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There are 9 ways to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Lyon, train  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Lyon (LYS) MAD - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Macon Ville
  3. Take the train from Mâcon to Chalon-sur-Saône

€85 - €217

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Bus, train  •  20h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lyon Perrache N748
  2. Take the train from Lyon Perrache to Chalon Sur Saone Ter / ...

€73 - €108

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Fly to Geneva, train  •  7h 27m

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

€113 - €264

Fly to Basel, train  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Basel (BSL) MAD - BSL
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse to Dijon
  3. Take the train from Dijon to Chalon-sur-Saône

€92 - €270

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAD - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Le Creusot Montceau Montchanin

€105 - €288

Train  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chalon-sur-Saône Ter / ...

€158 - €268

Bus via Lyon  •  19h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Lyon
  3. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Chalon-sur-Saône 730

€97 - €132

Bus  •  44h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Burgos
  2. Take the bus from Burgos to Chalons

€149 - €216

Drive  •  12h 9m

  1. Drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône 1244.1 km

€130 - €200

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône by train

The train journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Chalon-sur-Saône is around 20h 6m and covers a distance of around 1406 km. The fastest train normally takes 19h 36m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias, Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF and others, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône train service departs from Aeropuerto T4 and arrives in Chalon-sur-Saône. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
20h 6m
Fastest train time:
19h 36m
Train distance:
1406 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
74 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
20:01
Last train departs at:
20:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chalon-sur-Saône is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Chalon-sur-Saône is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Chalon-sur-Saône is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône is to bus and train which costs €70 - €110 and takes 20h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône is to fly and train which costs €85 - €220 and takes 4h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône. However, there are services departing from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 and arriving at Chalon-sur-Saône via Burgos and Lyon Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône. However, there are services departing from Aeropuerto T4 and arriving at Chalon-sur-Saône via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Barcelona-Sants and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 7m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Chalon-sur-Saône is 974 km. The road distance is 1244.1 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône without a car is to train which takes 12h 7m and costs €150 - €270.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône, including transfers.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône is to train which takes 12h 7m and costs €150 - €270. Alternatively, you can bus via Lyon, which costs €95 - €140 and takes 19h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône.
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  • Distance: 974.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 26m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Chalon-sur-Saône, France?

You can take a train from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône via Atocha, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Barcelona-Sants, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 12h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône via Burgos and Lyon Perrache in around 19h 10m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €170
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €360
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €2900
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €170
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €360
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €600
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€40 - €600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €160
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Flights from Madrid to Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €190
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €460
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Genoa
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
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 Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Macon Ville
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€29 - €34
1st Class
€23 - €27
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€35 - €45
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€25 - €29
1st Class
€32 - €38
Train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Le Creusot Montceau Montchanin
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€55 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €75
Train from Lyon Perrache to Chalon Sur Saone
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €36
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 Saint-Exupéry TGV to Mâcon
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mâcon to Chalon-sur-Saône
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chalon-sur-Saône
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mulhouse to Dijon
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Dijon to Chalon-sur-Saône
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
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 Perrache to Chalon Sur Saone
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Rail 1st Class
€25 - €40
Bus operators
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 Madrid - Barajas Airport T4 to Burgos
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €26
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Burgos to Chalons
Ave. Duration
41h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€130 - €190
Website
alsa.com
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Burgos to Lyon
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Website
iberocoach.com
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 Lyon Perrache to Chalon-sur-Saône
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Madrid to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus Station to Chalon-sur-Saône
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Chalon-sur-Saône station.

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Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Chalon-sur-Saône station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône is 1244 km. It takes approximately 12h 9m to drive from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Chalon-sur-Saône.

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