Cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Lyon

Showing times and prices for Dec 5

Cheapest

$95

Average

$117

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.

Cheapest
09:00AMMadrid, Estación Sur19h30 04:30AMLyon, Gare Lyon-Perrache
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$951One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur17h00 04:30AMLyon
1 changes
$1231One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:55AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T416h35 04:30AMLyon
1 changes
$1231One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:30AMMadrid19h00 04:30AMLyon
1 changes
$1231One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:45AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T418h45 04:30AMLyon
1 changes
$1231One-way

Bus schedule from Madrid to Lyon

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09:00AMMadrid, Estación Sur19h30 04:30AMLyon, Gare Lyon-Perrache
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09:30AMMadrid19h00 04:30AMLyon
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09:45AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T418h45 04:30AMLyon
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11:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur17h00 04:30AMLyon
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11:55AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T416h35 04:30AMLyon
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Sat
Dec 4
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$200Air Nostrum
Sun
Dec 5
$94Union Ivkoni International
$103Iberia Express
Mon
Dec 6
$102Flixbus
$83Iberia Express
Tue
Dec 7
$72Flixbus
$56Air Nostrum
Wed
Dec 8
$108Flixbus
$83Air Nostrum
Thu
Dec 9
$60Flixbus
$56Iberia Express
Fri
Dec 10
$84Flixbus
$56Air Nostrum
Sat
Dec 11
$59Flixbus
$190Air France
Sun
Dec 12
$72Flixbus
$115Iberia Express
Mon
Dec 13
$72Flixbus
$73Air Nostrum
Tue
Dec 14
$79Union Ivkoni International
$56Air Nostrum
Wed
Dec 15
$65Flixbus
$83Air Nostrum
Thu
Dec 16
$94Eurolines Switzerland
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Fri
Dec 17
$135Eurolines Switzerland
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Dec 18
$135Eurolines Switzerland
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Sun
Dec 19
$94Union Ivkoni International
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Mon
Dec 20
$60Flixbus
$56Iberia Express
Tue
Dec 21
$94Union Ivkoni International
$91Vueling
Wed
Dec 22
$102Flixbus
$123Vueling
Thu
Dec 23
$84Flixbus
$132Vueling
Fri
Dec 24
$132Flixbus
$65Air Nostrum

Bus times from Madrid to Lyon

Showing times and prices for Dec 5

Fastest Journey

16 h 35 m

Average

18 h 10 m

Buses per day

5

Distance

912 km

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.

Fastest
11:55AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T416h35 04:30AMLyon
1 changes
$1231One-way
2nd Fastest
11:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur17h00 04:30AMLyon
1 changes
$1231One-way
09:45AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T418h45 04:30AMLyon
1 changes
$1231One-way
09:30AMMadrid19h00 04:30AMLyon
1 changes
$1231One-way
09:00AMMadrid, Estación Sur19h30 04:30AMLyon, Gare Lyon-Perrache
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$951One-way

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Bus Information to Lyon from Madrid

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
durationAverage bus duration16 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$92 (€77)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersFlixbus, 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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Alsa between Madrid and Lyon

Buy your official Alsa bus tickets between Madrid and Lyon from $60 (€50) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient route.

Alsa

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.

Alsa offers an impressive fleet of buses with different levels of comfort and amenities on offer for its millions of customers every year. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic amenities like free WiFi, restrooms, footrests and onboard entertainment, others may want to check out the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium buses, which provide more upscale amenities on specific routes.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips

Bus to Lyon from Madrid
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by bus between Madrid, Spain and Lyon, France allowed?

Travel between Madrid, Spain and Lyon, France by bus is: Partially open.

Can I enter France from Spain?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France 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
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Lyon, France?

All travelers in France must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

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.

What restrictions are there on reentering Spain from Lyon, France?

Return travel from France to Spain is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Madrid from Lyon?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Lyon?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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

What are the safety rules to follow in Madrid, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

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.

How much are cheap buses from Madrid to Lyon?
Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from Madrid to Lyon for as low as $60 (€50)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a bus from Madrid to Lyon?
If you’re looking to buy your bus tickets in the next week, you can expect the Madrid to Lyon bus price to come in at an average of $92 (€77)  one way.
What is the distance to Lyon from Madrid by bus?
The bus distance from Madrid to Lyon is around 565 miles (912 km).
How long is the bus ride to Lyon from Madrid?
The Madrid to Lyon bus duration is on average 16 h 35 min, which is to be expected when traveling 565 miles (912 km) from Madrid to Lyon. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What is the departure bus station in Madrid and arrival bus station in 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.

Where do I find the Madrid bus station to Lyon? Where is the Lyon bus station?

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.

Which bus companies can get me from Madrid to Lyon?
If you're looking for buses from Madrid to Lyon, you can rely on Flixbus, Eurolines Switzerland, Alsa, Eurolines France or Union Ivkoni International to get you to Lyon. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the Madrid to Lyon journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first bus depart from Madrid to Lyon? When does the last bus depart from Madrid to Lyon?
The earliest bus for this trip departs from Madrid at 8: 00 AM. The last bus leaves from Madrid at 9: 55 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Madrid to Lyon and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I purchase the Madrid to Lyon bus for the best deals on tickets?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this route and save money. If you buy bus tickets between Madrid and Lyon within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $92 (€77) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your bus ticket from Madrid to Lyon a few months in advance.