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Flights from Noumea (NOU) to Lyon (LYS)

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Visiting from Noumea to Lyon

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Lyon is one of France's finest destinations, with remarkable Lyonnaise food, culture, fascinating history and architecture. Be sure to visit Vieux Lyon, the picturesque old town listed as a UNESCO site, the many museums including the Fine Arts Museum which is one of the largest art galleries in France. It's a beautiful French city and one of its biggest drawcards is its dining scene with plenty of bouchons (taverns) to enjoy, along with the lush parks or climb Fourvière Hill for stunning views over the city. It's one of France's best kept secrets and a destination to add to your travel list. 

When to visit

Best time to visit Lyon

The most popular time to visit Lyon is in summer (June to August) with plenty of sunshine and average temperature around 26°C. The best time to visit is in spring (May to March) with cooler temperatures, less crowds and the spring flowers start to blossom. Temperatures average around 21°C. September is another favourable time to visit with cool, crisp weather and colourful greenery. Winters are cool and dark around 3°C making it a good time to enjoy the Lyonnaise restaurants serving local fare such as sausages, duck pâté or roast pork. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS).Opens external site in a new window It is the international airport of Lyon, the third-biggest city in France. It lies in Colombier-Saugnieu, 20 km southeast of Lyon's city centre.

Arriving in Lyon

All passengers flying from Lyon are allocated checked baggage. If you require more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.   

Getting into Lyon from Lyon Airport    

With a wide range of transport options available at Lyon Airport, travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from train, TGV, bus, taxi, shuttle, car rental or Uber. A fast and reliable link between the airport and Lyon is the Rhônexpress tram, which takes less than 30 minutes. Located a few minutes’ walk from terminals 1 and 2, the SNCF train station allows you a quick connection to your destination in Lyon and other areas in France. Lyon Airport is served by regular coach shuttles, located at the bus station. The car sharing service is an ideal means of transport to reach the city centre or you can take a taxi or request an Uber. Car rental companies are located near the airport terminals if you wish to hire a car, or a convenient option is to organise a hotel transfer.

Getting around Lyon

Getting around Lyon is smooth, with plenty of transport options to suit your needs. Choose from metro, trams, bus, taxis, Uber, on foot or bikes. The metro network in Lyon is excellent, clean and easy to use with four different lines crossing the city. The central bus station is located at Lyon Perrache train station with over 130 bus lines, and it's best to buy a Lyon City Card to use on all public transport. The centre of Lyon is best explored on foot to take in all the sights, or you can hire a bike from multiple points over the city and its a lovely way to explore, especially along the riverfront. Taxis are available throughout the city and it's possible to hail one on the street or from taxi ranks, alternatively you may wish to request an Uber. You can hire a car, though it's not necessary in the city, but handy if you're looking to explore beyond Lyon.    

Departure information

Fly from Noumea

We want your trip from Noumea  to be as smooth as possible and the following information will help make that happen. 

What is the main airport called?

La Tontouta International Airport (NOU). Opens external site in a new window Also known as Nouméa – La Tontouta International Airport is the main international airport in New Caledonia. The airport is in the municipality of Païta, approximately 52 km northwest of Nouméa. 

Baggage allowance

All passengers flying from Noumea are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

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If you are a passenger travelling from Noumea, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure. ​

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

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