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There are 8 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon by plane, bus, train 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 to Paris CDG  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris CDG (CDG) MAD - CDG

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Fly to Paris Orly  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Paris Orly (ORY) MAD - ORY

6 alternative options

Fly to Beauvais, bus  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Beauvais (BVA) MAD - BVA
  2. Take the bus from Paris Beauvais Airport to Paris Porte Maillot

Train via Barcelona  •  10h 16m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

Train  •  17h 15m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes 18061
  2. Take the train from Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv

Bus via Aeropuerto T4  •  17h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Paris 793

Bus  •  18h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni

Drive  •  11h 49m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon 1267.5 km

Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Gare de Lyon is around 11h 38m and covers a distance of around 1684 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 12m. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 50m. Services are operated by Renfe AVE and Renfe SNCF. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
9h 26m
Layover time:
2h 12m
Total time:
11h 38m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
9h 50m
Journey distance:
1684 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€148
Carbon emissions:
88 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:30
Last service departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon walk and train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon is to bus via Aeropuerto T4 which costs €55 - €75 and takes 17h 46m.

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The fastest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon is to fly. Taking this option will cost €50 - €170 and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Paris via Madrid Barajas Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon via Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 16m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Gare de Lyon is 1053 km. The road distance is 1267.5 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon without a car is to train via Barcelona which takes 10h 16m and costs €140 - €240.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid Barajas Airport station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon is to fly which takes 5h 31m and costs €50 - €170. Alternatively, you can train via Barcelona, which costs €140 - €240 and takes 10h 16m, you could also bus via Aeropuerto T4, which costs €55 - €75 and takes 17h 46m.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon.
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  • Distance: 1053.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 31m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France?

Air France, Iberia and six other airlines fly from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Barcelona-Sants, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 10h 16m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €2100
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €330
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €330
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €350
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €350
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€18 - €270
Flights from Madrid to Beauvais via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€18 - €270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €160
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €400
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Paris Orly via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Principe Pio to Pasajes
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Hendaye to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
Bus operators
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Phone
0892 68 20 66
Website
aeroportparisbeauvais.com
Bus from Paris Beauvais Airport to Paris Porte Maillot
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€16
Website
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid Barajas Airport to Paris
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Paris Gallieni
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon is 1268 km. It takes approximately 11h 49m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Gare de Lyon.

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Iberia, easyJet, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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