How to get from Madrid to Lyon

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from Madrid to Lyon

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

Our recommendation
flight

To get from Madrid to Lyon on 02 Jul we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:05Madrid Barajas Airport1h50 11:55Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£2271One-way
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22:25Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T419h00 17:25Lyon, Gare Perrache
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£771One-way
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22:00Madrid19h25 17:25Lyon, Gare Perrache
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£771One-way
11:55Madrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T416h35 04:30Lyon
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£1021One-way
20:15Madrid18h30 14:45Lyon
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£1451One-way

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Travel Information from Madrid to Lyon

distanceDistance565 miles
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£54 - £92
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £54 • 16 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £92 • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Nostrum or Flixbus

Travel 565 miles by flight or coach between Madrid and 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 £54. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Air Nostrum or Flixbus among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Madrid to Lyon.

Travel Tips: 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

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

Is international entry into Lyon from Madrid restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lyon, France?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 29/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Madrid and Lyon closer to your planned date of departure here.

The restriction level for your return to Madrid, Spain from France is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Madrid from Lyon restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Madrid, Spain?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 27/06/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lyon. Tickets for a coach cost on average £54.

This is compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A coach is £38 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Lyon costing on average £92.

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

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 16 h 35 min   of travel time.

Lyon is approximately 565 miles away from Madrid.

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

  • Flights most often depart from Madrid at Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Lyon at Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Coaches mostly leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and tend to arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.

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

  • You can take a flight from Madrid to Lyon with Air Nostrum. Cheap tickets can be found for £92 with Air Nostrum from Madrid to Lyon.
  • You can go to Lyon from Madrid by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £54 with Flixbus from Madrid to Lyon on Omio.

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

  • You'll find direct flights with Air Nostrum or Iberia Express.
  • You'll find direct coaches 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.

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!

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

  • Plane tickets are costing £92 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets cost on average £54 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.

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