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There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Frankfurt (FRA) BCN - FRA

41€ - 191€

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Train  •  11h 59m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv

162€ - 234€

Train via Avignon  •  12h 26m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Avignon Tgv Ave
  2. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv

179€ - 257€

Bus via Stuttgart Airport (STR)  •  26h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Stuttgart
  2. Take the bus from Stuttgart Airport Busterminal to Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str. K1958a / ...

139€ - 193€

Bus  •  46h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Frankfurt Main Station

140€ - 200€

Drive  •  11h 54m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 1329.2 km

140€ - 210€

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International entry into Germany from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Extremadura in Spain
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
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  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding is required for all arrivals by air
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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

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Last updated: 20 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 4h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 4h 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Frankfurt Main Station station. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 46h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 59m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 1092 km. The road distance is 1329.2 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 11h 59m and costs 160€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), including transfers.

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Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which takes 4h 52m and costs 40€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 240€ and takes 11h 59m, you could also bus via Stuttgart Airport (STR), which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 26h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).
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  • Distance: 1091.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 52m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Lufthansa, Ryanair and four other airlines fly from Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) via Lyon Part Dieu in around 11h 59m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
16€ - 170€
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
16€ - 170€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 400€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Avignon Tgv to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 160€
1st Class
160€ - 190€
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 Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Frankfurt Main Station
Ave. Duration
46h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
140€ - 200€
Website
alsa.com
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Busterminal to Frankfurt HBF. AREA B Mannheimer Str.
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Bus Terminal SAB to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
Crnja Tours
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 Stuttgart - Airport to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Blablabus
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Stuttgart Airport Bus Terminal SAB to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Karat-S

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Frankfurt Main Station.

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Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 1329 km. It takes approximately 11h 54m to drive from Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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Iberia, Swiss, Ryanair and three other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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There are 1141+ hotels available in Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). 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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