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

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Train  •  8h 18m

  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

€122 - €204

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Fly from Lyon  •  5h 18m

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

€55 - €145

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Bus  •  16h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid N748

€59 - €70

Bus via Madrid  •  20h

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Madrid

€114 - €154

Drive  •  11h 28m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha 1224.5 km

€130 - €200

Train to Geneva, fly  •  7h 24m

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

€96 - €268

Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha by train

The train journey time between Lyon and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is around 8h 49m and covers a distance of around 1263 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 49m. Operated by Renfe SNCF and Renfe AVE, the Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train service departs from Lyon Part Dieu 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:
8h 49m
Fastest train time:
8h 49m
Train distance:
1263 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€122
Carbon emissions:
66 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:28
Last train departs at:
14:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to bus which costs €55 - €70 and takes 16h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to fly which costs €50 - €150 and takes 5h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. However, there are services departing from Lyon Perrache and arriving at Estación De Atocha via Estación Sur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. 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 18m.

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It is 912 km from Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. It is approximately 1224.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha without a car is to train which takes 8h 18m and costs €120 - €210.

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It takes approximately 8h 18m to get from Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, including transfers.

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Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lyon Perrache station.

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Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is to train which takes 8h 18m and costs €120 - €210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €70 and takes 16h 55m, you could also fly, which costs €50 - €150 and takes 5h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.
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  • Distance: 912.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 18m

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Spain?

You can take a train from Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha via Barcelona-Sants in around 8h 18m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid once daily. Tickets cost €55 - €70 and the journey takes 16h 40m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €160
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Flights from Geneva to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €120
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €120
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €310
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €460
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from Geneva to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €300
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lyon to Madrid via Nantes
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Train operators
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
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€20 - €29
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Madrid
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
alsa.com

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

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Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Madrid station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha is 1224 km. It takes approximately 11h 28m to drive from Lyon to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha.

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

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There are 1523+ hotels available in Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. Prices start at €87 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 €14 - €16.

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