shuttle, only the frequencies vary. As a result, a trip between Part-Dieu and the airport will take about 30 minutes by taxi, the shuttle will take exactly the same time if it does not make any other stops to pick up other passengers.

What are the advantages of the Navette Lyon service compared to a taxi?

The Navette Lyon shuttle service offers several stops spread throughout the Lyon metropolis, thus enabling residents of all districts to find an airport transport solution close to home and at the best price. In addition, as previously mentioned, it is also possible to be picked up close to home thanks to the option of the same name set up by Navette Lyon.

The first advantage of the shared shuttle to take into account is ecology. Indeed, the shuttle is likely to take several passengers who do not know each other at the airport. It is therefore more ecological than if each of them used a taxi!

The real advantage of Navette Lyon is the price! About 5 times cheaper than a classic taxi service. Count only 9.99€ to make the Gare Part-Dieu / Airport connection, it’s the cheapest professional service you’ll find between downtown Lyon and Saint-Exupéry Airport.

Opt for a cheaper and just as safe downtown Lyon Airport link with the Navette Lyon service. Departures every hour and at the best price!

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Shuttle Lyon, the alternative to the Rhonexpress

The Lyon Part-Dieu train station and Saint-Exupéry airport are the two biggest transport hubs in the Lyon region, they welcome the majority of travelers and tourists who come and go from the city of Lyon or its surroundings.

Today there are several means of transport to get to Saint-Exupéry airport by departing from Lyon Part-Dieu train station, but this has not always been the case in the history of the city of Lyon…

The Rhônexpress offer

Rhonexpress is a regular departure from the Part-Dieu train station and Saint-exupéry airport between 6am and 8pm, being announced every 15 minutes it is important to count on a passage every half hour. The first departure of the tramway is at 4:25am and the last departure leaves the platform at midnight, if your flight is delayed and you arrive after midnight, you will not have too many solutions. You will not find any Rhonexpress tramway between 00:30 and 4:20 in the morning, whether from Part-Dieu, Vaulx-en-Velin, Meyzieu ZI or from Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport.

Very few possibilities are offered to travelers in terms of stops, since it is possible to reach the airport from Part-Dieu trainstation, Vaulx-en-Velin and Meyzieu ZI. However, the fare from these three different stops remains the same : 16,30€ per person and 20,30€ if the ticket is purchased on board the vehicle. The tramway also works the other way, to get back from the Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport. The stops served are the same as for the outward and the exorbitant price also, if there is one thing that the Rhonexpress does, it’s not gifts.

Price difference Rhônexpress – Shuttle Lyon

Stops servedRhônexpressShuttle Lyon
Part-Dieu16,30 €9,99 €
Vaulx-en-Velin16,30 €9,99 €
Meyzieu ZI16,30 €6,99 €

Get to the airport cheaper with Shuttle Lyon

Shuttle Lyon does not offer a single route to get to the airport but several areas where our shuttles can pick you up and head for the Saint-Exupéry airport and vice versa. Among the stopping points we can find Part-Dieu, Charpennes, Vaulx-en-Velin, Mermoz-Pinel and Meyzieu. At night the stopping points are different since we serve Hotel de Ville, Perrache Place des Archives and Stade de Gerland. However, if you have the slightest need, do not hesitate to call us and explain your needs. We will propose a solution adapted to your needs.

In addition to getting you closer to your home, our shuttles have many advantages.

Firstly, the Shuttle Lyon service welcomes its passengers in high-end vehicles specially adapted for the transport of passengers. With our 7-seater Mercedes type minivans, you can enjoy the ride to and from the airport in a clean and comfortable vehicle. Our vehicles can be sedans, the goal is to offer the best experiences while optimizing our expenses. Conducted by professional and experienced drivers, Shuttle Lyon guarantees you a safe journey and an arrival at your destination at the estimated time.

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Secondly, we wanted to be totally available for our passengers. This is why our shuttles leave every hour from Lyon to reach the Saint-Exupéry airport and vice versa, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Then, Shuttle Lyon is today, the cheapest and fastest way to reach Lyon city at Saint-Exupéry airport. According to our passengers, we have the best quality/price ratio currently available within Lyon in terms of city center/airport link with a travel time that is similar to the Rhônexpress.

A Shuttle Lyon necessarily stops near your home because we guarantee 8 drop points in total on our various courses. We also offer an option to pick up our passengers directly at home, this is ideal for a controlled and serene holiday, moreover the price of the shuttle is cheaper than a taxi or a private driver.

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Unlike other means of transport available to Saint-Exupéry airport, our shuttles are able to take you or bring you back from the airport during night hours,  if you flight was delayed or during a scheduled takeoff at dawn. The Shuttle Lyon team puts everything in place so that our passengers are as calm as possible during their trips to the airport or to return home after a long journey.

For stops available at night, you will find Perrache – Place des Archives, Stade de Gerland, Hotel de Ville and of course the Part-Dieu district. Regarding the stops during the day, you can use our shuttles from Charpennes, Vaulx-en-Velin, Meyzieu ZI, Mermor-Pinel and also the Part-Dieu district.

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Rhonexpress and its history

The Saint-Exupéry airport has long suffered from poor public transport since it was inaugurated in 1975 despite the imposing work of art covering the airport station. The public transport connection between the airport and the city center has been a subject of many studies and projects for several years. Finally it was decided that it would be a tramway that would cross 4 municipalities (Lyon, Vaulx-en-Velin, Meyzieu to finish with Colombier-saugnieu, where is the international Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport). The tramway project was validated during 2007, and after more than 2 years of hard work, it was commissioned. Since 9 August 2010, the Rhonexpress tramway has made it possible to connect Part-Dieu train station and the international Lyon Saint-exupéry airport in about half an hour. However, travel by public transport to the Part-Dieu trainstation easily add 15 to 30 minutes on the journey time depending on the place of residence, it can even be higher.

Rhônexpress and Lyon people

Firstly, you need to know that so far, the Rhonexpress had no competition, so, if a traveler did not have a vehicle or someone to take him to the airport, he was obliged to take the Rhonexpress tramway, which still displaces many visitors today and more widely to the population of Lyon since its cost is considered exorbitant. This problem is so important that the removal by a relative represent 65% of the movement at the Saint-Exupéry airport (source : Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport).

In addition, this solution is nevertheless quite expensive and the price/quality ratio is not at the rendez-vous if we look at the opinions left by users. Indeed, this tramway is quite badly considered by its users, who are many to complain, first about the price of the ticket, which is currently the most expensive in Europe for a city center – airport link, but also the quality of service, which is usually not up to the challenge if we collect the testimonials of users on internet (Google’s rating of Rhonexpress at the Saint-Exupéry airport is 1,9/5 according to a hundred user reviews).

Indeed, many users complain about the service offered, whether inside or outside the tramway. A return ticket costs more than thirty euros per person, which can be very expensive when traveling with somebody or just with your family. For information, the cost of a taxi or a private driver is 100€ for family of 5 people from Lyon with the advantage of being recovered at home contrary to the Rhonexpress and the obligation to travel to Part-Dieu trainstation. The Rhonexpress is also judged by the fact that this mean of transport has no competition and therefore in the case where a user does not have a vehicle, he is obliged to take the Rhonexpress tramway. Many users have complained that there is a little or no indication at the exit of the tramway when arriving at the airport, however since this Year, 2019, the airport seems to set up new things. This proves to be a problem when we think of the many foreign visitors and travelers arriving for the first time in Lyon not knowing where to go to reach the terminals of the airport or conversely to join this express tramway to the Part-Dieu train station.

It is frequently heard that the officers on board are not all understanding the problems that may occur with certain tickets but also the lack of follow-up by the airline when delays or cancellations occur, it does not have a telephone customer service. To get an idea, the Rhonexpress service is currently rated with a score of 2/5 on TripAdvisor and 1,9/5 on Google.

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Shuttle Lyon night offer

Shared Shuttle Lyon to Saint Exupéry airport Nightime Offer

Shuttle Lyon also works at night !

Shuttle Lyon takes you or bring back from Saint Exupéry airport both day and night. No need to take a taxi or a private driver to get to Lyon’s airport by night, the shuttles operate and take you in less than 40 minutes maximum. Shuttle Lyon is therefore the least expensive solution to get to the terminals of Saint Exupéry airport if you have to check your luggage early in the morning or arrive late at night because the flight was delayed.

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Shuttle Lyon night rates

As during the day, Shuttle Lyon night rates vary according to the distance from the stopping point to the Saint-Exupéry airport. Thus, the trip from Stade de Gerland will be less than from Hôtel de Ville. The price ranges for a night departure from the airport or downtown varies between 10 and 15€ against a minimum of 45€ for a taxi or a private driver which are the only ways if you want to go to the airport past midnight. Attention, on the nocturnal routes from midnight to 4am, an increase of 1,50€ is provided.

Hotel de Ville – Saint Exupéry airport Shuttle

The price of a shuttle ticket Hotel de Ville – Saint Exupéry airport is 12,99€ for adults and 10,99€ for children. This route is available at night from 10pm to 6am. Attention, from midnight to 4am, the trip Hotel de Ville – Saint Exupéry airport or vice versa will be in the amount of 14,49€ for adults and 12,49€ for children.

This shuttle ensures the trip to the airport during night hours, which can be interesting for people working at the airport. But also with travelers airing late or whose flights takes off very early int he morning.

In this price is included :

  • The guarantee of having a vehicle at the chosen time.
  • The guarantee of having a seat in the vehicle.
  • The guarantee of arriving at the airport in about 40 minutes.
  • A central drop at the airport allowing passengers to quickly reach each terminal.

 

Place des Terreaux – Hotel de Ville is one of the most famous places in Lyon. This large square on which stands the Hotel de Ville is located in the heart of the 1st arrondissement of Lyon, on the peninsula between the Saone and the Rhone, at the foot of the Croix-Rousse hill. This square is quite well served, both by numerous bus lines and by two subway lines. This service point is therefore interesting for travelers from the west of Lyon, who are no longer obliged to travel to Part-Dieu to join the Saint-Exupéry airport.

Perrache/Place des Archives – Saint Exupéry airport Shuttle

The price of a shuttle ticket Perrache/Place des Archives – Saint-Exupéry airport is 11,99€ for adults and 9,99€ for children. This route is available at night from 10pm to 6am. Attention, from midnight to 4am the Perrache – Saint-Exupéry airport or vice versa will be in the amount of 13,49€ for adults and 11,49€ for children.

This shuttle ensures the trip to the airport during night hours, which can be interesting for people working at the airport. But also with travelers airing late or whose flights takes off very early in the morning.

In this price is included :

  • The guarantee of having a vehicle at the chosen time.
  • The guarantee of having a seat in the vehicle.
  • The guarantee of arriving at the airport in about 35 minutes.
  • A central drop at the airport allowing passengers to quickly reach each terminal.

 

Perrache station is one of the most important neuralgic points of Lyon, it indeed concentrates several networks of public transport like subway, tramways and buses. The station welcomes nearly 500,000 visitors per month from the largest french cities, as well as the capital. The highway passing under the station allows our shuttles to reach the Saint-Exupéry airport fairly quickly.

Gerland – Saint-Exupéry airport Shuttle

The price of a shuttle ticket Gerland – Saint-Exupéry airport is 10,99€ for adults and 8,99€ for children. This route is available at night from 10pm to 6am. Attention, from midnight to 4am the Gerland – Saint-Exupéry airport or vice versa will be in the amount of 12,49€ for adults and 10,49€ for children.

This shuttle ensures the trip to the airport during night hours, which can be interesting for people working at the airport. But also with travelers airing late or whose flights takes off very early in the morning.

In this price is included :

  • The guarantee of having a vehicle at the chosen time.
  • The guarantee of having a seat in the vehicle.
  • The guarantee of arriving at the airport in about 30 minutes.
  • A central drop at the airport allowing passengers to quickly reach each terminal.

 

The Gerland Stadium is a well known place in Lyon, in fact it is the former Olympique Lyonnais football stadium, which today hosts the meetings of Lou Rugby team. It is therefore a meeting place often frequented by the inhabitants of Lyon. The Gerland stop is accessible via the subway line B, which also reaches the Jean Macé and Part-Dieu train stations, also important points of life and traffic in Lyon.

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Shuttle Lyon, a service and a personalized offer

Shuttle Lyon offers a personalized offer and a unique service to each passenger to ensure the best possible experience during trips between Lyon and Saint-Exupéry airport.

Our team has imagined and created an offer allowing our passengers to be at the center of our service. Our aim is to provide a shared shuttle solution at the best price while guaranteeing professional services, in order to offer maximum peace of mind and establish a relationship of trust with the various users.

Shuttles between Lyon and its airport are now available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week and only by reservation the day before the chosen shuttle. This on-demand service can’t be used immediately. When you book your plane ticket we strongly invite you to directly book a seat in one of our shuttle.

What’s the price of a Lyon – Saint-Exupéry airport Shuttle ?

The price of a shared shuttle ticket between Lyon and Saint-Exupéry airport varies according to your place of residence, and more particularly of your collection or removal point. We have now set up 4 daily shuttles from Lyon, departing from Mermoz-Pinel, Charpennes, Vaulx en Velin la Soie and Meyzieu at the best price. The price range is between 6,99€ and 11,99€ for this service during the day.

Mermoz Pinel – Saint-Exupéry airport Shuttle

The price of a shuttle ticket Mermoz Pinel – Saint Exupéry Airport is 9.99 € for adults and 7.99 € for those between 0 and 12 years old. This itinerary is available from the morning at 6am until evening at 10pm.
In this price is included:

• The guarantee of having a vehicle at the chosen time.

• The guarantee of having a seat in the vehicle.

• Guaranteed to arrive at the airport in less than 20 minutes.

• A central drop at the airport allowing passengers to quickly reach each terminal.

Reaching Mermoz Pinel is very simple and very fast from the center of Lyon, the journey lasts maximum 15 minutes by subway and current 2019, it will also be possible to get there by tramway. Mermoz Pinel is also a central hub for people living outside Lyon. It is for example possible to park your car in this area and then take our shuttles a few steps from the car park.
We are proud to offer all of these unique services to our passengers on a daily basis. This service is still very strict in respect of the chosen schedules to ensure maximum efficiency in the execution of our mission. We will unfortunately never be responsible if a passenger, late, miss his shuttle to the airport of Lyon. However, our teams will do their utmost to always offer you an alternative solution, but it may incur additional costs.

Navette Meyzieu ZI – Aéroport de Lyon Saint Exupéry

The price of a shuttle ticket Mermoz Pinel – Saint Exupéry Airport is 6.99 € for adults and 4.99 € for those between 0 and 12 years old. This itinerary is available from the morning at 6am until evening at 10pm.
In this price is included:

• The guarantee of having a vehicle at the chosen time.

• The guarantee of having a seat in the vehicle.

• Guaranteed to arrive at the airport in less than 20 minutes.

• A central drop at the airport allowing passengers to quickly reach each terminal.

 

Meyzieu ZI is the terminus of the T3 tramway line, which makes its geographical location a strategic point for any traveler wishing to optimize its cost of transport to get to the center of Lyon. There are many public and free car parks near this terminus, allowing everyone to park easily. If we want to reduce costs to reach the Saint-Exupéry airport, this solution proves to be the best and least expensive. In addition, it is also the fastest connection to reach Lyon airport with very fews traffic jams.

Reaching Meyzieu ZI is very simple and very fast from the center of Lyon. The journey lasts maximum 10 minutes by tramway from Vaulx en Velin la Soie, terminus of the subway line A, which connects Perrache station and Hotel de Ville. Meyzieu is, like Mermoz-Pinel, an important crossing point for people living on the outskirts of Lyon’s city. It is quite possible to park your car inside the district of Meyzieu and its car park, the to board your shuttle just a few steps from the car park. Thus, you can reach the Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport at the best price and as quickly as possible.

Vaulx La Soie – Saint-Exupéry airport Shuttle

The price of a shuttle ticket Vaulx la Soie – Saint Exupéry Airport is 9.99 € for adults and 7.99 € for those between 0 and 12 years old. This itinerary is available from the morning at 6am until evening at 10pm.
In this price is included:

• The guarantee of having a vehicle at the chosen time.

• The guarantee of having a seat in the vehicle.

• Guaranteed to arrive at the airport in less than 20 minutes.

• A central drop at the airport allowing passengers to quickly reach each terminal.

 

Vaulx en Velin la Soie is a particularly interesting stopping point since it allows a large number of people to take th shuttle to the airport. Indeed, the inhabitants of Villeurbanne and Vaulx-en-Velin will easily be able to reach this point of service, since the subway as well as the tramway pass by Vaulx la Soie. This stop allows at the same time to reach quickly enough and easily the two main train stations of Lyon : Part-Dieu and Perrache. This stopping point is therefore perfectly intended an adapted to the inhabitants of Lyon and Villeurbanne, who travel regularly by using public transports.

Navette Charpennes – Aéroport de Lyon Saint Exupéry

The price of a shuttle ticket Charpennes – Saint Exupéry Airport is 10.49 € for adults and 8.49 € for those between 0 and 12 years old. This itinerary is available from the morning at 6am until evening at 10pm.
In this price is included:

• The guarantee of having a vehicle at the chosen time.

• The guarantee of having a seat in the vehicle.

• Guaranteed to arrive at the airport in less than 20 minutes.

• A central drop at the airport allowing passengers to quickly reach each terminal.

 

Like Vaulx la Soie stopping point, Charpentes is a hotspot for public transport in Lyon. It is one of the best served places in the city. There are several subways, several tramways as well as several buses passing through this stopping point and going in all directions, whether west, south or north ! It is therefore the ideal meeting point for the entire population of Lyon.

This stopping point is for the moment the closest point to the city center of Lyon and the peninsula during daytime hours. It allows you to reach the airport at the best price and in one hour maximum even during busy hours.

Shuttle Lyon, a solution for everybody

Our stops deployed and available for booking allow all Lyon to be able to reach Saint-Exupéry airport at the best price, as quickly as possible and with a guarantee of certified service. Our team is already working to bring you solutions even closer to your home to share the space of a shuttle with always the same goal : guarantee the best price for the best experience.

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How to get to Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport at night ?

Access to Lyon airport

The Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, true crossroads of Western Europe, is a place very frequented by the travelers of all horizons and at all hours of the day. Many movements are observed every day, creating a large influx. In the middle of the day, it is very easy to get to the Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport from the Lyon city center. It is possible to use various means of transport, such as traditional taxi services in Lyon and private drivers, which can sometimes be expensive. There is also the Rhonexpress, a tramway much criticized by its users for its relatively high cost and its constraints of use. To get to Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, many people are also starting to use carpooling. Indeed, many employees are proposing to take people to the airport when they go to work, however this significantly reduces the possibilities of carpools to Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport since the transfers are offered according to their working schedules.

Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport at night

When it comes to going to the Saint-Exupéry airport or coming back in the middle of the night, the available means of transport are much rarer.

Firstly, there is always taxis and private drivers in Lyon that are present to recover travelers right out of the airport terminals. However, their price is much bigger since they are night trips.

Secondly, the Rhonexpress, which makes trips to the Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport every 15-20 minutes during the day, no longer operates between midnight and 6am. The alternative of public transport like Rhonexpress is therefore to be forgotten, as is carpooling. Indeed, few people working at the Lyon saint-Exupéry airport start or finish their working hours in the middle of the night. Some travelers using a car can sometimes help you in your approach, but travel options and cars are very limited.

This is how most people landing at Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport late at night, often wonder what to do and how they’ll reach the city center since they can’t rely on public transports.

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The new Shuttle Lyon service

The new Shuttle Lyon service proposes to take and brings passengers from Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport at any time, day or night, with a service available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Shuttle Lyon vehicles are now able to recover or bring travelers from the Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport to the Gerland Stadium, Perrache train station and the Hotel de Ville during the night hours, from 10pm to 6am : Shuttle Lyon night offer.

Shuttle Lyon will eventually offer several shuttle routes covering the entire agglomeration of Lyon. Thus, users can take the direction of Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport directly down from their home !

In addition, these shared shuttles will offer a significant comfort for all passengers and for a lower cost compared to there services such as the Rhonexpress, taxis or private drivers. With shuttles available every hour at each meeting point, Shuttle Lyon is the new service you need to get to the Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport on time.

Hotel de Ville - Opéra

From 10pm to 6am, starting at 12,99€.

From 10pm to 6am, starting at 11,99€.

Stade de Gerland

From 10pm to 6am, starting at 10,99€.