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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 24 Jan 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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£631One-way
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08:40Madrid Barajas Airport1h50 10:30Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£631One-way
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21:55Madrid Barajas Airport1h50 23:45Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£631One-way
16:35Madrid Barajas Airport1h45 18:20Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£841One-way
18:15Madrid Barajas Airport4h50 23:05Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£1401One-way

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Mon
24 Jan
£34Flixbus
£63Iberia Express
Tue
25 Jan
£43Flixbus
£45Air Nostrum
Wed
26 Jan
£43Flixbus
£63Air Nostrum
Thu
27 Jan
£35Flixbus
£41Air Nostrum
Fri
28 Jan
£25Flixbus
£45Air Nostrum
Sat
29 Jan
£44BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
30 Jan
£43Flixbus
£140Air France
Mon
31 Jan
£34Flixbus
£29Air Nostrum
Tue
1 Feb
£43Flixbus
£41Air Nostrum
Wed
2 Feb
£25Flixbus
£41Air Nostrum
Thu
3 Feb
£35Flixbus
£41Air Nostrum
Fri
4 Feb
£25Flixbus
£41Air Nostrum
Sat
5 Feb
£43Flixbus
£29Air Nostrum
Sun
6 Feb
£44BlaBlaCar Bus
£41Iberia Express
Mon
7 Feb
£90Eurolines Switzerland
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Tue
8 Feb
£43Flixbus
£29Iberia Express
Wed
9 Feb
£90Eurolines Switzerland
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Thu
10 Feb
£44BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
11 Feb
£25Flixbus
£41Air Nostrum
Sat
12 Feb
£44BlaBlaCar Bus
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Travel Information to Lyon from Madrid

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£34 - £47
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £34 • 16 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £47 • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Air Nostrum

Take a coach or flight to travel 565 miles (912 km) from Madrid to 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 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

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Lyon, France from Madrid, Spain?

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 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 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 22/01/2022; 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 to Lyon from Madrid.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Madrid, Spain from Lyon, France?

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

Is my journey back to Madrid from Lyon restricted?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially 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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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
  • 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 23/01/2022. 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.

How do you get from Madrid to Lyon?

There are 2 ways to travel from Madrid to Lyon including taking a coach or flight.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lyon. Tickets for a coach cost on average £34.

This is compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A coach is generally £12 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £47 from Madrid to Lyon.

What is the fastest way from Madrid to Lyon?

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

Other travel options between Madrid and Lyon can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Lyon by coach can take on average 16 h 35 min.

What is the distance from Madrid to Lyon?

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

When going from Madrid to Lyon, where do I depart from Madrid and where do I arrive in Lyon?

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

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

Which travel companies can take me 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:

  • 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 £34.
  • Travel with Air Nostrum to go to Lyon by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Air Nostrum Madrid to Lyon tickets on Omio for £47.

Is there a direct service to Lyon from Madrid?

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Lyon with.
  • You can check for a direct flight to Lyon with Air Nostrum.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Madrid to Lyon?

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

How far in advance should I book my Madrid to Lyon ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Madrid to Lyon, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £34 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £47 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Madrid to Lyon tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.