Shuttle from Lyon to
Saint Exupéry Airport
Your shuttle from Lyon
to wherever you need
Discover now the brand new shared shuttle service Shuttle Lyon, which will revolutionize transport in Lyon and its area, especially as part of the connections between the city centre and Saint-Exupéry airport. Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport is today a renowned international transport hub, with nearly 10.7 million passengers passing through its terminals during 2017. For many years, the majority of travellers have been connecting Saint-Exupéry airport to Lyon city centre and Part-Dieu train station via the Rhône Express, a tramway specially created to go back and forth to the airport. This service has always had the monopoly of the city centre/airport line in Lyon through exclusivity agreements signed between SYTRAL and Rhône Express.
Now things are changing with Shuttle Lyon ! This new service provides a fleet of shared shuttles, made up of high-end, recent and comfortable vehicles. The purpose of these shuttles is to take users to Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport or to one of the major key points in Lyon’s city.
Shuttle Lyon drivers are professionals, which guarantees a quality service and safe transfers around Lyon city. The other advantage of this innovative service is the price! As you will have understood, these shared shuttles will offer significant comfort to all passengers at a lower cost compared to other services such as the Rhône Express, taxis and private drivers services. The journey time is guaranteed when booking, regardless of the number of stops planned, our shuttles connect Lyon and the airport in less than 30 minutes! Our shuttles leave every hour and travel downtown/airport in both directions. Shuttle Lyon is the cheapest professional service for connecting to Saint-Exupéry airport.
Airport shuttle stops
Discover the meeting points in service, for your transfers between the city of Lyon and Saint-Exupéry airport. We have designed these routes with the aim of offering as many opportunities as possible to passengers in Lyon and to other travellers.
We now have four meeting points for daytime journeys (from 6am to 10pm), namely Mermoz Pinel, the INSA Campus, Vaulx La Soie, Eurexpo and now Gerland. Consult the daytime offer. The Lyon Shuttles operate 24 hours a day via the Part-Dieu and Perrache stops to Saint-Exupéry airport. The stops served at night (from 10pm to 6am) are Part-Dieu, Perrache and Hotel de Ville – Opéra, not forgetting the LYS airport of course. Consult the night offer.
It is possible to make the connection between the city centre of Lyon and Janneyrias, located in Isère, which can be a good compromise to park your vehicle and avoid the paying car parks of the airport.
Our price list varies according to the point of departure and the time of the service. Please note that we are the only shuttle service that runs between the airport and the city centre at night in both directions. Count on average 5 to 10€ less on the adult rate for a child from 0 to 12 years old. In addition, we can also provide a car seat on request.
The airport and its location
Inaugurated on 12 April 1975, the idea of a new airport for the city, the metropolis and the Lyon region emerged in the late 1960s following the saturation of Lyon-Bron airport. With an area of 2,000 hectares, Saint-Exupéry airport is located in the middle of an important crossroads between the Rhône and the Saône, while being close to the Alps, Italy and Switzerland. Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport is 25 km away from the centre of Lyon metropolis, 75 km from Saint Etienne and 90 km from Grenoble. It takes place on several communes at the same time, whose names are Colombier-Saugnieu, Pusignan, Saint-Bonnet-de-Mure and Genas.
This airport, firstly named Lyon-Satolas, has changed its name on June 29, 2000 in honour of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, born in our beautiful city.
How to get in Lyon Airport ?
In order to get to Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport, many options are available in the center of Lyon, in its surroundings but also from several other french cities. You can use the T3 tramway from Lyon Part-Dieu train station, which provides the connection to Meyzieu, a city in the Lyon suburbs. From this point, it is possible to use taxis and private drivers services to finalize the journey to Lyon airport.
From other french cities, carpooling is also a solution to take the direction of Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport. Many major roads line the airport’s various runways, which greatly facilitates access to the airport from nearby cities such as Grenoble or Geneva. A large number of car parks remain at the disposal of users at the airport, with more than 14,000 spaces divided into 6 paid car parks and 3 minutes deposit parkings.
It is also possible to arrive or leave Saint-Exupéry airport by train because a TGV station is attached to it. It also allows travellers to make transfers quite easily to other French destinations.
Find out now how to get to Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport by using the various transport methods available such as trains, shuttles or carpools.
Shuttle Lyon Airport to city center
You want to reach Lyon city centre from Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport?
The brand new shuttle service offered by Shuttle Lyon can help you do so ! Every hour, take a seat inside one of the shuttle as soon as you leave the terminals of Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport for a very cheap price. With the added benefit of user-friendliness, safety, quickness and a more attractive price, this shuttle service is now the solution that fill your needs by connecting the city of Lyon to Saint-Exupéry airport.
Available 24/7, day and night, Shuttle Lyon provide a transfer in a high-end vehicle driven by professional and competent drivers who will allow you to reach the city in complete serenity.
We have several stop points strategically distributed within the city of Lyon. In order to match your needs, we have designed these itineraries so that the travel time between Lyon and the airport is on average 25 minutes. Our service is right now the quickest to do the airport downtown connection by day and night!
Shuttle Lyon Airport to Part-Dieu station
Today there are several means of transport that are available to get to Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport from Part-Dieu train station. Lyon Part-Dieu Station and Saint-Exupéry Airport are the two biggest hubs of transport in the Lyon region, so they welcome the majority of travellers and tourists who are coming in Lyon’s city and who are leaving it.
In order to connect these two transport key points within Lyon, users have several choices. Let’s start with taxis and private drivers, presents in every major French city and the world. They can pick you up directly in the lobby of a train station or directly at airport to take you at your home or at your hotel. These two services prove to be a very efficient way to reach Lyon’s airport safely. However, the price is rather substantial for this type of service since it takes about 60€ for a transfer from Lyon city centre to the airport and 120€ for a round trip, which can quickly be out of reach for a single traveler or a couple.
The second solution is the Rhône Express, a tramway dedicated to the connection between Lyon’s airport and Part-Dieu station. This solution is nevertheless quite expensive and the quality/price ratio is not there if we take a look at the different reviews left by the users. It should be noted that until now the Rhône Express had no competition. In fact, if a traveller did not have a vehicle or someone to take them to the airport, he was forced to use this tramway, which still displeased many visitors and more generally Lyon people.
Shuttle Lyon now offers you to reach Saint Exupéry airport at a lower cost. Our stop points as Charpennes, Vaulx la Soie and Meyzieu are all very easy to reach from Part-Dieu train station thanks to subways and tramways. The shuttles are offering a real alternative to the Rhône Express, which offers a higher range of prices from Part-Dieu, Vaulx-en-Velin or Meyzieu. Save money from now with Shuttle Lyon shared shuttles!