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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 Jan 21 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:10AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h55 08:05AMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$941One-way
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05:00AMLyon15h20 08:20PMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T4
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$711One-way
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06:50PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h55 08:45PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1571One-way
11:05AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h50 12:55PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1571One-way
12:45PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport4h50 05:35PMMadrid Barajas Airport
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$1671One-way

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Fri
Jan 21
$47Flixbus
$94Air Nostrum
Sat
Jan 22
$123Eurolines Switzerland
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Sun
Jan 23
$99Union Ivkoni International
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Mon
Jan 24
$44Flixbus
$69Air Nostrum
Tue
Jan 25
$35Flixbus
$64Air Nostrum
Wed
Jan 26
$35Flixbus
$47Air Nostrum
Thu
Jan 27
$48Flixbus
$47Iberia Express
Fri
Jan 28
$49Alsa
$47Air Nostrum
Sat
Jan 29
$47Alsa
$69Air Nostrum
Sun
Jan 30
$83Union Ivkoni International
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Mon
Jan 31
$123Eurolines Switzerland
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Tue
Feb 1
$76Union Ivkoni International
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Wed
Feb 2
$47Flixbus
$47Air Nostrum
Thu
Feb 3
$47Alsa
$47Air Nostrum
Fri
Feb 4
$123Eurolines Switzerland
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Sat
Feb 5
$47Alsa
$69Air Nostrum
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Feb 6
$47Alsa
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Mon
Feb 7
$123Eurolines Switzerland
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Feb 8
$76Union Ivkoni International
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Wed
Feb 9
$35Flixbus
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Travel Information between Lyon and Madrid

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$47 - $74
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $47 (€39) • 15 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $74 (€61) • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Air Nostrum

Take a bus or flight to travel 565 miles (912 km) to Madrid from Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $47 (€39). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Air Nostrum among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Lyon to Madrid.

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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

What are the international travel restrictions for Spain due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling between Lyon and Madrid?

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

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Madrid if traveling from Lyon?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Lyon and Madrid.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Lyon, 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 2 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 tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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 1/19/22. 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.

How do I get from Lyon to Madrid?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Lyon to Madrid?

The cheapest way to travel from Lyon to Madrid is by taking a bus with an average price of $47 (€39).

This is compared to other travel options to Madrid:

A bus is $27 (€22) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Lyon to Madrid costing on average $74 (€61).

What is the quickest way to get from Lyon to Madrid?

The fastest way from Lyon to Madrid is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 45 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.

What is the distance between Lyon and Madrid?

Madrid is approximately 565 miles (912 km) away from Lyon.

When traveling to Madrid from Lyon, where do I depart from Lyon and where do I arrive in 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 who book a plane ticket from Lyon to Madrid depart from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport to Madrid Barajas Airport.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Lyon to Madrid?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lyon to Madrid, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Lyon to Madrid tickets on Omio for $47 (€39).
  • Travel with Air Nostrum for flights to Madrid. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Air Nostrum Lyon to Madrid tickets on Omio for $74 (€61).

Can I find a direct route to Madrid from Lyon?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You'll find direct flights with Air Nostrum.

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.

Where should I go next after I travel from Lyon to Madrid?

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.

How early should I buy Lyon to Madrid tickets 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 is costing on average $47 (€39) one way for this journey.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $74 (€61) one way for this trip.

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.