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There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to La Rioja by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Logrono

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Bus via Tudela

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Tudela
  2. Take the bus from Tudela to Logroño

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Logroño

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Logroño

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Logroño

Fly to Bilbao, bus

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bilbao (BIO)
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Haro

Fly to Santander, bus

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Santander (SDR)
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Haro
Barcelona → La Rioja
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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

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in La Rioja is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in La Rioja is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in La Rioja is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to La Rioja is to rideshare which costs €28 and takes 5h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to La Rioja is to train which costs €30 - €40 and takes 3h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Logroño. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Logrono. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 51m.

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It is 398 km from Barcelona to La Rioja. It is approximately 478.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to La Rioja without a car is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs €30 - €40.

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The train from Barcelona-Sants to Logrono takes 3h 51m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Barcelona to La Rioja bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to La Rioja train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to La Rioja is to train which takes 3h 51m and costs €30 - €40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €35 - €55 and takes 6h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to La Rioja.
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  • Distance: 398.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 51m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and La Rioja, Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Logrono once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 3h 51m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Logroño 4 times a day. Tickets cost €35 - €55 and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €150
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €150
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €210
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €150
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €150
Flights from Barcelona to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €210
Flights from Barcelona to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santander
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €290
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Logrono
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Logroño
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
ALSA
Bus from Bilbao to Haro
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
ALSA
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
ALSA
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Email
info@monbus.es
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Tudela
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €35
Schedules at
monbus.es
Jimenez Movilidad
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
jimenezmovilidad.es
Bus from Tudela to Logroño
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Autobuses Jiménez S.L
Alava Bus
Phone
+34945181818
Email
serviciodetransportes@araba.eus
Website
alavabus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to Haro
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10
Schedules at
alavabus.eus
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Logroño
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€28
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Bilbao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Barcelona to La Rioja bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Logroño station.

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Barcelona to La Rioja train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Logrono station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to La Rioja is 478 km. It takes approximately 4h 32m to drive from Barcelona to La Rioja.

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Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Bilbao Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to La Rioja train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Barcelona to La Rioja bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 54+ hotels available in La Rioja. Prices start at €100 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona and La Rioja. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €6.

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