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There are 6 ways to get from Amsterdam to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol  •  4h 49m

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

55€ - 195€

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Bus  •  21h 15m

  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 City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Montpellier > Barcelona Nord - Bus Station / ...

44€ - 80€

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Barcelona (BCN) BRU - BCN

102€ - 283€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  7h 17m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Barcelona (BCN) DUS - BCN

68€ - 216€

Train  •  11h 22m

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

242€ - 470€

Drive  •  14h 34m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Barcelona 1535.8 km

190€ - 280€

Amsterdam to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Barcelona is around 12h 48m and covers a distance of around 1595 km. The fastest train normally takes 12h 48m. Operated by Thalys and Renfe SNCF, the Amsterdam to Barcelona train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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International entry into Spain from Netherlands

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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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 Netherlands from Spain.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Barcelona is to bus which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 21h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Barcelona is to fly which costs 55€ - 200€ and takes 4h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Barcelona station. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk and arriving at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 22m.

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It is 1239 km from Amsterdam to Barcelona. It is approximately 1535.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 11h 22m and costs 240€ - 470€.

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It takes approximately 4h 49m to get from Amsterdam to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Barcelona bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Barcelona train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 49m and costs 55€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 470€ and takes 11h 22m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 21h 15m.

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  • Distance: 1239 km
  • Duration: 4h 49m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Barcelona, Spain?

Transavia Holland, KLM and eight other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Barcelona via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud in around 11h 22m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 230€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
85€ - 260€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 230€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
85€ - 260€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 460€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 300€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 390€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 390€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
60€ - 160€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 200€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
55€ - 80€
Comfort
65€ - 90€
Premium
80€ - 110€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
180€ - 390€
Website
Thalys
Standard
180€ - 260€
Comfort
200€ - 260€
Premium
290€ - 390€
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Renfe SNCF
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
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 Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 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 10m.

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Amsterdam to Barcelona bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Barcelona is 1536 km. It takes approximately 14h 34m to drive from Amsterdam to Barcelona.

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

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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