Car Rental at Lyon St Exupéry Airport

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Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport, Lyon, France
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
RentScape
$12.42 per day
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$20.34 per day
Compact
Fiat 500X or similar
Fiat 500X
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$28.61 per day
Intermediate
Renault Trafic or similar
Renault Trafic
  • 3
  • 15
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$43.83 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$70.30 / per day
Full-size
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Aut. or similar
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Aut.
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$100.54 / per day
Compact Elite
Citroen DS3 or similar
Citroen DS3
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$107.29 / per day
Premium
Volvo XC60 or similar
Volvo XC60
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$136.02 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2023-01-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand side
Country code
33
Average car rental price
$64.92 / per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.6
Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

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:

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, 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 three terminals, T1, T2, and T3, 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

  • Large cars - from $84 per day
  • Medium cars - from $65 per day
  • Vans - from $106 per day
  • Small cars - from $54 per day
  • SUVs - from $111 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
7.1
  • Getting to the airport 6.8
  • Check-in and departures 7.4
  • Terminal facilities 6.4
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.8
  • Lounge 4.0

Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS)

  • IATA: LYS
  • ICAO: LFLL
  • Name: Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 9,553,250
  • Distance from city: 12.4 miles / 20 km ESE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Top 20 Locations near Lyon St Exupéry Airport

  1. 57.0 km / 35.4 miles away
  2. 91.1 km / 56.6 miles away
  3. 96.5 km / 59.9 miles away
  4. 107.4 km / 66.8 miles away
  5. 131.5 km / 81.7 miles away
  6. 134.0 km / 83.3 miles away
  7. 172.9 km / 107.4 miles away
  8. Car Rental at Dijon North from $34.54 per day
    175.8 km / 109.2 miles away
  9. 205.9 km / 128.0 miles away
  10. Car Rental at Nimes Airport from $49.82 per day
    227.1 km / 141.1 miles away
  11. 253.8 km / 157.7 miles away
  12. 254.2 km / 157.9 miles away
  13. 259.8 km / 161.4 miles away
  14. 260.9 km / 162.1 miles away
  15. 271.2 km / 168.5 miles away
  16. 277.3 km / 172.3 miles away
  17. 285.3 km / 177.3 miles away
  18. 287.7 km / 178.7 miles away
  19. 296.8 km / 184.4 miles away
  20. Car Rental at Nice West from $24.17 per day
    296.8 km / 184.4 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Lyon St Exupéry Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Lyon St Exupéry Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Lyon St Exupéry Airport
$51.17
January
$58.92
February
$49.73
March
$55.29
April
$40.00
May
$54.17
June
$90.12
July
$81.90
August
$29.18
September
$39.38
October
$33.56
November
$33.56
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Lyon St Exupéry Airport is September when prices for an Economy class start from $29.18. You can see that this is 43% cheaper than the yearly average and 68% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $90.12 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are just average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most frequent rental length at Lyon St Exupéry Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in June the average rental period is 7 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average Rental Length
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
6
July
6
August
7
September
7
October
7
November
6
December

Which is the busiest month for car rental 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 to rent in in September.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
122%
January
96%
February
90%
March
91%
April
112%
May
103%
June
119%
July
104%
August
80%
September
91%
October
94%
November
98%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
RentScape Peugeot 208 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Fiat 500X 4 2 Medium cars
RentScape Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Hyundai Tucson 4 3 Large cars
Enterprise Renault Trafic 5 15 Large cars
RentScape Ford Focus 5 1 Medium cars
Alamo Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
RentScape Peugeot 2008 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 an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
SIXT
8.98 / 10
Lowest rated company
RentScape
7.25 / 10
Total number of reviews
5
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
$64.92
Lowest daily price
$12.42
Total cars available
215

Top 14 Suppliers at Lyon St Exupéry Airport in 2023

SIXT
Exceptional 9 / 44 reviews
+33820007498
Aéroport de Lyon-Saint Exupéry (LYS Rue d'Autriche Saint-Exupéry FR, 69125 Lyon
$41 - $239
Alamo
Exceptional 9 / 73 reviews
+330472227487
Aeroport St Exupery, 69125 Satolas-et-Bonce, Lyon
$46 - $118
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8 / 32 reviews
+330472227487
Aeroport St Exupery, 69125 Satolas-et-Bonce, Lyon
$44 - $125
Hertz
Excellent 8.7 / 16 reviews
+330825006969
40 rue d'Allemagne, Lyon (Colombier Saugnieu), 69124
$34 - $72
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
Excellent 8.7 / 7 reviews
+330472227487
Navette Shuttle Terminal>Cars, Aeroport St Exupery, 69125 Satolas-et-Bonce
$51 - $139
Keddy
Excellent 8.6 / 51 reviews
+330825009900
AEROPORT LYON SAINT EXUPERY
$20 - $31
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:08:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Europcar
Excellent 8.6 / 27 reviews
+33825009900
Aeroport Lyon Saint Exupery, 69125, Lyon
$28 - $51
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:08:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Budget
Excellent 8.4 / 10 reviews
+330820611660
Aeroport Saint-Exupery
$53 - $136
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
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4 / 5 reviews
+33825006969
AIRPORT DE SAINT EXUPERY (LYS), 40 RUE DE L Allemagne, 69124 Lyon, France
$32 - $66
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
Dollar
Excellent 8.4 / 3 reviews
+33825006969
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport, 40 Rue De L'allemagne, Lyon 69125, France
$32 - $66
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
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.2 / 8 reviews
+33820611660
Aeroport De Lyon Saint Exupery
$53 - $136
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
Goldcar
Very good 7.9 / 21 reviews
33185654704
40 Rue De L'allemagne
Working hours
Mon:10:00-17:30
Tue:10:00-17:30
Wed:10:00-17:30
Thu:10:00-17:30
Fri:10:00-17:30
Sat:10:00-17:30
Sun:10:00-17:30
Interrent
Very good 7.8 / 19 reviews
+33977401991
Lyon Saint Exupery Airport - Car rental zone
Working hours
Mon:10:00-18:00
Tue:10:00-18:00
Wed:10:00-18:00
Thu:10:00-18:00
Fri:10:00-18:00
Sat:10:00-18:00
Sun:10:00-18:00
RentScape
Very good 7.2 / 66 reviews
+33487638383 / +33651588766
Avenue Satolas Green Bâtiment l'Archer 69330, Pusignan
$12 - $74
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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