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

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

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 2021: 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
Precipitation
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

Average price

$895

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$658

From San Francisco to Lyon 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 Saturday 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 39% on the overall cost on flights from San Francisco to Lyon.

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 evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 29% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

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.

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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for SFO to LYS flights for October, November
21 Nov - 29 Nov
$589pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
21 Nov - 28 Nov
$595pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
18 Nov - 28 Nov
$607pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air France
   
2 STOPS
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Air France
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Lyon 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Lyon from San Francisco found for this year
12 Dec - 12 Jan
$587pp
SFO
San Francisco
Air France
 
1 STOP
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Air France
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
21 Nov - 29 Nov
$589pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
21 Nov - 28 Nov
$595pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon 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
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$841pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$1,077pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$1,087pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
LYS
Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

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

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Lyon
3:45 pm - 6:55 am
Multiple Airlines
1 Stop
30h 10m
SFO - LYS
Multiple Airlines
$1,201
Kiwi.com
7:58 pm - 3:20 am
Air Canada
2 Stops
22h 22m
SFO - LYS
Air Canada
$1,547
Gotogate
8:55 pm - 1:45 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
31h 50m
SFO - LYS
American Airlines

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Lyon

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from San Francisco to Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Lufthansa, British Airways, 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 $535, but on average you can expect to pay $575.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Lyon for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Lyon within the next 7 days for less than $900.

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

Flying on United Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Lyon, with prices starting at $542. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Air Canada and TAP AIR PORTUGAL, with the lowest prices starting at $551 and $563, respectively. Users have found that United Airlines is 36% 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 Turkish Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $430. However, be on the lookout for offers from Air Canada and American 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 $2,043, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $252. When looking at the most popular route, (San Francisco - Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry), you can expect to pay $535 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 Lyon-Saint Exupéry

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

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

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

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


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

Returning to San Francisco from Lyon Lyon-Saint Exupéry

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Lyon 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 = €0.86
Average temperature for October in Lyon
64.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Lyon
1.7 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Lyon

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Lyon 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
$113 $554 No cancel fee 70%
Air France
$390 $1,081 No cancel fee 77%
Delta
$414 $976 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$422 $1,405 No cancel fee 69%
KLM
$433 $824 No cancel fee 75%
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
$506 $913 No cancel fee N/A
Lufthansa
$590 $1,314 No cancel fee 76%
American Airlines
$638 $1,078 No cancel fee 71%
Air Canada
$705 $1,078 No cancel fee 67%
Austrian Airlines
$845 $991 No cancel fee 78%
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