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There are 9 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 Spanish Railways AVE  •  4h 55m

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

$85 - $120

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Bus FlixBus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Lyon, Lyon Perrache 788 / ...

$22 - $65

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Train inOui TGV  •  5h 27m

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

$95 - $147

Bus Ouibus  •  10h 25m

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

$23 - $33

Rideshare  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Lyon 398.9 miles

$52 - $57

Drive  •  5h 55m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Lyon 397.9 miles

$85 - $130

Fly Barcelona to Lyon  •  4h 28m

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

$43 - $184

Train to Toulouse, fly to Lyon  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Toulouse-Matabiau
  2. Fly from Toulouse (TLS) to Lyon (LYS) TLS - LYS

$126 - $236

Fly Barcelona to Geneva, train  •  6h 45m

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

$66 - $225

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Lyon is to bus which costs 20€ - 29€ and takes 10h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Lyon is to fly which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 4h 28m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Lyon, Lyon Perrache. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Lyon Part Dieu. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 55m.

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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 4h 55m and costs 70€ - 110€.

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The train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu takes 4h 55m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Barcelona to Lyon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Lyon train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Lyon is to train which takes 4h 55m and costs 70€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 55€ and takes 9h 5m, you could also fly, which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 4h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Lyon.
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  • Distance: 331.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 55m

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

Spanish Railways AVE operates a train from Barcelona to Lyon once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 4h 55m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Lyon once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 9h 5m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Toulouse to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Toulouse to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Toulouse to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Barcelona Sants to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Lyon, Lyon Perrache
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Once 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 Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
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
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Barcelona City Centre to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Montpellier to Lyon Gare Perrache
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar.es
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$52 - $57
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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

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Barcelona to Lyon train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Lyon Part Dieu station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Lyon is 637 km. It takes approximately 5h 55m 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 train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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

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There are 1124+ 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 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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