British Airways operates frequent flights to Lyon. Lyon flights touch down at Lyon-St Exupry Airport, 15 miles south-east of central Lyon. British Airways has direct London flights from Lyon. Take a bus or taxi and arrive in central Lyon just 40 minutes after your Lyon flights. Check out works by Picasso, Matisse and Bacon at Muse des Beaux Arts de Lyon fine arts museum. Or take a flight in a funicular to admire the views from atop Lyon's Fourvire Hill.
After your flight to Lyon, catch the fast, inexpensive Satobus shuttle into Lyon, leaving every 15-20 minutes from the bus station between the two terminals. It's cheaper to buy a round-trip ticket for your return flight from Lyon. The journey to Lyon Part-Dieu railway station takes 40-50 minutes. This stop is convenient for interchange with Lyon trams, city buses and metro. If you prefer a taxi after your flights to Lyon, they are waiting outside Flight Arrivals.
Once you arrive in Lyon after your flight, relax in the Presqu'le's peninsula's beautiful squares, or cross into the Renaissance streets of Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) for a traditional Guignol puppet show or to see the 14th-century Astronomical Clock in St Jean Cathedral. See the Roman sights of hilltop Fourvire and marvel at the Fabrics Museum's silk. Savour traditional Lyonnais food and wine in between exploring the traboules passageways of the arty Croix-Rousse district. It's worth doing some shopping before your return flight from Lyon. Look for fine silks, food specialities and stylish fashions.