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from Madrid to Lyon

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

Our recommendation

To get from Madrid to Lyon on 26 Jul we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:40Madrid Barajas Airport1h50 10:30Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£871One-way
Cheapest
13:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T416h15 05:30Lyon
1 changes
£661One-way
Other options
15:40Madrid Barajas Airport1h45 17:25Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£1511One-way
22:35Madrid Barajas Airport13h20 11:55Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£921One-way
11:15Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T418h15 05:30Lyon
1 changes
£661One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
26 Jul
£50Flixbus
£87Iberia
Tue
27 Jul
£45Flixbus
£104Air Nostrum
Wed
28 Jul
£66Alsa
£78Iberia
Thu
29 Jul
£45Flixbus
£63Air Nostrum
Fri
30 Jul
£45Flixbus
£78Iberia
Sat
31 Jul
£50Flixbus
£87Air Nostrum
Sun
1 Aug
£66Eurolines Switzerland
£63Iberia
Mon
2 Aug
£45Flixbus
£63Iberia
Tue
3 Aug
£44Flixbus
£66Vueling
Wed
4 Aug
£41Flixbus
£24Iberia
Thu
5 Aug
£43Flixbus
£83Vueling
Fri
6 Aug
£45Flixbus
£87Iberia
Sat
7 Aug
£54Flixbus
£87Air Nostrum
Sun
8 Aug
£49Flixbus
£63Iberia
Mon
9 Aug
£44Flixbus
£78Iberia
Tue
10 Aug
£44Flixbus
£76Vueling
Wed
11 Aug
£41Flixbus
£78Iberia
Thu
12 Aug
£45Flixbus
£88Vueling
Fri
13 Aug
£66Eurolines Switzerland
£95Iberia
Sat
14 Aug
£52Flixbus
£104Air Nostrum

Travel Information between Madrid and Lyon

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£49 - £111
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £49 • 16 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £111 • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Nostrum or Flixbus

Take a flight or coach to travel 565 miles (912 km) to Lyon from Madrid. 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 £49. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Air Nostrum or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Madrid to Lyon.

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Travel from Madrid to Lyon
Travel 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
Is cross-border travel to Lyon, France from Madrid, Spain currently allowed?

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

Can I enter France if coming from Spain?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What measures do I need to follow in Lyon, France due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 24/07/2021; 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 Madrid to Lyon.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Spain from Lyon, France?

The current restriction level for returning to Madrid, Spain from France is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Madrid, Spain from Lyon, France?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Madrid from Lyon?

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

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 25/07/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Madrid from Lyon here.

How do I travel to Lyon from Madrid?

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

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lyon. Tickets for a coach cost on average £49.

This is compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A coach journey is usually £63 less than a journey to Lyon by plane, which costs on average £111 for the same trip.

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

The quickest way to travel between Madrid and 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 16 h 15 min   on average.

What is the distance from Madrid to Lyon?

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Madrid to Lyon?

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

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Madrid to Lyon depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 to Lyon, Gare Perrache.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Madrid to Lyon?

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

  • Travel with Air Nostrum for flights to Lyon. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air Nostrum Madrid to Lyon tickets on Omio for £111.
  • Flixbus can take you to Lyon by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Madrid to Lyon for £49.
Can I find a direct route to Lyon from Madrid?

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

  • You can take a direct coach with Flixbus.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Madrid to Lyon?
Many of our customers travelling from Madrid to Lyon don't make Lyon their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Paris, Geneva or Barcelona, either of which you could add to your Madrid and Lyon trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Lyon to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Madrid to Lyon tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Plane tickets cost £111 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing on average £49 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Lyon from Madrid 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

Madrid
Lyon
Madrid America
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Madrid Est. Sur
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 6<br>Bus lines 8, 102, 113, 148, 152, 156, N11<br>Suburban train lines C1, C5, C7, C10
Madrid Chamartín
Amenities
Refreshments