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

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Train via Madrid  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha Ave
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cadiz Alv

€98 - €163

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Fly to Sevilla, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Sevilla (SVQ) BCN - SVQ
  2. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Cadiz

€29 - €109

5 alternative options

Train  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Sevilla-Santa Justa Ave
  2. Take the train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Cadiz Alv / ...

€124 - €205

Bus  •  17h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Seville
  2. Take the bus from Seville to Cadiz 105

€91 - €123

Car ferry, bus  •  37h 35m

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Tangier Med
  2. Take the car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
  3. Take the bus from Tarifa to Cádiz

€121 - €249

Drive  •  10h 42m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Cádiz 1108.1 km

€100 - €160

Fly to Jerez, train  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Jerez (XRY) BCN - XRY
  2. Take the train from La Parra to Cadiz

€37 - €186

Barcelona to Cádiz by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Cádiz is around 9h 44m and covers a distance of around 1228 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 49m. Operated by Renfe AVE and Renfe Viajeros, the Barcelona to Cádiz train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Cadiz. Typically 25 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
9h 44m
Fastest train time:
6h 49m
Trains per week:
25
Cheapest price:
€98
Carbon emissions:
64 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:25
Last train departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Cádiz train schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Cádiz is to fly and train which costs €28 - €110 and takes 6h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Cádiz is to fly and train which costs €35 - €190 and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Cádiz. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Cadiz via Seville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Cádiz. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Cadiz via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 52m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Cádiz is 909 km. The road distance is 1108.1 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Cádiz without a car is to train via Madrid which takes 7h 52m and costs €95 - €170.

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It takes approximately 7h 52m to get from Barcelona to Cádiz, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Cádiz bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Cádiz is to train via Madrid which takes 7h 52m and costs €95 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €90 - €130 and takes 17h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Cádiz.
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  • Distance: 908.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 52m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Cádiz via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha in around 7h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Cádiz via Seville in around 17h 23m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €150
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €150
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €150
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €240
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €150
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €260
Flights from Barcelona to Jerez via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €260
Flights from Barcelona to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €120
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
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 Sevilla-Santa Justa
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €190
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€110 - €140
Promo+
€115 - €125
Flexible
€150 - €190
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cadiz
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Sevilla-Santa Justa to Cadiz
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from La Parra to Cadiz
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Aeropuerto De Jerez to Cádiz
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Seville
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Tangier Med
Ave. Duration
28h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€75 - €120
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Inter Shipping
Phone
+34 956 68 47 29
Email
info@intershipping.es
Website
intershipping.es
Car ferry from Tangier to Tarifa
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€38
Website
Inter Shipping

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Jerez Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Barcelona to Cádiz bus services, operated by Transportes Comes, arrive at Cadiz station.

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Barcelona to Cádiz train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Cadiz station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Cádiz is 1108 km. It takes approximately 10h 42m to drive from Barcelona to Cádiz.

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