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Travelers usually depart from Athens International, Athens - Karolou, Athens Train Station, Athens - Kifissos, or Athens-Agioi Anargyroi when they travel from Athens to Lyon. Book your trip to arrive at Lyon–Saint-Exupéry, Lyon - Perrache, Lyon - Part-Dieu, Lyon - Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie, or Lyon - Meyzieu Z.I.. The distance between Athens and Lyon is 1782 km. The most popular airlines for this route are easyJet, Ryanair, Aegean, Volotea, and Wizz Air. Athens and Lyon have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Lyon, consider visiting Aiguille Du Midi, France, Mont Blanc, and Lake Geneva.

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easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
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RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
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AegeanAEEA3YesOpens 48 days before flight
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VoloteaVOEV7NoOpens 96 days before flight
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Lyon travel tips

1) Explore Lyon from the water on an electric-powered boat or canoe

Two large rivers, Rhône and Saône, meet in the heart of the city. You can see Lyon from a new perspective during the cruises on electric-powered boats. If you’d like some exercise, a canoe trip is also an option. Aside from the rivers, you can also explore a beautiful lake at Tête d’Or Park. Gliding its tranquil water among ducks and swans, you will forget about the hassle of a large city nearby.

2) Plan long-distance travels from Lyon in advance

Local trains in France have fixed fares, so the cost will be the same whenever you buy the tickets. However, long-distance Intercity or TGV trains have large discounts if you book seats in advance. For instance, you will pay at least 30% less if you buy tickets from Lyon to Paris 3 months before the day of departure. Thorough planning may save you money!

3) View Lyon from the 32nd floor of the Crayon skyscraper

Crayon is the most well-known skyscraper in Lyon. It houses a Radisson Blu hotel and the bar, called Celest, on the 32nd floor. Amazing views of the city are among its main attractions. Enter the building at the Radisson entrance and take the elevator to the reception. You can have a drink there (a cup of coffee, for instance) and enjoy the views even without staying at the hotel.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Athens to Lyon?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Athens and Lyon takes around 3.0 hours.
What is the flight distance between Athens and Lyon?
The flight distance between Athens and Lyon is 1782 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Athens and Lyon?
Several carriers operate flights between Athens and Lyon. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Aegean, Transavia, Volotea.
What are the most popular routes to and from Athens?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Athens and London, Larnaca, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Vienna, Santorini, Budapest, Brussels, Milan, Chania, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, Rome, New York, Reykjavik, Rhodes, Mykonos.
What are the most popular routes to and from Lyon?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Lyon and London, Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Toronto, Montreal, Glasgow, Thessaloniki, Reykjavik, Cork, Bristol, Melbourne, Sydney, Paris, Milan, Larnaca, Amsterdam, Vilnius, Vienna.
Which airports are there in Athens?
Athens is mainly served by Athens International. But there are other airports nearby, including Athen Helenikon Airport.
What airports are near Athens?
The main airport in Athens is Athens International. It is also served by Kalamata International, Milos Island National, Araxos.
What airports are near Lyon?
The main airport in Lyon is Lyon–Saint-Exupéry. It is also served by Geneva, Turin, Nîmes–Alès–Camargue–Cévennes, Bern, Avignon – Provence, Alpes–Isère, Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne, Dole–Jura, Chambéry, Le Puy – Loudes.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Athens and Lyon?
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