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There are 11 ways to get from Barcelona to London by plane, train, bus, night bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to London Heathrow (LHR) BCN - LHR

£42 - £168

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Bus  •  24h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Barcelona Nord - Bus Station > Montpellier > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lille > London - Victoria Coach Station / ...

£38 - £69

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to London Gatwick (LGW) BCN - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£40 - £162

Fly to London Luton, train  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to London Luton (LTN) BCN - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International

£60 - £151

Fly to London Stansted  •  6h

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to London Stansted (STN) BCN - STN

£39 - £207

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Birmingham (BHX) BCN - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

£62 - £323

Train  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£175 - £403

Train via Lyon  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marne La Vallee Chessy Tgv
  3. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£248 - £552

Train, night bus  •  28h 42m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Zaragoza-Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station

£129 - £217

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 49m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Dieppe
  2. Take the car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
  3. Drive from Newhaven Ferry Port to London

£146 - £215

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14h 4m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£266 - £326

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to London is to bus which costs 40€ - 85€ and takes 24h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to London is to fly which costs 45€ - 200€ and takes 5h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona station to London station. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station and arriving at London - Victoria Coach Station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to London. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 25m.

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The distance between Barcelona and London is 712 miles.

The best way to get from Barcelona to London without a car is to train which takes 10h 25m and costs 200€ - 470€.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Barcelona to London, including transfers.

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Barcelona to London bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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Barcelona to London train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to London is to fly which takes 5h 3m and costs 45€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 470€ and takes 10h 25m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 85€ and takes 24h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to London.
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  • Distance: 712 miles
  • Duration: 5h 3m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and London, England?

British Airways, Air France and six other airlines fly from Barcelona to London Paddington every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to London King's Cross via Paris Gare De Lyon and Paris Nord in around 10h 25m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £250
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £220
Flights from Barcelona to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to London Gatwick via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£25 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to London Gatwick via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to London Gatwick via Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£25 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £250
Flights from Barcelona to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £320
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£23 - £170
Flights from Barcelona to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£19 - £220
Flights from Barcelona to London Stansted via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£19 - £220
Flights from Barcelona to London Stansted via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£19 - £220
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£26 - £220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to London Gatwick via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £210
Flights from Barcelona to London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £420
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £320
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£180 - £450
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £110
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £290
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£70 - £100
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£100 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£100 - £120
Standard Premier
£140 - £180
Train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£100 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£100 - £130
Standard Premier
£140 - £180
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
£60 - £70
1st Class
£65 - £80
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£95 - £180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe AVE
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Zaragoza-Delicias
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £23
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
Blablabus
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Paris
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £55
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
Night bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£110 - £160
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dieppe to Newhaven Ferry Port
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
dfds.co.uk
Adult passenger
£23 - £35
Standard Car
£65 - £110

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Barcelona to London bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at London - Victoria Coach Station.

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Barcelona to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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