The cheapest times to fly from ATL to LYS are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • early to mid May
  • September 10th to December 9th (except the week of September 17th)

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 ATL to LYS is early February. Prices can be as high as $1738 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $629 for Tuesday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Lyon

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Lyon (LYS) will usually cost between $911 to $1534 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $927. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1515. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $588 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1062 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to LYS flight.

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

ATL to LYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to LYS flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far 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 to Lyon, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Atlanta. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $138 (11%) 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 $1054. Return trip prices are from the LYS to ATL 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 ATL to LYS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 14 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ATL to LYS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Geneva Airport (GVA) in Geneva

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from LYS
  • Usually 7.91% less expensive than LYS
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATL to GVA flights


Flight Hacking ATL 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 ATL to LYS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Paris (ATL > CDG > LYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $720
  • Average savings: $342 (32.2%)

See ATL to CDG flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (ATL > JFK > LYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $816
  • Average savings: $246 (23.16%)

See ATL to JFK flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (ATL > BOS > LYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $837
  • Average savings: $225 (21.19%)

See ATL to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, Singapore Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4582 miles or 7374 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to LYS flight is about 9 hour 14 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Lyon?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 64 available flights from ATL to LYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

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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