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Barcelona-Lyon Bus Schedule

Journey Information

Barcelona to Lyon bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$18.81
Shortest Duration7h 50m
Trips per day9
Bus lines2

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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Barcelona to Lyon?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $32.77 was the low point for bus fares from Barcelona to Lyon. Buses from Lyon to Barcelona are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $32.77 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 14 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $1.24 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 10 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 331 miles (532 kilometers) from Barcelona, B to Lyon,, However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 50 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Lyon. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Barcelona?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am 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 9 scheduled buses that travel from Barcelona to Lyon every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

What bus companies travel from Barcelona to Lyon?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Barcelona, Barcelona to Lyon,, Of these two services, FlixBus usually offers more choice, with 5 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus59h 48m$47.48
Ouibus512h 55m$34.08

Where does the bus leave from in Barcelona?

Most buses depart from the main station in Barcelona, Barcelona:

  • Carrer d'Ali Bei 80

Where does the bus arrive in Lyon?

All buses from Barcelona arrive at one main station in Lyon, :

  • Perrache

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