The cheapest flights to Lyon

When to find the cheapest flights to Lyon

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outbound: 14-Dec-2018
direct (1h45m)
easyJet
return: 21-Dec-2018
direct (1h40m)
easyJet
outbound: 20-Aug-2018
1 stop (3h35m)
Brussels Airlines
return: 24-Aug-2018
1 stop (3h40m)
Brussels Airlines
outbound: 20-Aug-2018
1 stop (8h14m)
Air France
return: 24-Aug-2018
1 stop (7h05m)
Air France
outbound: 21-Jan-2019
1 stop (14h55m)
Lufthansa
return: 28-Jan-2019
1 stop (4h55m)
Lufthansa
outbound: 21-Jan-2019
direct (1h40m)
Flybe
return: 28-Jan-2019
direct (1h50m)
Flybe
outbound: 20-Oct-2018
1 stop (3h35m)
Air France
return: 25-Oct-2018
1 stop (7h30m)
CityJet
outbound: 30-Aug-2018
direct (1h35m)
British Airways
return: 03-Sep-2018
direct (1h45m)
British Airways
outbound: 22-Jan-2019
1 stop (6h10m)
KLM
return: 29-Jan-2019
1 stop (19h25m)
KLM
outbound: 06-Aug-2018
1 stop (13h45m)
Vueling
return: 26-Aug-2018
1 stop (6h40m)
Vueling
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Lyon guide: how to get there, what to see

Distance from Lyon city centre
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Flights to Lyon: practical information

Cheap airlines to Lyon

When you work hard and look forward to spending a holiday away, where do you dream of going? From London, the world is at your fingertips, so why not explore? Lyon is just a quick flight away and is a cheap jaunt too if you know how to find the best flights. The city of Lyon is accessible by Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport (LYS) and is just 15 miles from the city centre.

When to book flights to Lyon

Winters are cold here. Spring and autumn are the favoured season for sightseeing and enjoying the city as the summers can get quite hot, upwards of 35°C in July and August, making it more than uncomfortable to be in the city.

  • Peak season: Spring/autumn for sightseeing.
  • Low season: Winter, except for ski holidays.

Flight duration

Direct flights to Lyon from London take 1h 40min.

Experience Lyon: what to see, what to do

Lyon doesn't boast the same world-famous monuments as Paris but you will be charmed by this city the moment you arrive. It has vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods, is an excellent walking city and is a gem for architecture fanatics. Not to mention Lyon is known for its food traditions, so tuck in, don't be shy, you're on holidays in Lyon!

Essentials in Lyon

Wall murals: There are more than 100 trompe-l'oeils painted on the city's wall, can you spot them or are you fooled by their cunning resemblance to something else? They're the best in Europe so grab a mural map and see if you can find them all!

City sights: The classics include the Fouvière basilica, exploring the streets in Vieux Lyon, enjoying a picnic lunch in Parc de la Tête d'Or and exploring the Musées Gadagne.

Traboules: Explore secret Lyon through its passageways and courtyards in Old Lyon. Exceptionally nice is the one that links 54 rue St Jean to 27 rue du Boeuf. Some aren't open all hours and even if you visit early morning, best to keep your voice down as the sound carries very well in the tunnels.

Find more information on Lyon Tourism.

Accommodations in Lyon

Hotel rooms in Lyon are not hard to come by. There is excellent choice and variety. If you're looking for a cheap hotel however, best to avoid visiting Lyon during the Fête des Lumières and during important trade shows.

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Lyon in the Traveller's Magazine

Plane or train for trips to Marseille and Lyon?
3 June 2015

With the new direct Eurostar line open, from London to Marseille and Lyon, we take a look at which is better for the trip: train or plane?

Stunning geometric art in the French Alps
2 December 2014

British artist Simon Beck has taken to the Alps for ten winters to create more than 150 snow drawings. They're just incredible, aren't they?

Lyon: capital of European street art
1 November 2012

Street art is trendy around the world these days but if you want to visit a city where street art is king? Head to France’s Lyon to see what real skill looks like. With 100 full wall murals and counting, […]

All flight tickets to Lyon (France)

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outbound: 14-Dec-2018
direct (1h45m)
easyJet
return: 21-Dec-2018
direct (1h40m)
easyJet
outbound: 21-Jan-2019
direct (1h40m)
Flybe
return: 28-Jan-2019
direct (1h50m)
Flybe
outbound: 20-Aug-2018
1 stop (3h35m)
Brussels Airlines
return: 24-Aug-2018
1 stop (3h40m)
Brussels Airlines
outbound: 21-Jan-2019
1 stop (14h55m)
Lufthansa
return: 28-Jan-2019
1 stop (4h55m)
Lufthansa
outbound: 06-Aug-2018
direct (1h05m)
Air France
return: 16-Aug-2018
direct (1h10m)
Air France
outbound: 01-Sep-2018
1 stop (3h55m)
Brussels Airlines
return: 08-Sep-2018
1 stop (5h35m)
Brussels Airlines