There are 11 ways to get from Barcelona to Calais by bus, train, bus and ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Bus, train via Paris Gare De Lyon  •  11 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Perpignan 721 / ...
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville Tgv

$245 - $309

Cheapest option

Fly to Ostend, bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Ostend (OST) BCN - OST
  2. Take the bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Calais

$66 - $174

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Bus, train  •  12 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Perpignan 721 / ...
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Lille Europe Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville

$238 - $304

Bus  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Paris, Paris N707
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Calais 753

$77 - $129

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Lille
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to Calais

$161 - $181

Drive  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Calais 826.1 miles

$170 - $260

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Paris Orly (ORY) BCN - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville

$115 - $322

Fly to Brussels, train  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Brussels (BRU) BCN - BRU
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$106 - $308

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Paris CDG (CDG) BCN - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$111 - $341

Fly to Lille Lesquin, train  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lille Lesquin (LIL) BCN - LIL
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun

$116 - $911

Fly to Beauvais, train  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Beauvais (BVA) BCN - BVA
  2. Take the train from Beauvais Gare SNCF to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville

$117 - $327

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Calais is to fly and bus which costs 55€ - 150€ and takes 8 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Calais is to fly and train which costs 95€ - 280€ and takes 7 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Calais. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Calais via Paris, Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 5 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Calais is 1064 km. The road distance is 1321.7 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Calais without a car is to bus and train which takes 11 h 37 min and costs 210€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 37 min to get from Barcelona to Calais, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Paris Orly Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Calais.
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  • Distance: 665 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 37 min

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

You can take a bus from Barcelona to Calais via Paris, Paris in around 19 h 5 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Paris Orly via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG via Oviedo
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Lille Lesquin
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Paris Orly via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Barcelona to Lille Lesquin via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Barcelona to Ostend
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Brussels via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Paris Gare de Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $190
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$170 - $190
1st Class
$220 - $330
Train from Paris Nord to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Perpignan to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$210 - $240
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$210 - $240
1st Class
$270 - $410
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Flandres to Calais Ville
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Beauvais Gare SNCF to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $40
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Bus operators
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 Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Calais
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bruges, Bruges Bargeplein to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
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
Bus from Barcelona City Center to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Lille
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$121
Schedules at
starbus.es
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to Calais
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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