There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Saint-Étienne by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6 h 30 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
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux Tgv

$105 - $133

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Bus Ouibus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona City Centre to Lyon Gare Perrache Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Saint-Etienne Ouibus

$25 - $67

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Train via Montpellier Saint-Roch  •  6 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
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux Tgv

$116 - $151

Bus Isilines  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Beziers
  2. Take the bus from Beziers to Saint-Etienne

$54 - $76

Drive  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Saint-Étienne 411 miles

$85 - $130

Fly to Lyon, train  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lyon (LYS) BCN - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux

$58 - $207

Fly to Geneva, train  •  8 h 19 min

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

$83 - $258

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Saint-Étienne. However, there are services departing from Barcelona City Centre and arriving at Saint-Etienne via Lyon Gare Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Saint-Étienne. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at St Etienne Châteaucreux via Valence TGV and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Saint-Étienne is 484 km. The road distance is 657.6 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Saint-Étienne without a car is to train which takes 6 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from Barcelona to Saint-Étienne, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Saint-Étienne bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Barcelona City Centre station.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Saint-Étienne is to train which takes 6 h 30 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 55 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 Saint-Étienne bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Saint-Etienne station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Saint-Étienne.
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  • Distance: 302.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Saint-Étienne, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Saint-Étienne via Gare de Valence TGV, Valence TGV, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 6 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Saint-Étienne via Lyon Gare Perrache in around 10 h 55 min.

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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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 - $80
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
$43 - $46
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$30 - $35
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
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 Lyon Part Dieu to St Etienne Châteaucreux
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$15 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $30
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
$22 - $35
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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.

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
9 h 15 min
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 Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Beziers
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Beziers to Saint-Etienne
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Schedules at
isilines.com

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Barcelona to Saint-Étienne train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at St Etienne Châteaucreux station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Saint-Étienne is 658 km. It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to drive from Barcelona to Saint-Étienne.

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

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Book your Barcelona to Saint-Étienne bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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There are 149+ hotels available in Saint-Étienne. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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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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