The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Lyon to Barcelona is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
7 h 25 m
8 h 10 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Lyon for Barcelona every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||329 miles (530 km)|
|Average bus duration||7 h 25 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$21 (€18)|
|Bus frequency||10 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 10 direct buses a day|
|Bus companies||Ouibus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus, Ovanesovi Group, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Linebus, Flixbus, Infobus, Alsa or Movelia|
Buses from Lyon to Barcelona cover the 329 miles (530 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 25 min with our travel partners like Ouibus, Eurolines France, BlaBlaCar Bus, Ovanesovi Group, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar, Linebus, Flixbus, Infobus, Alsa or Movelia. Normally, there are 10 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $1 (€1), but the average price of bus tickets is $21 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
Find the best trip to Barcelona from Lyon with Omio's bus partners BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus and Alsa! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.
BlaBlaCar Bus (formerly known as Ouibus or iDBUS), a subsidiary of the popular French carpooling company, BlaBlaCar, is a bus company operating long-distance services in 10 countries in Europe. Founded in France, BlaBlaCar Bus provides connections to over 300 destinations. Standard amenities on the buses include air conditioning, toilets, USB and power outlets for charging phones, tablets and laptops during long bus journeys, extra legroom and adjustable seats. On select routes there is also free Wi-Fi available. BlaBlaCar Bus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and up to two checked bags per person.
Lyon to Barcelona bus information with BlaBlaCar Bus:
Alsa is the main bus company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK bus company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on bus journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal buses with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe buses like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
FlixBus from Lyon to Barcelona bus information:
With numerous departures per day, travelers can sit back and relax on the 400-mile journey along the coast of the Balearic. Buses to Barcelona depart from Lyon at least 7 times per day, with a mixture of direct and indirect coaches. Passengers can cross the border into Spain, arriving in Barcelona in as little as 8 hours. The fastest route is the direct, overnight service, allowing passengers to wake in the cosmopolitan Catalonian capital fresh, and ready for the day ahead.
Buses from Lyon to Barcelona are served by three main bus providers: Ouibus, Eurolines and Linebus. All three providers offer at least one direct departure per day. Ouibus offer the most connecting routes, with transfers usually taking place in another French station en route.
Journey times vary along the 400-mile route. Both Ouibus and Eurolines offer the fastest journey time of 8 hours, traveling through the night for arrival in Barcelona the following morning. Linebus services tend to be slower, their mid-afternoon journey taking nearly 11 hours to complete the route. Indirect journeys take upwards of 13 hours.
Every day, passengers can expect between 4 and 7 direct departures, with a further 2 to 4 indirect services. With at least 7 departures per day, passengers are sure to find a route that fits their schedule. There are options for departure throughout the day, though many services congregate around evening departure times, for easy overnight travel avoiding congestion.
Departure station: Buses depart from Lyon, Gare Perrache, the largest railway in the Perrache district. Trains to Gare Perrache connect Lyon to both Marseille and Geneva as well as Metro lines A to D which also provide onward travel. Numerous local buses are available, include an airport shuttle bus.
Arrival station: Stations arrive at both Barcelona Estación Nord and Barcelona Sants Station. Barcelona Sants is the main train station located in the west of the city, so onward travel should be easy to organize. Barcelona Estación Nord is about 3 miles from Barcelona Sants. It was once the main rail station but has since been closed and is now used as a bus station instead.
Travel between Lyon, France and Barcelona, Spain by bus is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 11/17/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your bus from Lyon to Barcelona as this information can change.
The current restriction level for your return trip by bus from Barcelona to Lyon is: Unrestricted
Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
What are the requirements?
The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 11/6/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your bus to Lyon from Barcelona here.
When taking the bus to Barcelona from Lyon, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Lyon, Gare Perrache, Lyon, Gare Part-Dieu and Lyon, Dardilly. Your trip can end in bus stations such as Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Aeropuerto Josep Tarradellas-El Prat (T1) and Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Barcelona/Sants.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Lyon Part Dieu and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called Lyon Part Dieu, is located 2 miles (3.3 km) from the city center of Lyon.
The most popular arrival bus station, Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, is located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city center of Barcelona.
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