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from Madrid to Lyon

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

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To get from Madrid to Lyon on Dec 5 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:40AMMadrid Barajas Airport1h50 10:30AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport
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09:00AMMadrid, Estación Sur19h30 04:30AMLyon, Gare Lyon-Perrache
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11:55AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T416h35 04:30AMLyon
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11:30AMMadrid, Estación Sur17h00 04:30AMLyon
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09:45AMMadrid, Aeropuerto Barajas T418h45 04:30AMLyon
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Dec 4
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$200Air Nostrum
Dec 5
$94Union Ivkoni International
$103Iberia Express
Dec 6
$83Iberia Express
Dec 7
$56Air Nostrum
Dec 8
$83Air Nostrum
Dec 9
$56Iberia Express
Dec 10
$56Air Nostrum
Dec 11
$190Air France
Dec 12
$115Iberia Express
Dec 13
$73Air Nostrum
Dec 14
$79Union Ivkoni International
$56Air Nostrum
Dec 15
$83Air Nostrum
Dec 16
$94Eurolines Switzerland
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Dec 17
$73Iberia Express
Dec 18
$135Eurolines Switzerland
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Dec 19
$94Union Ivkoni International
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Dec 20
$56Iberia Express
Dec 21
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$65Air Nostrum

Travel Information between Madrid and Lyon

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$81 - $134
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $81 (€68) • 16 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $134 (€111) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIberia or Union Ivkoni International

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 $81 (€68). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Iberia or Union Ivkoni International among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from Madrid to Lyon.

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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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Travel from Madrid to Lyon
Travel to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Madrid to Lyon.
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Lyon, France from Madrid, Spain?

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

Can I enter France if coming from Spain?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lyon if traveling 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 measures do I need to follow in Lyon, France due to the pandemic?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 12/3/21; 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 Madrid and Lyon.

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

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

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

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Madrid 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 12/4/21. 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 Madrid from Lyon here.

How do I reach Lyon from Madrid?

You can travel between Madrid and Lyon 2 different ways: flight or bus.

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

The cheapest way to go to Lyon from Madrid is by taking a bus, which costs on average $81 (€68).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lyon:

A bus is $52 (€44) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Lyon costing on average $134 (€111).

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

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

Other travel options to Lyon can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Lyon by bus can take on average 16 h 35 min.

What is the distance from Madrid to Lyon?

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

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

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

  • Flights mostly depart from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Buses most often depart from Madrid at Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Lyon at Lyon, Gare Perrache.
Who can get me from Madrid to Lyon?

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

  • Iberia can take you to Lyon by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Iberia from Madrid to Lyon for $134 (€111).
  • Travel with Union Ivkoni International for buses to Lyon. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Union Ivkoni International Madrid to Lyon tickets on Omio for $81 (€68).
Is there a way to travel directly from Madrid to Lyon?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Iberia.
  • You can book a direct bus with Flixbus.

Direct services to Lyon 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.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Madrid to Lyon?
Your trip from Madrid to Lyon doesn't have to end in Lyon. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Barcelona. If you’d like to add Paris, Geneva or Barcelona to your Madrid to Lyon tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lyon today!
How early should I book Madrid to Lyon tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $134 (€111) one way for this route.
  • A bus ticket costs $81 (€68) one way on average for this route.

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.