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There are 6 ways to get from Lyon to Málaga by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Lyon  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Malaga (AGP) LYS - AGP

$78 - $180

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Train to Geneva, fly  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Malaga (AGP) GVA - AGP

$94 - $338

Train via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave

$226 - $319

Train  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malaga Ave

$206 - $289

Bus  •  25 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Madrid 748
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Torremolinos

$97 - $145

Drive  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Málaga 998.7 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Málaga is to fly which costs 65€ - 160€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Málaga is to fly which costs 65€ - 160€ and takes 5 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Málaga via Madrid and Isabel Manoja. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Malaga via Barcelona Sants and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 37 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Málaga is 1266 km. The road distance is 1597.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Málaga without a car is to train which takes 11 h 37 min and costs 190€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Lyon to Málaga, including transfers.

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Lyon to Málaga bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lyon, Lyon Perrache station.

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Lyon to Málaga train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Málaga is to fly which takes 5 h 9 min and costs 65€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 280€ and takes 11 h 37 min, you could also bus, which costs 80€ - 130€ and takes 25 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 791.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 9 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Málaga, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Transavia France and six other airlines fly from Lyon to Málaga every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Málaga via Barcelona Sants and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 11 h 37 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Lyon to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Lyon to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Lyon to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Malaga via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Lyon to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Lyon to Malaga via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Malaga via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Malaga via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $600
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Malaga via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malaga
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Madrid
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
mma.interbus.es
Bus from Madrid to Torremolinos
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
mma.interbus.es

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Malaga Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Lyon to Málaga bus services, operated by Interbus Madrid-Malaga-Algeciras, arrive at Torremolinos station.

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Lyon to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Malaga station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Málaga is 1598 km. It takes approximately 15 h 12 min to drive from Lyon to Málaga.

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Transavia France, Iberia, Brussels Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Malaga Airport.

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There are 4066+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs 9€ - 15€.

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