The cheapest times to fly from LAX to LYS are

  • September 3rd to March 18th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 LAX to LYS is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $1610 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $490 for Tuesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Lyon

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Lyon (LYS) will usually cost between $522 to $1377 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $551. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1553. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1002 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $795 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to LYS flight.

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

LAX to LYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to LYS flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $88 (9%) 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 $890. Return trip prices are from the LYS to LAX 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 LAX 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 11 hour 36 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 LAX to LYS while comparing.

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

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from LYS
  • Usually 10.75% less expensive than LYS
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to GVA flights


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

Hack #1: Barcelona (LAX > BCN > LYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $484
  • Average savings: $311 (39.12%)

See LAX to BCN flights

Hack #2: London (LAX > LHR > LYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $548
  • Average savings: $247 (31.07%)

See LAX to LHR flights

Hack #3: London (LAX > LGW > LYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $570
  • Average savings: $225 (28.3%)

See LAX to LGW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Delta, easyJet, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, Royal Air Maroc, Singapore Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5899 miles or 9493 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to LYS flight is about 11 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Lyon?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from LAX to LYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLAX
Origination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeLYS
Destination airport nameLyon Saint Exupery Airport


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