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There are 9 ways to get from Lille to Madrid by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Lille Lesquin  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Lille Lesquin (LIL) to Madrid (MAD) LIL - MAD

€36 - €148

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Madrid (MAD) BRU - MAD

€62 - €411

Train to Paris CDG, fly  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Madrid (MAD) CDG - MAD

€104 - €324

Train to Paris Orly, fly  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Madrid (MAD) ORY - MAD

€70 - €228

Train to Charleroi, fly  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Charleroi-Sud
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Madrid (MAD) CRL - MAD

€38 - €373

Train  •  12h 17m

  1. Take the train from Lille Europe to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave

€293 - €508

Train via Bordeaux  •  18h 54m

  1. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Bordeaux St Jean Tgv
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio

€190 - €278

Bus  •  19h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 1755 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Madrid 793 / ...

€66 - €86

Drive  •  13h 56m

  1. Drive from Lille to Madrid 1486 km

€160 - €240

Lille to Madrid by train

The train journey time between Lille and Madrid is around 12h 14m and covers a distance of around 1908 km. The fastest train normally takes 12h 14m. Operated by TGV inOui, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Renfe SNCF and others, the Lille to Madrid train service departs from Lille Europe and arrives in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 14m
Fastest train time:
12h 14m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€220
Carbon emissions:
100 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
11:03
Last train departs at:
11:03

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lille to Madrid train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Spain from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Lille to Madrid is to bus which costs €65 - €90 and takes 19h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Lille to Madrid is to train and fly which costs €100 - €330 and takes 5h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lille to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Lille and arriving at Madrid via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lille to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Lille Europe and arriving at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 17m.

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The distance between Lille and Madrid is 1251 km. The road distance is 1486 km.

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The best way to get from Lille to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 12h 17m and costs €290 - €550.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Lille to Madrid, including transfers.

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Lille to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lille station.

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Lille to Madrid train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Lille Europe station.

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The best way to get from Lille to Madrid is to fly which takes 6h 41m and costs €35 - €150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €290 - €550 and takes 12h 17m, you could also bus, which costs €65 - €90 and takes 19h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Lille to Madrid.
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  • Distance: 1250.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 41m

What companies run services between Lille, France and Madrid, Spain?

Volotea, Ryanair and five other airlines fly from Lille to Madrid every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lille to Madrid via Lyon Part Dieu and Barcelona-Sants in around 12h 17m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Madrid via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Madrid via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Madrid via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €410
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Madrid via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €2900
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €400
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €430
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €600
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €400
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €220
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Madrid via Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€28 - €140
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€25 - €65
Flights from Charleroi to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €130
Flights from Charleroi to Madrid via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€25 - €130
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €240
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €460
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €5500
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €260
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €180
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lille Lesquin to Madrid via Nantes
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Madrid via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Air Algérie
Website
airalgerie.dz
Flights from Paris Orly to Madrid via Algiers
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€270 - €1400
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€32 - €38
1st Class
€27 - €32
Train from Lille Europe to Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
Train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Train from Lille Europe to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€95 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €130
Train from Lille Flandres to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€120 - €140
1st Class
€140 - €170
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lille-Europe to Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle TGV
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lille-Europe to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€170 - €310
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Lille Flandres to Charleroi-Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€14 - €21
Rail 1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Hendaye
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
Renfe SNCF
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Irun to Madrid-Principe Pio
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus

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There is no direct flight from Lille Lesquin Airport to Madrid Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 5m and has one stopover.

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Lille to Madrid bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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Lille to Madrid train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lille to Madrid is 1486 km. It takes approximately 13h 56m to drive from Lille to Madrid.

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Volotea, Ryanair, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Lille Lesquin Airport to Madrid Airport.

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Book your Lille to Madrid bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1499+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Lille to Lille Lesquin Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs €8.

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