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Lyon to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 11h 36m to travel from Lyon to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 331 miles (532 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Lyon to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from €35 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 17m
Price€35 - €288.20
Distance331 miles (532 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
Departure stationLyon
Arrival stationBarcelona
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Lyon to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lyon to Barcelona for Tuesday 26th May 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:28 Lyon Part-Dieu16:53 Barcelona SantsTGV INOUI 6801 SNCF Get tickets10h 25m, 5 changes
06:28 Lyon Part-Dieu16:54 Barcelona Sant Andreu CondalTGV INOUI 6801 SNCF Get tickets10h 26m, 4 changes
06:28 Lyon Part-Dieu18:24 Barcelona Sant Andreu CondalTGV INOUI 6801 SNCF Get tickets11h 56m, 3 changes
07:38 Lyon Perrache18:05 Barcelona SantsTER 86111 SNCF Get tickets10h 27m, 5 changes
07:38 Lyon Perrache18:24 Barcelona Sant Andreu CondalTER 86111 SNCF Get tickets10h 46m, 4 changes
12:10 Lyon Part-Dieu21:24 Barcelona Sant Andreu CondalTGV INOUI 6823 SNCF Get tickets9h 14m, 3 changes
14:10 Lyon Part-Dieu22:29 Barcelona-Clot-AragoTGV INOUI 9826 SNCF Get tickets8h 19m, 2 changes
20:10 Lyon Part-Dieu12:34 Barcelona SantsTGV INOUI 9836 SNCF Get tickets16h 24m, 3 changes
20:10 Lyon Part-Dieu12:54 Barcelona Sant Andreu CondalTGV INOUI 9836 SNCF Get tickets16h 44m, 2 changes
20:20 Lyon Part-Dieu14:54 Barcelona Sant Andreu CondalTER 86151 SNCF Get tickets18h 34m, 4 changes

Renfe-SNCF trains from Lyon to Barcelona

You can travel from 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 Lyon to Barcelona

Train tickets from Lyon to Barcelona start at €35 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 €154.25.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price107.37
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price118.99
on the day
avg. single price154.25

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 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Lyon and Barcelona is 11 hours and 36 minutes, with around 7 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 Lyon and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lyon to Barcelona is 6 hours and 17 minutes.

How much does the train from Lyon to Barcelona cost?

Train tickets from Lyon to Barcelona can start from as little as €35 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 Lyon to Barcelona?

No, there are no direct train services from Lyon to Barcelona. Travelling from Lyon to Barcelona by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Lyon to Barcelona leaves at 10:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lyon to Barcelona leaves at 21:20. 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 Lyon and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Lyon to Barcelona cover a distance of around 331 miles (532 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Lyon. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Lyon to Barcelona.
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 Lyon to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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