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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Brive La Gaillarde Ter

110€ - 188€

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Bus  •  10h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Toulouse Bcn169 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toulouse to Brive-la-Gaillarde Toulouse > Montauban Sud > Brive-la-Gaillarde > Limoges > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

25€ - 60€

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Train via Puigcerdà  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Tor de Querol-Enveig R3
  2. Take the train from Latour De Carol Enveitg to Toulouse Matabiau Ter
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Brive La Gaillarde Ter

60€ - 117€

Night bus, train  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the night bus from Barcelona to Toulouse N721
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Brive La Gaillarde Intercités / ...

47€ - 80€

Drive  •  5h 38m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde 593.4 km

65€ - 95€

Fly to Brive  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Brive (BVE) BCN - BVE

30€ - 190€

Fly to Bordeaux, train  •  8h 28m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bordeaux (BOD) BCN - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Brive La Gaillarde

53€ - 211€

Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Brive-la-Gaillarde is around 8h 4m and covers a distance of around 610 km. The fastest train normally takes 7h 17m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, SNCF, TGV inOui and others, the Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Brive La Gaillarde. Typically 10 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brive-la-Gaillarde is 800 130 000.

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde is to bus which costs 24€ - 60€ and takes 10h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde is to drive which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 5h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Roosevelt via Toulouse and Centre Commercial Ouest. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Brive La Gaillarde via Narbonne and Toulouse Matabiau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 30m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Brive-la-Gaillarde is 423 km. The road distance is 593.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde without a car is to train which takes 7h 30m and costs 110€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde is to train which takes 7h 30m and costs 110€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 60€ and takes 10h 16m, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 190€ and takes 7h 15m.

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  • Distance: 422.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 30m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Brive-la-Gaillarde, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde via Narbonne and Toulouse Matabiau in around 7h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde via Toulouse and Centre Commercial Ouest in around 10h 16m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brive via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Brive via Palma Mallorca, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 220€
Flights from Barcelona to Brive via Nice, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Flights from Barcelona to Brive via Ibiza, Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 160€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brive via Porto
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
28€ - 40€
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Brive La Gaillarde
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
26€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
26€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Latour De Carol Enveitg to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
20€ - 30€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Brive La Gaillarde
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 50€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 50€
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 Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
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 Narbonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Tor de Querol-Enveig
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Bus operators
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Comuto Pro
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
Comuto Pro
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 Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Toulouse to Brive-la-Gaillarde
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
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 Barcelona to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Toulouse to Brive-la-Gaillarde
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Barcelona Airport to Brive Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 15m and has one stopover.

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Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Brive-la-Gaillarde station.

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Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Brive La Gaillarde station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde is 593 km. It takes approximately 5h 38m to drive from Barcelona to Brive-la-Gaillarde.

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Ryanair, Air Europa, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Brive Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Brive-la-Gaillarde. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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