Manchester to Lyon

France's third largest city after Paris and Marseilles, Lyon is a beautiful blend of the traditional and the ultra-modern. A city built upon the silk industry, Lyon is now an important financial hub with a growing tech industry, in the middle of wine-making regions and with a host of ski resorts nearby. Lyon is a city where almost anything is possible, and with flights to Lyon with Flybe, you can be enjoying its sights and sounds in no time at all.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from Manchester (MAN) to Lyon (LYS), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, take a look at the Lyon to Manchester page.

For more information on flying from Manchester to Lyon with Flybe, including tips on Lyon highlights, where to stay, eat and drink, browse through our guide to visiting Lyon below. If you're in a hurry, you can also use the list below to skip straight to the information you need.



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Getting to Manchester Airport (MAN)

Getting to Manchester Airport for your flight to Lyon with Flybe is easy, as the airport is well located and boasts excellent transport links, as well as plenty of on-site parking. For more information, visit our Getting to Manchester Airport page.


Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • Short stay and long stay car parking
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  • Public transport
    Bus, train, coach and tram links to the airport station
  • 1 hour of free WiFi throughout
  • Bookable Fast Track Security
  • Bookable Escape Lounge
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shopping including Duty Free

For more detailed information, visit our dedicated Manchester Airport information page.

Check-in and bag drop at Manchester Airport

If possible, we recommend that you check in online prior to your flight from Manchester to Lyon. However if you are unable to do so, you can check-in and collect your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Terminal 3 - Facilities before Security

  • Newsagents
  • Cafés

Terminal 3 - Facilities after Security

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Escape Lounge


  • Duty Free
  • Fashion and accessories
  • Audio, electrical and music
  • Health and beauty
  • Newsagents

Regional map

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Manchester Airport

Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport Arrivals

At a glance:

  • 30km to Lyon city centre
  • 35 minutes' drive to city centre in normal traffic
  • Public transport
    Trains and Rhone Express trams run to city centre.
    Shuttle bus to nearby ski resorts runs from Terminal 1.
  • Car hire
    Book now through our preferred partners Avis or Budget
  • WiFi in lounges
  • Restaurants, cafés and shops
    In lounges and terminals
  • Meeting and conference facilities
    Airport business centre hosts up to 80 delegates

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights to Lyon page and browse other available routes.


Lyon Airport - O.Chassignole

Visiting Lyon

Read our guide below for all you need to know about visiting Lyon, whether you're taking a holiday or travelling on business. We've got an excellent selection of recommended hotels to suit your requirements, whether you're looking for luxury or simply a room to rest your head. You'll also find an excellent choice of places to unwind in, from the best Lyon restaurants to must-see highlights and places to experience a true taste of France's third city.

Hotels in Lyon

Enough space for a business assignment, a luxury hotel or simply a comfortable bed on a budget? Whatever type of accommodation you need, Flybe works in partnership with so you can quickly and easily find hotels in Lyon to suit you. Take a look at our selection below.

Things to see in Lyon

A visit to Lyon is a cultural delight, with regions reflecting all manner of period styles from Roman up to the present day. Overlooked by the towering landmark of Fourvière Hill, topped off with the city's basilica, Lyon is a treat for the senses whether you'd like to discover its history, or immerse yourself in its contemporary culture.

From shopping hubs and hip cafés to a Roman amphitheatre and a region built upon the city's silk-weaving past, you'll find something to captivate you. And beyond the culture of Lyon, you'll find a host of ski resorts less than two hours away, perfect for those into winter sports.

Flybe recommends...

La Cave Valmy

A wine cellar par excellence, La Cave Valmy stocks bottles suitable for everyone's budget - the ideal place to sample a taste of the region.

Passage Thiaffait

One of Lyon's many passageways, originally used for transporting silk. The passage leads to Le Village des Createurs, a hub for creative shops selling jewellery and clothing.

Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière

Not to be confused with its more-famous Parisian cousin, Lyon's major basilica overlooks the city from Fourvière Hill and is accessible via cable car or a pleasurable hike.



Bars and restaurants in Lyon

Traditional bistros, Michelin-starred restaurants and some of the world's best wines is all on offer in Lyon following your flights from Manchester with Flybe. Situated in the middle of several major wine-growing regions, you'll find beaujolais and burgundy everywhere, and a haven for French cuisine.

Flybe recommends...

Le Jean-Moulin

In a region well-known for its restaurants, Le Jean-Moulin offers first class cuisine at an affordable price, with tasting menus available to wow the taste buds without breaking the bank.

Le Bouchon des Filles

Oozing French character and flavour, Le Bouchon des Filles is a favourite for locals and tourists alike. Focused on regional specialities with a relaxed atmosphere.

Le Comptoir du Vin

Rustic, locally-sourced French cuisine and an excellent wine menu makes Le Comptoir a must-visit for those seeking a true taste of Lyon.

Getting more from your trip to Lyon

There's so much to do in Lyon, from its high-end fashion stores to its fascinating history at the forefront of the silk industry. Nestled around Lyon's winding streets and passages you'll find no end of independent boutiques for finding a souvenir from your travels, and the cultural scene is second to none. From traditional French restaurants to ultra-modern electro clubs, you'll be sure to find something that takes your fancy in Lyon.

Shopping in Lyon

  • The 4-floors of Part-Dieu shopping centre have over 250 shops, including independent boutiques
  • A must for designer lovers, Galeries Lafayette Lyon Part-Dieu is an upmarket department store
  • Lyon's silk history is alive and well - pick up a scarf, tie or accessory from Brochier Soieries-La Soierie de Saint-Jean

Nightlife in Lyon

  • Dance the night away at Saone XIV, with three floors of music frequented by France's biggest DJs
  • Take a glass of fine Lyon wine accompanied by cheese and antipasti at the Boston Trattoria
  • Voulez-Vous Grand Lyon offers modern cabaret with its own excellent restaurant

Beyond the city

  • Try a glass of beaujolais at its source by visiting one of the main organic producers of the wine
  • Aquarium du Grand Lyon, close to the Rhone River, has over 5000 fish
  • Browse the art galleries on the banks of the Rhone at Rambaud Docks



Doing business in Lyon

After Paris, Lyon is France's second-largest business hub, and following your flight from Manchester to Lyon you'll find everything you need to make your business trip both fun and fruitful. With the city's financial, real estate and tourist sectors thriving, the recent addition of tech industries to the economy makes for a wonderfully diverse business market. Being in one of Europe's premier destinations only adds to the business experience, with a fascinating historical centre on your doorstep, combined with over 2000 restaurants and ample opportunity to kick back and unwind.

Conference venues and meeting facilities

No matter how large or small your business meeting or event, you'll find an ideal match amongst Lyon's fabulous selection of venues. Browse our pick of Lyon's facilities below - all hotels selected are happy to accommodate small parties as well as large corporate events.

Flybe recommends...


  • Located in the city centre, 30 minutes' drive from the airport
  • Choice of 11 meeting rooms to house up to 350 delegates
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Events staff on-hand
  • Technical equipment available
  • WiFi throughout
  • Car parking

Warwick Reine Astrid

  • Located in the city, 26 minutes' drive from the airport
  • Hosts up to 200 delegates
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Various meeting packages available
  • Catering options available
  • Technical equipment available
  • WiFi throughout
  • Car parking

Sofitel Lyon Bellecour Hotel

  • City location, 27 minutes' drive to the airport
  • Hosts up to 400 delegates
  • Interpretation service
  • Michelin-starred restaurant on premises
  • Bespoke menu option
  • Excellent public transport links
  • Audio and video equipment available
  • WiFi throughout
  • Paid indoor car parking available