The cheapest times to fly from LYS to SDF are

  • January 8th to June 17th (except the weeks of February 19th, March 26th, April 16th, April 23rd, and May 14th)
  • November 5th to December 9th (except the week of November 26th)

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 SDF is early May. Prices can be as high as $1615 for Friday flights during mid July, or as low as $783 for Tuesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Louisville

Flying from Lyon (LYS) to Louisville, KY (SDF) will usually cost between $785 to $1422 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $800. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1482. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $682 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $857 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LYS to SDF flight.

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

LYS to SDF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LYS to SDF flight is cheaper than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Lyon. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 Louisville, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Lyon. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $145 (10%) 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 $867. Return trip prices are from the SDF 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 SDF can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 58 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LYS to SDF

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 SDF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (LYS > LGA > SDF)

  • Price for both tickets: $627
  • Average savings: $231 (26.9%)

See LYS to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $633
  • Average savings: $225 (26.2%)

See LYS to LGA flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $675
  • Average savings: $183 (21.3%)

See LYS to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, United, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport to Lyon Saint Exupery Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4437 miles or 7141 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LYS to SDF flight is about 8 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Lyon and Louisville, KY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from LYS to SDF.


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 SDF
Destination airport name Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport
City Louisville, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38.2
Longitude -85.7


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