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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 25 Sep we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:15Lyon Saint Exupery Airport1h55 21:10Madrid Barajas Airport
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£1691One-way
Cheapest
05:00Lyon15h35 20:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£481One-way
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05:00Lyon15h55 20:55Madrid, Estación Sur
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£481One-way
05:00Lyon17h05 22:05Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£481One-way
05:00Lyon15h35 20:35Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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£921One-way

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Sat
25 Sep
£48Alsa
£169Iberia
Sun
26 Sep
£48Alsa
£141Iberia
Mon
27 Sep
£36Alsa
£104Vueling
Tue
28 Sep
£36Alsa
£109Iberia
Wed
29 Sep
£36Alsa
£280Air France
Thu
30 Sep
£36Alsa
£183Iberia
Fri
1 Oct
£35Alsa
£187Vueling
Sat
2 Oct
£35Alsa
£48Iberia Express
Sun
3 Oct
£35Alsa
£92Iberia Express
Mon
4 Oct
£35Alsa
£118Air Nostrum
Tue
5 Oct
£35Alsa
£60Iberia Express
Wed
6 Oct
£35Alsa
£48Iberia Express
Thu
7 Oct
£35Alsa
£92Iberia Express
Fri
8 Oct
£35Alsa
£143Air France
Sat
9 Oct
£35Alsa
£48Iberia Express
Sun
10 Oct
£37Alsa
£75Iberia Express
Mon
11 Oct
£33Flixbus
£67Iberia Express
Tue
12 Oct
£35Alsa
£128Air Nostrum
Wed
13 Oct
£35Alsa
£67Air Nostrum
Thu
14 Oct
£35Alsa
£83Iberia Express

Travel Information to Madrid from Lyon

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£57 - £94
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £57 • 15 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £94 • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni International or Iberia

Travel 565 miles (912 km) by coach or flight to Madrid from Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £57. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Union Ivkoni International or Iberia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Lyon to Madrid.

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Travel from Lyon to Madrid
Travel to Madrid 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 Lyon to Madrid.
FAQs
Does Spain have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling to Madrid from Lyon?

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

Can travellers from France enter Spain?

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

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Madrid from Lyon?

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Madrid, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 23/09/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Madrid from Lyon.

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 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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 23/09/2021. 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.

What are my travel options from Lyon to Madrid?

There are 2 ways to get from Lyon to Madrid: coach or flight.

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Lyon to Madrid, which costs on average £57.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A coach is about £37 less than a flight, which costs on average £94 for this route.

What is the fastest way to Madrid from Lyon?

The fastest way to get to Madrid from Lyon is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 50 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 15 h 35 min   on average.

How far is it from Lyon to Madrid?

The distance from Lyon to Madrid is approximately 565 miles (912 km).

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Lyon to Madrid:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Lyon, Gare Perrache and tend to arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Flights most often depart from Lyon at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Madrid at 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 Union Ivkoni International. Cheap tickets can be found for £57 with Union Ivkoni International from Lyon to Madrid.
  • You can take a flight from Lyon to Madrid with Iberia. Cheap tickets can be found for £94 with Iberia from Lyon to Madrid.
Is there a way to travel directly from Lyon to Madrid?

Yes, there are direct routes from Lyon to Madrid with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct coach to Madrid with Flixbus.
  • You can find direct flights to take to Madrid with Iberia.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Madrid tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

Where should I go next after I travel from Lyon to Madrid?
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 buy Lyon to Madrid tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £57 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £94 one way.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lyon
Madrid
Lyon
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Lyon Part Dieu
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Refreshments
Lyon-Perrache
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