Cheap Flights from Edinburgh to Lyon (EDI - LYS)

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Flight information Edinburgh to Lyon

Cheapest return price last month


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Average flight time, total distance 795 miles

3h 50min

Most popular airline last month

British Airways


1 airport

Frequently asked questions

There are 2 airports in Lyon: Lyon and Lyon Bron.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Edinburgh to Lyon is £81. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
3h 50min is the average flight time from Edinburgh to Lyon.
There are no airlines that fly directly from Edinburgh to Lyon.

Flight Information

There are great travel bargains to be found with a number of airlines that feature regular services from Edinburgh (EDI) to Lyon (LYS). Currently, only EasyJet has direct flights from Edinburgh to Lyon, but if you're willing to make one stop, there are many more choices to be had on the Edinburgh to Lyon route.

Brussels Airlines, KLM, and Air France are among the airlines offering cheap flights from Edinburgh to Lyon with brief layovers in Brussels, Amsterdam, and Paris respectively. Flights from Edinburgh to Lyon are also available on British Airways and BMI Regional with short stops in London or Brussels.

Flying to Lyon

Most Edinburgh to Lyon flights open for check-in two hours prior to departure time, which should give you plenty of time to drop off your bags, to pass through security checkpoints, and to take care of any last-minute needs, including shopping at one of EDI's more than two dozen outlets or dining at one of its 14 cafes and restaurants.

Edinburgh Airport has just one, easily navigable terminal. Travellers arriving in Lyon may land at any one of three terminals, which all offer shopping, cafes, and services, including cash machines. Lyon is a compact airport with all three terminals quite close to one another.

To get into the city centre, about 18 miles away, consider hiring a car or taking the Lyon Express Tram.

Time and Weather in Lyon

Local time in Lyon is one hour ahead of Edinburgh. Lyon's climate is classified as temperate continental with warm, sunny summers and cool winters. Average summertime temperatures reach a peak of about 27 °C in July with occasional below-freezing temperatures in the winter.

Lyon enjoys low humidity year-round with moderate rainfall, especially in early autumn.

What to Expect When Travelling in Lyon

Lyon has become globally known as a food-lover's paradise and is regarded amongst the French as the gastronomic capital of the country, making it worth cheap flights from Edinburgh to Lyon. The bouchon Lyonnais, or Lyonnais cuisine, is simple, hearty and surprisingly inexpensive.

Specialties of the region are often heavily meat-focused, so be sure to try the local charcuterie, sausages, and foie gras. Quenelles, savory fish dumplings, are another not-to-missed dish when visiting Lyon. All together, Lyon boasts more than 1,500 restaurants, a whopping 14 with Michelin stars, including the world-famous Paul Bocuse, with three stars of its own.

When you're not eating, work off some of the calories by exploring history. Lyon features some of France's oldest Roman ruins, medieval structures, and Renaissance residences as well as top-flight museums. Must-sees include the Musée des Beaux-Arts, second only to the Louvre in France, and the Musée de la Civilisation Gallo-Romaine, an archeological museum.

Expect to spend about the same as in Edinburgh for a mid-range three-course meal or for a beer in a local pub. Taxi fares also average out to be about the same in the two cities. Initial tariffs are a bit lower in Lyon than Edinburgh, but the average cost per mile is about 12 percent higher in Lyon, cancelling out any real pricing difference between the two cities.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.