The cheapest times to fly from IST to LYS are

  • January 8th to July 15th (except the weeks of January 15th, May 14th, May 21st, May 28th, and June 25th)
  • November 12th to December 9th

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 IST to LYS is early February. Prices can be as high as $559 for Sunday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $176 for Monday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Lyon

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Lyon (LYS) will usually cost between $180 to $385 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 $183. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $507. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $324 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $203 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to LYS flight.

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

IST to LYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to LYS flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LYS, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into IST. Sundays 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 $19 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $225. Return trip prices are from the LYS to IST 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 IST to LYS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 12 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air France, Air Malta, Air Serbia, atlasglobal, Austrian, British Airways, Croatia, Kenya Airways, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Nouvelair Tunisie, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, TAROM, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1231 miles or 1981 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to LYS flight is about 3 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Lyon?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 47 available flights from IST to LYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IST
Origination airport name Ataturk Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 41
Longitude 28.8

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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