How to take the rail journey from Barcelona to Lyon

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Barcelona to Lyon by train

The direct train from Barcelona to Lyon has resumed, but if it's timing doesn't suit, what should be a straightforward connection on to Lyon is available when departing Barcelona in the early afternoon.

Routes you can take to go from Barcelona to Lyon

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: by direct train
Travel Time (approx)

4hr 58min


Friday to Monday

Travel Info

1 x train per day

Route Information

Via stations: Valence TGV

Option 2: departing in the afternoon
Station Guides
Travel Time (approx)

5hr 27 min



Travel Info

1 x optimum connection per day

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