How to travel from Lyon to Madrid

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from Lyon to Madrid

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

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To get from Lyon to Madrid on Dec 06 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:40AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h50 09:30AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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07:40AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h50 09:30AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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12:55PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h55 02:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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06:55PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h55 08:50PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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02:00PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport3h40 05:40PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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Travel Information to Madrid from Lyon

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $787
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $38 (€35) • 9 h 17 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $787 (€717) • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Lufthansa

Travel 565 miles (912 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Lyon and Madrid. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $38 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or Lufthansa 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Lyon to Madrid

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FAQs

Travel between Lyon, France and Madrid, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from France enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Madrid from Lyon?

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Madrid, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Madrid from Lyon.

Return travel to Lyon, France from Spain is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Spain?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Spain?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Lyon, France was last verified on 11/6/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Lyon from Madrid.

There are 4 ways to get from Lyon to Madrid: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Lyon and Madrid is by taking a train with an average price of $38 (€35).

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A train is generally $71 (€65) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $110 (€100) from Lyon to Madrid.

A train is $748 (€682) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Lyon to Madrid costing on average $787 (€717).

The fastest way from Lyon to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 55 min.

There are alternative travel options to Madrid that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 15 h 20 min.

In comparison, getting to Madrid by train can take on average 9 h 17 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Madrid is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Madrid from Lyon as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Lyon to Madrid depart from Lyon, Gare Perrache to Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport and arrive in Madrid Barajas Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha.

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

  • You can travel by bus between Lyon and Madrid with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Lyon to Madrid tickets for $110 (€100) on Omio.
  • You can travel between Lyon and Madrid by flight with Lufthansa. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $787 (€717) with Lufthansa from Lyon to Madrid.

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to take to Madrid with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Lyon to Madrid? Many Omio customers who go from Lyon to Madrid usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla. If you're looking to explore Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla from Madrid, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Lyon to Madrid, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $110 (€100) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing $787 (€717) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $38 (€35) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lyon to Madrid online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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