Holidays to Lyon

Despite its reputation as a business city, Lyon has much more to offer: most prominently in the way of gourmet temptation, with a proliferation of internationally recognized chefs. A distinctive historic quarter has earned UNESCO World Heritage recognition, and aside from excellent gourmet dining, visitors will find a thriving clubbing …

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How to get to Lyon

Here's what you need to know about getting to Lyon. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Lyon takes 1 hour, 40 minutes.

When to go to Lyon

Typical Holiday Price

£892 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Lyon varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - December is the cheapest month to go to Lyon.

Where to stay in Lyon

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Lyon, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Lyon

Harold | Trip by SkyscannerVieux Lyon
Vieux Lyon
Guillaume Cattiaux | FlickrBasilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerParc de la Tête d'Or
Parc de la Tête d'Or
LRM | Trip by SkyscannerPlace Bellecour
Place Bellecour
FaceMePLS | FlickrRue de la République
Rue de la République
Brian Jakovina | Trip by SkyscannerRue Mercière
Rue Mercière
Marina Cascaes | Trip by SkyscannerAncient Theatre of Fourvière (Théâtre Romain de Fourvière)
Ancient Theatre of Fourvière (Théâtre Romain de Fourvière)
webmasternic7918 | FlickrMusee des Beaux-Arts
Musee des Beaux-Arts
Rachel E. | Trip by SkyscannerFourviere Hill
Fourviere Hill
zigazou76 | FlickrVille de Lumière
Ville de Lumière

Reviews of Lyon

Miguel Ángel Akke Del Pino
Miguel Ángel Akke Del Pino

Beautiful City with a beautiful history. A wonder to get lost in their streets

Jaak Treiman
Jaak TreimanLos Angeles

A city full of surprises that invites more exploration that is full of students and business opportunities.

Alyssa Driscoll
Alyssa DriscollBeijing

Spent two weeks here take French classes. It has secured it's place as my favorite French city. Definitely come for the food, the croix rousse area, the fete des luminees and the FOOD.

Sarina C
Sarina CLondon

Lyon is just an amazing city and so underrated, in my opinion. I would highly recommend it for someone who loves food, art and history but would like to get off the beaten track. The little restaurants and patisseries in Vieux Lyon are absolute treasures. Also, the Musée De Confluences was a surprise favourite - one of the most well-curated museums in the world. At least, in this travellers experience. Don't forget to take the furnicular for a great view of the city and also take the vaporetto boat for a new way to experience Lyon.

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