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.
Train tickets from Lyon to Barcelona start at €29.00 if purchased from 3 to 6 months in advance. Prices for train journeys from Lyon to Barcelona start at €82.46 when you book at least 28 days in advance.* Tickets usually go on sale 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.
The average journey time between Lyon and Barcelona is 5 hours and 15 minutes and the fastest journey time is 4 hours and 58 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 4 trains per day travelling from Lyon to Barcelona. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Lyon to Barcelona departs at 07:06. The last train from Lyon to Barcelona departs at 15:36. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Lyon to Barcelona without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Lyon to Barcelona. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
By train, of course. See trains from Barcelona to Lyon.