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Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 12h 45m to travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 516 miles (830 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from $48.49 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 39m
Price$48.49 - $350.64
Distance516 miles (830 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
Departure stationParis Gare de Lyon
Arrival stationBarcelona
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Renfe-SNCF, BlaBlaBus

Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona for Tuesday Sep 29th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:14 16:53 6h 39m, direct
11:52 19:33 7h 41m, 1 change
19:12 12:54 17h 42m, 2 changes
20:58 12:54 15h 56m, 4 changes
21:03 12:54 15h 51m, 5 changes

Renfe-SNCF trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona

You can travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona on Renfe-SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.

Cheap train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona

Train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona start at $48.49 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $262.82.
lowest price found
from$48.49
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$172.49
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$198.41
on the day
avg. single price$262.82

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona

Want to know more about your journey from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona is 12 hours and 45 minutes, with around 5 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona is 6 hours and 39 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona cost?

Train tickets from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona can start from as little as $48.49 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona leave?

The first train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona leaves at 10:14. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona leave?

The last train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona leaves at 21:03. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Paris Gare de Lyon and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona cover a distance of around 516 miles (830 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/29/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 09/14/2020 for travel on 10/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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