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Lyon Airport Access

The Lyon Airport (aka Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport) is 13 miles (20 kilometers) east of Lyon. The airport is next to the town of Colombier-Saugnieu.

If you are driving to the airport you need to follow signs for 'Saint Exupéry' with an airplane logo. The colour of the signs might change – from Blue to Green and then to White but just follow 'Saint Exupéry'. When you get close to the airport you need to follow signs for 'Terminaux'. Once you enter the airport all locations are well signed posted.

The airport is off the D 517 departmental road that is accessed from Junction 3 of the A432 Autoroute (motorway). The D 517 is small country road and you will encounter a roundabout and other turns to get to the airport but don't worry. The airport is well marked, as above follow signs for 'Saint Exupéry'.

The A432 runs between the A42 and A43 Autoroutes.

You can find above some car park payment machines a real time traffic report.

The airport has regular coach service to/from Lyon. There is also service to Chambery and Grenoble. Coaches can be found on the upper level near Terminal 1. Coaches leave every 15-20 minutes.

The airport has a TGV (high speed train) station with access to Paris, French Alps and the South of France. The train station is linked to the airport by a walkway. In the airport follow the Train TGV signs to get to the station. If in a car follow the GARE T.G.V signs.

There is a new tramway called the Rhônexpress that links the airport to the Part-Dieu train station. The main train station in Lyon and a public transport hub. Travel time between the airport and Part-Dieu is 25 minutes.

If you need a taxi at the airport there is a taxi rank in front of arrivals.