• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 7 ways to get from Lyon to Madrid 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Lyon  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Madrid (MAD) LYS - MAD

$63 - $220

6 alternative options

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Madrid (MAD) GVA - MAD

$75 - $262

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  8h 23m

  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 / ...

$161 - $229

Train  •  9h 3m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Avignon TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave

$156 - $234

Bus FlixBus  •  17h

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

$70 - $120

Bus ALSA  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Madrid

$79 - $120

Drive  •  11h 33m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Madrid 766.2 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Madrid is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 5h 1m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Lyon to Madrid is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 5h 1m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Madrid. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17h.

More details

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 8h 23m.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Lyon to Madrid without a car is to train which takes 8h 23m and costs 140€ - 200€.

More details

It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Lyon to Madrid, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Lyon to Madrid is to fly which takes 5h 1m and costs 55€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 140€ - 200€ and takes 8h 23m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 17h.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Lyon to Madrid.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 570.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

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

Iberia, easyJet and five other airlines fly from Lyon to Madrid every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona Sants in around 8h 23m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Avignon-TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$50 - $80
Train from Avignon TGV to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
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
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Spanish Railways AVE
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
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
alsa.com

Want to know more about travelling around Spain

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

Search flights

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

More details

Lyon to Madrid train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Madrid is 1226 km. It takes approximately 11h 33m to drive from Lyon to Madrid.

Get driving directions

easyJet, Air France, Brussels Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Lyon Airport to Madrid Airport.

Search flights

Book your Lyon to Madrid train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

Search and book

Book your Lyon to Madrid bus tickets online with FlixBus.

Search and book

There are 3944+ hotels available in Madrid. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

More details

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

More details