How to travel from Lyon to Barcelona

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from Lyon to Barcelona

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

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flight

To get from Lyon to Barcelona on Dec 06 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:00PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h15 03:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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601One-way
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05:00AMLyon7h25 12:25PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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521One-way
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05:00AMLyon7h45 12:45PMBarcelona
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521One-way
08:30PMLyon9h30 06:00AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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601One-way
07:40AMLyon Saint Exupery Airport6h05 01:45PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
1 transfer
981One-way

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Travel Information from Lyon to Barcelona

distanceDistance329 miles (530 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$77 - $304
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $77 (€70) • 7 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $304 (€275) • 1 h 20 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Air France or Renfe AVE

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 329 miles (530 km) between Lyon and 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $77 (€70). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, Air France or Renfe AVE among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Lyon to Barcelona.

How to get from Lyon to Barcelona

The Best Way According to our Users

If you want to travel from Lyon to Barcelona there are several options available to you. For this route, however, 67,70% 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 Lyon to Barcelona. 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 Lyon to Barcelona

Travel Tips: Travel to Barcelona 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 Lyon to Barcelona.
FAQs

International travel from Lyon, France to Barcelona, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Barcelona if traveling from Lyon?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Lyon to Barcelona.

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

Is my journey back to Lyon from Barcelona restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 11/6/22. 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Lyon to Barcelona. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Barcelona from Lyon is by taking a bus, which costs on average $77 (€70).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

Taking a bus is usually $227 (€205) less than taking a flight to Barcelona, which costs on average $304 (€275) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $44 (€40) less than taking a train, which costs on average $121 (€110) for this trip.

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

Other travel options to Barcelona can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 7 h 35 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 56 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Barcelona is:

  • 10 buses per day.
  • Around 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Lyon to Barcelona 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 when traveling from Lyon to Barcelona:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Lyon, Gare Perrache and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Most travelers who buy a plane ticket from Lyon to Barcelona depart from Lyon Saint Exupery Airport to Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona Sants.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lyon to Barcelona:

  • You can go to Barcelona from Lyon by bus with BlaBlaCar Bus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $77 (€70) with BlaBlaCar Bus from Lyon to Barcelona on Omio.
  • You can travel to Barcelona from Lyon by flight with Air France. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $304 (€275) with Air France from Lyon to Barcelona.
  • You can travel by train between Lyon and Barcelona with Renfe AVE, and you can find Renfe AVE Lyon to Barcelona tickets for $121 (€110) on Omio.

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

  • You can find around 10 direct buses per day and travel with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus.
  • You'll find 1 direct train per day with Renfe AVE.

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

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

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey is costing $77 (€70) one way on average.
  • A plane ticket costs $304 (€275) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $121 (€110) one way.

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

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