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

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Fly Barcelona to Manchester

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Manchester (MAN)

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Fly Barcelona to Liverpool, train

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Liverpool (LPL)
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly

Taxi to Girona, fly to Manchester

  1. Take the taxi from Barcelona to Girona Airport
  2. Fly from Girona (GRO) to Manchester (MAN)

Bus to Reus, fly to Manchester

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona - Maria Cristina to Reus Airport
  2. Fly from Reus (REU) to Manchester (MAN)

Fly Barcelona to Birmingham, train

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Birmingham (BHX)
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly

Train

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
  2. Take the train from Paris Nord to London St Pancras Intl
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Manchester

Bus, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Zaragoza
  2. Take the night bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Cherbourg
  2. Take the car ferry from Cherbourg to Poole
  3. Drive from Poole to Manchester

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Barcelona to Manchester by train and subway

The journey time between Barcelona and Manchester is around 12h 28m and covers a distance of around 1140 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 20m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, Paris RER, Eurostar and others, the Barcelona to Manchester service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Manchester Piccadilly. Typically 11 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

11 Weekly Services
12h 28m Average Duration
£235 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Barcelona to Manchester is to bus, which costs €60 - €110 and takes 27h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Manchester is to fly which costs €65 - €220 and takes 5h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Manchester via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Manchester. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Manchester Piccadilly via Gare de Lyon, Paris Nord, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 28m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Manchester is 865 miles.

The best way to get from Barcelona to Manchester without a car is to train which takes 12h 28m and costs €270 - €800.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Barcelona to Manchester, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Manchester bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Manchester is to fly which takes 5h 20m and costs €65 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €270 - €800 and takes 12h 28m, you could also bus, which costs €60 - €110 and takes 27h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Manchester.
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  • Distance: 865.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 20m

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

Ryanair, Ryanair UK and seven other airlines fly from Barcelona to Manchester hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Manchester via Paris Gare De Lyon, Gare de Lyon, Paris Nord, London St Pancras Intl, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Euston station, and London Euston in around 12h 28m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from Girona to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£22 - £290
Flights from Girona to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£22 - £290
Flights from Girona to Manchester via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£22 - £290
Flights from Reus to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £380
Flights from Reus to Manchester via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
£120 - £380
Flights from Barcelona to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £350
Flights from Barcelona to Liverpool via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £350
Flights from Barcelona to Liverpool via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £350
Flights from Barcelona to Liverpool via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £350
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £260
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £260
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£75 - £360
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £360
Flights from Barcelona to Liverpool
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £340
Flights from Barcelona to Liverpool via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£75 - £340
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£120 - £450
Flights from Girona to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£85 - £490
Flights from Reus to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £250
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £290
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £340
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£110 - £600
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£180 - £650
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£160 - £650
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £1,100
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £1,100
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £340
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £1,500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£190 - £900
Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £23
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £20
Off-Peak Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£15 - £23
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£70 - £100
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Hispano Igualadina
Phone
+34 (0) 902 29 29 00
Email
atencioalclient@hispanoigualadina.com
Website
igualadina.com
Bus from Barcelona - Maria Cristina to Reus Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£12
Schedules at
igualadina.com
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Paris
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Manchester
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£30 - £45
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.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£22 - £28
Website
Blablabus
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 Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £29
Website
ALSA
Night bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
26h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£110 - £160
Website
ALSA
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Cherbourg to Poole
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£23 - £60
Book at
Brittany Ferries
Adult
£23 - £29
Car
£40 - £60
Other operators
taxi
Taxi from Barcelona to Girona Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
taxisaeropuertogirona.com

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Barcelona to Manchester bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Manchester station.

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Manchester is 1h behind Barcelona. It is currently 4:31 AM in Barcelona and 3:31 AM in Manchester.

Barcelona to Manchester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Vueling Airlines, Jet2.com, Ryanair UK and four other airlines offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Book your Barcelona to Manchester bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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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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