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Lyon to Madrid by train

It takes an average of 12h 41m to travel from Lyon to Madrid by train, over a distance of around 567 miles (913 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Lyon to Madrid and tickets for this journey start from €69 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 49m
Price€69 - €389
Distance567 miles (913 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
Departure stationLyon
Arrival stationMadrid
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsunion_ivkoni

Lyon to Madrid train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Madrid for Friday 14th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
07:06 Lyon Part-Dieu17:10 Madrid AtochaTGV INOUI 6821 SNCF Get tickets10h 04m, 2 changes
11:06 Lyon Part-Dieu19:55 Madrid AtochaTGV INOUI 5521 SNCF Get tickets8h 49m, 2 changes
14:10 Lyon Part-Dieu09:20 Madrid AtochaTGV INOUI 9826 SNCF Get tickets19h 10m, 3 changes
07:06 Lyon Part-Dieu19:10 Madrid AtochaTGV INOUI 6821 SNCF Get tickets12h 04m, 2 changes
11:26 Lyon Part-Dieu22:00 Madrid AtochaTGV INOUI 6823 SNCF Get tickets10h 34m, 2 changes
12:36 Lyon Part-Dieu11:10 Madrid AtochaTGV INOUI 5316 SNCF Get tickets22h 34m, 4 changes
07:06 Lyon Part-Dieu17:10 Madrid AtochaTGV INOUI 6821 SNCF Get tickets10h 04m, 2 changes
11:26 Lyon Part-Dieu22:00 Madrid AtochaTGV INOUI 6823 SNCF Get tickets10h 34m, 2 changes
12:06 Lyon Part-Dieu09:20 Madrid AtochaTGV INOUI 9812 SNCF Get tickets21h 14m, 3 changes
12:36 Lyon Part-Dieu09:20 Madrid AtochaTGV INOUI 5316 SNCF Get tickets20h 44m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Lyon to Madrid

Train tickets from Lyon to Madrid start at €69 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €258.88.
lowest price found
from69
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price200.79
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price209.75
on the day
avg. single price258.88

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Lyon to Madrid by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Lyon to Madrid? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Lyon to Madrid take?

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Madrid is 12 hours and 41 minutes, with around 3 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Lyon and Madrid by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Madrid is 8 hours and 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Madrid cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Madrid can start from as little as €69 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Lyon to Madrid?

No, there are no direct train services from Lyon to Madrid. Travelling from Lyon to Madrid by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Lyon to Madrid leave?

The first train from Lyon to Madrid leaves at 07:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lyon to Madrid leave?

The last train from Lyon to Madrid leaves at 14:10. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Lyon and Madrid by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Madrid cover a distance of around 567 miles (913 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Madrid to Lyon. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus 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 Lyon to Madrid for a typical week day using timetable data for 14/08/2020. 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 10/08/2020 for travel on 18/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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