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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Alpe dHuez by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Grenoble Universités Gières Geneve - Evian - Annecy - Valence - Avignon / ...

$194 - $278

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Night bus  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the night bus from Barcelona City Centre to Grenoble - Bus station Ouibus

$30 - $55

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Train, bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Valence-TGV to Gare de Grenoble
  3. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Ot Place Paganon

$99 - $168

Bus  •  11h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Montpellier 788 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Montpellier to Grenoble 740

$41 - $82

Drive  •  6h 46m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Alpe dHuez 435.3 miles

$90 - $140

Fly to Lyon, train, bus  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lyon (LYS) BCN - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon-St Exupery(TGV) to Grenoble
  3. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Ot Place Paganon

$65 - $222

Fly to Geneva, train, bus  •  9h 44m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Geneva (GVA) BCN - GVA
  2. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Grenoble
  3. Take the bus from Gare Routiere to Ot Place Paganon

$73 - $252

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Alpe dHuez is to night bus which costs 26€ - 50€ and takes 12h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Alpe dHuez is to drive which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 6h 46m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Alpe dHuez. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Ot Place Paganon via Montpellier and Gare Routiere. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 57m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Alpe dHuez is 519 km. The road distance is 696.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Alpe dHuez without a car is to train which takes 7h 6m and costs 160€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 7h 6m to get from Barcelona to Alpe dHuez, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Alpe dHuez bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Alpe dHuez is to train which takes 7h 6m and costs 160€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 11h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Lyon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Barcelona to Alpe dHuez bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Grenoble station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Alpe dHuez.
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  • Distance: 324.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 6m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Alpe dHuez, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Alpe dHuez via Valence TGV and Grenoble Universités Gières in around 7h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Alpe dHuez via Montpellier, Grenoble, and Gare Routiere in around 11h 57m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Lyon-St Exupery(TGV) to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$46 - $50
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Gare de Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
renfe.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Valence TGV to Grenoble Universités Gières
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $29
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Gare de Valence-TGV to Gare de Grenoble
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$25 - $40
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Transaltitude
Phone
+33 (0)820 083 838
Website
transaltitude.fr
Bus from Gare Routiere to Ot Place Paganon
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $22
Website
Transaltitude
Transisère
Phone
+33 820 08 38 38
Website
transisere.fr
Bus from Gare Routiere to Paganon
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Transisère
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Montpellier to Grenoble
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Night bus from Barcelona City Centre to Grenoble - Bus station
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Ouibus

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Alpe dHuez is 696 km. It takes approximately 6h 46m to drive from Barcelona to Alpe dHuez.

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Vueling Airlines and easyJet offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Lyon Airport.

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There are 1318+ hotels available in Alpe dHuez. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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