There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Lyon 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.

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Fly to Lyon  •  4 h 46 min

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

$63 - $220

5 alternative options

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 36 min

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

$77 - $271

Train via Barcelona Sants  •  8 h 25 min

  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

$154 - $221

Train  •  9 h 12 min

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

$156 - $227

Bus  •  16 h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Lyon

$90 - $130

Drive  •  11 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Madrid to Lyon 765.3 miles

$160 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lyon is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Lyon is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The distance between Madrid and Lyon is 912 km. The road distance is 1224.5 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Madrid to Lyon, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Madrid and arriving at Lyon. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 16 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Barcelona Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Lyon is to fly which takes 4 h 46 min and costs 55€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 8 h 25 min, You could also bus, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 16 h..

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Madrid to Lyon train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 570.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

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

Iberia, easyJet and four other airlines fly from Madrid to Lyon every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona Sants in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $490
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Nîmes to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
renfe.com
SNCF
Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nîmes to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Bus operators

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