Car rental Lyon Airport

Starting from
$26 per day*
* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 day rental from 10/22/2018 - 10/29/2018 at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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Lyon Saint Exupery Airport

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Opening hours

Mo-Fr 0630-2400
Sa 0700-2300
Su 0800-2400
Address
Route du Pusignan, 69125

Telephone: +33 (0) 825 006 969

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Hertz at Lyon Airport

Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport is not only the access point to the culinary scene of the country’s second city, but also straddles the edge of the two iconic regions of France. Enjoy easy access to the Alpine ski resorts in one direction, and the laid-back, sunny towns and villages of the south in the other.

Our pick-up point is located near the Aeroport Lyon Saint-Exupéry express road, so you can begin exploring as soon as you arrive. A free shuttle runs between the arrivals terminal and our car rental center.

If you are hitting the slopes at one of the many world-class ski resorts from Lyon Airport, we offer ski racks and winter equipment during ski season. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, we have a wide range of rental cars available from Lyon Airport, so you’re sure to find the perfect vehicle for your trip.

There are no hidden extras and we won’t charge you should you need to amend or cancel your reservation up to two days before collection. With our best price guarantee, we’ll also refund the difference if you find a cheaper Hertz price. 

Driving in around Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes

Lyon

Lyon’s setting is not only the confluence of two rivers, but of major roads leading across France. We offer one-way rentals so you can begin a country-wide road trip without retracing your steps.

If you’re heading in to the city to discover the birthplace of cinema - and some of France’s oldest restaurants - the A432 and A42 will get you to the city of Lyon in just half-an-hour.

You’ll find convenient and plentiful parking lots dotted around the heart of the city, including on the central Rue de Republique and Place des Célestins, perfectly positioned to explore Vieux Lyon.

Head into the Alps for fresh powdery snow, chic ski towns and cozychalets. The base cities of Chambery and Grenoble are both just over an hour’s drive from Lyon Airport – follow the A43 straight to Chambery. Change on to the A48 to reach Grenoble for easy access to resorts like Alpe d’Huez and Chamrousse.

Feel the warm whisper of the south of France and follow it south on the A47 and A7 to Valence via Vienne.

A convenient network of autoroutes (tolled freeways) connects Lyon Airport to the other major cities and sights of France. The A7 south leads to Avignon and the south-coast cities of Marseille and Montpellier for a sunny break. The A40 provides a stunning drive through the mountains to the city of Geneva, resting on the shores of Europe’s largest lake.

It’s a straight drive east on the A89 to Bordeaux, the capital of French wine, while the A6 north leads to Paris. Enjoy the freedom to stop at picturesque towns and fairytale chateaux along the way.

In France you drive on the right side of the road, with speed limits on highways of 130km/h (60mph), falling to 110 km/h (68mph) in bad weather. The limit on most other roads is 80km/h (50mph) or 50km/h (30mph) in built-up areas. You can be fined in France for not wearing a seatbelt, illegally overtaking or not stopping at a ‘stop’ sign.

A quick guide to Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes

Lyon

Take a bite out of the city of Lyon, where you’ll find more restaurants per square meter in the old town than anywhere else in the world. Then head out to the Rhône Valley and hop between the provincial villages.

A city of food

Lyon has restaurants packed into every corner of its old quarters, with plenty of upmarket Michelin-starred eateries among them.

Traditional bouchons – wooden-paneled restaurants with open fronts – have red and white wicker chairs spilling into the pedestrianized streets of the old quarters. These have long made up the culinary scene of Lyon and serve fat Lyonnaise sausages and pork terrine.

Elsewhere, the bone-white façade of the Notre Dame de Fourvière looks out over the city from its rocky perch. Walk up ancient steps, admire the views, and step into the peace and quiet of the stunning cathedral.

Explore the Beaujolais region

A short drive from Lyon Airport will see you at the Beaujolais region of the Rhône Valley, where golden vineyards speckle the hills and every hilltop village is a delight waiting to be discovered.

Villefranche-sur-Saône is the perfect town to base yourself in to explore the region. Restaurants and stores pack the main Rue National, housed in buildings dating back to the 15th century. Renaissance passageways – or ‘traboules’ – spiral off the main street and open up into peaceful courtyards.

From here head out to Oingt, the quintessential Provincial village. Perched on top of a hill overlooking the surrounding vineyards, the ancient stone buildings glow golden in the sunlight. Shop for arts and crafts in the little stores filling the center. Or drive to Anse nearby, surrounded by isolated chateaux. The Chateau des Tours is open to the public.

Find a Roman hide-away

South of the airport, the town of Vienne claims some of the best preserved Roman monuments in France. Admire the Roman Temple and atmospheric churches. Once Rome’s major wine port, you can still stumble across evidence of the days of merchants and noblemen scattered throughout this attractive town.

Just a short drive east of Lyon, the medieval town of Pérouges is worth a visit. The heart of this walled town has been perfectly preserved. Stop in an ancient bakery to try Pérouges cake, its signature sugary puff pastry bakes, and wander between 15th century gabled houses under a haphazard sprawl of orange roofs.

Gateway to the south

Feel the air change around you as you drive to Valence, south of the airport. Neat boulevards lead to a charming old town, the perfect spot to soak up the southern sunshine. Gastronomy is important in this town, and local specialties include marinated mackerel and roast pigeon.

Hit the slopes

Lyon Airport gives you access to some of the best skiing in Europe, with easy road access to the famous resorts of Chamrousse and Alpe d’Huez. With a rental car from the airport, you can stay in a remote wooden chalet for the ultimate winter sport experience. Off-season, the Alpine walking trails reward you with views of snow-capped mountains and green meadows sprinkled with pretty white edelweiss flowers.

Whether you’re looking to try traditional French cuisine, drive through the south of France or have an adrenaline-fueled ski trip, Lyon Airport is the ideal place to begin.