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Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon by train

It takes an average of 15h 39m to travel from Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon by train, over a distance of around 516 miles (830 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon and tickets for this journey start from €39 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 36m
Price€39 - €295.30
Distance516 miles (830 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationParis Gare de Lyon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Renfe-SNCF, BlaBlaBus

Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon for Tuesday 8th Dec 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:20 16:40 8h 20m, 2 changes
10:10 16:46 6h 36m, direct
12:59 07:04 18h 05m, 7 changes
12:59 07:22 18h 23m, 6 changes
12:59 07:30 18h 31m, 5 changes
12:59 07:49 18h 50m, 4 changes
15:29 09:50 18h 21m, 2 changes
15:40 09:50 18h 10m, 3 changes

Renfe-SNCF trains from Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon

You can travel from Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon 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 Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon

Train tickets from Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon start at €39 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 €204.10.
lowest price found
from39
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price85.64
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price133.89
on the day
avg. single price204.10

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 Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon? 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 Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon take?

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Paris Gare de Lyon is 15 hours and 39 minutes, with around 8 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 Barcelona and Paris Gare de Lyon by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon is 6 hours and 36 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon can start from as little as €39 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

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

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

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

The first train from Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 08:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon leaves at 15:40. 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 Barcelona and Paris Gare de Lyon by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon 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 Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus 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 Barcelona to Paris Gare de Lyon for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/12/2020. 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 23/11/2020 for travel on 08/03/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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