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.
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7 h 25 m
14 h 4 m
Buses per day
Of the 5 buses that leave Lyon for Barcelona every day 3 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||$42 (€37)|
|Bus frequency||3 a day|
|Direct bus||Yes, there are 3 direct buses a day|
|Bus providers||Ovanesovi Group, Alsa, Infobus, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Movelia, BlaBlaCar or Union Ivkoni International|
Buses from Lyon to Barcelona cover the 329 miles (530 km) long route taking on average 7 h 25 min with our travel partners like Ovanesovi Group, Alsa, Infobus, Eurolines Switzerland, BlaBlaCar Bus, FlixBus, Movelia, BlaBlaCar or Union Ivkoni International. Normally, there are 3 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $33 (€29), but the average price of bus tickets is $42 (€37). Travelers depart most frequently from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
Travel from Lyon to Barcelona from $33 (€29) with Omio’s bus partners Alsa, BlaBlaCar Bus and FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.
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.
Lyon to Barcelona bus information with FlixBus:
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.
When departing from Lyon, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Lyon, Gare Perrache, Lyon, Gare Routière de Perrache and Lyon, Place Bellecour. When arriving in Barcelona, you can end your trip in bus stations like Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, Barcelona, Estación de Autobuses de Sants and Barcelona, Pl. Universitat.
Passengers board the bus most frequently from Lyon, Gare Perrache, which is located around 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord, located 1.9 miles (3.1 km) away from the city centre.
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