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There are 5 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS) 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Lyon  •  4h 26m

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

€43 - €140

4 alternative options

Fly to Geneva, bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Geneva (GVA) MAD - GVA
  2. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport

€52 - €172

Train  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Nimes Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Nîmes to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Tgv / ...

€178 - €308

Bus  •  18h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lyon Perrache N748

€72 - €85

Drive  •  11h 37m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS) 1239.9 km

€130 - €200

Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS) by walk and train

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Lyon Airport (LYS) is around 26h 21m and covers a distance of around 1247 km. The fastest journey normally takes 26h 21m. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS) service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
26h 21m
Fastest journey time:
26h 21m
Journey distance:
1247 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€178
Carbon emissions:
65 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:30
Last service departs at:
09:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS) walk and train schedules

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lyon Airport (LYS) is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lyon Airport (LYS) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lyon Airport (LYS) is 1 metre.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from France.

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Last updated: 24 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS) is to fly and bus which costs €50 - €180 and takes 7h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS) is to fly which costs €40 - €140 and takes 4h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS). However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV via Barcelona-Sants and Nîmes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 17m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Lyon Airport (LYS) is 925 km. The road distance is 1239.9 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS) without a car is to train which takes 9h 17m and costs €170 - €310.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS), including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS) 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 Lyon Airport (LYS) is to fly which takes 4h 26m and costs €40 - €140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €170 - €310 and takes 9h 17m, you could also bus, which costs €70 - €85 and takes 18h 46m.

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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 Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS) train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS).
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  • Distance: 924.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 26m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Lyon Airport (LYS), France?

Iberia and easyJet fly from Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS) twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS) via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha, Barcelona-Sants, and Nîmes in around 9h 17m.

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
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €170
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €190
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €190
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Train operators
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
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 Nîmes to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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 Geneva - Airport to Lyon - Saint-Exupéry Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
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 Madrid to Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS) is 1240 km. It takes approximately 11h 37m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Lyon Airport (LYS).

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easyJet and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Lyon Airport.

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