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Lyon, the third largest city in France, is a birth place of gastronomy and has been a playground for foodies for centuries. Flights to Lyon will not only bring you to the “Capital of Gastronomy in France '', but also to a thriving city which is in itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its plentiful architectural and historical landmarks.

Book Lyon cheap tickets now with FlyOfinder to enjoy vacation in an iconic city which has a place in history for being the center of weaving and production of silk in the country. Lyon will never cease to surprise you as the heritage city has also played a vital role in the history of cinema in France. Get ready for more exciting experiences as you take discount flights to France

Flying to Lyon


Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport

Airport Code


High Season

early May to late September

Low Season

November to April

Cheapest Month to Fly


Most Expensive Month to Fly


Best Time to Fly

September to October

Cheapest Day to Fly


Most Expensive Day to Fly


Cheapest Time of Day to Fly


Most Expensive Time of Day to Fly


Time Zone

Central European Standard Time (GMT +1)

Must visit places in Lyon

Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon): The Old Lyon or Vieux Lyon is Europe’s largest Renaissance area located along the right bank of River Saône. The narrow streets running parallel to the river are said to be dating back to the Middle Ages. The major highlight here is the typical architectural masterpieces traboules.

Croix-Rousse: Also called the “working hill”, the Croix-Rousse has been the main silk producing area in Lyon. One of Europe’s most densely populated neighbourhoods, it was also home to the Roman Federal Sanctuary of the Three Gauls comprising an altar and an amphitheatre.

Lumière Institute: The Lumière Institute is situated in the Lumière brothers' house, and is the living museum of cinema in France today. Famous for its wonderful architecture, the museum offers an insight into the interesting history of cinema through early cinematic and photographic artefacts.  

Lyon may not be home to world-famous landmarks such as the Eiffel tower, but its diverse neighbourhoods are exciting and interesting to explore with some of them hiding architectural marvels. Consider visiting some of the popular attractions in the city such as Fourvière Basilica, Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miniature and Movie Scenery Museum, Park of la Tête d'Or, Traboules, Presqu’île, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Ancient Theatre of Fourvière, Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière, Musée Gadagne, Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse and Lyon Cathedral.

Best Time to Fly to Lyon

The months from June to August are considered the peak tourist season in Lyon because of the pleasant warm temperatures. When making Lyon flight reservations for travel in July you will get the opportunity to see the annual celebration of Bastille Day, with spectacular fireworks display and festivities in the city. You can also consider during the shoulder months of March-April and October-November, when the weather is pleasant and great for sightseeing.

Getting Around Lyon

As you Lyon cheap flights arrive at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, you will find many public transportation modes such as metros, trams and buses for getting around Lyon efficiently. Taxis are however quite expensive. Lyon being an easily navigable city can also be explored by foot or bicycle rentals.

Best Places to Stay in Lyon

The most charming area to stay in the city is the medieval quarter of Vieux Lyon. You can also consider staying in La Presqu’Ile, which is the most convenient area to access places of tourist interest. For cheap accommodations, the best neighborhood for staying is the 7th district (arrondissement).

Frequently Asked Questions

Booking at least 34 days before your planned departure date will help you in getting the cheapest flights to Lyon.

Washington is the cheapest route, while San Francisco is the most popular route when taking flights to Lyon.

The highest-rated airlines with most flights to Lyon include Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Aeroflot, Aer Lingus and British Airways.

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