The cheapest buses from Madrid to Lyon

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Cheapest

£53

Average

£53

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Madrid to Lyon will cost around £ 53 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 53.

Cheapest
20:50Madrid, Estación Sur16h35 13:25Lyon, Gare Perrache
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£531One-way

Timetable Madrid to Lyon

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20:50Madrid, Estación Sur16h35 13:25Lyon, Gare Perrache
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Sun
17 Oct
£62Flixbus
£85Iberia Express
Mon
18 Oct
£90Eurolines Switzerland
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Tue
19 Oct
£68Union Ivkoni International
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Wed
20 Oct
£90Eurolines Switzerland
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Thu
21 Oct
£90Eurolines Switzerland
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Fri
22 Oct
£62Flixbus
£85Iberia Express
Sat
23 Oct
£44Flixbus
£61Iberia Express
Sun
24 Oct
£58Union Ivkoni International
£61Iberia Express
Mon
25 Oct
£53Flixbus
£101Iberia Express
Tue
26 Oct
£40Flixbus
£101Air Nostrum
Wed
27 Oct
£62Flixbus
£110Iberia Express
Thu
28 Oct
£62Flixbus
£85Iberia Express
Fri
29 Oct
£97Flixbus
£188Iberia Express
Sat
30 Oct
£53Flixbus
£188Iberia Express
Sun
31 Oct
£56Union Ivkoni International
£147Iberia Express
Mon
1 Nov
£90Eurolines Switzerland
£147Iberia Express
Tue
2 Nov
£44Flixbus
£147Air Nostrum
Wed
3 Nov
£90Eurolines Switzerland
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Thu
4 Nov
£90Eurolines Switzerland
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Fri
5 Nov
£90Eurolines Switzerland
£160Iberia Express
Sat
6 Nov
£62Flixbus
£188Air Nostrum

The fastest buses from Madrid to Lyon

Showing times and prices for 18 Oct

Fastest Journey

16 h 35 m

Average

16 h 35 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

912 km

Of the 1 buses that leave Madrid for Lyon every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 912 km distance in an average of 16 h 35 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 16 h 35 m .

The slowest buses will take 16 h 35 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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20:50Madrid, Estación Sur16h35 13:25Lyon, Gare Perrache
0 changes
£531One-way

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Coach Information between Madrid and Lyon

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
durationAverage coach duration16 h 35 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£72 (€82)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesFlixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Alsa, Eurolines France or Union Ivkoni International

Coaches from Madrid to Lyon cover the 565 miles (912 km) long journey taking on average 16 h 35 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Alsa, Eurolines France or Union Ivkoni International. There are direct coach services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £72, you can find the cheapest coach ticket for as low as £44. Travellers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

Coach companies

FlixBus and Alsa between Madrid and Lyon

For as little as £44 you can travel by coach from Madrid to Lyon with FlixBus and Alsa. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Alsa
FlixBus

Alsa is the main coach operator in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK coach operator National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on coach journeys. While most travellers don’t mind travelling on normal coaches with basic services like toilets, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe coaches like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

    When purchasing your Alsa coach tickets from Madrid to Lyon, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

    • Normal conditions apply
    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended

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    Buses from Madrid to Lyon
    Take the bus to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Lyon.
    FAQs
    Am I allowed to travel by coach from Madrid, Spain to Lyon, France?

    Travel by coach between Madrid, Spain and Lyon, France is: Partially open.

    Is international entry into Lyon from Madrid restricted?

    International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Madrid?

    Entry Requirements:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
    • Health declaration required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Lyon, France?

    The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask required: Mandatory

    The above information was last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach to Lyon from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

    Are there restrictions on returning to Spain from France by coach?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by coach from Lyon to Madrid is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Spain from France?

    Reentry to Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Lyon?

    What are the entry requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
    • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
    • Health screen upon arrival
    • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
    • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

    The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    Last verified on 15/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Lyon to Madrid coach here.

    What is the cost of cheap coaches from Madrid to Lyon?
    You can find a cheap coach from Madrid to Lyon for some dates and times for as low as £44  one way in the next 7 days.
    How much does the coach from Madrid to Lyon cost on average?
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a coach ticket to Lyon from Madrid is £72  one way.
    How far is it from Madrid to Lyon by coach?
    The Madrid to Lyon coach distance is approximately 565 miles (912 km).
    How long is the coach journey from Madrid to Lyon?
    The coach time between Madrid and Lyon is on average 16 h 35 min  for the 565 miles (912 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Lyon from Madrid by coach can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the Madrid to Lyon coach leave from? Which Lyon coach station do I come into from Madrid?

    There are a few coach stations in Madrid to start your journey from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. In Lyon you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Lyon, Gare Perrache, Lyon, Dardilly and Lyon, Lyon Perrache.

    Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

    Where is the coach station in Madrid to go to Lyon? Where is the coach station in Lyon located?

    Passengers board the coach most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Lyon, Gare Perrache, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

    Which coach companies can get me from Madrid to Lyon?
    If you're looking for coaches from Madrid to Lyon, you can rely on Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Alsa, Eurolines France or Union Ivkoni International to get you to Lyon. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Madrid to Lyon journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    When is the earliest coach from Madrid to Lyon? When is the last coach from Madrid to Lyon?
    If you prefer early morning coaches from Madrid to Lyon, the first coach leaves at 07: 00. If you prefer late night coaches from Madrid to Lyon, the last coach of the day leaves at 19: 50. Omio shows you the latest coach from Madrid to Lyon times to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
    How far in advance should I buy coach tickets between Madrid and Lyon for the best deals?
    The price of a one way coach ticket from Madrid to Lyon is on average £72 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for coaches from all possible coach companies offering this trip. In general, you can find coach tickets between Madrid and Lyon available a few months in advance.

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