Lyon

Flight time: 2 hours 10 mins*

Average temperatures: 3 to 22°C

Currency: Euro (‎€)

Time: GMT +1 hour

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Bienvenue to Lyon, France’s third biggest city, packed full of incredible things to do and see. Now you can breeze through to this historical and cultural nucleus of France directly from Southampton Airport.

Lyon is placed at the point where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet and is the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region. This vast city has so much to offer, from 2000 years of history, through to modern-day culture and everything in between; shopping, antique markets, theatres and museums. You may struggle to decide exactly what to cram into your visit. One thing’s for sure, with the reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France, you certainly won’t go hungry.

Getting there

Fly from Southampton Airport to Lyon in only 1 hour 50 minutes. Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is located approximately 25km to the east of Lyon, but less than an hour away from the region’s major cities by road. There are places to hire a car at the airport and 21 park and ride facilities. Lyon has one of the best affordable public transport systems in France. Fully equipped with trains, trams, funiculars and buses, the excellent transport links make getting around so easy, the only thing you need to focus on is enjoying yourself.

Be sure to pack your Lyon City Card. This essential tool is your passport to everything you could possibly need; unlimited access to public transport, plus access and discounts to various attractions, events, tours and wifi.

Top things to see and do

Off the beaten track

*All flight times are average and will vary.