Rent a car at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport with Europcar
As an essential transport facility for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Lyon Saint Exupery Airport is a lively hub of activity welcoming business and leisure passengers annually. Located just over twenty kilometres from Lyon’s historically rich city centre and within close proximity to Roman ruins and cultural attractions, this is a great place from which to start a tour of France.
If you want to hit the road as soon as you touch down, pick up a car rental from our Europcar Lyon Saint Exupery Airport hire station and be on your way as soon as possible.
The Europcar car hire experience at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
At Europcar, we know that one car doesn’t suit all. That’s why we offer an extensive fleet of new, safe and comfortable hire vehicle that will get you from A to B with ease.
Whether you want an eco-friendly runner like the Citroen C3 or a spacious, family-friendly ride like the Renault Espace, you won’t be short of choice. If you want to add a touch of luxury to your holiday or need a head-turning vehicle for business reasons, be sure to check out our premium range too which features top models from marques such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz.
Whatever you opt for, simply book online for the dates you require in three easy steps. All packages are flexible for your convenience with daily, weekly and monthly car hire solutions available.
Discover Lyon and surroundings by car
Lyon is one of France’s most fascinating cities and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its historical importance. Built by the Romans back in the 1st Century B.C, Lyon has a rich culture just waiting to be unravelled with top sites including the Ancient Theater of Fourvière, the Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilisation, the Lyon Roman Baths and Iglesia de St-Nizier –an ancient church and the site of a former Roman monument.
If you’re travelling with kids or simply want to tour one of the greener parts of the city, a trip to the Parc de la Tête d’Or is an absolute must. Here, you’ll find the Lyon Zoo home to a variety of stunning creatures including zebras, lions and giraffes which roam the African Plain. Don’t miss the on-site botanical garden which boasts more than 2000 different types of plant.
While Lyon is packed with exciting things to see and do, you may also want to venture further south to nearby cities such as Montpellier, Marseille and Nice. The French Riviera is a charming place to spend a few days with the seaside resort of Cannes being a top spot for families and film lovers.
If it is mountain life you crave, the Alps are accessible by car and you could even hop over the border to Switzerland where you will find the stunning city of Geneva.
Driving in Lyon
When in France, always drive on the right hand side of the road and overtake on the left. Follow local signage and take extra care when navigating mountain roads as these can be bumpy, narrow – and possibly covered in snow depending on the time of year you visit.
You should also be aware that Lyon is an ancient city with a low emissions zone. Access may be restricted depending on the type of car you drive.
Parking is relatively easy in Lyon thanks to the many off-street parking areas where you can leave your vehicle for an unlimited period of time. On-street parking is also available but this is more restrictive, so be sure to read nearby signage to avoid fines.
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Explore the city’s Roman roots when you pick up a Lyon Airport car rental. Completed in 17 BC, the Ancient Theatre of Fourvière is a UNSECO World Heritage Site and is still in use today to stage cultural events and the annual Nuits de Fourvière festival.
Lyon’s famous Opera Hall is one of the most striking pieces of architecture in the city and among its most important cultural landmarks. Combining neoclassical and modern styles, the 19th century façade and round glass roof mean the building’s exterior is nearly as exciting as the diverse programme of ballet, opera and concert that goes on inside. Discover this and more with a car hire from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
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