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

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

Recommended option

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Ave
  2. Ave

$162 - $231

Cheapest option

Fly from Lyon  •  5 h 1 min

  1. LYS - MAD

$64 - $220

4 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Tgv / ...
  2. Ave

$159 - $225

Bus  •  19 h 15 min

$85 - $150

Drive  •  11 h 33 min

  1. 766.2 miles

$160 - $240

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7 h 1 min

  1. GVA - MAD

$79 - $269

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

You can take a train from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona Sants in around 8 h 4 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Lyon to Madrid twice daily. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 19 h 15 min. Autocares Grupo Samar also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $95
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lyon and Madrid is 912 km. The road distance is 1226 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Madrid is to fly which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 1 min.

The quickest way to get from Lyon to Madrid is to fly which takes 5 h 1 min and costs 50€ - 190€.

No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Madrid. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha via Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 4 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon and arriving at Madrid. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 19 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 8 h 4 min to get from Lyon to Madrid, including transfers.