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Car Hire at Lyon St Exupery Airport - Information

Passengers arriving at Lyon Airport can rent a car from any of the five major car hire companies available. These companies are Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National Citer and Sixt.

The car rental offices are not situated at Lyon Airport, but a little further away, just off the A432 Junction. However, they are still easy to reach by a free shuttle service that is offered every day of the week. The shuttle service departs from Arrivals 27.

Hertz, Avis and Europcar are at the first stop of the shuttle transfer, National Citer at the second stop, and Sixt at the third stop. The shuttle service runs every six minutes from 7:30am to 9:30am and from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. They depart every 10 minutes from 5:30am to 7:30am, from 9:30am to 6:00pm, and from 8pm to 11:30pm. On weekends and holidays they operate every 15minutes.

Many passengers choose to rent a car from Lyon Airport, as driving in Lyon and to it’s surrounding areas poses little difficulties. There are ring roads and fast highways that connect to Lyon, making nearby cities such as Grenoble easy to reach. Parking in Lyon is also rarely a problem.

Discounted/cheaper rates are often offered when booking in advance from the car hire company’s website. It is also recommended to book in advance, to ensure that your ideal selection is available and reserved for your arrival.

All the car hire companies at Lyon Airport offer extremely competitive rates and a wide range of extra services. Quality vehicles are guaranteed. Many of the companies offer luxury and high-performance vehicles for an extra special rental experience. A comparison website such as EasyTerra will display the quotes and services from all the companies, enabling you to make the best decision.

Baby safety seats and child booster seats are available for rent from all the companies, and sometimes a GPS navigation system and hand controls for disabled drivers are possible to hire.

When hiring a vehicle make sure that you are adequately covered for any emergency or unfortunate situation. The rental agreement usually includes excellent third party liability insurance and occasionally theft/fire insurance. Extra insurance for collision damage and personal accidents can be arranged with your car hire company.

The primary renter of the vehicle is required to be at least 21 years old, with a valid drivers license held for 1 year. A major credit card is usually required for car rentals.

Speed limits in Lyon are 50km/h / 30mph in urban areas, 90km/h / 55mph on the open roads and 110km/h / 70mph on motorways and highways.