Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to Lyon (from: Montreal)

The average price to go to Lyon from Montreal airport is $ 801 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 699 (in september) and $ 1003 (in july), which is a saving of $ 103 or a surplus of $ 203 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $639 to $692 and it is generally more economical to leave on a thursday and return on a monday on a flight with 1 or more layovers.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to Lyon before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your Montreal-Lyon plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 60001 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Lyon from Montreal and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in september, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 699, saving $ 103 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 801). Conversely, july will be the most expensive ($ 1003).

Flight Montreal-Lyon: when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 617 $ 777 fair price
February$ 591 $ 726 good price
March$ 635 $ 800 fair price
April$ 664 $ 791 fair price
May$ 618 $ 708 good price
June$ 651 $ 753 good price
July$ 866 $ 1003 very high price
August$ 777 $ 886 fair price
September$ 628 $ 699 very good price
October$ 609 $ 733 good price
November$ 597 $ 756 good price
December$ 792 $ 982 high price

*great price to buy your plane ticket: if you see this price or cheaper during your flight search, go for it and buy it!

Price breakdown to travel from Montreal to Lyon

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from Montreal to Lyon range from $425 to $1277. 2% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $426 to $479), 1% at the maximum price (from $1224 to $1277). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $639 to $692 (18% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the Montreal->Lyon flight

There are 9 companies that serve Montreal from Lyon airport: Air Transat, Air Canada, Lufthansa, TAP, Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Royal Air Maroc and Finnair.

Data analysis:

Of the 60001 flights analyzed in previous years, Air Transat was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (40% of the time) on the Montreal->Lyon route.

Direct flight or flight with layover?

Data analysis:

To get the best price for the Montreal-Lyon flight, you should take a flight with one or more layovers (you will save an average of $ 94 compared to a direct flight).

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, Montreal-Lyon flights departing on a thursday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a thursday as your departure date, you can save an average of $43. On the other hand, departing on a wednesday may cost you an additional $44.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Lyon to Montreal departing on a monday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a monday for your return date, you will save an average of $44. Conversely, departing from Lyon on a wednesday may cost you an additional $55.


Top prices Montreal-Lyon

Round tripDatesPrice
Montreal → Lyon03-05 to 09-05-2024$ 596 
Montreal → Lyon04-05 to 11-05-2024$ 598 
Montreal → Lyon06-05 to 12-05-2024$ 590 
Montreal → Lyon08-05 to 23-05-2024$ 600 
Montreal → Lyon11-06 to 22-06-2024$ 596 
Montreal → Lyon25-09 to 30-09-2024$ 593 
Montreal → Lyon17-10 to 27-10-2024$ 600 
Montreal → Lyon18-10 to 28-10-2024$ 589 
Montreal → Lyon21-10 to 29-10-2024$ 587 
Montreal → Lyon08-11 to 22-11-2024$ 567 


When to book your flight Montreal - Lyon to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 3 to 4 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 11 to 12 months in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a Montreal-Lyon flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a tuesday.

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from Montreal to Lyon, it is recommended to buy it 3 to 4 months before departure (it is then on average 752 $, which is a saving of 49 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 11 to 12 months in advance, you will pay the full price (190 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your Montreal to Lyon flight ticket may vary depending on your departure month. Therefore, we offer you statistics on when to book your flight month by month.

Departure on... How far in advance should I book?
January

Best time: 1 to 2 months before departure (average price: 692 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 749), 3 to 4 months ($ 709), 4 to 5 months ($ 716), 5 to 6 months ($ 697)

February

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 615 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 668), 2 to 3 months ($ 619), 4 to 5 months ($ 659), 5 to 6 months ($ 679), 6 to 7 months ($ 718)

March

Best time: 7 to 8 months before departure (average price: 744 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 746), 3 to 4 months ($ 757), 4 to 5 months ($ 783), 5 to 6 months ($ 788), 6 to 7 months ($ 765), 8 to 9 months ($ 782)

April

Best time: 4 to 5 months before departure (average price: 717 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 768), 3 to 4 months ($ 733), 7 to 8 months ($ 744)

May

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 651 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 702), 3 to 4 months ($ 688), 4 to 5 months ($ 666), 6 to 7 months ($ 681), 7 to 8 months ($ 696), 8 to 9 months ($ 680), 9 to 10 months ($ 697)

June

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 680 $)

Other interesting period(s): 3 to 4 months ($ 745), 4 to 5 months ($ 718), 6 to 7 months ($ 738), 7 to 8 months ($ 735), 8 to 9 months ($ 752), 9 to 10 months ($ 707), 10 to 11 months ($ 699)

July

Best time: 9 to 10 months before departure (average price: 822 $)

Other interesting period(s): 5 to 6 months ($ 957), 6 to 7 months ($ 844), 7 to 8 months ($ 842), 8 to 9 months ($ 844), 10 to 11 months ($ 830), 11 to 12 months ($ 928)

August

Best time: 8 to 9 months before departure (average price: 771 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 883), 3 to 4 months ($ 881), 6 to 7 months ($ 839), 7 to 8 months ($ 814), 9 to 10 months ($ 799), 10 to 11 months ($ 773), 11 to 12 months ($ 773)

September

Best time: 8 to 9 months before departure (average price: 635 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 694), 2 to 3 months ($ 674), 3 to 4 months ($ 674), 4 to 5 months ($ 682), 7 to 8 months ($ 668), 9 to 10 months ($ 684)

October

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 680 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 684), 3 to 4 months ($ 730), 6 to 7 months ($ 693), 7 to 8 months ($ 701), 8 to 9 months ($ 708)

November

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 657 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 729), 2 to 3 months ($ 677), 4 to 5 months ($ 704), 6 to 7 months ($ 741), 7 to 8 months ($ 747)

December

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 894 $)

Other interesting period(s): 2 to 3 months ($ 945), 3 to 4 months ($ 895), 4 to 5 months ($ 936), 6 to 7 months ($ 966), 7 to 8 months ($ 966), 9 to 10 months ($ 946)

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, tuesday is the day when plane tickets for Montreal->Lyon are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a tuesday, you will save $13. Conversely, by buying it on a thursday, you may end up paying $10 more.



Montreal to Lyon: flight price when booking today

Information: this data is not statistics but comes from real prices collected less than 7 days ago. Some months may not be available as we do not have enough data for them.

Month Current price
April 2024$ 964
$630 to $1827
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May 2024$ 709
$589 to $1802
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June 2024$ 706
$592 to $1608
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July 2024$ 944
$849 to $1099
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August 2024$ 942
$764 to $1131
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September 2024$ 739
$593 to $1019
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October 2024$ 647
$587 to $865
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November 2024$ 725
$567 to $924
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December 2024$ 898
$650 to $1161
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January 2025$ 790
$638 to $1187
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February 2025$ 669
$638 to $716
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March 2025$ 867
$659 to $980
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, june, july, october, november, december and february are cheaper to travel to Lyon. So it may be interesting to book now to leave during these months!



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