There are 7 ways to get from Lyon to Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants Ave

$85 - $120

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Bus Ouibus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Barcelona City Centre Ouibus / ...

$22 - $65

5 alternative options

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Montpellier
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Barcelona

$45 - $62

Rideshare  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lyon to Barcelone 398.2 miles

$48

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Barcelona 397.3 miles

$85 - $130

Fly from Lyon  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Barcelona (BCN) LYS - BCN

$42 - $185

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Barcelona (BCN) GVA - BCN

$69 - $233

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon Gare Perrache and arriving at Barcelona City Centre. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Barcelona Sants. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 5 h 7 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Barcelona is 531 km. The road distance is 635.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs .

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The train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants takes 5 h 7 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Lyon to Barcelona bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Lyon Gare Perrache station.

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Lyon to Barcelona train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Barcelona is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Lyon to Barcelona bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Barcelona City Centre station.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 331.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Barcelona, Spain?

SNCF operates a train from Lyon to Barcelona once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 5 h 7 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Lyon to Barcelona twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 8 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Barcelona City Centre
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Lyon to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
isilines.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lyon to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$48
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Lyon to Barcelona train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Barcelona is 636 km. It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to drive from Lyon to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines and easyJet offer flights from Lyon Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Lyon to Barcelona train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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Book your Lyon to Barcelona bus tickets online with Distribusion, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 3377+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Lyon and Barcelona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs .

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