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Train Information between Madrid and Lyon

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Madrid to Lyon cover the 565 miles (912 km) long journey taking on average 17 h 41 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Madrid, Spain and Lyon, France allowed?

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

What is the status of international entry into France from Spain?

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

Do I need to self-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?

When traveling in France, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/3/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Lyon from Madrid before traveling.

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 train to Madrid from Lyon.

How far is Madrid to Lyon by train?
You should expect to travel around 565 miles (912 km)  to Lyon from Madrid by train.
How long is the train ride from Madrid to Lyon?
The Madrid to Lyon train duration is on average 17 h 41 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 train station in Madrid and arrival train station in Lyon?

When taking a train from Madrid, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid Méndez Alvaro. When you arrive in Lyon, your train can arrive in train stations including Lyon Part Dieu, Lyon-Perrache and Lyon Part-Dieu Gare routière.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha   to Lyon Part Dieu.

Where is the train station in Madrid? Where is the train station in Lyon?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and need to travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Lyon most often arrive at Lyon Part Dieu and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from this train station to the city center.

How many train services per day are there from Madrid to Lyon?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Madrid to Lyon. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Madrid
Lyon
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha is the most popular Madrid railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Madrid for your trip to Lyon.
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Phone Number
+34 912432343
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Mon - Sun: 10: 00 - 20: 00
Public transit options for Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Metro lines: 1
Bus lines: 10, 14, 24, 26, 32, 37, 54, 57, 59, 85, 86, 102, 121, 203
Train lines: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8, C10