Transfers from Lyon airport «Saint Exupery» (LYS)

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis to the city center, hotel, resort, airport, train station or to any other place you need to get to.

Why do tourists book private transfers from Lyon airport «Saint Exupery» (LYS)?

Why do people book transfers from Lyon airport «Saint Exupery» (LYS)

Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: a Kiwitaxi driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination.

You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city center or to the airport, comfortable car transfer for the family with children, Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost from Lyon airport «Saint Exupery» (LYS) is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises : either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.

Customer feedback

Superorganized in every detail. ....The information before, upgrading the car without extra charge in advance, the fast and nice service at the pick up place and the reasonable price!
Ten out of ten. Both drivers were on time and professional. Would definitely use Kiwi taxis again. Communication was also good Keeping us informed of driver contact details
The driver was waiting for us at the exit, even with the plane arriving late. He was very polite, drove well, we could understand each other perfectly in english (even that it was not our first language). Everything went well and I definetly recommend the service.

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Lyon-Saint-Exupéry International Airport

More than 9 million people a year use the international airport of Lyon. In 2000, it got the name of its famous resident, a writer and professional pilot, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In winter season, there are shuttles from the airport to the most popular ski resorts (Annecy, Moutiers, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and so on). From the city, you can reach neighboring Grenoble, Chambéry, and Swiss Geneva.

How to Get From Lyon Airport to Lyon City Center or the other way round

The distance between the airport and the city center is 25 km. You can travel by:

  • tram. The Rhonexpress express runs from the airport to Lyon from 04:25 to 00:00. From 6 am to 9 pm, the interval is 15 minutes, and the rest of the time - 30 minutes. It reaches the central Part-Dieu train station in 30 minutes. On the way, it makes two stops, where it is convenient to change for the metro, bus or trolleybus;
  • taxi. You can call a car by phone or via a mobile application, and also find it in the parking lot;
  • transfer. You should book it on the site at least 16 hours before departure.

Important: earlier the city could also be reached by bus, but with the appearance of the express, it was abolished; you can get to Lyon by train only with a change in neighboring cities, and it is much longer and more expensive.

Transfer vs. Taxi from Lyon Airport to the City Center (taken on the spot or ordered via the app)

Advantages of a private transfer

Better service for the same money. A taxi ride to Lyon downtown costs about 55-60 euros, a transfer from the airport to city center is 62 euros, but Kiwitaxi organizes a meeting with the driver directly in the arrivals area, who helps you with the luggage and takes you to the car.

You do not need to order two cars for a group of four people. Under French law, a passenger is forbidden to sit in a taxi in the front seat, and two cars will cost about 110 euros or even more.

A fixed price, which is known in advance. The final cost of the Lyon taxi is influenced by many factors. In addition to the amount that the taximeter will show, you pay for a call to the taxi service, for the distance the driver drives to you, for each suitcase if you have more than one. Sometimes taxi drivers raise the price even because of the bad weather.

Transfer from Lyon Airport vs. Tram

Advantages of a private transfer

You can leave even after midnight. The tram in Lyon runs only until 00:00. The transfer service is available round the clock.

You'll get to the destination faster. Although the tram gets from the airport to the city in 30 minutes, you need to wait for it to depart (after 21.00 it can take up to half an hour). The transfer will take you where you need in 35 minutes.

No changes. The tram makes only three stops on the way. If your hotel is not near them, you will have to make a change to reach your final destination.

The price is the same for four people. The fare of a trip on the high-speed express is 15,90 euros. The standard Kiwitaxi car for four people costs 62 euros.

Traveling with 6 people is even cheaper. A minivan for 7 passengers in Kiwitaxi costs 80 euros. For each passenger, the fare will be 13 euros.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

You can get into the traffic jam, and the tram goes on the rails unhindered.