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from Lyon to Madrid

You can get from Lyon to Madrid by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Lyon to Madrid on Sep 22 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:05AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h50 12:55PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1511One-way
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05:00AMLyon15h35 08:35PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$611One-way
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05:00AMLyon15h55 08:55PMMadrid, Estación Sur
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$611One-way
05:00AMLyon17h05 10:05PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$611One-way
05:00AMLyon15h35 08:35PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$1271One-way

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Tue
Sep 21
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$138Iberia
Wed
Sep 22
$61Alsa
$151Iberia
Thu
Sep 23
$61Alsa
$196Iberia
Fri
Sep 24
$61Alsa
$209Vueling
Sat
Sep 25
$61Alsa
$115Iberia
Sun
Sep 26
$61Alsa
$151Iberia
Mon
Sep 27
$58Flixbus
$127Air Nostrum
Tue
Sep 28
$61Alsa
$105Iberia
Wed
Sep 29
$61Alsa
$264Air France
Thu
Sep 30
$58Flixbus
$254Iberia
Fri
Oct 1
$49Alsa
$163Air Nostrum
Sat
Oct 2
$49Alsa
$66Iberia Express
Sun
Oct 3
$49Alsa
$127Iberia Express
Mon
Oct 4
$49Alsa
$178Iberia Express
Tue
Oct 5
$49Alsa
$66Iberia Express
Wed
Oct 6
$58Flixbus
$115Iberia
Thu
Oct 7
$56Flixbus
$66Iberia Express
Fri
Oct 8
$49Alsa
$163Air Nostrum
Sat
Oct 9
$49Alsa
$66Iberia Express
Sun
Oct 10
$51Alsa
$105Iberia Express
Mon
Oct 11
$46Flixbus
$94Iberia Express

Travel Information from Lyon to Madrid

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$79 - $131
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $79 (€64) • 15 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $131 (€105) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni International or Iberia

Take a bus or flight to travel 565 miles (912 km) between Lyon and Madrid. 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $79 (€64). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Union Ivkoni International or Iberia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Lyon to Madrid.

How to get from Lyon to Madrid

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Lyon to Madrid there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 53,19% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Lyon to Madrid. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Lyon, France and Madrid, Spain allowed?

Travel from Lyon, France to Madrid, Spain is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Madrid from Lyon restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid, Spain 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

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Madrid, Spain?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 9/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Lyon to Madrid closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to France from Madrid, Spain?

The current restriction level for returning to Lyon, France from Spain is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Lyon, France from Madrid, Spain?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Lyon from Madrid?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

Which rules do I need to follow in Lyon, France regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to France must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/20/21. 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 Lyon from Madrid here.

What are the ways to get from Lyon to Madrid?

There are 2 ways to get from Lyon to Madrid: bus or flight.

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

The cheapest way to go to Madrid from Lyon is by taking a bus, which costs on average $79 (€64).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Madrid:

A bus is generally $51 (€41) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $131 (€105) from Lyon to Madrid.

What is the fastest way from Lyon to Madrid?

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

Other travel options to Madrid can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 15 h 35 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Lyon to Madrid?

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

When traveling to Madrid from Lyon, what are the departure and arrival points in Lyon and Madrid?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Lyon to Madrid:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
Which travel companies can get me from Lyon to Madrid?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lyon to Madrid:

  • You can travel by bus from Lyon to Madrid with Union Ivkoni International, and you can find Union Ivkoni International Lyon to Madrid tickets for $79 (€64) on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane between Lyon and Madrid with Iberia, and you can find Iberia Lyon to Madrid tickets for $131 (€105) on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Madrid from Lyon?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with Flixbus.
  • You can take a direct flight with Iberia.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Madrid as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Madrid from Lyon.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Lyon to Madrid?
Many of our customers traveling from Lyon to Madrid don't make Madrid their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Madrid are Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Madrid to any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket from Lyon to Madrid online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket costs $79 (€64) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $131 (€105) one way for this journey.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lyon
Madrid
Lyon
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Lyon Part Dieu
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Refreshments
Lyon-Perrache
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