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There are 6 ways to get from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Barcelona  •  2h 31m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Barcelona (BCN) AMS - BCN

46€ - 130€

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Fly to Girona, train  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Girona (GRO) AMS - GRO
  2. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants

83€ - 326€

Train via Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud Thalys
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...

240€ - 465€

Train  •  12h 38m

  1. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Perpignan Tgv
  3. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...

266€ - 408€

Bus  •  22h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk > Hazeldonk - Pays Bas > Hazeldonk - Belgique > Neuville en Ferrain - Belgique > Neuville en Ferrain - France > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Barcelona N1131 / ...

48€ - 94€

Drive  •  14h 32m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona 1537.4 km

190€ - 280€

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and Barcelona is around 12h 29m and covers a distance of around 1579 km. The fastest train normally takes 12h 29m. Operated by Thalys and Renfe SNCF, the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona train service departs from Schiphol Airport and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 29m
Fastest train time:
12h 29m
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
240€
Carbon emissions:
83 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:04
Last train departs at:
07:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona train schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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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.

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona is to fly which costs 45€ - 130€ and takes 2h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona is to fly which costs 45€ - 130€ and takes 2h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Schiphol, Schiphol Airport/Plaza and arriving at Barcelona via Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Schiphol Airport and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 3m.

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It is 1230 km from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona. It is approximately 1537.4 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona without a car is to train via Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence which takes 11h 3m and costs 240€ - 470€.

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It takes approximately 2h 31m to get from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Schiphol Airport station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona is to fly which takes 2h 31m and costs 45€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can train via Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence, which costs 240€ - 470€ and takes 11h 3m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 95€ and takes 22h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1230.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 31m

What companies run services between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), Netherlands and Barcelona, Spain?

KLM, Transavia Holland and eight other airlines fly from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud in around 11h 3m.

Airlines
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 180€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 370€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 170€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 330€
Train operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 35€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
10€ - 14€
Promo+
15€ - 17€
Flexible
25€ - 35€
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 Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
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
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
180€ - 390€
Website
Thalys
Standard
180€ - 250€
Comfort
200€ - 260€
Premium
280€ - 390€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
170€ - 240€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
170€ - 200€
1st Class
200€ - 240€
Bus operators
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 Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Blablabus
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 Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona is 1537 km. It takes approximately 14h 32m to drive from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) to Barcelona.

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easyJet, Lufthansa, Transavia Holland and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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