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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Ireland by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car, car ferry or night bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Barcelona  •  5h 22m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Dublin (DUB) BCN - DUB

26€ - 80€

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Bus to Reus, fly  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona - Maria Cristina to Reus Airport
  2. Fly from Reus (REU) to Dublin (DUB) REU - DUB

30€ - 93€

Bus to Girona, fly  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Girona-Aeroport
  2. Fly from Girona (GRO) to Dublin (DUB) GRO - DUB

29€ - 113€

Train, bus and ferry  •  25h 24m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marne La Vallee Chessy Tgv
  3. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  4. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

290€ - 582€

Bus, bus and ferry via Lille  •  36h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Lille 800 / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lille to London
  4. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

61€ - 108€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  38h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

60€ - 103€

Drive, car ferry  •  32h 7m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin

213€ - 294€

Train, night bus, bus and ferry  •  42h 43m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Zaragoza-Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin 871

168€ - 269€

Barcelona to Ireland by train, subway and bus and ferry

The journey time between Barcelona and Ireland is around 2 days 6h and covers a distance of around 2108 km. The fastest journey normally takes 47h 15m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, TGV inOui, Eurostar and others, the Barcelona to Ireland service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Dublin. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 6h
Fastest journey time:
47h 15m
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
290€
Carbon emissions:
167 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:15
Last service departs at:
14:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Ireland train, subway and bus and ferry schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into Ireland from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Ireland from Spain

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Managed isolation facility confirmation prior to booking flight
This applies to arrivals from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Rules to follow in Ireland

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Considerations leaving from Spain

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Ireland 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 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ireland is 1850 24 1850.

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

The social distance requirement in Ireland is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

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

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Ireland is to fly which costs 25€ - 85€ and takes 5h 22m.

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The fastest way to get from Barcelona to Ireland is to fly. Taking this option will cost 25€ - 85€ and takes 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Ireland. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Dublin via Paris, Lille and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 14m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Ireland is 1487 km.

The best way to get from Barcelona to Ireland without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 25h 24m and costs 290€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Barcelona to Ireland, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 35m.

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Barcelona to Ireland bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dublin station.

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Ireland is 1h behind Barcelona. It is currently 2:26 PM in Barcelona and 1:26 PM in Ireland.

Map of how to get from Barcelona to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 1486.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 22m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Ireland?

Ryanair, Aer Lingus and eight other airlines fly from Barcelona to Swords hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 80€
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
23€ - 80€
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
23€ - 80€
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 80€
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
23€ - 80€
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
23€ - 80€
Flights from Reus to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
14€ - 75€
Flights from Reus to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
15€ - 80€
Flights from Girona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
19€ - 100€
Flights from Girona to Dublin via Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
19€ - 100€
Flights from Girona to Dublin via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
22€ - 110€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 260€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 100€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 190€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 290€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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 Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 70€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
30€ - 45€
Promo+
37€ - 41€
Flexible
50€ - 70€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 27€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Hispano Igualadina
Phone
+34 (0) 902 29 29 00
Email
atencioalclient@hispanoigualadina.com
Website
igualadina.com
Bus from Barcelona - Maria Cristina to Reus Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€
Schedules at
igualadina.com
Barcelona Bus, S.L.
Phone
+34 972 35 04 87
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Girona-Aeroport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
Barcelona Bus, S.L.
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 Girona Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona to Paris
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Lille
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 19€
Website
National Express
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Lille to London
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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
Night bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 80€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
65€ - 80€

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Vueling Airlines, Aer Lingus, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Ireland. 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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