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

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 Barcelona to Dublin  •  5 h 29 min

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

$51 - $331

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Fly Barcelona to Cork  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Cork (ORK) BCN - ORK

$67 - $334

Fly Barcelona to Shannon  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Shannon (SNN) BCN - SNN

$86 - $394

Train to Reus, fly to Dublin  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Camp de Tarragona
  2. Fly from Reus (REU) to Dublin (DUB) REU - DUB

$103 - $642

Train, bus, bus and ferry  •  28 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona P.Gracia to Girona Ir
  2. Take the bus from Girona to Marseille
  3. Take the train from Marseille Saint-Charles to London St. Pancras International
  4. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871

$308 - $904

Bus, bus and ferry  •  35 h 52 min

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

$205 - $241

Drive, car ferry  •  32 h 37 min

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

$217 - $346

Bus, train, car ferry  •  41 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona City Center to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  2. Take the train from Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg Ic
  3. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin

$146 - $243

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Ireland is to fly which costs 40€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Ireland is to fly which costs 40€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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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 Lille and London Victoria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 52 min.

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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 bus and ferry which takes 28 h 15 min and costs 260€ - 800€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to get from Barcelona to Ireland, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Ireland.
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  • Distance: 929.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 29 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Ireland?

Vueling Airlines, Aer Lingus and seven other airlines fly from Barcelona to Swords hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Cork via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Cork via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Shannon via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Shannon via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Shannon via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Shannon via Malaga
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Reus to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Reus to Dublin via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Reus to Dublin via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Reus to Dublin via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Cork
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Flights from Barcelona to Cork via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Barcelona to Shannon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Cork
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Dublin via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Cork via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Shannon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$650 - $3,500
Train operators
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 Camp de Tarragona
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $23
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona P.Gracia to Girona
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Marseille Saint-Charles to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$180 - $650
Premier
$460 - $750
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 Paris St Lazare to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $80
1st Class
$75 - $120
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Girona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from Lille to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Gerona/Girona to Marsella
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
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 Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Dublin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Dublin
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$80 - $90
car
$117
Passenger
$41

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