How to get from Lyon to Madrid

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from Lyon to Madrid

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

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To get from Lyon to Madrid on 29 Jun 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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18:30Lyon Saint Exupery Airport1h55 20:25Madrid Barajas Airport
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12:25Lyon Saint Exupery Airport1h55 14:20Madrid Barajas Airport
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05:00Lyon15h20 20:20Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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Travel Information from Lyon to Madrid

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £180 • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Air Nostrum

Travel 565 miles (912 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train from Lyon to Madrid. 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.

Travel Tips: 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.

International travel from Lyon, France to Madrid, Spain is: Fully open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid if travelling from Lyon?

Conditions of entry:

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Lyon to Madrid.

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:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • 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)
  • Health declaration 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: Recommended

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 26/06/2022. 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.

There are 4 travel options from Lyon to Madrid: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A ferry service offers the cheapest way to travel from Lyon to Madrid, which costs on average £1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A ferry is generally £71 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £71 from Lyon to Madrid.

A ferry is about £180 less than a flight, which costs on average £180 for this journey.

A ferry journey is usually £31 less than a journey to Madrid by train, which costs on average £31 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Madrid from Lyon is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 15 h 20 min   on average.

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In comparison, getting to Madrid by train can take on average 9 h 17 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Madrid is:

  • 2 coaches a day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Lyon to Madrid as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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 from Lyon to Madrid most often leave from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Lyon at Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Madrid at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lyon to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Madrid by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Lyon to Madrid for £71.
  • Travel with Air Nostrum for flights to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air Nostrum Lyon to Madrid tickets on Omio for £180.

Yes, there are direct services available between Lyon and Madrid with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 1 direct coach per day and book this direct coach with.
  • You can take a direct flight with Air Nostrum or Iberia Express with direct flights per day.

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.

Omio customers who travel from Lyon to Madrid often also extend their holiday to go to Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Madrid and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £71 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £180 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £31 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.

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