How to travel from Madrid to Lyon

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$119Vueling
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$72Eurolines Switzerland
$96Iberia
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$50Flixbus
$115Air Nostrum
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$72Alsa
$86Iberia
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$50Flixbus
$69Air Nostrum
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$50Flixbus
$86Iberia
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$55Flixbus
$96Air Nostrum
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$72Eurolines Switzerland
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$50Flixbus
$57Vueling
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$49Flixbus
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$45Flixbus
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$47Flixbus
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$50Flixbus
$96Iberia
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Aug 7
$60Flixbus
$96Air Nostrum
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$54Flixbus
$69Iberia
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$49Flixbus
$86Iberia
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$49Flixbus
$84Vueling
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$45Flixbus
$86Iberia
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$50Flixbus
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$72Eurolines Switzerland
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$57Flixbus
$115Air Nostrum

Travel Information to Lyon from Madrid

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$66 - $151
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $66 (€53) • 16 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $151 (€121) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir Nostrum or Flixbus

Travel 565 miles (912 km) by flight or bus to Lyon from 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 $66 (€53). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Air Nostrum or Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Madrid to Lyon.

How to get from Madrid to Lyon

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Madrid to Lyon there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 63,46% 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 Madrid to Lyon. 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 COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Lyon, France from Madrid, Spain?

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

Can travelers from Spain enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

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

Conditions of entry into France:

  • 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
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 7/24/21. 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 between Madrid and Lyon.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Spain from Lyon, France?

The restriction level for your return to Madrid, Spain from France is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Madrid from Lyon restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Madrid from Lyon?

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Madrid, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 7/25/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Madrid from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Lyon from Madrid?

There are 2 ways to travel from Madrid to Lyon including taking a flight or bus.

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

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lyon is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $66 (€53) compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A bus is $85 (€68) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Lyon costing on average $151 (€121).

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

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

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 16 h 15 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Madrid to Lyon would I travel?

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

When traveling to Lyon from Madrid, where do I depart from Madrid and where do I arrive in Lyon?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Madrid Barajas Airport and tend to arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Buses mostly leave from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and tend to arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Madrid to Lyon?

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

  • You can travel by plane from Madrid to Lyon with Air Nostrum, and you can find Air Nostrum Madrid to Lyon tickets for $151 (€121) on Omio.
  • You can go to Lyon from Madrid by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $66 (€53) with Flixbus from Madrid to Lyon on Omio.
Can I travel directly to Lyon from Madrid?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with Flixbus.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Madrid to Lyon?
Looking to extend your trip from Madrid to Lyon? Many Omio customers who go from Madrid to Lyon usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you're looking to explore Paris, Geneva or Barcelona from Lyon, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
When should I buy a ticket from Madrid to Lyon online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $151 (€121) one way.
  • A bus ticket is costing on average $66 (€53) one way for this journey.

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