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There are 4 ways to get from Barcelona to Céret by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train, bus  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan Tgv / ...
  2. Take the bus from Perpignan - Gare to Ceret - La Padragouse 530 / ...

37€ - 51€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Perpignan Barcelona Nord - Bus Station > Le Perthus - Espagne > Le Perthus - France > Perpignan > Carcassonne > Toulouse > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...

12€ - 26€

2 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the night bus from Barcelona to Perpignan N788 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Perpignan - Gare to Ceret - Rond Point du Toreador 530 / ...

14€ - 17€

Drive  •  1h 51m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Céret 179.7 km

19€ - 29€

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine
  • Health declaration required
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Céret is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Céret is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from France.

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Céret is to night bus and bus which costs 13€ - 18€ and takes 3h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Céret is to drive which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 1h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Céret. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Ceret - Rond Point du Toreador via Perpignan - Gare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 24m.

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It is 131 km from Barcelona to Céret. It is approximately 179.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Céret without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 22m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 2h 22m to get from Barcelona to Céret, including transfers.

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

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Barcelona to Céret bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Perpignan station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Céret is 180 km. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from Barcelona to Céret.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Céret. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Céret.
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  • Distance: 131.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 22m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Céret, France?

ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Perpignan 3 times a day. Tickets cost 17€ - 24€ and the journey takes 3h 15m. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
Aude - liO Occitanie
Email
contact@laregion.fr
Website
mestrajets.lio.laregion.fr
Bus from Perpignan - Gare to Ceret - La Padragouse
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Website
Aude - liO Occitanie
Bus from Perpignan - Gare to Ceret - Rond Point du Toreador
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Website
Aude - liO Occitanie
Tarn Bus
Phone
+33 (0)806 990 081
Email
tarnbus@tarn.fr
Website
tarnbus.tarn.fr
Bus from PERPIGNAN - G.R Bd St Assiscle to CERET -La Padragouse
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
Tarn Bus
Bus from PERPIGNAN - G.R Bd St Assiscle to CERET - RP du Toreador
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
Tarn Bus
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 Perpignan
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
alsa.com
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 Perpignan
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
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 Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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