How to travel from Barcelona to Lyon

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from Barcelona to Lyon

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

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To get from Barcelona to Lyon on Dec 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:15AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord8h45 06:00PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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09:15AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord8h45 06:00PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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09:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h30 04:30AMLyon
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08:45PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord7h45 04:30AMLyon, Gare Perrache
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08:00PMBarcelona8h30 04:30AMLyon
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Travel Information to Lyon from Barcelona

distanceDistance329 miles (530 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$59 - $119
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $59 (€54) • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $59 (€54) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, easyJet or Renfe AVE

Travel 329 miles (530 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Barcelona to 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 flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $59 (€54). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus, easyJet or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Barcelona to Lyon.

How to get from Barcelona to Lyon

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Barcelona to Lyon there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 49,76% of our customers choose the bus as their preferred method of transportation. Nowadays, traveling by bus is a relaxing and entertaining experience. Most bus companies offer different on-board services; ranging from "welcome drinks" to free wi-fi or personal entertainment. For this reason, the bus is often chosen as the best way to get from Barcelona to Lyon. Bus companies normally offer comfortable journeys for reasonable prices, and if you choose to travel on a night bus you can even save the money of one night in a hotel. For that reason, the bus is most likely the cheapest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Lyon

Travel Tips: 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

Travel from Barcelona, Spain to Lyon, France is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Lyon from Barcelona restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

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

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lyon, France?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 11/6/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Lyon from Barcelona closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Is my journey back to Barcelona from Lyon restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 11/17/22. 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.

There are 4 ways to travel between Barcelona and Lyon including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Lyon from Barcelona is by taking a flight, which costs on average $59 (€54).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lyon:

A flight is generally $60 (€55) less than a bus for the same route. Taking a bus costs on average $119 (€109) from Barcelona to Lyon.

Taking a flight is about $44 (€40) less than taking a train, which costs on average $103 (€94) for this trip.

The fastest way from Barcelona to Lyon is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 25 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 7 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Lyon by train can take on average 5 h 5 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Lyon is:

  • Around 10 buses per day.
  • 1 train a day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and tend to arrive in Lyon, Gare Perrache.
  • Flights mostly depart from Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Lyon Saint Exupery Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona Sants and arrive in Lyon at Lyon Part Dieu.

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:

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Lyon by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Barcelona to Lyon tickets on Omio for $119 (€109).
  • Travel with easyJet to go to Lyon by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find easyJet Barcelona to Lyon tickets on Omio for $59 (€54).
  • Renfe AVE can get you to Lyon by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Renfe AVE from Barcelona to Lyon for $103 (€94) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 10 direct buses per day with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.

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

Omio customers who travel from Barcelona to Lyon often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Geneva or Milan. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lyon and these popular destinations at a great price.

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:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $119 (€109) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $59 (€54) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $103 (€94) 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.

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