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The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Alamo

    8.5 (7517)
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  • Europcar

    8.2 (6754)
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  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8.1 (3640)
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  • Sixt

    8.1 (2602)
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  • RentScape

    8.1 (2)
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  • National Car Rental

    8 (366)
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  • Thrifty

    7.8 (4531)
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  • Enterprise

    7.8 (1624)
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  • Budget

    7.7 (8534)
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  • Avis

    7.6 (4952)
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  • Carwiz rent a car

    7.5 (339)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.4 (2821)
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  • Hertz

    7.4 (5768)
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  • InterRent

    7.2 (5870)
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  • FireFly Car Rental

    6.7 (3307)
  • Goldcar

    6.5 (4783)
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Lyon Saint Exupery Airport Guide

Car Hire

Lyon Airport has good transport links to Lyon city centre, 13 miles to the west. Those that wish to explore Lyon and the Rhone-Alpes region at large usually arrange car hire in Lyon Airport. Trams run to the city in 30 minutes, but cheaper bus connections are also available as well as taxis.

Who to Book With
Five well-known companies offer car rental in Lyon Airport: Avis, Hertz, Europcar, National and Sixt. Each supplier has a desk in Lyon Airport where staff can direct the hirer to the location of the vehicle.

Need to Know Essentials
You will need to show the following documents at vehicle collection:

- Driver’s licence (both parts)
- Credit card used by the booker to make the reservation
- Confirmation of ID by passport
- Confirmation of vehicle booking

For more info read our FAQ's

Most towns and cities around France have centres that are difficult to access by car due to their age. Large multi-floor car parks and parking spaces in general can be hard to come by. Roads are either autoroutes, national roads or departmental. The majority of autoroutes have toll stations that accept credit cards. In mountainous regions, roads are subject to closure during adverse weather and special equipment such as snow chains may be required in winter.

See our guide to France for more information on driving here.


When it comes to transportation, Lyon Airport is arguably one of Europe's most accessible transport hubs. Those with their own vehicles generally use the A43, the E711 or the A432 to access the airport from Lyon town centre, while others can rely on a variety of alternative transport, such as the Tram Express, the TGV, buses and taxis.

Lyon Airport has its own train station. TGV trains can be caught into the centre of Lyon and to destinations in the Alps, northern France and even further afield in neighbouring Italy. A typical fare from Lyon Airport to Lyon city centre on the Rhone Express is about £12 per person.

Taxis are available not just to Lyon city centre but to other key destinations around the area, including ski resorts. Credit cards and cheques are accepted unless indicated otherwise. Fares vary depending on the time of day.

Taxi prices:
Lyon Airport to Lyon city centre is about £40
Lyon Airport to Eurexpo is about £30
Lyon Airport to Ecully is about £45
Lyon Airport to Givors is about £55

Buses are available to Lyon, Annecy, Aix-les-Bains, Bourg-en-Bresse via Balad’AIN, Bourgoin-Jallieu, Chambery, Grenoble via Faure Vercors, Technolac, Voiron. Some services require reservations to be made 36 to 72 hours in advance. Sales desks in the airport are generally open from 07:00 until 22:00 each day.


Lyon Airport is France's fourth busiest air hub, serving around 8.5 million people every year. It consists of three main terminals, from where it is possible to catch flights to destinations around France, Europe and Africa. Those that wish to fly elsewhere can use Lyon Airport to connect to another major hub such as Paris-Charles de Gaulle for onward flights.

Lyon Airport has various car parks that are lettered P, P0, P1, P2, P5 and P6. Drivers that wish to use the drop-off area can head to P, while those that need to stay for less than 24 hours can use P2. P0 and P1 are for drivers who wish to leave their vehicle on the premises for up to three days, as is P6. P5 is reserved for vehicle stays of between three and 90 days. Leaving a vehicle at Lyon Airport costs from £5 to £12 per day depending on the parking lot used.

Free Wi-Fi access for 15 minutes is offered to all passengers. After this time, additional minutes must be paid for by credit card.

Information Services
Information desks are easy to find in terminals 1 and 2, as well as at the Lyon Airport Centre.

Useful Numbers
Information: +33 826 800 826
Pharmacy: +33 72 22 85 95
Disabled Persons’ Facilities: +33 825 108 208

Lyon Airport has facilities for those with reduced mobility and special equipment such as wheelchairs can be arranged prior to arrival. The specially-designated drop-off point for disabled passengers is outside Terminal 2. Facilities around the hub include automatic front-doors, elevators and mechanical staircases.

Restaurants and Bars
While there are restaurants in all three terminals, a food court can be found between terminals 1 and 2. Big chains such as Millies Cookies and Pizza Hut are located on the premises but the majority of bars and restaurants are operated by French companies. Segafredo and Cafe Ritazza are two popular places for consuming pre-flight drinks such as coffee and tea.

VIP Lounges
Mont-Blanc VIP Lounge
Lyon Airport Premium Lounge

Money and ATMs
ATMs are located in the central hall that connects Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. There are four in total along with one bureau de change that is also located in the hall and is open between 08:00 and 20:00 Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 19:00 Saturday and 09:00 to 19:00 Sunday.

L'Occitane, Danael and AELIA are the main sellers of duty free goods in Lyon Airport. Relay sells essentials such as newspapers, books, drinks and cigarettes. Football fans may purchase souvenirs from the official club shop of Olympique Lyonnais.

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    90 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Alamo
  • Europcar
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Sixt
  • RentScape
  • National Car Rental
  • Thrifty
  • Enterprise
  • Budget
  • Avis
  • Carwiz rent a car
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Hertz
  • InterRent
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Goldcar
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