Madrid to Lyon route details

Route overview
Avg. journey time8h 47m
Fare range€57-€353
Distance913km
Train operatorsALSA,
First & last trains
First train departs at06:10
Last train departs at14:00
Fastest journey
Fastest route7h 52m
Changes1 change
Stations
Origin StationMadrid
Destination StationLyon

Train times for Tue 21 Nov

06:10
08:40
Madrid
Lyon
9h 24m3 changes
09:30
13:39
Madrid
Lyon
9h 28m2 changes
13:25
19:54
Madrid
Lyon
8h 27m1 change
14:00
16:30
Madrid
Lyon
7h 52m2 changes

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Madrid to Lyon start at €149.42 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€149.42
14 days
in advance
€167.52
Avg. single price
On the day
€245.46
Avg. single price

What is the minimum price of a ticket from Madrid to Lyon?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Madrid to Lyon is €57.3. To buy train tickets from Madrid to Lyon for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

How long does it take to travel from Madrid to Lyon by train?

The average journey time between Madrid and Lyon is 8 hours and 47 minutes and the fastest journey time is 7 hours and 52 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 4 trains per day travelling from Madrid to Lyon. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Madrid to Lyon?

The first train from Madrid to Lyon departs at 06:10. The last train from Madrid to Lyon departs at 14:00. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Madrid and Lyon?

No, it is not possible to travel from Madrid to Lyon without having to change trains. To travel from Madrid to Lyon will require a minimum of 1 change. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How do I get back to Madrid?

By train, of course. See trains from Lyon to Madrid.

  • *Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. “14 days in advance” includes days 13 and 15.
  • **The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Madrid to Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 21/11/2017. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 19/08/2017 for travel on 20/08/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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