Breadcrumb

Welcome to the airport

Follow the guide, and feel right at home at the airport

intérieur de l'aéroport

1. Check-in

aéroport enregistrement
We recommend that you arrive at the airport early.
  • For a flight within France or Europe, plan to arrive 2 to 2.5 hours before departure.
  • For a flight outside of Europe, you should arrive 3 hours in advance.


First step: check in. If you've already checked in online before your arrival, that’s great.
Head to your flight’s check-in counter to collect your boarding pass (if necessary) and drop off your luggage (if necessary)
Your check-in counter information will be indicated on the screens at the airport, or can be accessed directly via your smartphone on the Aéroport de Lyon website or mobile app.

L’enregistrement en ligne à l’avance permet :

  • De gagner du temps en accédant directement au contrôle de sureté, sans passer par l’enregistrement (sauf pour  y enregistrer un bagage en soute)
  • De sélectionner son siège

Pour certaines compagnies, l’enregistrement en ligne est même devenu obligatoire, renseignez vous !

Dans les 24 heures précédant votre vol, connectez-vous sur le site de la compagnie

  • Choisissez votre siège
  • Imprimez votre carte d'embarquement
  • Rendez-vous directement à la porte d'embarquement si vous n'avez pas de bagages de soute ou au comptoir de dépose bagage si vous en avez.
  • Pour vous enregistrer en ligne, rendez-vous sur le site web de votre compagnie aérienne.


L’enregistrement en ligne ne concerne pas :

  • Les voyageurs accompagnés d’un bébé
  • Les voyageurs ayant besoin d’une demande d’assistance particulière (enfant voyageant seul, animaux, passagers à mobilité réduite...)

2. Security checkpoints

You must now go through security. The security checkpoints are designed to check that what you will be bringing onto the aircraft with you complies with the regulations. Follow the instructions issued by the agents and the visual markings along the passenger route.

Security checkpoints

How it works

guide PIF controle vidéo

Documents de voyage

3. Border control

The border checkpoints are managed by the Border Police. Border control involves:

  • verification of the authenticity of the travel document provided;
  • consultation of national, European and international databases.


Since 7 April 2017, all travellers have been subjected to a systematic check upon entry to and exit from the Schengen area via air, sea and land borders. France is part of the Schengen area.

For faster border control, go for PARAFE

Save time by choosing this biometric service that will help to make your border crossings smoother and simpler.

Find out more
portes parafe controle

4. Enjoy some shopping...

We offer over 60 businesses and shops where you can treat yourself.
While waiting for your flight, sit back and relax in our specially-tailored relaxation areas, or take a break in the airport's restaurants and cafés.
You will also find a whole host of products on offer at duty-free prices in our duty-free shops. Perfume, jewellery, tobacco, alcohol, confectionery: treat yourself to a unique shopping experience and save on your purchases.

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Maps of the airport

In need of help? To help you find your bearings both outside and within the airport, view and download the various maps which we have provided.

Collect your bags on the way back

Once you’ve landed in Lyon, and before you reach the public area, you will pass through the baggage reclaim area to collect your bags. If you have any problems or requirements, consult our on-site services for help.

salle livraison bagage