Car Rental at Lyon St Exupéry Airport

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Lyon St Exupéry Airport
Economy
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$29.92 / per day
Lyon St Exupéry Airport
Compact
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Liigu
$33.86 / per day
Lyon St Exupéry Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Mobility
$45.44 / per day
Lyon St Exupéry Airport
Intermediate Commercial Van/Truck
Renault Trafic Cargo or similar
Renault Trafic Cargo
  • 3
  • 15
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$51.67 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Lyon St Exupéry Airport
Compact Elite
BMW 1 Series or similar
BMW 1 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$91.83 / per day
Lyon St Exupéry Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$96.38 / per day
Lyon St Exupéry Airport
Full-size
BMW iX2 or similar
BMW iX2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$127.02 / per day
Lyon St Exupéry Airport
Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$132.43 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 16:20 on 2024-06-21. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
French
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+33
Average car rental price
$76 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 130 km/h or 50 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.9 / 10
Average gas price
$2.02 per liter or $7.65 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.82 per liter or $6.88 per gallon
Highest gas price
$2.14 per liter or $8.09 per gallon
Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport

Airport travel guide

Located in the southeastern part of the country, Lyon is one of the most interesting cities in France. A history spanning over two millennia, impressive architecture, and delicious cuisine are some of Lyon’s main draws, and so is the easy access it offers to the French Alps. With that in mind, these are three of the most interesting attractions in and around Lyon. For more, check out what to do if you only have a couple of days in Lyon.

  • Lyon Cathedral. Also called St. Jean Cathedral, it is one of the most impressive religious buildings not just in Lyon, but in all of the country. More than 500 years old, this Gothic masterpiece took exactly three centuries to finish, but the effort was clearly worth it. Part of the cathedral complex is an archaeological garden dedicated to the even older churches that used to be located in the same area but have not survived to the present day.
  • Museums. Lyon is home to a plethora of high-quality museums — it is second only to Paris in this aspect in all of France. Highlights include the Gallo-Roman Museum (located next to the city’s two Roman theaters), Museum of Religious Art, International Puppet Museum,  the Lumiere Museum and many art museums and galleries.
  • Annecy. Sometimes called the Venice of Savoy, Annecy is one of the most charming towns in this part of France. Famous for its many canals, it also boasts an impressive castle, a well-preserved medieval town center, and the Museum of Animated Film (Annecy is the location of one of the most prestigious animation festivals in the world). The trip from Lyon takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Top international routes

  • Brussels
  • Lisbon
  • Amsterdam
  • Munich
  • Frankfurt
  • Madrid

Main airlines

easyJet, HOP!, Transavia France, Travel Service, Vueling, and Air Algerie

Terminals

The two terminals are connected to each other, and walking between any two of them is easy. You can also catch a free shuttle bus.

Location

Lyon Airport is about 20 km (13 mi) southeast of downtown Lyon. Motorways D29, D147, D302, N436, and A42, and Boulevard Laurent Bonnevay are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $76 per day
  • Station wagons - from $38 per day
  • Large cars - from $43 per day
  • Medium cars - from $34 per day
  • Vans - from $65 per day
  • Premium cars - from $83 per day
  • Small cars - from $30 per day
  • SUVs - from $36 per day

Car rental desks

Most are located in a separate car rental center building, which you can reach by free shuttle bus from the airport. You can find more information on the airport's official website (FR).

Services and facilities

You’ll find many cafés, bars, and restaurants, some specializing in the local cuisine. There’s as variety of shops, with duty-free outlets in both T1 and T2. Lyon Airport also has several ATMs, currency exchanges, an on-site hotel, baby care rooms, a children’s play area, a games area, mobile device charging tables, a medical center, spa, pharmacy, pay showers, and an interfaith prayer room. The left luggage service is located in the Welcome Space–Le Square area on level 1 and is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Lyon Airport is fully equipped for passengers with reduced mobility.

Nearest gas station

Esso, located at 22 Route de Lyon, can be reached in about 13 minutes and is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. There are many other gas stations near Lyon Airport and on the way to the city.

Popular one-way rentals

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Airport info

Rating
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 7.5
  • Check-in and departures 8.0
  • Terminal facilities 7.2
  • Wi-Fi 6.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.7
  • Lounge 6.7

Lyon St Exupéry Airport

  • IATA: LYS
  • ICAO: LFLL
  • Name: Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS)
  • Distance from city: 12.4 miles / 20 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Lyon St Exupéry Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Lyon St Exupéry Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Lyon St Exupéry Airport
$39.90
January
$48.43
February
$51.56
March
$46.25
April
$48.34
May
$67.06
June
$79.00
July
$65.32
August
$61.27
September
$48.47
October
$32.47
November
$45.59
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Lyon St Exupéry Airport is November — when rental costs average $32.47 per day. This is 39% cheaper than the yearly average and 59% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $79.00 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Lyon St Exupéry Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in July the average rental period is 8 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average number of rental days at Lyon St Exupéry Airport
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
7
May
7
June
8
July
7
August
6
September
5
October
6
November
7
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Lyon St Exupéry Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Lyon St Exupéry Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Lyon St Exupéry Airport in January, while they are least likely to rent in in August.
Monthly searches at Lyon St Exupéry Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
131%
January
117%
February
124%
March
76%
April
95%
May
83%
June
77%
July
64%
August
103%
September
113%
October
99%
November
118%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers RentScape, Ok Mobility, Alamo, Keddy, Budget
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $30 per day
Cheapest supplier Sicily By Car

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
RentScape Peugeot 208 5 1 Small cars
Ok Mobility Seat Ibiza 5 1 Small cars
RentScape Peugeot 2008 5 2 Medium cars
RentScape Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Ok Mobility Peugeot 108 5 1 Small cars
Ok Mobility Peugeot 2008 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Ok Mobility Renault Captur 5 2 SUVs
Ok Mobility Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

France
Audi A1 Sportback
January 17, 2024
customer photo
United Kingdom
Fiat 500X
November 27, 2023
Your agent was polite, helpful and patient. He was clean, tidy and had a very good manner as did the young man on returning the car.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
November 18, 2023
I was visiting my elderly father in the Vercors so unable to do any sightseeing.
Sweden
Opel Crossland
November 3, 2023
French countryside. Vineyards and nice food.
Sweden
Peugeot 2008
October 22, 2023
The Maillau bridge, fantastic
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 208
September 6, 2023
We drove from Lyon to Avignon, and then Aix-en-Provence, and Cassis. It was nice to have a car to see some of the smaller towns in Provence.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Mokka
July 1, 2023
Had a great time cycling in Alpe D’Huez and Mont Ventoux
Denmark
Peugeot 308
September 20, 2022
Nature, history , good food. Southen part of France:)
Ireland
Toyota Yaris
September 14, 2020
drove to Alpe D'huez in about 2 hours from the airport
United Kingdom
Renault Twingo
September 2, 2019
Be very clear where the car hire location is
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Alamo
9 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
RentScape
6.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
30
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
$76.07
Lowest daily price
$29.92
Total cars available
391

Top 16 suppliers at Lyon St Exupéry Airport in 2024

Alamo
Exceptional 9 / 143 reviews
+330472227487
Aeroport St Exupery, 69125 Satolas-et-Bonce, Lyon
$59 - $196
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
SIXT
Very good 8.4 / 65 reviews
+33820007498
Aéroport de Lyon-Saint Exupéry (LYS Rue d'Autriche Saint-Exupéry FR, 69125 Lyon
$74 - $365
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Very good 8.2 / 77 reviews
+349020306636 / +34971928603 / +33185852359
2 Avenue D’Amsterdam, 69720 Saint-Laurent-De-Mure
$45 - $489
Working hours
Mon:08:30-19:30
Tue:08:30-19:30
Wed:08:30-19:30
Thu:08:30-19:30
Fri:08:30-19:30
Sat:08:30-19:30
Sun:08:30-19:30
Enterprise
Very good 8.2 / 74 reviews
+330472227487
Aeroport St Exupery, 69125 Satolas-et-Bonce, Lyon
$48 - $201
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Keddy
Very good 8 / 126 reviews
+330825009900
AEROPORT LYON SAINT EXUPERY
$54 - $72
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
Budget
Very good 8 / 37 reviews
+330820611660
Aeroport De Lyon Saint Exupery, Lyon, 69125, France
$65 - $188
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8 / 14 reviews
+33825006969
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport, 40 Rue De L'allemagne, Lyon 69125, France
$68
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8 / 12 reviews
+33825006969
AIRPORT DE SAINT EXUPERY (LYS), 40 RUE DE L Allemagne, 69124 Lyon, France
$101
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:59
Europcar
Good 7.9 / 50 reviews
+33825009900
Aeroport Lyon Saint Exupery, 69125, Lyon
$61 - $105
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Good 7.8 / 4 reviews
+330472200946 / +330645019666
580 Chemin du Chatanay – Grenay
$30 - $65
Working hours
Mon:06:00-12:59; 13:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-12:59; 13:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-12:59; 13:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-12:59; 13:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-12:59; 13:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-12:59; 13:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-12:59; 13:00-23:59
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8
+33820007498
100 Rue D'autriche, Bp 154
$62 - $97
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Hertz
Good 7.7 / 25 reviews
+330825006969
40 rue d'Allemagne, Lyon (Colombier Saugnieu), 69124
$99 - $149
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:59
National
National
Good 7.6 / 29 reviews
+330472227487
Navette Shuttle Terminal>Cars, Aeroport St Exupery, 69125 Satolas-et-Bonce
$64 - $192
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Liigu
Liigu
Good 7.6
+442045869102
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (Lys)
$33 - $44
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Good 7.5 / 25 reviews
+330820611660
Aeroport De Lyon Saint Exupery, Lyon, 69125, France
$80 - $198
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
RentScape
Satisfactory 6.5 / 165 reviews
+330660026814 / +330487638383
Avenue Satolas Green Bâtiment l'Archer 69330, Pusignan
$41 - $134
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:59
Tue:08:00-19:59
Wed:08:00-19:59
Thu:08:00-19:59
Fri:08:00-19:59
Sat:08:00-19:59
Sun:08:00-19:59
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