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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$90 - $110

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Bus  •  9 h

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

$23 - $65

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Train via Montpellier Saint-Roch  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station Tgv
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv

$101 - $128

Rideshare  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Lyon 398.9 miles

$53 - $58

Drive  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Lyon 397.9 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Lyon  •  4 h 28 min

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

$43 - $184

Fly to Geneva, train  •  7 h 18 min

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

$68 - $235

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona City Centre and arriving at Lyon Gare Perrache. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Lyon. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu via Valence TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Lyon is 531 km. The road distance is 636.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Lyon without a car is to train which takes 5 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Barcelona to Lyon, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Lyon bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Barcelona City Centre station.

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Barcelona to Lyon train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Lyon is to train which takes 5 h 29 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Barcelona to Lyon bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Lyon Gare Perrache station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 331.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Lyon via Gare de Valence TGV and Valence TGV in around 5 h 29 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Barcelona to Lyon twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 9 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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 Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Barcelona City Centre to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $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 Barcelona to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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 Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Lyon
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$53 - $58
Book at
blablacar.es

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Barcelona to Lyon train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Lyon is 637 km. It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to drive from Barcelona to Lyon.

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

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

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There are 1069+ hotels available in Lyon. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona and Lyon. 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 Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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