Car Hire in Lyon

Discover Car Rental in Lyon

DriveAway has a Lyon car hire to suit your needs! Lyon is known as the world capital of gastronomy and renting a car is one of the best ways to explore this city. From a small compact car for two people up to a van for a small family, we are bound to have the perfect rental car for you! Can you only drive a automatic? Not to worry we can request automatic and manual cars in Lyon!

Collect your car from Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport upon your arrival. Lyon airport is approximately 35km from the city centre, which is about a 30 minute drive. Locations are also at Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu and Gare de Lyon-Perrache stations, as well as various convenient downtown locations.

Our driving tips section should answer all your France driving related questions. Driving on the other side of the road can seem scary at first but it becomes natural after time. We pride ourselves on having the best price, but if you find a cheaper price elsewhere we will beat it!

Experience Lyon

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Situated in the Rhone-Alpes region, Lyon is a beautiful, majestic and historic city. Vieux Lyon, or the old town, is a Renaissance neighbourhood covering an area of 424 hectares. Dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries, the beautifully preserved buildings are mixed among colorful cafes and appealing shops.

Use car hire in Lyon to explore the banks of its two rivers, the Rhône River and the Saône River or drive up into the hills to view spectacular panoramas. Visit some of Lyon's neighborhoods such as Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) or Fourviere, home to the Ancient Theatre of Fourvière and the Temple of Cybele.

Reflect in one of the three churches: The Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Paul and The Église Saint-Georges. The district of Fourvière, is an area and hill located west of the old town. It is home to the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, an exquisite building of Romanesque and Byzantine architecture. It is perched on top of the Fourvière hill and looms over the city and a golden statue of the Virgin Mary adorns the top of the chapel.

The Musee des Beaux-Arts is a fine art museum and is home to an impressive collection of paintings, both French and international. The museum is much quieter than similar galleries in Paris and tours are available in English on certain days.

Renting a car in Lyon with DriveAway is simple and effective, use our online booking engine or contact us today.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Lyon to Paris 450 4.5
Lyon to Bordeaux 560 5
Lyon to Nice 480 4.5

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