Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS)

Started its operations in 1975, Lyon Saint airport was originally designed to replace the older Lyon Bron Airport (it is now used by general aviation only). The airport (Lyon Airport code) has a fan-shaped canopy which is designed by a well-known architect Santiago Calatrava, making it one of the most notable features.

General Information about Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

The following table is an overview of Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport indicated below:

AirportLyon-Saint Exupéry Airport
Airport TypePublic
Owner/OperatorAéroports de Lyon
Built In (Year)1975
ServesLyon Metropolis
Hub foreasyJet, Air France, Air France Hop, EasyJet Europe,
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport CodeLYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport Terminals3
Lyon-Saint Exupéry International Airport Runway2
Lyon-Saint Exupéry International Airport Coordinates45°43′32″N 005°04′52″E
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport Address69125 Colombier-Saugnieu, France
Official Website
Official Phone Number33 826 80 08 26
Elevation821 ft / 250 m

Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport Code

Airport codes are meant to provide airports with a different identity. And when it comes to Lyon Satolas Airport code IATA – it is LYS. While the ICAO code of this airport is LFLL. It is one of the leading airports in France. Situated in the city centre of Lyon, LYS airport offers transport facilities for the whole Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.


Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport Map

The Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport Terminals

LYS airport (Lyon Satolas Airport code) has a total of 3 terminals – Terminal 1, 2, and 3. Terminals 1 and 2 are interconnected through a footbridge. Terminal 1 has two parts with multiple check-in areas and some extra arrival facilities. Terminal 2 is just similar to Terminal 1 containing check-in and boarding areas. Terminal 3 is not in use anymore as it was demolished when Terminal 1 was getting expanded.

Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS) Runways

LYS Airport has a total of 2 runways with the surface made up of asphalt. Runway 1 is named 17R/ 35L. The length of this runway is 4,000 meters and 13,123 ft. The other runway is called 17L/ 35R and its length is 2,670 meters and 8,760 ft. Both runways witness hundreds and thousands of flights landing and taking off.

17R-35L13,124 ft148 ftAsphaltYes
17L-35R8,760 ft148 ftAsphaltYes

Airports Near to Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

Some of the closest airports to LYS Airport are:

  •         Saint-Etienne Boutheon Airport
  •         Lyon Bron Airport
  •         Villefranche Tarare Airport
  •         Grenoble Isere Airport
  •         Bourg Ceyzeriat Airport
  •         Le Puy Loudes Airport

Major Flights Flying from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

The following airlines operate from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport:

  • Air Transat
  • AnadoluJet
  • ASL Airlines France
  • Austrian Airlines
  • BRA Braathens Regional
  • British Airways
  • Brussels airlines
  • Chalair Aviation
  • Corsair
  • Croatia Airlines
  • easyJet
  • TwinJet
  • Volotea
  • Vueling
  • Wizz Air
  • Emirates
  • Eurowings
  • FlyOne Armenia
  • Iberia Express
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Norwegian
  • Nouvelair
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Royal Jordanian
  • SKY express
  • TAP Air Portugal

Cargo Services

  •         ASL Airlines France
  •         Emirates SkyCargo
  •         UPS Airlines

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there any train station from LYS Airport?

There is the Rhonexpress Tramway available from LYS Airport. You can take these services to reach out to any place situated in the city center. Besides, the services of the LGV Rhone Alpes – a high-speed rail can also be availed from the same station to reach faster.

How can I reach Chambery from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport?

There are coach links available that connect LYS airport to other places in town like Chambery, Saint Etienne, and Grenoble. Some bus operators also provide people with coach shuttle services. It is comparatively a cost-effective option for traveling.

Can I get the rental car service from the Lyon Saint Airport?

Yes, LYS Airport (Lyon Satolas Airport Code) has an outstanding electric car-sharing option along with a station for the passengers. The service is available under the name – Bollore Bluecar. You can connect with them and avail the rental services. To learn more about the charges and schedules, you can connect with the LYS Helpdesk or directly call the car rental service provider.

Is LYS Airport open 24 hours?

Yes. Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport is open 24 hours. So, whether you are on a flight late at night or early morning, you can stay here. In addition to this, you will be provided with numerous facilities at the airport like 24-hour food options, Wi-Fi, lounges, mobile and laptop charging points, luggage storage, and nearby hotels. More details about the same have been given on the official website of LYS airport or the same can also be collected at the helpdesk.

Is there any direct train service from London to LYS Airport?

No. As of now, no direct train facility is available from Lyon Airport to London. But yes, you can take a flight to reach your destination. To know more about the airlines that fly between these two destinations, you can browse through the official website of LYS Airport.

What are the most popular routes from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport?

Lyon to London and Lyon to Reykjavik are some popular routes from LYS airport. For more information about the destinations covered, you can connect with the customer support team or helpdesk of LYS.

Is the COVID-19 test mandatory to fly from Lyon Airport?

Yes. You will need a negative COVID-19 test report to enter and fly from LYS Airport. In case you do not have the report with you or you have not taken the test yet, you can still take the RT PCR test at the airport.

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