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There are 4 ways to get from Barcelona to Joch by train, bus, night bus or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Vinca Ter

50€ - 79€

Cheapest option

Night bus, line 520 bus  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the night bus from Barcelona to Perpignan N788 / ...
  2. Take the line 520 bus from PERPIGNAN - G.R Bd St Assiscle to VINCA - Place de la liberté 520 / ...

24€ - 28€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Perpignan 788 / ...
  2. Take the bus from PERPIGNAN - G.R Bd St Assiscle to MARQUIXANES - Parking Train / ...

30€ - 46€

Drive  •  2h 18m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Joch 225.2 km

24€ - 40€

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  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Joch is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Joch is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Joch is to night bus and line 520 bus which costs 23€ - 29€ and takes 4h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Joch is to drive which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 2h 18m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Joch is 140 km. The road distance is 225.2 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Joch without a car is to train which takes 2h 56m and costs 50€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 2h 56m to get from Barcelona to Joch, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Joch is to train which takes 2h 56m and costs 50€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 4h 21m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Joch is 225 km. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Barcelona to Joch.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Joch. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 140 km
  • Duration: 2h 56m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Joch, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Joch via Perpignan and Vinca in around 2h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Joch via PERPIGNAN - G.R Bd St Assiscle and MARQUIXANES - Parking in around 4h 21m.

Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Vinca
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 18€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
5€ - 9€
Rail 1st Class
12€ - 18€
Bus operators
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 Barcelona to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Perpignan
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
alsa.com
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 Perpignan
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Tarn Bus
Phone
+33 (0)806 990 081
Email
tarnbus@tarn.fr
Website
tarnbus.tarn.fr
Bus from PERPIGNAN - G.R Bd St Assiscle to MARQUIXANES - Parking
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
Tarn Bus
Bus from PERPIGNAN - G.R Bd St Assiscle to VINCA - Place de la liberté
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
Tarn Bus

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