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from Lyon to Barcelona

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

Our recommendation

To get from Lyon to Barcelona on 26 Sep we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

13:25Lyon Saint Exupery Airport1h20 14:45Barcelona El Prat Airport
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£841One-way
Cheapest
10:30Lyon, Gare Perrache8h30 19:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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£451One-way
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20:45Lyon, Gare Perrache8h15 05:00Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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£541One-way
04:25Lyon, Gare Perrache9h55 14:20Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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£511One-way

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Sun
26 Sep
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£36Flixbus
£84Vueling
Mon
27 Sep
£94Renfe-SNCF
£22Alsa
£53easyJet
Tue
28 Sep
£84Renfe-SNCF
£22Alsa
£75Vueling
Wed
29 Sep
£84Renfe-SNCF
£22Alsa
£75Vueling
Thu
30 Sep
£84Renfe-SNCF
£22Alsa
£58easyJet
Fri
1 Oct
£89Renfe-SNCF
£26BlaBlaCar Bus
£113easyJet
Sat
2 Oct
£98Renfe-SNCF
£21Alsa
£39Vueling
Sun
3 Oct
£113Renfe-SNCF
£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£49Vueling
Mon
4 Oct
£98Renfe-SNCF
£21Alsa
£41easyJet
Tue
5 Oct
£70Renfe-SNCF
£21Alsa
£101Air Nostrum
Wed
6 Oct
£70Renfe-SNCF
£21Alsa
£62Vueling
Thu
7 Oct
£70Renfe-SNCF
£21Alsa
£44easyJet
Fri
8 Oct
£113Renfe-SNCF
£21Alsa
£191easyJet
Sat
9 Oct
£89Renfe-SNCF
£21Alsa
£53Vueling
Sun
10 Oct
£89Renfe-SNCF
£18BlaBlaCar Bus
£32easyJet
Mon
11 Oct
£60Renfe-SNCF
£21Alsa
£33easyJet
Tue
12 Oct
£98Renfe-SNCF
£21Alsa
£79Vueling
Wed
13 Oct
£89Renfe-SNCF
£21Alsa
£79Vueling
Thu
14 Oct
£65Renfe-SNCF
£21Alsa
£44easyJet
Fri
15 Oct
£80Renfe-SNCF
£22BlaBlaCar Bus
£71Vueling

Travel Information between Lyon and Barcelona

distanceDistance329 miles (530 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£30 - £156
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £30 • 7 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £156 • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Vueling or Renfe-SNCF

Travel 329 miles (530 km) by coach, flight or train from Lyon to Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 20 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £30. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Alsa, Vueling or Renfe-SNCF among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Lyon to Barcelona.

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FAQs
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Barcelona, Spain if I’m coming from Lyon, France?

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

Is international entry into Barcelona from Lyon restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 25/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Lyon and Barcelona closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Lyon, France from Barcelona, Spain?

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

Is my journey back to Lyon from Barcelona restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Lyon, France?

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

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

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 24/09/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Lyon from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel between Lyon and Barcelona?

There are 3 travel options from Lyon to Barcelona: coach, flight or train.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Lyon to Barcelona. Tickets for a coach cost on average £30.

This is compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A coach is £126 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Lyon to Barcelona costing on average £156.

A coach journey is usually £54 less than a journey to Barcelona by train, which costs on average £84 for the same trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Barcelona from Lyon is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 20 min.

There are alternative travel options to Barcelona that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 5 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Lyon to Barcelona would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 329 miles (530 km) from Lyon to Barcelona.

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

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Barcelona is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

Where do I depart from Lyon? Where do I arrive in Barcelona?

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

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

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

  • Alsa can take you to Barcelona by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Alsa from Lyon to Barcelona for £30.
  • Travel with Vueling to go to Barcelona by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Vueling Lyon to Barcelona tickets on Omio for £156.
  • Travel with Renfe-SNCF to go to Barcelona by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Renfe-SNCF Lyon to Barcelona tickets on Omio for £84.
Is there a direct service to Barcelona from Lyon?

Yes, there are direct services available to Barcelona from Lyon with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus, Alsa or Eurolines Switzerland.
  • You can find around direct flights per day and book this direct flight with.
  • You'll find 1 direct train per day with Renfe-SNCF.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Barcelona as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Lyon and Barcelona.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Lyon to Barcelona?
Omio customers who travel from Lyon to Barcelona often also extend their holiday to go to Madrid, Paris or Valencia. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Barcelona and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I purchase my Lyon to Barcelona ticket online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £30 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £156 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £84 one way.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lyon
Barcelona
Lyon
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Lyon Part Dieu
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Refreshments
Lyon-Perrache
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