There are 7 ways to get from Lyon to Barcelona 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Ave

$85 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Ouibus / ...

$23 - $70

5 alternative options

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  10 h 52 min

$45 - $62

Rideshare  •  7 h 27 min

  1. 398.2 miles

$48

Drive  •  5 h 56 min

  1. 397.3 miles

$85 - $130

Fly from Lyon  •  4 h 36 min

  1. LYS - BCN

$43 - $185

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6 h 32 min

  1. GVA - BCN

$69 - $234

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

SNCF operates a train from Lyon to Barcelona once daily. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 5 h 7 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Lyon to Barcelona every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 8 h 25 min. 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
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Train operators
SNCF
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 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Barcelona City Center
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$22 - $28
Schedules at
isilines.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lyon and Barcelona is 531 km. The road distance is 636 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 41€ and takes 7 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Lyon to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4 h 36 min and costs 35€ - 160€.

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.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lyon - Perrache Bus station and arriving at Barcelona City Center. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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