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Barcelona - Lyon Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity coaches per day from Barcelona to Lyon. Traveling by coach from Barcelona to Lyon usually takes around 8 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest BlaBlaCar Bus coach can make the trip in 7 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance331 mi (532 km)
Shortest duration7h 45m
Cheapest price£12.70
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from Barcelona to Lyon?

£31.89 is the average price of a coach ticket from Barcelona to Lyon. Taking a coach is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a coach 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 coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £26 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Barcelona to Lyon in August, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £47 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 coach companies travel from Barcelona to Lyon?

There are two coach 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 8 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BlaBlaCar Bus38h 40m£34.26
FlixBus88h 58m£37.40
  • BlaBlaCar Bus

    BlaBlaCar Bus

    Book BlaBlaCar Bus from Barcelona to Lyon from £13. There are 3 BlaBlaCar Bus schedules from Barcelona to Lyon and you can expect on average to pay for a BlaBlaCar Bus ticket to Lyon. In Barcelona, BlaBlaCar Bus departs to Lyon from Carrer d'Ali Bei 80 and no other station. In Lyon, BlaBlaCar Bus arrives at Perrache and no other station.

    An average trip on BlaBlaCar Bus from Barcelona to Lyon takes 8 hours and 40 minutes , while the fastest available BlaBlaCar Bus trip will get you to Lyon in 7 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, BlaBlaCar Bus offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Lyon.

  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity coach companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 8 trips from Barcelona to Lyon, and usually makes the trip in about 8 hours and 58 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 coach from Barcelona to Lyon during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach 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, coach 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 coach 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 coach.

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 coach ride?

The coach takes an average of 8 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 331 miles from Barcelona to Lyon. However, the fastest coach only takes 7 hours and 45 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach 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 coach?

Coaches from Barcelona to Lyon are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your coach tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Barcelona?

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from Barcelona to Lyon, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 11 scheduled coaches that travel from Barcelona to Lyon every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach 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 coach 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 coach leave from in Barcelona?

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Departure stations

Originally a train station, Barcelona Nord is now a coach 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 coach 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 coaches 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 coach stations in Barcelona:

  • Carrer d'Ali Bei 80

  • Sants

  • Barcelona Airport - El Prat T2

Where does the coach arrive in Lyon?

Arrival stations

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

Coach stations in Lyon:

  • Gare SNCF de Lyon Perrache

  • Perrache

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