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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 Dec 10 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:35AMBarcelona El Prat Airport1h30 12:05PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport
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$711One-way
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11:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord8h20 07:20PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$481One-way
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09:15AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord8h45 06:00PMLyon, Gare Perrache
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$481One-way
07:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport4h10 11:45PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport
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$1151One-way
06:05PMBarcelona El Prat Airport5h40 11:45PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport
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$1151One-way

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Thu
Dec 9
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$42BlaBlaCar Bus
$96easyJet
Fri
Dec 10
$138Renfe-SNCF
$42Flixbus
$66easyJet
Sat
Dec 11
$126Renfe-SNCF
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$28Vueling
Sun
Dec 12
$120Renfe-SNCF
$35BlaBlaCar Bus
$55Vueling
Mon
Dec 13
$113Renfe-SNCF
$35Flixbus
$51easyJet
Tue
Dec 14
$107Renfe-SNCF
$29Flixbus
$44easyJet
Wed
Dec 15
$113Renfe-SNCF
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$44easyJet
Thu
Dec 16
$101Renfe-SNCF
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$33easyJet
Fri
Dec 17
$132Renfe-SNCF
$35BlaBlaCar Bus
$24Vueling
Sat
Dec 18
$132Renfe-SNCF
$35BlaBlaCar Bus
$50Vueling
Sun
Dec 19
$132Renfe-SNCF
$35BlaBlaCar Bus
$46Vueling
Mon
Dec 20
$132Renfe-SNCF
$42BlaBlaCar Bus
$28Vueling
Tue
Dec 21
$113Renfe-SNCF
$48BlaBlaCar Bus
$36Vueling
Wed
Dec 22
$166Renfe-SNCF
$48BlaBlaCar Bus
$50Vueling
Thu
Dec 23
$166Renfe-SNCF
$60BlaBlaCar Bus
$60Vueling
Fri
Dec 24
$138Renfe-SNCF
$72BlaBlaCar Bus
$51easyJet
Sat
Dec 25
$80Renfe-SNCF
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$46Vueling
Sun
Dec 26
$126Renfe-SNCF
$48BlaBlaCar Bus
$46Vueling
Mon
Dec 27
$132Renfe-SNCF
$42BlaBlaCar Bus
$50Vueling
Tue
Dec 28
$126Renfe-SNCF
$42BlaBlaCar Bus
$50Vueling
Wed
Dec 29
$132Renfe-SNCF
$42BlaBlaCar Bus
$71Vueling

Travel Information between Barcelona and Lyon

distanceDistance329 miles (530 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $113
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€15) • 7 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $70 (€59) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Vueling or Renfe-SNCF

Take a bus, 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, Vueling or Renfe-SNCF among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Barcelona to Lyon.

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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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FAQs

Does France have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling from Barcelona to Lyon?

Travel between Barcelona, Spain and Lyon, France is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Spain enter France?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Lyon from Barcelona?

Conditions of entry into France:

  • 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
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Lyon, France?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of France has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 12/8/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Lyon from Barcelona.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Barcelona, 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 12/8/21. 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 go from Barcelona to Lyon?

There are 3 ways to get from Barcelona to Lyon: bus, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Lyon from Barcelona is by taking a bus, which costs on average $18 (€15).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lyon:

A bus is generally $52 (€44) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $70 (€59) from Barcelona to Lyon.

Taking a bus is about $95 (€79) less than taking a train, which costs on average $113 (€94) for this journey.

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

The quickest way to travel between Barcelona and 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, going by bus can take 7 h 30 min   on average.

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

What is the distance between Barcelona and Lyon?

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

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Barcelona to Lyon?

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Lyon is:

  • 1 train per day.

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

When traveling from Barcelona to Lyon, where do I depart from Barcelona and where do I arrive in Lyon?

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

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

Which travel operators can get me to Lyon from Barcelona?

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 $18 (€15).
  • Vueling can take you to Lyon by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Vueling from Barcelona to Lyon for $70 (€59).
  • Travel with Renfe-SNCF for trains to Lyon. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe-SNCF Barcelona to Lyon tickets on Omio for $113 (€94).

Can I find a direct route to Lyon from Barcelona?

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

  • You can travel directly by train with Renfe-SNCF with 1 direct train per day.

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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Barcelona to Lyon?

Many of our customers traveling from Barcelona to Lyon don't make Lyon their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Lyon are Paris, Geneva or Milan, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Lyon to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I book tickets from Barcelona to Lyon online for the best deals?

Before traveling from Barcelona to Lyon, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $18 (€15) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $70 (€59) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $113 (€94) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to Lyon tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.