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Trip Lyon Madrid

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Lyon to Madrid

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How to get from Lyon to Madrid?

We are suggesting 33 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Lyon Madrid. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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  • Locate cities of Lyon and Madrid on a map as well as the route Lyon Madrid and the different connecting points (Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas Airport, Madrid-Chamartin Railway Station, Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Railway Station, Madrid Sur Coach Station, Madrid America Coach Station, ...) by clicking on the 'Details & Map' button.
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All modes of transport Lyon Madrid

For your trip from Lyon (Rhône-Alpes, France) to Madrid (Spain) with a distance of 567 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The direct flight Lyon > Madrid will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Lyon and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport, 13 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Madrid (Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas airport, IATA code: MAD) operated by Easyjet or Iberia.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Madrid from Lyon without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Lyon-Barcelona and Barcelona-Madrid.
You will board a coach of Eurolines, FlixBus, ALSA or OUIBUS in Lyon. The bus will drop you off at Barcelone Norte bus station (0.7 mi from Barcelona, Spain). Please make sure to show up on time at Lyon bus station (1.3 mi from Lyon) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Barcelona. Once arrived in Barcelona, take another coach of ALSA that will take you to Madrid bus station ( Spain).
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Lyon to Madrid without changing trains but some trains run on lines Lyon-Barcelona and Barcelona-Madrid allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains TGV of SNCF to Barcelona leave from Lyon-Part-Dieu railway station in Lyon. Arrival in Barcelona will take place at Barcelona-Sants station (1.7 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Barcelona where the train AVE, TGV or Estrella operated by Renfe or SNCF leave for Madrid.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Barcelona-Madrid will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by train in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Lyon and Madrid?

Airlines
Air France carries out a flight from Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport situated 13 mi away from the city centre of Lyon to Toulouse (arrival at Toulouse Blagnac TLS airport)
Ryanair flies on the route from Toulouse Blagnac TLS airport (located 3.9 mi from Toulouse, France) to Madrid (serving Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport)
Easyjet schedules the flight from Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport situated 13 mi away from the city centre of Lyon to Madrid (arrival at Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport)
Vueling Airlines ensures the flight route from Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport (located 8.1 mi from Barcelona, Spain) to Madrid (serving Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport)
Air Europa carries out a flight from Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport situated 8.1 mi away from the city centre of Barcelona to Madrid (arrival at Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport)
Iberia flies on the route from Lyon Saint-Exupery International LYS airport (located 13 mi from Lyon, France) to Madrid (serving Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport)
TACV schedules the flight from Barcelona-El Prat BCN airport situated 8.1 mi away from the city centre of Barcelona to Madrid (arrival at Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas MAD airport)
Railway companies
SNCF provides rail connections Lyon-Barcelona with the train TGV from Lyon-Part-Dieu railway station (1.3 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Barcelona-Sants at arrival (1.7 mi from centre) and from Barcelona to Madrid with the train TGV which leaves Barcelona-Sants station to arrive at Madrid-Puerta De Atocha railway station ( Spain)
Renfe transports passengers on a rail line Barcelona-Madrid with the train Estrella from Barcelona-Sants railway station (1.7 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Madrid-Chamartin at arrival (4 mi from centre)
Bus companies
Eurolines operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Lyon in Lyon and to the one of Bayonne (Aquitaine France) and between the city of Bayonne (serving Bayonne bus station at 0.3 mi from centre) and the city of Madrid where the coach will drop you off at Madrid Sur station situated at about 1.9 mi from Madrid city centre.
ALSA is the bus operator that allows to travel on the lines from the bus station of Lyon in Lyon and to the one of Barcelone Norte ( Spain) and between the city of Barcelona (serving Barcelone Norte bus station at 0.7 mi from centre) and the city of Madrid where the coach will drop you off at Madrid Sur station situated at about 1.9 mi from Madrid city centre.
The coach company Isilines carries out the route from the bus station of Lyon in Lyon and to the one of Bordeaux (Aquitaine France)
The network of FlixBus includes coach lines between the city of Lyon (serving Lyon bus station at 1.3 mi from centre) and the city of Bordeaux where the coach will drop you off at Bordeaux station situated at about 1.5 mi from Bordeaux city centre. and from the bus station of Bordeaux in Bordeaux and to the one of Madrid Sur ( Spain)
The bus company OUIBUS operates the intercity service between the city of Lyon (serving Lyon bus station at 1.3 mi from centre) and the city of Barcelona where the coach will drop you off at Barcelone Norte station situated at about 0.7 mi from Barcelona city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Barcelona-Madrid (314.4 mi)

Stop cities from Lyon or cities to visit near Madrid

When travelling from Madrid to Lyon by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Bordeaux, Bayonne, Toulouse (France) Barcelona (Spain). If you have some time on your way to Madrid or back to Lyon, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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