Lyon Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Dec 2022

The third largest city in France and certainly not the cheapest to visit, Lyon is gaining in popularity among travelers who want to see a more realistic view of France than they can get in central Paris. There’s plenty to keep you busy for two or three days, and many good options for backpackers and budget travelers on longer trips.

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Travel Costs to Lyon

Population 500,000
Area 2,300,000
Timezone UTC+1
Currency Euro
1 USD = 0.9400 EUR
134 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Lyon

Lyon Hotel Seasons

Lyon Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar39.36 - 73.40
starstarstarstarstar50.00 - 102.13
starstarstarstarstar61.70 - 175.53
starstarstarstarstar76.60 - 280.85
starstarstarstarstar197.87 - 419.15

Lyon Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed24.47 - 34.04

Lyon Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Musee de la Miniature et du CinémaA very interesting museum where you'll see the original Harry Potter's wand and real stage settings from movies
Adults
Ages 4 - 15
9.57
6.38
Musee des ConfluencesThe access to the rooftop is free and the building by itself is interesting. The exhibit is about anthropology
Adults
Under 18
9.57
0.00
Musee des Beaux ArtsOne of the most important fine art museums after Le louvre in Paris. Built in an ancient convent, free access to the old cloister and the teracces
Adults
Under 18
8.51
0.00

Lyon Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMost of the time breakfast is included in hotel and hostel but if not, there are many coffee shop in the city center with nice menus5.32 - 9.57
Budget lunchMany restaurants offer a “Formule du midi” for lunch during the week. Avoid the old district. It’s either expensive or very poor quality9.57 - 13.83
Budget dinnerAt night there is no “Formule du midi” so it’s a bit more expensive13.83 - 19.15
Beer (.33l bottle)Beer is the same price as Paris. If you can go to pubs with happy hours between 6pm and 8pm for cheaper pints5.32 - 8.51
House wine (.5l jug)You’ll find mostly cote du Rhone and Beaujolais from very cheap to very expensive in wine bars and restaurants, but the cheapest bottle you’ll find will be in supermarket3.19 - 12.77

Lyon Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center51.06 - 59.57
Airport express shuttle to train station part dieu15.96
3km taxi ride in Nice8.51
Bus/metro tramway ride in Lyon2.13
10 rides bus pass in Lyon17.02
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When to visit Lyon

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January44331.9
February47341.7
March55392.0
April61442.9
May69513.6
June76573.0
July82622.5
August81612.4
September73553.4
October63493.9
November51403.2
December45352.2

Lyon Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:42am6:54pm
21 Jun5:50am9:34pm
21 Sep7:26am7:40pm
21 Dec8:18am4:58pm

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