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Journey Information

Madrid to Lyon bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.75
Shortest Duration16h 35m
Trips per day3
Bus lines2
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Price trends for buses from Madrid to Lyon

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30AugAug

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Madrid to Lyon right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Madrid to Lyon?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $53.26 was the low point for bus fares from Madrid to Lyon. Buses from Lyon to Madrid are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $53.26 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 19 hours and 9 minutes to cover the 567 miles (913 kilometers) from Madrid, MD to Lyon,, However, the fastest bus only takes 16 hours and 35 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Lyon at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Madrid?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Madrid to Lyon, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Madrid to Lyon every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

What bus companies travel from Madrid to Lyon?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Madrid, Madrid to Lyon,, Of these two services, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 3 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus319h 10m$77.01
Ouibus223h 42m$39.65

Where does the bus leave from in Madrid?

Most buses depart from the main station in Madrid, Madrid:

  • Central Bus Station
  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, Terminal 4
  • Avenida de América, 9A

Where does the bus arrive in Lyon?

All buses from Madrid arrive at one main station in Lyon, :

  • Perrache

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