There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona by plane, train, taxi, bus or car

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 from Frankfurt  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Barcelona (BCN) FRA - BCN

$77 - $344

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Bus Eurolines DE  •  21 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt - Hauptbahnhof to Barcelona Sants

$70 - $160

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Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Barcelona (BCN) STR - BCN

$105 - $324

Train via Strasbourg  •  11 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$246 - $318

Train  •  12 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants Ave

$241 - $281

Train, taxi  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Strasbourg En
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  5. Take a taxi from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona

$337 - $427

Bus Starbus  •  20 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Metz Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Metz to Barcelona

Drive  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona 829.7 miles

$170 - $260

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt - Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Barcelona Sants. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 21 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Strasbourg and Montpellier Saint-Roch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 53 min.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Barcelona is 1093 km. The road distance is 1327.5 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 11 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Frankfurt - Hauptbahnhof station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona train services, operated by TGV, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 11 h 53 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 20 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 683.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Barcelona, Spain?

Lufthansa, Ryanair and seven other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona via Strasbourg and Montpellier Saint-Roch in around 11 h 53 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt to Metz
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Metz to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
starbus.es
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt - Hauptbahnhof to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
21 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
eurolines.de
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Frankfurt Main Station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 days 23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
alsa.com
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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Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona is 1328 km. It takes approximately 12 h 2 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona.

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Ryanair, Swiss, KLM and two other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs .

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