There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main by plane, train, night bus, bus or car

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

Fly to Frankfurt  •  4 h 51 min

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

$78 - $343

Cheapest option

Bus Starbus  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Metz
  2. Take the bus from Metz to Frankfurt Ouibus

$11 - $16

6 alternative options

Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Stuttgart (STR) BCN - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$102 - $322

Train, night bus  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Figueres Ir / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Figueras to Perpignan
  4. Take the train from Perpignan to Paris Gare de Lyon Tgv
  5. Take the train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$302 - $404

Train  •  16 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port Bou Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  5. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Tgv

$250 - $326

Bus Eurolines DE  •  21 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona - Ronda Sant Pere-Plaza Urquinaona to Lloret de Mar 2
  2. Take the bus from Lloret de Mar to Frankfurt - Hauptbahnhof

$83 - $167

Bus ALSA  •  43 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Frankfurt Main Station

$70 - $160

Drive  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main 831.8 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 20 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 65€ - 300€ and takes 4 h 51 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Frankfurt Main Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate Wednesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 43 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Girona, Cerbère, Montpellier Saint-Roch and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 20 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Frankfurt am Main is 1093 km. The road distance is 1330.8 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train and night bus which takes 14 h 44 min and costs 250€ - 350€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 4 h 51 min and costs 65€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 280€ and takes 16 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs 9€ - 13€ and takes 20 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 683.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Ryanair, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Frankfurt am Main via Girona, Port Bou, Cerbère, Montpellier Saint-Roch, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 16 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Figueres
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
renfe.com
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 - $340
Train from Paris Est to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Bus operators
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
Night bus from Figueras to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Metz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Metz
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
starbus.es
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Lloret de Mar to Frankfurt - Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
19 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Barcelona Sants to Frankfurt - Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
21 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
eurolines.de
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 Frankfurt Main Station
Ave. Duration
43 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
alsa.com

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