There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Castelo Branco by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Badajoz Tlg / ...
  3. Take the train from Badajoz to Abrantes R
  4. Take the train from Abrantes to Castelo Branco

$151 - $212

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Fly to Lisbon, train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Lisbon (LIS) BCN - LIS
  2. Take the train from Lisboa Oriente to Castelo Branco

$56 - $225

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Bus MonBus  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Salamanca 9724-9740 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salamanca to Castelo Branco Ouibus

$59 - $102

Bus InterNorte  •  19 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona - Nord to Guarda
  2. Take the bus from Guarda to Castelo Branco L09 / ...

$84 - $113

Drive  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Castelo Branco 624.2 miles

$140 - $210

Fly to Badajoz, train  •  9 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Badajoz (BJZ) BCN - BJZ
  2. Take the train from Badajoz to Abrantes
  3. Take the train from Abrantes to Castelo Branco

$118 - $301

Fly to Porto, bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Porto (OPO) BCN - OPO
  2. Take the bus from Guarda to Castelo Branco

$297 - $421

Fly to Valladolid, bus  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Valladolid (VLL) BCN - VLL
  2. Take the bus from Valladolid to Covilhã
  3. Take the bus from Covilhã to Castelo Branco

$63 - $187

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Castelo Branco is to bus which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 15 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Castelo Branco is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 8 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Castelo Branco. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Castelo Branco via Salamanca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Castelo Branco. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Castelo Branco via Madrid-Atocha Cercanías, Badajoz and Abrantes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 45 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Castelo Branco is 834 km. The road distance is 998.6 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Castelo Branco without a car is to train which takes 14 h 45 min and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 14 h 45 min to get from Barcelona to Castelo Branco, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Castelo Branco bus services, operated by MonBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Castelo Branco train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Castelo Branco is to train which takes 14 h 45 min and costs 120€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 15 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Castelo Branco.
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  • Distance: 521 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 45 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Castelo Branco, Portugal?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Castelo Branco via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, Madrid-Atocha Cercanías, Badajoz, and Abrantes in around 14 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Castelo Branco via Salamanca in around 15 h 55 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Barcelona to Badajoz via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Barcelona to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $180
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Porto via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Barcelona to Porto
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Porto
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Barcelona to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $130
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Barcelona to Porto via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Train operators
Spanish Railways AVE
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Atocha Cercanías to Badajoz
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Train from Badajoz to Abrantes
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Abrantes to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$9 - $14
Train from Lisboa Oriente to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
cp.pt
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$21 - $35
Bus operators
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Schedules at
monbus.es
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 Salamanca to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Ouibus
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Barcelona - Nord to Guarda
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
internorte.pt
Citi Express
Email
info@citiexpress.eu
Website
citiexpress.eu
Bus from Guarda to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
citiexpress.eu
Bus from Covilhã to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
citiexpress.eu
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Guarda to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Covilhã to Castelo Branco
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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 Valladolid to Covilhã
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Barcelona to Castelo Branco bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Castelo Branco station.

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Castelo Branco is 1 h behind Barcelona. It is currently 7:09 PM in Barcelona and 6:09 PM in Castelo Branco.

Barcelona to Castelo Branco train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), arrive at Castelo Branco station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Castelo Branco is 999 km. It takes approximately 10 h 9 min to drive from Barcelona to Castelo Branco.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines, Iberia and TAP Portugal offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Lisbon Airport.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Castelo Branco. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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

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