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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 18 Oct 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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£1331One-way
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08:40Madrid Barajas Airport1h50 10:30Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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20:15Madrid Barajas Airport13h10 09:25Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£1601One-way
15:40Madrid Barajas Airport1h45 17:25Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£2741One-way
20:15Madrid Barajas Airport17h20 13:35Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£1731One-way

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Sun
17 Oct
£62Flixbus
£85Iberia Express
Mon
18 Oct
£90Eurolines Switzerland
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Tue
19 Oct
£68Union Ivkoni International
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Wed
20 Oct
£90Eurolines Switzerland
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Thu
21 Oct
£90Eurolines Switzerland
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Fri
22 Oct
£62Flixbus
£85Iberia Express
Sat
23 Oct
£44Flixbus
£61Iberia Express
Sun
24 Oct
£58Union Ivkoni International
£61Iberia Express
Mon
25 Oct
£53Flixbus
£101Iberia Express
Tue
26 Oct
£40Flixbus
£101Air Nostrum
Wed
27 Oct
£62Flixbus
£110Iberia Express
Thu
28 Oct
£62Flixbus
£85Iberia Express
Fri
29 Oct
£97Flixbus
£188Iberia Express
Sat
30 Oct
£53Flixbus
£188Iberia Express
Sun
31 Oct
£56Union Ivkoni International
£147Iberia Express
Mon
1 Nov
£90Eurolines Switzerland
£147Iberia Express
Tue
2 Nov
£44Flixbus
£147Air Nostrum
Wed
3 Nov
£90Eurolines Switzerland
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Thu
4 Nov
£90Eurolines Switzerland
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Fri
5 Nov
£90Eurolines Switzerland
£160Iberia Express
Sat
6 Nov
£62Flixbus
£188Air Nostrum

Travel Information between Madrid and Lyon

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or coach
priceTicket price range£60 - £99
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £60 • 16 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £99 • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia or Union Ivkoni International

Travel 565 miles (912 km) 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 £60. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Iberia or Union Ivkoni International among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight or coach from Madrid to Lyon.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Lyon, France if I’m coming 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 1 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration 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 15/10/2021; 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 between Madrid and Lyon.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Madrid, 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
  • 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

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 15/10/2021. 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 go from Madrid to Lyon?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Madrid and Lyon. You can take a flight or coach.

How do I get from Madrid to Lyon the cheapest way?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Madrid to Lyon, which costs on average £60.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lyon:

A coach is £39 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Lyon costing on average £99.

What is the quickest way from Madrid to Lyon?

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

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 16 h 35 min.

How many miles from Madrid to Lyon would I travel?

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

Where do I depart from Madrid? Where do I arrive in Lyon?

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Coaches mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
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:

  • Iberia can get you to Lyon by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Iberia from Madrid to Lyon for £99 on Omio.
  • Union Ivkoni International can take you to Lyon by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Union Ivkoni International from Madrid to Lyon for £60.
Is there a way to travel directly from Madrid to Lyon?

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

  • You can take a direct flight with Iberia.
  • You can travel directly by 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 to Lyon from Madrid.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Madrid to Lyon ends?
Your journey from Madrid to Lyon doesn't have to end in Lyon. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you’d like to add Paris, Geneva or Barcelona to your Madrid to Lyon trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lyon today!
How early should I purchase Madrid to Lyon tickets online to score 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 plane ticket for this trip is £99 one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £60 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.