The cheapest times to fly from LYS to ATL are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • May 7th to July 1st
  • November 5th 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 LYS to ATL is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1717 for Friday flights during mid July, or as low as $815 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Lyon (LYS) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $826 to $1598 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $847. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1622. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $775 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1058 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LYS to ATL flight.

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

LYS to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LYS to ATL flight is priced close to the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Lyon. 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Atlanta, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Lyon. 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 ATL to LYS 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 LYS to ATL 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 LYS to ATL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Lovell Field Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, TN

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 17.83% less expensive than ATL
  • 2-layover flights available

See LYS to CHA flights


Flight Hacking LYS to ATL

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 LYS to ATL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (LYS > JFK > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $592
  • Average savings: $466 (44.07%)

See LYS to MIA flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (LYS > MIA > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $613
  • Average savings: $445 (42.08%)

See LYS to JFK flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (LYS > LGA > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $618
  • Average savings: $440 (41.61%)

See LYS to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Flybe, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

How many flights go between Lyon and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 46 available flights from LYS to ATL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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