Car hire from Lyon Airport is a way of accessing both the second largest city in France and also the Alps, which are well connected via the road network - Lyon is not the closest airport to the Alpine slopes, but large resorts such as Les Arcs, Meribel, Corchavel, Tignes and Val d'Isere are within about two hours to two and a half hours drive.
We do suggest you use the MoneyMaxim car hire excess insurance service to compare car hire insurance prices when renting a car from Lyon Airport, as you will find that the car hire firms located in Lyon tend to charge heavily for similar cover. This ensures you get a great deal on the car hire insurance for your trip as it compares all the major car hire insurance companies and can be used with any Lyon Airport car rental.
Lyon Airport car hire companies are located within the airport but a short bus ride away from the terminal - Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Total. They can either be approached directly, or (often with lower prices) through car hire brokers websites, which tend to have more competitive prices, especially when booking in advance.
Our Top Lyon Car Hire Tip - Send the driver(s) on to collect the car whilst others in your party wait for luggage - the car rental stations take a good 10 minutes to get to, and then after the paperwork is done they can drive back to a small short stay car park (located near to where the car rental bus leaves from) to collect the other passengers and luggage!
This content was last reviewed on 04/10/2021