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Lyon to Madrid by train

The journey from Lyon to Madrid by train is 567.38 mi and takes 11 hr 44 min. There are 3 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:37 AM and the last at 2:32 PM. It is possible to travel from Lyon to Madrid by train for as little as $64.65 or as much as $351.84. The best price for this journey is $64.65.

Lowest Price$64.65
Journey Duration11 hr 44 min
Connection per Day3
Lowest Price$64.65
Highest Price$351.84
First Departure6:37 AM
Last Departure2:32 PM
Distance567.38 mi
DepartureLyon
ArrivalMadrid
CarriersFrecciarossa, IryoMore

Lyon to Madrid Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

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How much do train tickets from Lyon to Madrid cost?

The prices for train tickets from Lyon to Madrid vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Lyon to Madrid will cost $64.65. The average train ticket price is approximately $191.72. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, a train ticket from Lyon to Madrid will cost you $191.72. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long is the journey from Lyon to Madrid by train?

Traveling from Lyon to Madrid by train will usually take 11 hr 44 min. This journey covers a distance of 567.38 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 11 hr 44 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. In order to get from Lyon to Madrid faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Lyon and Madrid will complete the journey in 8 hr 8 min. On average, it will take you about 11 hr 44 min to travel the 567.38 mi between Lyon and Madrid.

What time are the first and last departures from Lyon to Madrid?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Lyon to Madrid, which usually leaves at 6:37 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 2:32 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. The first departure of the night from Lyon to Madrid leaves at 6:37 AM, while the last journey sets out at 2:32 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Lyon and Madrid. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

When traveling from Lyon to Madrid by train, which stations can I use?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Lyon and Madrid. You can start your journey in Lyon at stations such as Lyon - Vaise,Lyon, Perrache,Lyon - Part-Dieu,Lyon Saint-Paul. These connect to stations including Madrid-Atocha,MADRID (E),Madrid - Avenida de America,Madrid Méndez Alvaro,Madrid Chamartin,MADRID BARAJAS aeropuerto T1,Madrid Barajas Airport,Madrid Puente de la Cea in Madrid. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Lyon to Madrid.

How many times a day do departures from Lyon leave for Madrid?

The route from Lyon to Madrid is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Lyon 3 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Lyon to Madrid, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 3 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Lyon to Madrid. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Madrid
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Lyon to Madrid.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Lyon to Madrid, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Lyon to Madrid.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $65.68 to $178.26 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 63% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Lyon to Madrid

The cheapest Lyon - Madrid train tickets can be found for as low as $81.92 if you’re lucky, or $121.38 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $206.46.

Find the best day to travel to Madrid by train

When travelling to Madrid by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Frecciarossa, operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company, is a renowned high-speed train service in Italy. FRECCIAROSSA trains, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, connect major cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, and Turin.

Iryo is a Spanish high-speed train operator, founded in 2019 and serving Spain's major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza. iryo operates on the national rail network in Spain, using the latest AVE high-speed trains to transport passengers at speeds of up to 310 km/h.

TGV inOui, which replaces traditional TGV services by offering a contemporary upgrade, is a high-speed train service operated by the French National Railways, SNCF that make it easy to explore around 50 destinations in neighboring countries such as Belgium, Germany, and Spain. TGV inOUI is designed to offer more comfort and flexibility to travelers, with features such as spacious seats, Wi-Fi, and catering services. It connects major cities in France and provides a fast, convenient, and comfortable mode of travel.

Ticket types and facilities from Lyon to Madrid

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Frecciarossa, Iryo and TGV inOui when traveling from Lyon to Madrid.

Premium

Premium service includes a wider seat, more legroom, and access to additional amenities such as a welcome drink and a choice of newspapers. Coach 4 on the Frecciarossa 1000 train is reserved for the Premium level.
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Standard

Standard is the basic level of service and includes a comfortable seat and access to basic onboard services. Coaches 5-8 are for the Standard level with seats covered in gray eco-leather.
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Executive

Executive is the highest level of service and includes all of the amenities of the Business level, as well as a personal entertainment system, and gourmet meals served by a dedicated onboard chef.
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Business

Business service is designed for business travelers and includes all of the amenities of the Premium level, as well as access to a dedicated Business Lounge and priority boarding. Coaches 2 and 3 of Frecciarossa 1000 are reserved for the Business level of service.
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Singular

The "Singular fare" offers flexibility for entrepreneurs and companies with personalized customer service from iryo assistants.
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Inicial

iryo's Inicial fare provides affordable travel without compromising on comfort or service.
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Singular ONLY YOU

The "Singular Only YOU" fare is designed for entrepreneurs and companies, providing the best conditions for changes and cancellations in the ticket.
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Infinita

Infinita is iryo's all-inclusive fare that offers the best travel options with flexibility and comfort.
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Second Class (The essentials)

For a practical and affordable journey, TGV INOUI has two fares for second class tickets: The Prems Second, an affordable option, and The Second, the classic second class. Both of them can be exchanged and refunded, subject to certain conditions. The Prem's fare tickets are perfect if you're looking for the lowest prices, starting at just 15€ and available for booking up to 4 months in advance.
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First Class (The comfort)

First-class tickets take your journey to the next level, offering enhanced comfort and exclusive benefits, including the option to choose seats in the Quiet Area. Additionally, this ticket offers flexibility for your booking and provides added benefits to Second Class features.
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Business Première (The flexibility)

Business Première offers premium advantages like no-cost exchanges or refunds and exclusive amenities including advanced Wi-Fi and access to Grand Voyageur lounges, all while ensuring flexibility in your booking.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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On Frecciarossa trains, free WiFi is available. Use their Portale FRECCE service to watch movies, TV, and catch up on news. It also provides travel updates and additional booking options.
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Seek serenity? Frecciarossa offers designated quiet zones for Business Class to ensure a peaceful journey, free from distractions.
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No matter the model – be it ETR 500, ETR 600, ETR 700, or ETR 1000 – every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciarossa trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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Satiate your hunger at the FrecciaBistrò, stationed at the train's center. Or, for added convenience, order directly to your seat through the Portale FRECCE's EasyBistrò. Premium and Business Class travelers receive complimentary snacks and drinks, while Executive Class passengers delight in gourmet meals curated by chef Carlo Cracc.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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Connect to free WiFi on iryo trains in any class. Enjoy movies, TV shows, live news, and Spotify for entertainment.
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Every seat on iryo trains comes with power sockets, and those in the Infinita and Singular Cafe class boast additional USB ports.
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On iryo trains, flexible baggage policy lets you travel comfortably with up to 3 pieces of luggage, including a piece of hand luggage. Maximum size for 2 larger pieces is 85x55x35cm, while hand luggage must be 36x27x15cm. Total weight limit is 25kg.
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iryo trains are designed for inclusivity, offering designated seats for passengers with reduced mobility and ensuring step-free access during both boarding and disembarking.
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iryo offers quality menus for all classes. Find the onboard restaurant/bar usually close to coach 2. For Infinita Class passengers, meals are served at your seat, but remember to book 24 hours in advance.
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Enjoy fresh and comfortable air on the ETR1000 train; its cutting-edge air-conditioning system refreshes the entire carriage's air in just 3 minutes, ensuring a generous 35 m3/h of fresh outside air for every passenger.
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On Iryo trains, you can bring along one disassembled bicycle or electric scooter per coach, as long as it's tucked into a bag and stays within 90x120x40cm. It's free to transport! Just keep in mind that you'll handle the loading, safekeeping, and unloading. Also, be considerate of other passengers' comfort and safety, and remember any damages caused are on you.
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On TGV INOUI trains, enjoy complimentary WiFi access throughout your journey. Whether you're working, replying to emails, or diving into the TGV INOUI entertainment hub, we've got you covered.
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With a Business Première ticket, step into an exclusive coach designed for comfort. It's your silent sanctuary, ideal for both work and relaxation.
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Every seat on TGV inOUI is power-packed! With an outlet at your disposal, you're always charged and ready.
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On TGV INOUI trains, you can bring as much luggage as your arms and legs can carry, but remember to properly label your own luggage. Handbags and small items are best stored either at feet-level or under the seat; heavier pieces should be placed in an available corner of the car or along its central aisle.
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For travelers with mobility concerns, TGV INOUI offers the 'Accès Plus' service. This provides dedicated assistance from the station directly to the train seat. It is advisable for passengers to contact 'Accès Plus' after securing their tickets and ensure arrangements are made at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.
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Travelers on TGV INOUI can look forward to an assortment of food and beverages. The train service presents a curated selection that promises to cater to diverse palates.
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Stay cool and comfortable. All TGV inOUI trains are air-conditioned, ensuring a pleasant journey, irrespective of the weather outside.
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Booking required for non-foldable bikes (€10) on select TGV INOUI trains, foldable bikes under 130x90cm can travel as hand luggage on any TGV INOUI train, disassembled bikes can be taken without booking if stored in a bike bag under 130x90cm. Aquatic or snowboards, folded scooters, and musical instruments can be taken as hand luggage if they are in a carrying case under 130 x 90 cm.
Services on board Frecciarossa, Iryo and FlixBus from Lyon to Madrid
Compare services on board when travelling from Lyon to Madrid by train.
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Lyon to Madrid CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
63.92kg
Bus
68.48kg
Flight
182.62kg
Car
146.1kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Lyon to Madrid by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Lyon and Madrid are 63.92kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Lyon and Madrid? By taking the train between Lyon and Madrid you will save 118.7kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 4.56kg compared to a bus and 82.18kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Lyon to Madrid?
A train ticket from Lyon to Madrid is $191.72. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $64.65.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Lyon to Madrid?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Lyon to Madrid is $64.65. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Lyon and Madrid by train?
Lyon to Madrid is 567.38 mi.
How long does the train between Lyon and Madrid take?
Lyon to Madrid is on average 11 hr 44 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 8 hr 8 min.
Which companies operate from Lyon to Madrid?
The train journey from Lyon to Madrid is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Frecciarossa, Iryo, FlixBus, TGV inOui, Renfe and OUIGO.
How many train connections per day go from Lyon to Madrid?
Lyon to Madrid has 3 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Lyon to Madrid leave?
The earliest train from Lyon to Madrid departs at 6:37 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Lyon to Madrid depart?
The latest train from Lyon to Madrid departs at 2:32 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Lyon to Madrid in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $64.65 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Lyon to Madrid by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Lyon and Madrid is 8 hr 8 min.
Is there a direct train from Lyon to Madrid?
Yes, there is a direct train between Lyon and Madrid.
What are the CO2 emissions for Lyon to Madrid by train?
The train journey from Lyon to Madrid creates 63.92kg of CO2 emissions.

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