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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Almería by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Almeria (LEI)

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Sants Central Bus Station to Almeria Bus Station

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Train via Madrid

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Almeria

Train

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Granada
  2. Take the train from Granada to Almeria

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Cartagena
  2. Take the bus from Cartagena to Almería

Bus via Valencia

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Valencia
  2. Take the bus from Valencia to Almeria

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Almería

Barcelona to Almería by train

7 Weekly Trains
9h 38m Average Duration
€89 Cheapest Price
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Barcelona → Almería
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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Almería is 112.

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

The social distance requirement in Almería is 1.5 metres.

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

Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Almería is to bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 12h.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Almería is to fly which takes 3h 12m and costs €65 - €240.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Sants Central Bus Station station and arriving at Almeria Bus Station station. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 12h.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Almería. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Almeria via Madrid-Atocha Cercanias. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 38m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Almería is 644 km. The road distance is 790.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Almería without a car is to train via Madrid which takes 9h 38m and costs €85 - €160.

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It takes approximately 3h 12m to get from Barcelona to Almería, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Almería bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from Barcelona Sants Central Bus Station.

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Barcelona to Almería train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Almería is to fly which takes 3h 12m and costs €65 - €240. Alternatively, you can train via Madrid, which costs €85 - €160 and takes 9h 38m, you could also bus, which costs €30 - €45 and takes 12h.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Almería.
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  • Distance: 644.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 12m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Almería, Spain?

Vueling Airlines and Iberia fly from Barcelona to Almería 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Almería via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and Madrid-Atocha Cercanias in around 9h 38m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria via Melilla
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Flights from Barcelona to Almeria via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €300
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Granada
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €210
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€120 - €160
Promo+
€125 - €140
Flexible
€160 - €210
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanias to Almeria
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Granada to Almeria
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Cartagena
Ave. Duration
8h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Barcelona Sants Central Bus Station to Almeria Bus Station
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Union Ivkoni
BusbamSL
Phone
902 22 72 72
Email
atencionaclientes@busbam.com
Website
busbam.com
Bus from Cartagena to Almería
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €30
Schedules at
busbam.com
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
ALSA
Bus from Valencia to Almeria
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
ALSA
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Almeria Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Barcelona to Almería bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Almeria Bus Station.

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Barcelona to Almería train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Almeria station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Almería is 790 km. It takes approximately 7h 39m to drive from Barcelona to Almería.

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Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Almeria Airport.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Almería. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €6.

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