How to travel from Madrid to Lyon

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Travel Information between Madrid and Lyon

distanceDistance565 miles (912 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$49 - $175
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $49 (€43) • 16 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $54 (€46) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Iberia Express or Renfe AVE INT

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 565 miles (912 km) between Madrid and Lyon. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, Iberia Express or Renfe AVE INT among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Madrid to Lyon.

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from Madrid to Lyon

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Madrid to Lyon is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

BlaBlaCar Bus
06:20PM24h30
Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
06:50PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$781One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
BlaBlaCar Bus
06:20PM24h30
Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
06:50PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$781One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Air Nostrum
10:05AM1h50
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
11:55AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
$4421One-way
0 transfers
Other options
iryo
06:40AM9h10
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
03:50PMLyon Part Dieu
$2201One-way
2 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
10:30PM19h40
Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
06:10PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$891One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
08:50PM16h35
Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83
01:25PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$1141One-way
0 transfers
BlaBlaCar Bus
06:20PM24h35
Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses
06:55PMLyon, Perrache Bus Station
$1011One-way
1 transfer
Vueling
02:40PM8h00
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
10:40PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
$1681One-way
1 transfer
GetJet Airlines
09:25AM13h15
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
10:40PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
$1781One-way
1 transfer
GetJet Airlines
09:25AM4h30
Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)
01:55PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport (LYS)
$2121One-way
1 transfer

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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 on Brussels Airlines, Air France and FlixBus travel between Madrid and Lyon at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Renfe-SNCF is a joint venture between Spain's Renfe and France's SNCF, offering high-speed rail services between the two countries. The trains run at speeds of up to 300 km/h, with departures every two hours. Renfe-SNCF offers three types of trains: the AVE, the TGV and the EuroMed. The AVE is the fastest, with a journey time of just over three hours between Madrid and Paris. The TGV is slightly slower, but still offers a comfortable journey. The EuroMed is the slowest, but is the most affordable option. Renfe-SNCF offers a range of ticket types, including single, return and group tickets. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, power sockets and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Renfe-SNCF are Madrid to Paris, Barcelona to Marseille and Madrid to Lyon.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      Brussels Airlines is Belgium’s leading airline. Check the ticket fares for your travel to Lyon from Madrid: Economy Classic, Economy Flex and Business.

        FAQs: Travel from Madrid to Lyon

        FAQs: 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.
        FAQs

        There are 3 travel options from Madrid to Lyon: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel to Lyon from Madrid is a bus with an average price of $49 (€43).

        This is compared to other travel options from Madrid to Lyon:

        A bus is $4 (€4) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Madrid to Lyon costing on average $54 (€46).

        A bus is $126 (€108) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Madrid to Lyon costing on average $175 (€151).

        The quickest way to travel between Madrid and Lyon is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 50 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

        Getting to Lyon by bus takes 16 h 35 min on average.

        Train takes on average 16 h 10 min.

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

        The average frequency per day from Madrid to Lyon is:

        • 2 buses per day.
        • 1 train a day.

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

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

        • Most travelers take a bus from Madrid, Estación Sur de Autobuses to Lyon, Perrache Bus Station.
        • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Madrid to Lyon depart from Madrid Barajas Airport to Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
        • Most travelers board their train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.

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

        • You can travel by bus to Lyon from Madrid with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Ourbus, Alsa, Eurolines Switzerland, Infobus or BlaBlaCar, and you can find Ourbus Madrid to Lyon tickets for $49 (€43) on Omio.
        • You can take a flight from Madrid to Lyon with Iberia Express, Air Nostrum, Volotea, Iberia, Vueling Airlines, Air France, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, easyJet, KLM or Air Europa. Cheap tickets can be found for $54 (€46) with Iberia Express from Madrid to Lyon.
        • You can travel by train from Madrid to Lyon with Renfe AVE INT, SNCF | TGV INOUI, TGV INOUI, SNCF | TGV INOUI, Renfe-SNCF, AVE or Ouigo, and you can find Ouigo Madrid to Lyon tickets for $138 (€119) on Omio.

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

        • Direct buses with BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus or Alsa with 2 direct buses per day.

        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 to Lyon from Madrid.

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Madrid to Lyon often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Geneva or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Madrid and Lyon itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lyon and any of these top destinations today!
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