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Airport of arrival: Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Lyon: 3 hours 25 minutes

Lyon is known as the third biggest city in France. It is also one of the most beautiful cities in the country whose history goes back to the ancient Roman period.

You will spend quality time with its rich gastronomic culture, breathtaking monuments as well as the artsy museums in Lyon. The city is within easy reach thanks to cheap flight tickets made available by Pegasus Airlines.

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About the Airport

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is situated about 25 km southeast of Lyon city center.

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport

The international Airport of Lyon-Saint Exupéry constitutes a major transport hub for the wider region. The airport became operational in 1975 and quickly gained importance. Its annual passenger capacity has reached about 8.5 million people in 2013. The airport comprises of two interconnected terminals and grants all the comfort for travelers.

Transport from Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport to the City Center

There are many alternative options to get to the city center. The airport is very well connected through high speed railway station Gare de Lyon Saint-Exupéry, which is situated near the airport.  Rhônexpress tram provides an efficient transport as it reaches Lyon city center in around half an hour. The tickets can be purchased online and one way journey costs 15,20 euros.

Ouibus shuttles that operate on five different lines make the other cities in the area easily accessible with affordable prices. You can organize your trip online in advance depending on your desired travel destination.

You may also consider taking a taxi or benefiting from car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.

Public Tranport

Public transport system operated by TLC is extensive and punctual in Lyon. You can get anywhere by taking bus, tram or metro that operate from 5 a.m. until midnight. Tickets can be purchased either on board or through vending machines at the stops. There are a variety of tickets including daily ones. There are also ferry boats providing access to some designated neighbourhoods such as the Confluence. Alternatively, you can use the rental bikes to move around the city.

Lyon offers many accommodation selections for any taste and budget. The cobble stoned medieval quarters of Quartier Saint-Jean or Quartier Saint-Georges constitute the Old Town (Vieux Lyon) and often display authentic picturesque views. The city center is very compact thus makes it easy to move around. Presqu'île and Place Bellecour are two centrally located areas for those who would like to be close to the main tourist attractions.

If you would like to have further assistance to plan your trip, you can book your hotel through Pegasus Airlines.

Lyon has many gourmet restaurants and cafes that represent Lyonnaise cuisine. Coq au vin,  Lyonnaise potatoes, quenelle are some of the local  dishes. Tasty sweet specialties such as marrons glacés, coussin de Lyon, bugnes and praline rose will be your favorite desserts.

You can have a look at Lyon Food Guide for more suggestions about all the local foods.

Here are some information you need to know before visiting Lyon: 

About Visa

Non-EU citizens who are willing to visit France are entitled to Schengen visa rules and regulations. Turkish citizens shall apply for an entry visa in accordance with the guidelines provided by local French Embassy or Consulates in your country of residence.

Neighboring Cities

  • Rhone Alpes (80 km)
  • Auvergne (117 km)
  • Lyon (115 km)
  • Dijon (175 km)


The weather conditions can be considered as temperate in Lyon. The lowest temperatures are felt in January whereas July is the hottest month of the year. However, the weather may not be so predictable all the time and rain is always possible.

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +33
  • Lyon Area Code: 4
  • Airport Contact: +33 426 007 007
  • Emergency Line: 112
  • Airport Shuttle Service: +33 017 153 0180

Lyon is home to a number of exceptional collections of art work displayed at its museums. Make sure to pay a visit to Musée des Beaux Arts, Musée d'Histoire de Lyon or Musée de la Civilisation Gallo-Romaine.

Stunning architectural works of Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica and Cathédral Saint-Jean Baptiste are also listed among the major attractions of the city.

You can have a look at Lyon Travel Guide for further details on more places to visit.


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