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There are 8 ways to get from Aberdeen to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly Aberdeen to Barcelona  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Barcelona (BCN) ABZ - BCN

€81 - €267

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Train to Edinburgh, fly to Barcelona  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Barcelona (BCN) EDI - BCN

€41 - €295

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Fly Aberdeen to Girona, train  •  9h

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Girona (GRO) ABZ - GRO
  2. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants

€48 - €266

Train via Paris  •  18h 7m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

€277 - €1053

Train  •  19h 49m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Perpignan Tgv
  5. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...

€350 - €1272

Train, bus  •  23h 10m

  1. Take the train from Aberdeen to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  4. Take the train from Lille-Europe to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  5. Take the bus from Montpellier to Barcelona 788 / ...

€635 - €1415

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  22h 38m

  1. Drive from Aberdeen to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Barcelona

€396 - €521

Drive, car ferry  •  23h 45m

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

€264 - €399

Aberdeen to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Aberdeen and Barcelona is around 30h 58m and covers a distance of around 2369 km. The fastest train normally takes 29h 56m. Operated by LNER, Eurostar, Transilien and others, the Aberdeen to Barcelona train service departs from Aberdeen and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically 11 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
30h 58m
Fastest train time:
29h 56m
Train distance:
2369 km
Trains per week:
11
Cheapest price:
€277
Carbon emissions:
124 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:52
Last train departs at:
14:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Aberdeen to Barcelona train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Spain from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Barcelona is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Spain.

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The cheapest way to get from Aberdeen to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs £30 - £260 and takes 7h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Aberdeen to Barcelona is to fly which costs £65 - £230 and takes 7h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Aberdeen to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Aberdeen and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 7m.

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The distance between Aberdeen and Barcelona is 1779 km.

The best way to get from Aberdeen to Barcelona without a car is to train via Paris which takes 18h 7m and costs £230 - £900.

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It takes approximately 7h 27m to get from Aberdeen to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Aberdeen to Barcelona train services, operated by LNER, depart from Aberdeen station.

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The best way to get from Aberdeen to Barcelona is to fly which takes 7h 27m and costs £65 - £230. Alternatively, you can train via Paris, which costs £230 - £900 and takes 18h 7m.

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There is no direct flight from Aberdeen Airport to Barcelona Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m and has one stopover.

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Aberdeen. It is currently 6:53 AM in Aberdeen and 7:53 AM in Barcelona.

Map of how to get from Aberdeen to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1778.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 27m

What companies run services between Aberdeen, Scotland and Barcelona, Spain?

British Airways, KLM and five other airlines fly from Aberdeen to Barcelona every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Aberdeen to Barcelona via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 18h 7m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €90
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €420
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €70
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €70
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€10 - €70
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€10 - €70
Flights from Aberdeen to Girona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Barcelona via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Aberdeen to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €90
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€30 - €45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€75 - €95
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €95
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
€30 - €50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€75 - €95
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €180
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€19 - €28
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€120 - €180
Train from Aberdeen to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €600
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€80 - €120
Anytime Day Single
€260 - €370
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€410 - €600
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €180
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€19 - €28
Anytime Day Single
€75 - €110
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€120 - €180
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €450
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€60 - €85
Anytime Day Single
€200 - €290
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€320 - €450
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Aberdeen to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€70 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€150 - €220
Train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€75 - €90
Anytime Day 1st Class
€150 - €220
Train from Aberdeen to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€190 - €470
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€190 - €230
Anytime Day 1st Class
€330 - €470
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€110 - €140
Standard Premier
€160 - €210
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €340
Standard
€85 - €110
Standard Premier
€130 - €170
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Europe to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€150 - €220
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€150 - €180
1st Class
€180 - €220
East Midlands Railways
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lille-Europe to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€250 - €460
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Montpellier to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Montpellier to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Blablabus
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Montpellier to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Ferry operators

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Aberdeen to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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