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Lyon Airport Transfers and Taxis

No hidden fees for your Lyon Airport Taxi


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

Book your Lyon Transfer

World-class service for your Lyon airport taxi

Get your vacation in Lyon off to the best start with a hassle-free, fully personalised transfer from Lyon airport. Don’t waste your precious time trying to navigate the French public transport or put your personal belongings at risk in the busy train stations. Instead, sit back, relax and choose a Lyon taxi for your transfer from the airport.

From the moment your plane hits the tarmac at Lyon airport, your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it, just outside of the arrivals gate. After greeting you, your driver will give you a hand with your heavy luggage and lead you to your pre-selected Lyon airport taxi. To ensure your pickup goes smoothly, all of our drivers receive live updates on your plane’s arrival time, so even if you’re delayed, your driver will be there when you are. 

During your transfer from Lyon airport to the city centre, your friendly driver will answer any questions you may have and share with you the must-see places and top things to do while in Lyon. With everything taken care of, all that’s left for you to do is admire the beautiful French countryside as you enjoy your relaxing transfer. 


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
50 €
70 €
30 MIN
50 €
70 €
30 MIN
45 €
65 €
26 MIN
200 €
220 €
69 €
89 €
34 MIN
75 €
95 €
33 MIN

A Welcome Airport Taxi to suit you

At Welcome Pickups, your comfort is our priority. That’s why we have an extensive Lyon airport taxi fleet with different vehicle sizes to suit every group. If you’re travelling with up to 4 people, you can choose one of our stylish sedans for your transfer from Lyon airport. If your group is a little larger (up to 8 people), you will all fit comfortably inside one of our spacious minivans. 

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Directions for your transfer from Lyon airport

Lyon Airport (LYS), formerly known as Lyon Satolas Airport, is located just outside the city centre of Lyon, the third-largest city in France. The airport serves the entire Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and is one of the most important transportation hubs in France. In order to reach the city centre, your Lyon airport taxi driver will take the main highway D29 to D147 and then turn right onto D302 following signs for Lyon. Your driver will follow this route across both rivers, before turning on to Boulevard Laurent Bonnevay down the side of the Rhône into the city centre. From here, he will take the local city roads to reach your hotel. 

A Lyon taxi for you

Although there are cheaper options for your transfer from Lyon airport, taking a taxi is by far the most comfortable and time-saving option. Not only will you eliminate the need to navigate complicated public transportation, putting your personal belongings at risk, but taking a Lyon taxi is the only transfer option that will take you directly to your hotel, meaning you can get your vacation started as soon as possible. 

While in Lyon, there are many ways to get a taxi. You can hail one from the street, walk to a taxi rank or call one of the many private companies. If you wish to flag down a taxi from the street, simply look for the ‘TAXI Lyon’ sign on top of the car and if the light is green, the taxi is free. Then all you need to do is stick out your arm and the driver will pull over to the curb. If you prefer to take a Lyon taxi from an official rank, you can find these outside both train stations in Lyon, on the place Bellecour end of rue la Barre, at the northern end of rue du Président Édouard Herriot or along quai Romain Rolland in Vieux Lyon.

Cost of a Lyon airport taxi

Average Lyon taxi price in city – 10€

All Lyon taxi drivers must adhere to a regionally regulated taxi fare. This means that all licensed taxis in the core area of Lyon must use a regulated taximeter to calculate their fee using a monitored cost system based on distance. If you’d prefer a set-rate fee for your transfer from Lyon airport, you will need to book your taxi in advance from a private provider. 

When traffic is light, taking a Lyon airport taxi into the city centre will cost around 50€ in the day and 70€ at night during the hours of 19:00 and 07:00. Having said this, additional costs for excess luggage, waiting time, vehicle type and special holidays may be applied. 

When in the city centre, if you choose to hail a Lyon taxi from the street, there is a base fare of 2€ and a price per km of 0.59€ during the day (07:00 – 19:00) and a base fare of 1.10€ and a price per km of 1.10€ during on Sundays and during the night (19:00 – 07:00). If your driver is instructed to wait or is stuck in ‘stop-start’ traffic, they will switch to a cost per minute which is charged at 0.49€. No matter the time of day, there’s a 1-hour waiting charge of 29.40€. 

The benefits of booking a Welcome Airport Taxi

Our world-class transfer from Lyon airport is truly just the beginning of what Welcome Pickups can offer. 24/7 customer support, fully personalised in-destination travel experiences and unbeatable prices are what you can expect when booking with us. Take advantage of our famous skip-the-line tickets for the very best attractions in Lyon, such as the Fourviere Basilica or the Musee des Beaux-Arts and your driver will hand-deliver them to you on the day of your pickup, meaning you don’t need to waste a single second waiting in the long ticket lines. Welcome hand-picks only 5-star providers based on real customer reviews, so that you are guaranteed to have unforgettable experiences in Lyon that you’ll be talking about for years to come. 

Lyon Taxi Tips

  1. It’s very rare for a Lyon taxi driver to carry change for bills larger than 20€, so be sure to carry small bills with you
  2. We recommend writing down your hotel address or destination in the city as most Lyon taxi drivers only speak basic English.
  3. There are no extra charges for fitting a baby seat, but you must bring your own.
  4. All taxis in France must accept both Visa and MasterCard payments.
  5. If you’re worried your driver is taking the wrong or a longer route, we recommend checking your location on Google Maps.
  6. Tipping your Lyon taxi driver isn't obligatory, but it’s always appreciated. Adding 10% to your final bill or rounding up to the nearest euro is a good rule of thumb.
  7. To make sure you can collect any lost belongings, be sure to ask for your receipt at the end of your journey.
  8. The taximeter should always be set to the base fare of 2€ during the day and 1.10€ at night (19:00 - 07:00).

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Lyon airport?

The most convenient and hassle-free transfer from Lyon airport is to take an airport taxi. The journey into the city centre shouldn't take more than 30 minutes and cost around 50€ during the day and 70€ during the nighttime hours of 19:00 and 07:00, based on a taximeter.

How much are taxis in Lyon?

Lyon taxis are calculated using a taximeter based on distance. The cost of a Lyon taxi will depend on the length of your journey but are calculates ad so; base fare of 2€ during the day (07:00 to 19:00) and 1.10€ at night (19:00 to 07:00) and a price per km of 0.59 during the day and 1.10€ at night and on Sundays.

Is it safe to take a Lyon taxi?

Absolutely. All Lyon taxi drivers must adhere to a regionally regulated set of rules and fare. All drivers must clearly display their ID and unique taxi number at all times and provide a receipt at the end of your journey. If for some reason you have had any problems during your journey, you can use these numbers to report them to the Commissariat Central De Police by calling 04 7878 4040.

Where do I meet my driver?

Once you pass through baggage claim, your driver will be waiting for you just outside of the arrivals terminal holding a sign with your name on it. To make sure you don’t have any problems with your transfer from Lyon airport, one day before you’re due to fly, we will send you an email containing your driver’s name, phone number and a photo.

What do I do if my flight is delayed?

No matter if your plane is delayed or lands early, your personal driver will be there right on time. At Welcome Pickups, our drivers are provided with live updates on your plane’s arrival time, so whenever you land, they will be there.

How do I get a taxi in Lyon?

It’s very easy to take a Lyon taxi. You can choose to flag one down from the street by looking for the green light next to their ‘TAXI Lyon’ sign or walk to a taxi rank. You can find taxis lined up all over the city at major tourist spots, outside both train stations, at rue la Barre, at the northern end of rue du Président Édouard Herriot or along quai Romain Rolland in Vieux Lyon.