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There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by plane, train, subway, bus, night bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 40m

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

£35 - £140

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 5m

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

£46 - £200

Fly to London Stansted, subway, train  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to London Stansted (STN) BCN - STN
  2. Take the subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3

£45 - £245

Fly to London Luton, bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to London Luton (LTN) BCN - LTN
  2. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3

£47 - £127

Train  •  11h 1m

  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

£181 - £441

Bus  •  26h 14m

  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 / ...

£42 - £74

Train, night bus  •  30h 13m

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

£134 - £223

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 44m

  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 Heathrow Airport (LHR)

£149 - £218

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14h 18m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

£270 - £333

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to bus which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 26h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to fly which costs 40€ - 160€ and takes 4h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona station to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). However, there are services departing from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station and arriving at Heathrow Airport London T2,3 via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 via Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 1m.

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The distance between Barcelona and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 712 miles.

The best way to get from Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) without a car is to train which takes 11h 1m and costs 210€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), including transfers.

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Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to fly which takes 4h 40m and costs 40€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 210€ - 550€ and takes 11h 1m, you could also bus, which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 26h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
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  • Distance: 712 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England?

British Airways, Air France and six other airlines fly from Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) via Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 11h 1m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 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
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
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £250
Flights from Barcelona to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£25 - £210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Thursday, 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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
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 London Luton
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£23 - £170
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £420
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
Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Liverpool Street station to Lancaster Gate station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
TfL Rail
Offpeak (Contactless or Oyster)
£4 - £7
Peak (Contactless or Oyster)
£6 - £11
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £15
Off-Peak Single
£5 - £9
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£9 - £14
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
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
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
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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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at London - Victoria Coach Station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 1h behind Barcelona. It is currently 10:34 PM in Barcelona and 9:34 PM in London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

Barcelona to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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