The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Madrid to Lyon will cost around $ 117 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 95.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
16 h 35 m
18 h 10 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Madrid for Lyon every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 912 km distance in an average of 18 h 10 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 16 h 35 m .
The slowest buses will take 19 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||565 miles (912 km)|
|Average bus duration||16 h 35 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$92 (€77)|
|Bus providers||Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Alsa, Eurolines France or Union Ivkoni International|
Buses from Madrid to Lyon cover the 565 miles (912 km) long journey taking on average 16 h 35 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Alsa, Eurolines France or Union Ivkoni International. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $60 (€50), but the average price of bus tickets is $92 (€77). Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
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Looking for a budget-friendly way to travel 565 miles (912 km) by bus from Madrid to Lyon? Alsa is Spain’s main bus company that offers premium services and the most comfortable travel experience on a budget. Not only does Alsa sell standard tickets for its plethora of national and regional routes, but it also provides travelers special offers like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible bus tickets on select routes. Check out Alsa bus schedules and tickets available for the Madrid to Lyon trip on Omio to find the best deal on Alsa buses between Madrid and Lyon, whether you're looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest bus.
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Operator ticket policies for COVID
Travel between Madrid, Spain and Lyon, France by bus is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 12/3/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus to Lyon from Madrid as this information can change.
Return travel from France to Spain is: Partially open.
Entry into Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 12/4/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your bus to Madrid from Lyon.
There are a few bus stations in Madrid to start your journey from including Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83, Madrid, Estación de Moncloa and Madrid, Méndez Álvaro - Terminal. In Lyon you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Lyon, Gare Perrache, Lyon, Dardilly and Lyon, Lyon Perrache.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Lyon, Gare Perrache, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center.
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