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Satolas Airport in Lyon, France, Airport Code
Longitude:4° 56' 0" E Latitude:45° 44' 0" N
ADDRESS Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport
Number of Terminals: 2
Telephone: (0)4 2600 7007 or (0)4 7222 7221
Fax: (0)4 7222 7471
Time Zone: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 24km (15 miles) from Lyon
TRANSFER BETWEEN TERMINALS The two terminals are within walking distance. A free shuttle bus also links the two terminals and the long-stay car parks.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS The airport is located on the A432. It can be accessed from the A42 towards Geneva and the A43 towards Chambéry.
CAR PARKING There are several parking options (tel: 0826 800 826). The underground car park P0 offers short-term parking with direct lift access to the terminals, P1 and P2 are short-term car parks for Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 respectively, and P5 and P6 are long-term car parks connected to the airport terminals by a free shuttle bus.
CAR HIRE Car hire companies include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt. Chauffeur driven cars can also be hired from Chabe-Verjat limousine service (tel: (0)4 7256 5181).
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Rail: Trains run from the airport’s TGV station and serve many French destinations, including Paris Gare de Lyon, Marseille and Montpellier (tel: (0)8 3635 3535). Road: Taxi: A taxi rank is located in front of Terminal 1. Taxi information is available from Taxi Aéroport (tel: (0)4 7855 3431). Bus: Several bus services are operated by Satobus (tel: (0)4 7268 7217), connecting the airport to the main cities of Rhône-Alpes; their desk is located in the central area.
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS There are three help desks. The first is in Terminal 2, Departures 3, the second is in Terminal 1, Arrivals B, and the third is at the information point in the central hall.
AIRPORT FACILITIES Money and communications: Facilities include a bureau de change and a post office in the central building. There is also an automatic currency exchange machine in Terminal 1. ATMs can be found throughout the airport. Eating and drinking: Bars are located in both terminals, and restaurants in the central building. Shopping: Shopping includes a jewellers, clothes shops, a mobile telephone shop and a perfume shop and duty-free. Luggage: Left-luggage is open 24 hours and is located in the central hall, level 1. Other facilities: Mother and baby rooms are available in both terminals. There is a travel agent and chemist in the central building. A 24-hour medical centre is located on the ground floor of the central building.
CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES The airport Business Centre (tel: (0)4 7222 8374) has 11 meeting rooms, accommodating between two and 80 delegates, all equipped with telephones and paperboards. It also offers audiovisual equipment, secretarial services (typing, interpreting, fax, photocopy and printing) and catering facilities. Fax and Minitel services are also available in the central hall, opposite the post office.
DISABLED FACILITIES The airport has telephone kiosks which are accessible to wheelchair users. It also has disabled toilets. Disabled passengers are advised to contact their airline directly for assistance with boarding prior to travel and report to the check-in desk on arrival. There is a set-down point in front of Terminal 1 and reserved spaces in front of the train station in car park P6; a discount on parking charges is possible on presentation of a valid disabled badge to the car park information desk in the central building.
AIRPORT HOTELS Hotels within the airport grounds include the 4-star Sofitel (tel: (0)4 7223 3805) and the 2-star Hotel Kyriad (tel: (0)4 7223 9090). There is a free shuttle bus between the Kyriad Hotel and the terminals. The Sofitel can be reached directly from the central building, level 1.