Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Lyon (LYS)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Lyon-Saint Exupéry are usually found in November or February, booked 13 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Saturday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Lyon (LYS)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to LYS flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Lyon flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Lyon.
SFO - LYS
Price
$658 - $1,226
LYS
Temperature
37.4 - 69.8 °F
LYS
Rainfall
1.6 - 3.1 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

November

Best time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$658

From San Francisco to Lyon-Saint Exupéry

One-way from

$427

One-way flight from San Francisco to Lyon-Saint Exupéry

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Lyon?

Leaving on a Sunday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 34% on the overall cost on flights from San Francisco to Lyon.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Lyon?

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to Lyon, book at least 14 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 3% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $884 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $946.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Lyon (SFO - LYS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from San Francisco to Lyon in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 27% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Lyon?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in June. For low rates, November can be a great choice for travel to Lyon. Flights to Lyon from San Francisco in November are about $859 on average during November, but can be found for as low as $505.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Lyon in May, June 2022

The best prices found for SFO to LYS flights for May, June
29 May - 9 Jun
$739pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Transat
 
1 STOP
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Air Transat
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
22 May - 2 Jun
$1,106pp
SFO
San Francisco
Iberia
 
1 STOP
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Iberia
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
23 May - 9 Jun
$1,128pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Lyon 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Lyon from San Francisco found for this year
29 Sep - 3 Oct
$589pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
25 Sep - 6 Oct
$621pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Transat
 
1 STOP
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Air Transat
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
27 Sep - 4 Oct
$666pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Lyon

Late deals on round-trip flights to Lyon from San Francisco, departing today and this week
29 May - 9 Jun
$739pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air Transat
 
1 STOP
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Air Transat
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
29 May - 4 Jun
$1,146pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
29 May - 8 Jun
$1,179pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Lyon-Saint Exupéry from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Lyon
4:10 pm - 5:35 pm
Vueling
1 Stop
16h 25m
SFO - LYS
Vueling
$427
lastminute.com
2:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
38h 30m
SFO - LYS
Turkish Airlines
$526
SmartFares
12:15 pm - 8:20 pm
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
1 Stop
23h 05m
SFO - LYS
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
$617
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Lyon

Which airlines flying from San Francisco to Lyon-Saint Exupéry have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from San Francisco to Lyon-Saint Exupéry that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Lufthansa, TAP AIR PORTUGAL, and Delta. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Lyon for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Lyon for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $589, but on average you can expect to pay $745.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Lyon for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Lyon within the next 7 days for less than $800.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Lyon round-trip?

Flying on Air Transat is currently your cheapest option to Lyon, with prices starting at $621. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Iberia and Turkish Airlines, with the lowest prices starting at $700 and $899, respectively. Users have found that Air Transat is 27% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco to Lyon one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Vueling, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $330. However, be on the lookout for offers from TAP AIR PORTUGAL and Turkish Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from San Francisco to Lyon for a low price.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to Lyon?

Consider American Airlines, Air Canada or Air France when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from San Francisco to Lyon.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Lyon?

While on average a flight from San Francisco to Lyon is generally $2,259, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $864. When looking at the most popular route, (San Francisco - Lyon-Saint Exupéry), you can expect to pay $661 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Lyon, France

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Lyon from San Francisco?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Lyon-Saint Exupéry

Most visitors from San Francisco need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Lyon-Saint Exupéry.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Lyon-Saint Exupéry.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Lyon-Saint Exupéry.

Documents
Travel Certificate - To be filled up by travelers with compelling reason.

HEALTH PASS - A mandatory requirement in health establishments, retirement homes, and establishments for people with disabilities.


Do I need a test to fly back to San Francisco from Lyon?

Returning to San Francisco from Lyon-Saint Exupéry

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Lyon-Saint Exupéry must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Lyon-Saint Exupéry are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

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Alternative routes for San Francisco to Lyon

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Lyon

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Lyon.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = €0.96
Average temperature for May in Lyon
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Lyon
1.3 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Lyon

Top 9 airlines flying from San Francisco to Lyon-Saint Exupéry

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Lyon choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
British Airways
$108 $590 No cancel fee 70%
Air France
$489 $818 No cancel fee 77%
KLM
$492 $541 No cancel fee 75%
Lufthansa
$503 $1,248 No cancel fee 76%
Delta
$549 $1,156 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$575 $1,239 No cancel fee 69%
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
$640 $981 No cancel fee N/A
Air Canada
$685 $1,311 No cancel fee 67%
Austrian Airlines
$845 $991 No cancel fee 78%
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