The cheapest times to fly from ALB to LYS are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 30th to May 20th
  • October 15th to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ALB to LYS is late January. Prices can be as high as $1631 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $603 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Lyon

Flying from Albany, NY (ALB) to Lyon (LYS) will usually cost between $756 to $1401 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $750. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1427. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $676 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1025 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ALB to LYS flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ALB to LYS route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ALB to LYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ALB to LYS flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Albany. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $129 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $957. Return trip prices are from the LYS to ALB flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ALB to LYS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 43 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ALB to LYS

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ALB to LYS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (ALB > LHR > LYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $933
  • Average savings: $92 (8.93%)

See ALB to LHR flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (ALB > BOS > LYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $976
  • Average savings: $49 (4.73%)

See ALB to BOS flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (ALB > EWR > LYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $984
  • Average savings: $41 (3.95%)

See ALB to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ALB to LYS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport to Albany International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3745 miles or 6027 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ALB to LYS?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ALB to LYS flight is about 7 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Albany, NY and Lyon?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from ALB to LYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ALB
Origination airport name Albany International Airport
City Albany, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 42.7
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

Destination code LYS
Destination airport name Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
City Lyon
Country France
Latitude 45.7
Longitude 5.1


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