Direction Lyon Capital of Gaul
Nice-Lyon is one of the shortest flights out of Nice Airport. But the few dozen minutes it takes you get you to the city of “Les Gones” is enough provide a real change of scenery. Lyon’s gastronomy, architecture, and history make this large city a place where you can experience a different side of France than that of your everyday life, all under a Mediterranean sun. A non-stop Nice-Lyon flight is the just the beginning of a trip you won't soon forget.
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Your Nice- Lyon direct flight
You’ll be flying from Nice to Lyon with Hop! Air France. This Air France regional airline flies out of Terminal 2.
Travelling with cabin baggage only and already have your boarding pass? Then be sure to arrive at the airport an hour and a half before departure. Don’t forget you’ll need to go through security screenings. Arriving early will allow you to do so stress-free, even on busy days. And if you need to check a bag or weren't able to check-in from home, be sure to give yourself an additional 15 minutes.
Departure airport Nice Côte d'Azur Airport Departure terminal Terminal 2 Arrival airport Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport Arrival terminal Terminal 2
Arriving at Lyon Airport
You will land at Terminal 2 of Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport. It’s located 25 kilometres from the city centre. To get to the centre, take:
- The tramway: from 4:25 am till midnight, the Lyon Express tramway leaves from the Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV station (5 minutes from your terminal) every 15 minutes (30 minutes from 9 pm to 6 am), and will take you to Lyon Part-Dieu.
- A taxi: the stand can be found as you exit the terminal. The trip will cost around €50 during the day.
- An electric car: use the car share service Bluely, which can be found in car park P4 opposite the TGV station.
- A hire car: hire a car from one of the seven specialists at the airport.
What to do in
Lyon isn’t just one of the largest cities in France; it’s also one of the most beautiful! With its majestic plazas, medieval streets, museums, and monuments, it’s a fascinating place for those who take the time to discover it. It’s sometimes accused of being bourgeois and haughty, but a wander through the old city or the Croix-Rousse quarter, a few sips of Moulin-à-Vent or Brouilly wine, a few bites of the indulgent local cuisine and you’ll quickly see these accusations are wholly unjustified. The charm of this city is not just alluring. It’s irresistible!
Regular flights Nice - Lyon LYS
Flights per day :
- Mon 2
- Tue 2
- Wed 2
- Thu 2
- Fri 2
- Sat 0
- Sun 1
Frequently asked questions
How long does a Nice-Lyon flight take?
The average flight time from Nice to Lyon is 50 minutes.
Which airlines provide Nice-Lyon direct flights?
Hop! Air France is the only airline that will fly you non-stop from the Place Masséna to the Place Bellecour with its Nice-Lyon flight.
How many Nice-Lyon flights are there per week?
Hop! Air France offers 19 different flights throughout the week (18 in winter).
How much does a Nice-Lyon flight cost?
The lowest price for a Nice-Lyon return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 116€
What is the best time of year to visit Lyon?
Things never really slow down in the Capital of Gaul. Like all large European cities, it’s lively and dynamic throughout the year. The biggest cultural events happen in autumn, with the Contemporary Art and Dance Biennales, the Lumière Film Festival (Lyon, along with the Lumière brothers, is the capital of cinematic art), and of course, Lyon’s famous Festival of Lights. Winter lends itself to visiting museums and indulging in exquisite meals, paired with Beaujolais, in Lyon’s renowned “bouchons”. Spring is the ideal time to come as a family and enjoy all the wonders of the Parc de la Tête d’Or. Summer is warm and has lots of entertainment and concerts during the Nuits de Fourvière festival.