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There are 10 ways to get from Barcelona to León by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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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Train  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Leon Alv

50€ - 70€

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Bus via Mayorga  •  11h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Becilla De Valderaduey Bcn47
  2. Take the bus from Becilla De Valderaduey to Leon

44€ - 66€

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Bus  •  13h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to La Bañeza
  2. Take the bus from La Bañeza to Leon

73€ - 100€

Night bus  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the night bus from Barcelona to Leon

55€ - 85€

Drive  •  7h 26m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to León 772.4 km

80€ - 120€

Fly to Valladolid, night bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Valladolid (VLL) BCN - VLL
  2. Take the night bus from Aeropuerto Valladolid-Villanub to Leon

48€ - 324€

Fly to Oviedo, bus  •  6h 52m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Oviedo (OVD) BCN - OVD
  2. Take the bus from Oviedo to Leon

80€ - 389€

Fly to Madrid, train  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Madrid (MAD) BCN - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon

53€ - 313€

Fly to A Coruna, train  •  9h 27m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to A Coruna (LCG) BCN - LCG
  2. Take the train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Leon

77€ - 327€

Fly to Santiago de Compostela, train  •  9h 27m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) BCN - SCQ
  2. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to Leon

66€ - 296€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to León is to train which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 7h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to León is to fly and night bus which costs 45€ - 330€ and takes 5h 20m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Leon. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 10h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Leon. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 51m.

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The distance between Barcelona and León is 654 km. The road distance is 772.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to León without a car is to train which takes 7h 51m and costs 50€ - 70€.

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The train from Barcelona-Sants to Leon takes 7h 51m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to León is to train which takes 7h 51m and costs 50€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus via Mayorga, which costs 40€ - 70€ and takes 11h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to León.
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  • Distance: 653.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 51m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and León, Spain?

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Leon 4 times a day. Tickets cost 50€ - 70€ and the journey takes 7h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to León via Becilla De Valderaduey in around 11h 45m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 300€
Flights from Barcelona to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 400€
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 400€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 440€
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 270€
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 380€
Flights from Barcelona to A Coruna via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 400€
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 470€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 320€
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 180€
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
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Leon
Ave. Duration
7h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Chamartin to Leon
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from La Coruna-San Cristobal to Leon
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Santiago De Compostela to Leon
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Bus operators
Vigo Barcelona, S.A.
Phone
93 265 61 32
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Becilla De Valderaduey
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
Vigo Barcelona, S.A.
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Becilla de Valderaduey
Ave. Duration
10h 12m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Schedules at
monbus.es
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 Becilla De Valderaduey to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to La Bañeza
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from La Bañeza to Leon
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
alsa.com
Night bus from Barcelona to Leon
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
alsa.com
Night bus from Aeropuerto Valladolid-Villanub to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Leon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Valladolid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Barcelona to León bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Leon station.

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Barcelona to León train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Leon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to León is 772 km. It takes approximately 7h 26m to drive from Barcelona to León.

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Vueling Airlines and Ryanair offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Valladolid Airport.

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There are 261+ hotels available in León. Prices start at 87€ 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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