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from Lyon to Barcelona

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

Our recommendation

To get from Lyon to Barcelona on Jan 21 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:45PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h15 02:00PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$721One-way
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01:40PMLyon, Gare Perrache9h45 11:25PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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$201One-way
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10:30AMLyon, Gare Perrache8h30 07:00PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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$291One-way
08:45AMLyon, Gare Perrache8h25 05:10PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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$291One-way
12:45PMLyon Saint Exupery Airport1h15 02:00PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$1221One-way

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Fri
Jan 21
$139SNCFRenfe
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$72Vueling
Sat
Jan 22
$113SNCFRenfe
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$190Air Nostrum
Sun
Jan 23
$113SNCFRenfe
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$53Vueling
Mon
Jan 24
$95SNCFRenfe
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$53Vueling
Tue
Jan 25
$95SNCFRenfe
$29Flixbus
$112Air Nostrum
Wed
Jan 26
$81SNCFRenfe
$29Flixbus
$48Vueling
Thu
Jan 27
$87SNCFRenfe
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$112Air Nostrum
Fri
Jan 28
$107SNCFRenfe
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$72Vueling
Sat
Jan 29
$74SNCFRenfe
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$112Air Nostrum
Sun
Jan 30
$62SNCFRenfe
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$58easyJet
Mon
Jan 31
$62SNCFRenfe
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$43Vueling
Tue
Feb 1
$95SNCFRenfe
$34BlaBlaCar Bus
$112Air Nostrum
Wed
Feb 2
$68SNCFRenfe
$29Flixbus
$112Air Nostrum
Thu
Feb 3
$68SNCFRenfe
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$50easyJet
Fri
Feb 4
$62SNCFRenfe
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$53Vueling
Sat
Feb 5
$62SNCFRenfe
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
$232Air Nostrum
Sun
Feb 6
$62SNCFRenfe
$20BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
Feb 7
$62SNCFRenfe
$18BlaBlaCar Bus
$81Vueling
Tue
Feb 8
$62SNCFRenfe
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$112Air Nostrum
Wed
Feb 9
$62SNCFRenfe
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$44easyJet

Travel Information between Lyon and Barcelona

distanceDistance329 miles (530 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $30
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $24 (€20) • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $24 (€20) • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling, BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCFRenfe

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 329 miles (530 km) from Lyon to Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Vueling, BlaBlaCar Bus or SNCFRenfe among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus 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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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Barcelona, Spain from Lyon, France?

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

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 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 1/20/22; 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 to Barcelona from Lyon.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to France from Barcelona, Spain?

Return travel to Lyon, France from Spain is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from Spain?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from Spain?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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 tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Lyon, France was last verified on 1/19/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Lyon from Barcelona.

What are the ways to get from Lyon to Barcelona?

There are 3 ways that you can travel from Lyon to Barcelona. You can take a flight, bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Barcelona is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $24 (€20) compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

Taking a flight is about $5 (€4) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $29 (€24) for this trip.

Taking a flight is usually $6 (€5) less than taking a train to Barcelona, which costs on average $30 (€25) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Lyon and Barcelona?

The fastest way to get to Barcelona from Lyon is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 15 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, taking a train requires on average 4 h 57 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Lyon to Barcelona?

Barcelona is approximately 329 miles (530 km) away from Lyon.

How many services a day are there between Lyon and Barcelona?

The average frequency per day from Lyon to Barcelona is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

When traveling from Lyon to Barcelona, what are the departure and arrival points in Lyon and Barcelona?

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

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

Who can get me from Lyon to Barcelona?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lyon to Barcelona, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Vueling can get you to Barcelona by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Vueling from Lyon to Barcelona for $24 (€20) on Omio.
  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for buses to Barcelona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Lyon to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $29 (€24).
  • Travel with SNCFRenfe to go to Barcelona by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCFRenfe Lyon to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $30 (€25).

Is there a way to travel directly from Lyon to Barcelona?

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

  • You'll find 1 direct train per day with SNCFRenfe.

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 to Barcelona from Lyon.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Lyon to Barcelona often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Lyon and Barcelona itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Barcelona and any of these top destinations today!

How far in advance should I book tickets from Lyon to Barcelona online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $24 (€20) one way.
  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $29 (€24) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $30 (€25) one way for this route.

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.