There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to León by plane, night bus, bus, train, night train or car

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Fly to Leon  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Leon (LEN) BCN - LEN

$117 - $257

Cheapest option

Fly to Valladolid, night bus  •  5 h 19 min

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

$42 - $147

7 alternative options

Fly to Oviedo, bus  •  6 h 46 min

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

$87 - $242

Train  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Leon A / ...

$100 - $130

Bus, train  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Palencia
  2. Take the train from Palencia to Leon Ave / ...

$70 - $100

Bus  •  13 h 13 min

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

$68 - $103

Trenhotel  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Barcelona Sants to León Galicia / ...

$95 - $120

Night bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Barcelona/Sants to Leon

$45 - $75

Drive  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to León 485 miles

$90 - $140

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Barcelona/Sants and arriving at Leon. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Leon. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 4 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and León is 654 km. The road distance is 776 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to León without a car is to train which takes 8 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Barcelona to León, including transfers.

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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 Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to León is to fly which takes 2 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 4 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 13 h 13 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to León.
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  • Distance: 408.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

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

Iberia flies from Barcelona to León 5 times a week. Alternatively, Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Barcelona to León 5 times a day. Tickets cost $100 - $130 and the journey takes 8 h 4 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Leon
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Barcelona to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Flights from Barcelona to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Oviedo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Flights from Barcelona to Oviedo
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valladolid
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $130
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Leon
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Barcelona Sants to León
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
renfe.com
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 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
Night bus from Aeropuerto Valladolid-Villanub to Leon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Oviedo to Leon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to La Bañeza
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
alsa.com
Bus from La Bañeza to Leon
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
alsa.com
Night bus from Barcelona/Sants to Leon
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Barcelona to Palencia
Ave. Duration
9 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
monbus.es

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Barcelona to León train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Leon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to León is 776 km. It takes approximately 7 h 28 min to drive from Barcelona to León.

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Iberia offers flights from Barcelona Airport to Leon Airport.

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There are 201+ hotels available in León. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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