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from Lyon to Madrid

You can get from Lyon to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Lyon to Madrid on 21 Jan we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:10Lyon Saint Exupery Airport1h55 08:05Madrid Barajas Airport
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£681One-way
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05:00Lyon15h20 20:20Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£511One-way
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18:50Lyon Saint Exupery Airport1h55 20:45Madrid Barajas Airport
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£1131One-way
11:05Lyon Saint Exupery Airport1h50 12:55Madrid Barajas Airport
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£1131One-way
12:45Lyon Saint Exupery Airport4h50 17:35Madrid Barajas Airport
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£1211One-way

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Fri
21 Jan
£34Flixbus
£68Air Nostrum
Sat
22 Jan
£89Eurolines Switzerland
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Sun
23 Jan
£72Union Ivkoni International
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Mon
24 Jan
£32Flixbus
£50Air Nostrum
Tue
25 Jan
£25Flixbus
£46Air Nostrum
Wed
26 Jan
£25Flixbus
£34Air Nostrum
Thu
27 Jan
£35Flixbus
£34Iberia Express
Fri
28 Jan
£36Alsa
£34Air Nostrum
Sat
29 Jan
£34Alsa
£50Air Nostrum
Sun
30 Jan
£60Union Ivkoni International
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Mon
31 Jan
£89Eurolines Switzerland
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Tue
1 Feb
£55Union Ivkoni International
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Wed
2 Feb
£34Flixbus
£34Air Nostrum
Thu
3 Feb
£34Alsa
£34Air Nostrum
Fri
4 Feb
£89Eurolines Switzerland
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Sat
5 Feb
£34Alsa
£50Air Nostrum
Sun
6 Feb
£34Alsa
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Mon
7 Feb
£89Eurolines Switzerland
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Tue
8 Feb
£55Union Ivkoni International
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Wed
9 Feb
£25Flixbus
£34Air Nostrum

Travel Information from Lyon to Madrid

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£34 - £53
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £34 • 15 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £53 • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Air Nostrum

Take a coach or flight to travel 565 miles (912 km) to Madrid from Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £34. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or Air Nostrum among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Lyon to Madrid.

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FAQs

What are the international travel restrictions for Spain due to COVID-19 if I’m travelling between Lyon and Madrid?

Travel from Lyon, France to Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Madrid from Lyon restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid, Spain from Lyon?

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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Madrid, Spain?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 20/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Lyon to Madrid closer to your planned date of departure here.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Lyon, France from Madrid, Spain?

The restriction level for your return to Lyon, France from Spain is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Lyon from Madrid restricted?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Lyon from Madrid?

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Lyon, France?

You should observe these safety measures in France as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 19/01/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Lyon from Madrid closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel to Madrid from Lyon?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Madrid from Lyon. You can take a coach or flight.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lyon to Madrid?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Lyon to Madrid, which costs on average £34.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A coach is about £19 less than a flight, which costs on average £53 for this journey.

What is the quickest way from Lyon to Madrid?

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Lyon is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Madrid by coach can take on average 15 h 20 min.

What is the distance from Lyon to Madrid?

You should expect to travel around 565 miles (912 km) from Lyon to Madrid.

What are the departure and arrival points in Lyon and in Madrid?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Lyon to Madrid:

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Lyon to Madrid depart from Lyon, Gare Perrache to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travellers who book a plane ticket from Lyon to Madrid depart from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.

Who can get me from Lyon to Madrid?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lyon to Madrid:

  • You can take a coach from Lyon to Madrid with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £34 with Flixbus from Lyon to Madrid.
  • You can take a flight from Lyon to Madrid with Air Nostrum. Cheap tickets can be found for £53 with Air Nostrum from Lyon to Madrid.

Is there a direct service to Madrid from Lyon?

Yes, there are direct services available to Madrid from Lyon with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can take a direct flight with Air Nostrum.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Madrid as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Lyon to Madrid.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Madrid from Lyon?

Many of our customers travelling from Lyon to Madrid don't make Madrid their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla, either of which you could add to your Lyon and Madrid trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Madrid to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I book Lyon to Madrid tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip between Lyon and Madrid, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £34 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £53 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lyon to Madrid online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.