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There are 12 ways to get from Barcelona to Oxford by plane, train, bus, night bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to London Heathrow (LHR) BCN - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Oxford

£66 - £198

Cheapest option

Bus  •  26h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane

£51 - £87

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Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  7h 8m

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

£62 - £274

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 38m

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

£62 - £313

Fly to London Luton, bus, train  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to London Luton (LTN) BCN - LTN
  2. Take the bus from Old Airport Bus Station to Baker Street Station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Oxford

£73 - £166

Fly to London Stansted, train  •  7h 29m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to London Stansted (STN) BCN - STN
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Oxford

£65 - £240

Fly to Manchester, train  •  8h 50m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Manchester (MAN) BCN - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxford

£99 - £339

Train  •  11h 51m

  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
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Oxford

£201 - £436

Train, bus  •  19h 32m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to London - Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Oxford City Centre, St Aldates

£100 - £136

Train, night bus, bus  •  30h 45m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Zaragoza-Delicias Ave / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Zaragoza to Londres Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Oxford City Centre, St Aldates

£142 - £235

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 25m

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

£154 - £226

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14h 59m

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

£276 - £341

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Oxford is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Oxford is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Oxford is to bus which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 26h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Oxford is to fly and train which costs 75€ - 230€ and takes 6h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona station to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station and arriving at Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and Victoria, Green Line Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Oxford. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Oxford via Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 51m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Oxford is 739 miles.

The best way to get from Barcelona to Oxford without a car is to train which takes 11h 51m and costs 230€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 6h 21m to get from Barcelona to Oxford, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Oxford is to train which takes 11h 51m and costs 230€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 110€ and takes 26h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Oxford.
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  • Distance: 738.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 21m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Oxford via Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Nord, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Paddington, and London Paddington in around 11h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Oxford via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, London - Victoria Coach Station, and Victoria, Green Line Coach Station in around 26h 54m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £250
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
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
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £220
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £280
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
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £220
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £250
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £380
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
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £220
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£80 - £280
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
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£26 - £220
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 Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£22 - £130
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£22 - £130
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
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £300
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
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £310
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £310
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 London Heathrow via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
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
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
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £110
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£80 - £330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£180 - £290
Flights from Barcelona to Manchester via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£190 - £600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Barcelona to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £380
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Oxford
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£24 - £30
Anytime Day 1st Class
£40 - £55
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £25
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£20 - £25
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Reading to Oxford
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£11 - £15
Anytime Day 1st Class
£20 - £27
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Reading to Oxford
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£25 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£25 - £30
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £110
Train from Birmingham International to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£90 - £130
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxford
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £210
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£70 - £90
Anytime Day 1st Class
£140 - £210
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
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Old Airport Bus Station to Baker Street Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Green Line
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 London Baker Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
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 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
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
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Oxford City Centre, St Aldates
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
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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