A historic and gastronomic city that's home to an array of excellent cultural attractions, Lyons is truly a gem in France. The location in the gorgeous Rhone-Alpes region only adds to its awesomeness.You'll be wined and dined for sure, and you'll ultimately fall in love. That may make it hard to leave, and that's perfectly fine. Seeing early traces of the Roman city of Lugdunum, walking through the cobblestone streets of Old Lyon—a fascinating Renaissance district—partying in Croix-Rousse district, and countless other activities ensure you'll stay busy and happy for a while. All that sounds splendid, doesn't it? Look for Lyon flights landing at Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport (LYS) to get you here.
What's nice about LYS is that it's only 15 miles from the city, so even a hotel in Lyon by the airport puts you in a good position to explore the city. Be aware of that as you look for deals on airfare to Lyon. When you do land in town, figure out how you'll get downtown. The most hassle-free mode of transportation from Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport is to take the tram-train line known as the Rhonexpress; to reach the boarding area, follow the red signs on the arrivals level after landing. To hail a taxi, all you have to do is walk outside Terminal 1 and wait in the designated zone for one to arrive. Rental cars are another option; to book and pick up a car, take a shuttle from the ground level of Terminal 2 to the rental car facility. If you're heading to a mountain resort in the Rhone-Alpes region, not the city, know there are tickets available for shuttle buses in the central area of the airport.
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Airfares offered on Fridays tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2019. Purchasing your airfares on a Monday or Tuesday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Saturday. Our data shows, the start of the weekend has the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals on a weekend.
Frequent travellers may already know this, but earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Tuesday are the cheapest of the week. Since weekend flights tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise which is why on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2019 were most expensive for Saturday departures.
Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 1-2 weeks prior to their travel dates.
We'll let you in on a secret...You can save big on flights if you mix and match your airlines and fare types. In fact, travellers who booked flights on Travelocity.ca in 2019 saved close to 55% when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
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