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The largest metropolis in Türkiye, Istanbul is a riveting city worldwide by its vibrant social life, advanced business world and popular culture-art events. Fascinating all its visitors by its glorious palaces, mosques with high minarets rising up the sky, historic inns, bridges and fountains, Istanbul shines out also by its natural gems accompanying its deep-rooted culture. As a city offering a large number of alternatives for vacation and entertainment, Istanbul ranks among the top must-see destinations worldwide.

Passengers booking their flights with Turkish Airlines for their journeys from the popular Turkish metropolis Istanbul to Lyon, one of the largest cities in France, enjoy a comfortable and safe flight of high quality between these two adorable cities.

Turkish Airlines offers 2 to 4 direct flights in average every day from Istanbul to Lyon. Flights take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Saint Exupery Airport (LYS) within nearly three and a half hours. Ongoing all year round, flights may increase in number during the summer season.

From: Istanbul

Antalya Istanbul Flight Ticket

As one of the most populous cities in the world, Istanbul extends over two continents, situated at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. The splendid Bosporus flowing through the city connects Black Sea with Marmara inland sea. The historic mansions along the Bosporus, tour boats and ferries, together with giant vessels passing through simply create a captivating silhouette. Byzantine, Greek and Ottoman works in the Historical Peninsula provide an insight into the city’s past, revealing its cultural diversity at the same time. Numerous icons in this peninsula, such as Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Beyazıt Square and Grand Bazaar get credit from the tourists as the most noteworthy spots in the city.

Istanbul hosts two airports, one in European and one in the Asian side: Istanbul Airport (IST) serves in the European side, whereas Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) serves in the Anatolian part of the city. Although both airports can be used in Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul, only Istanbul Airport (IST) serves as a point of departure for the flights to Lyon.

Transportation from the city center to Istanbul Airport (IST)

Istanbul Airport (IST) is approximately 35 km from the city and there are plenty of ways for you to reach the airport from the city center. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the city center by taxi and costs around 100 TL. You can travel with Havaist at almost any hour of the day, and these shuttles depart from many places in the city. If you are looking for a cheaper option, then you can benefit from the IETT bus services. For more information on transport schedules check our transport information page.

Destination: Lyon

Turkish Airlines Lyon Flights

Globally known for its silk production facilities, Lyon is the third largest city in France. Owning a noteworthy reputation in gastronomy as well, this adorable town is a favorite stop for gourmet tours throughout the year. Appealing to the visitors by its high historic value, Lyon stands out as a metropolis making a major contribution to French art, especially to cinematography.

The old town district in this pretty city encircled by Rhone and Saone Rivers is home to the passages remaining from the 4th century which totally enthralls the guests, whereas the Notre-dame de Fourviere Basilica is simply mesmerizing. Regarded as one of the largest parks countrywide, Parc de la Tete D’or is a pleasant space for having a tranquil break. Lyon Cathedral and Bellecour Square, on the other hand, are flooded by visitors as the city’s remarkable icons.

Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS) serving in the city is 25 kilometers from the center. Passengers booking their flights to Lyon with Turkish Airlines land at this airport.

Transportation from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS) to the city center

It is possible to use the airport shuttles called Rhone Express serving in every 15 minutes to reach the center from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS).

You may get on a train at the airport and head towards Part-Dieu Lyon station, get off the train at Meyzieu Z.I. station, or, change to subway at Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie station as well.

Moreover, you may also take a cab operating on the way out the airport and reach the city at all hours.

An enjoyable travel awaits you

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