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Route overview
Avg. journey time13h 28m
Fare range€51.00 - €375.00
Distance913km
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at06:10
Last train departs at21:30
Fastest journey
Fastest route7h 53m
Changes1 change
Stations
Origin StationMadrid
Destination StationLyon

Madrid to Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Madrid to Lyon for Wednesday 20th Feb 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:10
15:22
Madrid
Lyon
9h 12m
2 changes
07:00
18:54
Madrid
Lyon
11h 54m
4 changes
09:30
18:58
Madrid
Lyon
9h 28m
2 changes
13:25
21:53
Madrid
Lyon
8h 28m
1 change
14:00
21:53
Madrid
Lyon
7h 53m
2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Madrid to Lyon

Train tickets from Madrid to Lyon start at €51.30 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 €226.91.
lowest price found
from51.30
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price157.14
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price163.15
on the day
avg. single price226.91

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 Madrid to Lyon 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 dependant on the individual train operating company you travel with.

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

The average journey time between Madrid and Lyon is 13 hours and 28 minutes and the fastest journey time is 7 hours and 53 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 9 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 21:30. 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.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lyon to Madrid. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Madrid to Lyon.
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 20/02/2019. 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 01/10/2018 for travel on 01/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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