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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Barcelona to Lyon. Traveling by bus from Barcelona to Lyon usually takes around 8 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest BlaBlaCar Bus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance331 mi (532 km)
Shortest duration7h 35m
Cheapest price$31.10
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Barcelona to Lyon?

$59.89 is the average price of a bus ticket from Barcelona to Lyon. Any tickets cheaper than $59.89 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$41 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Barcelona to Lyon in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$75 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Barcelona to Lyon?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Barcelona to Lyon that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 9 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus48h 45m$56.27
FlixBus98h 54m$75.14
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus is a bus service provider focused on reducing carbon emissions without breaking the bank. With rides to cities and towns across Europe, including Barcelona and Lyon, BlaBlaCar Bus has a variety of routes to get you to your chosen destination. Coaches in the BlaBlaCar Bus fleet are equipped with extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, clean toilets, and power outlets throughout.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 9 trips from Barcelona to Lyon, and usually makes the trip in about 8 hours and 54 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is it from Barcelona to Lyon?

Barcelona, Spain is 639.5 kilometers (397.3 miles) from Lyon, France. By bus, the trip averages about 9 hours with stops.

Is Barcelona to Lyon a good day-trip?

Since the distance between Barcelona and Lyon is significant, it does not make for a very good day-trip. Taking a bus or even a train will take about 6 to 9 hours each way. A direct flight only takes about 1 hour and 25 minutes, but is not very practical for a day-trip. You are better off spending a weekend in Lyon if traveling from Barcelona.

How many direct bus routes are there from Barcelona to Lyon?

There are 9 daily direct bus trips from Barcelona to Lyon.

  • FlixBus has 6 direct routes per day, for which the average cost is €59.22. The average travel time on FlixBus is 8 hours and 40 minutes.
  • Eurolines France has 2 direct routes per day, for which the average cost is €70.21. The average travel time on Eurolines France is 9 hours and 34 minutes.
  • OuiBus has 1 direct route per day, for which the average cost is €40.04. The average travel time on OuiBus is 9 hours and 39 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Barcelona to Lyon during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Barcelona to Lyon?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 532 kilometers from Barcelona to Lyon. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Buses departing from Barcelona to Lyon tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap bus tickets or just want an emptier bus you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Barcelona?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Barcelona to Lyon, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Barcelona to Lyon every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Barcelona

Featuring a mix of bizarre modern vibes and quaint buildings, Barcelona is a great destination for tourists seeking fun and cultural activities alike. Barcelona takes great pride in its unique architecture, and the most prominent example of its uniqueness is the La Sagrada Família, one of the most iconic buildings in the city. Boasting a unique Gothique-esque architectural style, the cathedral will leave you in awe. The most interesting part is that the church is actually still in construction, and is expected to be finished by 2026. If you want to stroll around the streets of Barcelona, the Barri Gòtic, the oldest part of the city, will be a perfect choice. Here visitors will find old buildings with Medieval or Roman architecture. If you are looking to enjoy Barcelona’s nightlife, head over to Las Ramblas, the most fun area around.

For the best Catalonian dishes, don’t hesitate to head over to Babula Bar 1937, which offers top-tier local cuisine. Barcelona is also rather famous for its seafood, so don’t hesitate to give that a try at one of the many restaurants the city has to offer.

For buses, Estació del Nord serves as the central hub of intercity services. The Barcelona Sants is the city’s main train station, offering access to many cities in Europe. Commercial air services are provided by the Barcelona-El Prat Airport, which is located 11 miles from the city center.

Lyon

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Located at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône rivers in the central-west of France, Lyon is France's third-largest city, after Paris and Marseille. Lyon has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its 2,000 years of history and its central role in the Renaissance. Vieux Lyon is the city's historic area, full of old buildings and a vibrant French atmosphere. Wander through the traboules, a unique architectural feature of the city; these secret passageways wind through Lyon's buildings and courtyards. Several guided tours will describe the many uses of these covered paths throughout Lyon's history: from shortcuts to the river for 4th-century residents to meeting places for 19th-century silk workers and the World War II French resistance.

Lyon is also famously hailed as the birthplace of cinema. To immerse yourself in film history, visit the Musée Cinéma et Miniature to explore old movie props, costumes, and even complete film sets from several iconic films. To experience a traditional French market, stop in Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. This indoor gourmet market offers only the finest local produce, the perfect place to sample the local cuisine.

Getting to Lyon is simple, and the lion's share of options are via ground travel. Eurolines bus services offer transport from many European cities into the Perrache train station, and many train services, including the TGV, also operate from the same station. Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is only 25 km east of the city, providing both European and intercontinental flights.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Barcelona?

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Main departure station: Carrer d'Ali Bei 80

Originally a train station, Barcelona Nord is now a bus station located at Carrer d'Ali Bei 80. The station was built in 1862 for rail service to Barcelona but was partially converted into a bus station and a sports hall in recent years. The station is conveniently located within a short distance of famous landmarks such as the Plaça de Catalunya. Intercity buses like FlixBus and BlaBlaCar Bus stop at the station and offer service to other cities like Madrid, San Sebastian, and Marseille. You will find the usual amenities at the station, such as public restrooms, ATMs, shops, and restaurants. The station also features large waiting areas with seats. You can also access the nearby Arc de Triomf Metro station to travel throughout the rest of Barcelona.

All bus stations in Barcelona:

  • Carrer d'Ali Bei 80

  • Sants

  • Barcelona Airport - El Prat T2

Where does the bus arrive in Lyon?

Main arrival station: Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Lyon.

Bus stations in Lyon:

  • Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

  • Perrache

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