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There are 12 ways to get from London to Barcelona by plane, train, car, car train, taxi, bus and ferry, bus or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly London Heathrow to Barcelona  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Barcelona (BCN) LHR - BCN

$93 - $315

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Fly London Gatwick to Barcelona  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Barcelona (BCN) LGW - BCN

$47 - $233

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Train to London Luton, fly to Barcelona  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Barcelona (BCN) LTN - BCN

$50 - $228

Fly London Stansted to Barcelona  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Barcelona (BCN) STN - BCN

$56 - $233

Train to Southend, fly to Barcelona  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Barcelona (BCN) SEN - BCN

$84 - $163

Train to Birmingham, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Barcelona (BCN) BHX - BCN

$78 - $305

Fly London Stansted to Girona, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Girona (GRO) STN - GRO
  2. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona Sants

$78 - $357

Train  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv

$281 - $471

Drive, Eurotunnel, train, taxi  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  6. Take a taxi from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona

$547 - $619

Bus and ferry, bus  •  22 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona

$175 - $197

Bus  •  23 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Barcelona N781 / ...

$90 - $149

Drive, car ferry  •  14 h 27 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Barcelona

$211 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from London to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs £35 - £180 and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Barcelona is to fly which costs £70 - £250 and takes 5 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from London Victoria and arriving at Barcelona via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 54 min.

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The distance between London and Barcelona is 712 miles.

The best way to get from London to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 9 h 54 min and costs £210 - £370.

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from London to Barcelona, including transfers.

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London to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London station.

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London to Barcelona train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St. Pancras International station.

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The best way to get from London to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs £70 - £250. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £210 - £370 and takes 9 h 54 min, you could also bus, which costs £65 - £120 and takes 23 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from London to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 712 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between London, England and Barcelona, Spain?

British Airways, Vueling Airlines and eight other airlines fly from London to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London to Barcelona via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 9 h 54 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Southend to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Southend to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Southend to Barcelona via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Southend to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Southend to Barcelona via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from London Stansted to Girona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $400
Flights from London Stansted to Girona via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $400
Flights from London Stansted to Girona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southend to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Girona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Eurostar
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$119
Schedules at
starbus.es
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Taxis de Blanes
Phone
+34 972 35 50 50
Website
taxisdeblanes.com

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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London to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Barcelona is 1 h ahead of London. It is currently 8:01 PM in London and 9:01 PM in Barcelona.

London to Barcelona train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Vueling Airlines, Eurowings, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your London to Barcelona bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 3630+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £20 - £29.

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