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.

Recommended option

Fly to Lyon  •  4 h 45 min

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

$63 - $220

5 alternative options

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 35 min

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

$77 - $270

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

$162 - $234

Train  •  8 h 47 min

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

$176 - $241

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

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
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $450
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
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 Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Lyon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Madrid to Geneva via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
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
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Avignon TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $60
1st Class
$70 - $95
Spanish Railways AVE
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madrid and Lyon is 912 km. The road distance is 1224 km.

The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Lyon is to fly which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Madrid to Lyon is to fly which takes 4 h 45 min and costs 50€ - 190€.

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.

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.

It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Madrid to Lyon, including transfers.