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Make a date with a knife and fork when you touch down in Lyon – one of the top gastronomic centres of France (and therefore the world). The diet can wait.
What this city doesn’t serve up on a plate it pours into delicate wine glasses, and if food and drink don’t tick your short-break boxes, you can shop, sightsee, amble and listen to music concerts until your singing heart confirms that you have well and truly fallen for Lyon.
If you’re looking for cheap, direct flights to Lyon from Southampton Airport (SOU), you’re in luck. Low-cost carrier Flybe operates a daily service between the two cities, with an average flight time of just under two hours.
Flights touch down at Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport (LYS) and there are plenty of ways to reach central Lyon once you’ve breezed through arrivals.
Taxis are in abundance outside the terminal; a fare to a central hotel costs in the region of 50 euros.
Single travellers and couples can save a little money by using the Lyon Express Tram, also known as the Rhônexpress. Advance return tickets cost 20.80 euros, or up to 25.90 on the day (single fares cost 14.70). The Lyon card offers a return airport journey combined with two days of travel for 49 euros – perfect for a short break.
The mountains, valleys and rivers of the Rhone-Alpes region are within easy reach of Lyon, especially if you rent a vehicle during your trip. See our car hire in Lyon page for options, advice and fantastic deals.
Flights from Southampton to Lyon booked? Car hire sorted? Then it’s time to find the hotel of your dreams. We tell you everything you need to know about hotels in Lyon before directing you to some of the hottest deals on the net.
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