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There are 9 ways to get from Gare de Lyon to Sants by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

€85 - €120

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Bus  •  14h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Barcelona N1131 / ...

€31 - €62

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Train via Nîmes  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nîmes Tgv
  2. Take the train from Nimes to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...

€229 - €387

Bus via Perpignan  •  16h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Perpignan Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Toulouse > Carcassonne > Perpignan > Le Perthus - France > Le Perthus - Espagne > Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Perpignan to Barcelona/Sants

€41 - €53

Drive  •  9h 39m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Sants 1033.8 km

€110 - €170

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Barcelona  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Gare D'austerlitz to Rungis La Fraternelle
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Barcelona (BCN) ORY - BCN

€38 - €170

Fly Paris CDG to Barcelona  •  4h 56m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Barcelona (BCN) CDG - BCN

€54 - €232

Fly Paris Orly to Perpignan, train  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Perpignan (PGF) ORY - PGF
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants

€107 - €359

Bus to Beauvais, fly to Barcelona  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Porte Maillot to Paris Beauvais Airport
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Barcelona (BCN) BVA - BCN

€40 - €171

Gare de Lyon to Sants by walk and train

The journey time between Gare de Lyon and Sants is around 6h 39m and covers a distance of around 1080 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 39m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, the Gare de Lyon to Sants service departs from Gare de Lyon and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 39m
Fastest journey time:
6h 39m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€85
Carbon emissions:
56 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:14
Last service departs at:
10:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Sants walk and train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sants is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sants is mandatory.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Sants is to bus via Perpignan which costs €40 - €55 and takes 16h 29m.

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The fastest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Sants is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost €35 - €170 and takes 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gare de Lyon to Sants. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Gran Via - Farell via Gran Via - Sardenya. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Barcelona-Sants. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 34m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Sants is 831 km. The road distance is 1033.8 km.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Sants without a car is to train which takes 6h 38m and costs €85 - €120.

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The train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants takes 6h 34m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Gare de Lyon to Sants bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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Gare de Lyon to Sants train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Sants is to train which takes 6h 38m and costs €85 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €65 and takes 14h 35m, you could also fly, which costs €50 - €240 and takes 4h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Sants.
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  • Distance: 831 km
  • Duration: 6h 38m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Sants, Spain?

Renfe SNCF operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants once daily. Tickets cost €85 - €120 and the journey takes 6h 34m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris to Barcelona twice daily. Tickets cost €45 - €60 and the journey takes 13h 35m. Blablabus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €200
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €200
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €200
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Paris Orly to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €440
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €370
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €700
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Nimes to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€180 - €330
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Transilien

Transilien is a suburban rail network operated by SNCF that departs from major Paris train stations and connects the Ile de France region. Transilien operates the following lines: RER A, B, C, D, and E; Transilien trains H, J, K, L, N, P, R and U; Tram 4 and 11 Express; and the Noctilien night bus. Tickets and passes can be purchased from ‘Ile-de-France’ ticket machines and desks in train, Metro and RER stations.

Contact Details
Website
transilien.com
Train from Gare D'austerlitz to Rungis La Fraternelle
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
Transilien
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
Blablabus
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Perpignan to Barcelona/Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
alsa.com
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Phone
0892 68 20 66
Website
aeroportparisbeauvais.com
Bus from Paris Porte Maillot to Paris Beauvais Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16
Website
Aéroport Paris Beauvais

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Gare de Lyon to Sants bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Gare de Lyon to Sants train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gare de Lyon to Sants is 1034 km. It takes approximately 9h 39m to drive from Gare de Lyon to Sants.

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