The cheapest times to fly from MCO to LYS are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • September 3rd 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 MCO to LYS is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $1740 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $481 for Sunday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Lyon

Flying from Orlando, FL (MCO) to Lyon (LYS) will usually cost between $597 to $1459 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $666. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $1455. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $789 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1070 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCO to LYS flight.

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

MCO to LYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCO to LYS flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Orlando. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LYS, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MCO. 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 $173 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1009. Return trip prices are from the LYS to MCO 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 MCO 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 24 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 MCO to LYS while comparing.

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

  • 61 miles (98 km) away from LYS
  • Usually 13.46% less expensive than LYS
  • 1-layover flights available

See MCO to GVA flights


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

Hack #1: London (MCO > LGW > LYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $524
  • Average savings: $546 (51.03%)

See MCO to LGW flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $525
  • Average savings: $545 (50.93%)

See MCO to LHR flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (MCO > CPH > LYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $628
  • Average savings: $443 (41.36%)

See MCO to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MCO 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, Air Transat, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, 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 Orlando International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4676 miles or 7525 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCO to LYS flight is about 9 hour 24 minutes.

How many flights go between Orlando, FL and Lyon?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from MCO to LYS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MCO
Origination airport name Orlando International Airport
City Orlando, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28.4
Longitude -81.3

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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