Transfers from Lyon airport «Saint Exupery» (LYS)

Free cancellation
and changes
Pay online
or in cash on-site
24-hour support in English
and licensed drivers
TripAdvisor ★★★★★ 5
Google ★★★★★ 4,8
Reviews ★★★★★ 4,7

How the service works

You choose the route and a car You can order a car of any capacity — from a Micro for two to a 19-seater bus.
Complete the booking form
and choose a payment method
Specify the pickup date and time and choose a payment method. After booking, you will receive an email with the voucher.
The driver meets you
with a nameplate at the airport
At the right time, the driver will be waiting for you on-site. They will walk you to the car and take you to the hotel.

2801 reviews with an average rating of 4.7 / 5

The whole process worked well from meeting me at the airport to the actual journey itself. It is also always a big bonus (when travelling alone) when you have a great driver to talk to and pass the journey with. Simon Thompson
the driver we had was very patient and managed to get us to the resort despite the very bad weather and terrible traffic. will use and recommend Kiwi Taxi again! thanks & best regards Gabriel Brecque
The driver was punctually there to pick me up at the meeting point. He was kind and informative, drove me safely to the destination. The car was clean and pleasant. Very satisfactory. Angela nuri Park
the driver is very good and very helpful for us. I have lost my baggage in the airport,and i didn't know how to do,he took us for the baggage loss counter and talked to the officer in french for us. thank you. Aki Sumi
It was a pleasure to ride with a very friendly and polite driver, in an extremly confortable car. Minding that it was my first time in Lyon I felt safe and welcome! :) Camila Macedo
Excellent service - very good, on time and the man was helpful and nice. Mark Rattenberry
Our boat for the return of Koh Lanta to Phuket was cancelled at the last minute, and the next departure was 1h40 late. We immediately notified the dispatcher. Our taxi waited for our arrival anyway. The ride was perfect. The driver was a very good driver and a very friendly person. The vehicle was very comfortable. We strongly recommend Kiwi taxi, very serious company. Lan Christiane
Kiwi Taxi was super, they were super reliable, flexible and when I had made a mistake and booked a car twice without noticing it, they mentioned it to me. I think, they are a super team!! Barbara Grüninger-Frost
The driver was ready and waiting as soon as we landed. Very easy to find him. The car was very nice. Service was great! Megan Godfrey
Absolutely the best transfer. Driver contacted me in advance by WhatsApp, so I was able to notify him in chat when arrived. He carried about umbrella, it was rain and snow outside. In addition he cared to park under the roof and guide me till reception desk. I would like to thank him. Marina Vilkina

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Budget For a couple or a family with a child.
Business class For comfortable business trips.
Spacious For groups of up to 19 people or large baggage.

Additional services

Available for an extra fee
depending on the route.
National geographicDrinking water
National geographicChild seats
National geographicExtra hour of waiting
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We make sure everything goes according to your plan

Wait time if your flight is delayed 90 minutes of free waiting time at the airport.
Free cancellation
and changes
One day before the trip.
24-hour support
in English
By phone and on the website.


How do I find and book a transfer?

Specify the place of departure in the "From" field, and your destination - in the "To" field. You can choose the desired city, airport, train station, port, and hotel from the drop-down menu or enter the exact address of the place.

Click the button "View prices". Choose the suitable transfer class and click "Book" to proceed to the booking.

How far in advance should I book a transfer?

Minimum time of pre-order depends on the vehicle class.

If you want to book vehicles of Premium class or Minibus 10, 13, 16, 19 pax, you can make a booking not less than 24 hours before the trip.

If you choose standard types of vehicles (Micro, Economy, Comfort, Minivan 4 pax, Minibus 7 pax), transfer must be booked not less than 16 hours before its beginning.

If your trip starts later than the time given above, you can make an urgent booking. It will take some time for us to find a car. We will inform you as soon as possible if we can provide the service.

How do I know if my booking has gone through?

After you make your booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a voucher containing your booking number and all the details of your journey.

If you have not received the email with the confirmation, please contact our manager by email at or in online chat.

What should I do if my flight is delayed?

As soon as you find out that your flight is delayed, please inform your driver by calling the phone number sent to you before, Kiwitaxi support manager via email or in online chat.

Provide the order number and the new arrival time.

How can I find my driver?

Important note: the driver will meet you with the sign showing your first and last names, which you specified during the booking.

If a pick-up place is an airport, the driver will meet you at the exit of arrivals area of the airport after you passed passport control and claimed baggage.

If a pick-up place is a hotel, the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby.

Meet-up instructions are given in the voucher confirming your booking.


For any questions
Question on the existing booking
We are available 24/7

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.