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from Barcelona to Lyon

You can get from Barcelona to Lyon by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Barcelona to Lyon on 29 Nov we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:00Barcelona El Prat Airport1h30 20:30Lyon Saint Exupery Airport
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£1241One-way
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21:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h30 04:30Lyon
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£701One-way
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21:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h30 04:30Lyon
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£701One-way
08:15Barcelona Sants5h05 13:20Lyon Part Dieu
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£1021One-way
20:00Barcelona8h30 04:30Lyon
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£701One-way

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Sun
28 Nov
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£44Flixbus
£155Iberia
Mon
29 Nov
£102Renfe-SNCF
£26Flixbus
£124easyJet
Tue
30 Nov
£93Renfe-SNCF
£21Flixbus
£144Iberia
Wed
1 Dec
£84Renfe-SNCF
£21BlaBlaCar Bus
£70Vueling
Thu
2 Dec
£84Renfe-SNCF
£21BlaBlaCar Bus
£150easyJet
Fri
3 Dec
£88Renfe-SNCF
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£98Vueling
Sat
4 Dec
£123Renfe-SNCF
£21Flixbus
£89Vueling
Sun
5 Dec
£98Renfe-SNCF
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£98Vueling
Mon
6 Dec
£74Renfe-SNCF
£70Alsa
£22easyJet
Tue
7 Dec
£74Renfe-SNCF
£70Alsa
£104Iberia
Wed
8 Dec
£79Renfe-SNCF
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£18Vueling
Thu
9 Dec
£70Renfe-SNCF
£21BlaBlaCar Bus
£22easyJet
Fri
10 Dec
£70Renfe-SNCF
£31BlaBlaCar Bus
£18Vueling
Sat
11 Dec
£70Renfe-SNCF
£21BlaBlaCar Bus
£20Vueling
Sun
12 Dec
£84Renfe-SNCF
£70Alsa
£27Vueling
Mon
13 Dec
£64Renfe-SNCF
£70Alsa
£22easyJet
Tue
14 Dec
£50Renfe-SNCF
£70Alsa
£22easyJet
Wed
15 Dec
£55Renfe-SNCF
£21BlaBlaCar Bus
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Thu
16 Dec
£55Renfe-SNCF
£21BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
17 Dec
£70Renfe-SNCF
£21Flixbus
£22easyJet
Sat
18 Dec
£79Renfe-SNCF
£26Flixbus
£37Vueling

Travel Information from Barcelona to Lyon

distanceDistance329 miles (530 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£13 - £84
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £13 • 7 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £52 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Vueling or Renfe-SNCF

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 329 miles (530 km) between Barcelona and Lyon. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £13. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus, Vueling or Renfe-SNCF among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Barcelona to Lyon.

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Travel from Barcelona to Lyon
Travel to Lyon easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Lyon.
FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Lyon, France from Barcelona, Spain?

International travel from Barcelona, Spain to Lyon, France is: Partially open.

Can I enter France if coming from Spain?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lyon if travelling from Barcelona?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Lyon, France due to the pandemic?

All travellers in France must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 27/11/2021; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Lyon from Barcelona.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Spain from Lyon, France?

The restriction level for your return to Barcelona, Spain from France is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Barcelona from Lyon restricted?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Barcelona from Lyon?

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

You should observe these safety measures in Spain as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 27/11/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Barcelona from Lyon closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel to Lyon from Barcelona?

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Barcelona and Lyon. You can take a coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Lyon?

The cheapest way from Barcelona to Lyon is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £13 compared to other travel options to Lyon:

A coach is about £39 less than a flight, which costs on average £52 for this journey.

A coach is about £71 less than a train, which costs on average £84 for this trip.

What is the fastest way from Barcelona to Lyon?

The quickest way to travel from Barcelona to Lyon is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Lyon by coach can take on average 7 h 30 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 5 h 5 min   on average.

How many miles from Barcelona to Lyon would I travel?

The distance from Barcelona to Lyon is approximately 329 miles (530 km).

How many services a day are there to Lyon from Barcelona?

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Lyon is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Lyon from Barcelona as scheduled services by coach, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Barcelona to Lyon?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Barcelona to Lyon:

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Barcelona to Lyon depart from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord to Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Most travellers who buy a plane ticket from Barcelona to Lyon depart from Barcelona El Prat Airport to Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Lyon Part Dieu.
Who can get me from Barcelona to Lyon?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Barcelona to Lyon, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Lyon by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Barcelona to Lyon for £13 on Omio.
  • Travel with Vueling to go to Lyon by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Vueling Barcelona to Lyon tickets on Omio for £52.
  • Travel with Renfe-SNCF to go to Lyon by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Renfe-SNCF Barcelona to Lyon tickets on Omio for £84.
Is there a way to travel directly from Barcelona to Lyon?

Yes, there are direct routes from Barcelona to Lyon with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Lyon with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Eurolines Switzerland or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Lyon with.
  • You can check for a direct train to Lyon with Renfe-SNCF with 1 direct train per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Lyon tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Barcelona to Lyon ends?
Your journey from Barcelona to Lyon doesn't have to end in Lyon. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Geneva or Milan. If you’d like to add Paris, Geneva or Milan to your Barcelona to Lyon trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lyon today!
How far in advance should I buy my Barcelona to Lyon ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Barcelona to Lyon, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £13 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £52 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £84 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Barcelona to Lyon online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.