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There are 10 ways to get from Birmingham to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly from Birmingham  •  5h

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Barcelona (BCN) BHX - BCN

€25 - €311

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Train to Manchester, fly  •  6h 42m

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

€94 - €330

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Barcelona (BCN) LHR - BCN

€102 - €261

Train to London Luton, fly  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Barcelona (BCN) LTN - BCN

€73 - €249

Train to East Midlands, fly  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Burton-on-Trent
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Barcelona (BCN) EMA - BCN

€67 - €282

Train  •  12h 37m

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

€248 - €646

Bus, bus and ferry  •  26h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 802 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Barcelona

€55 - €99

Bus, train  •  31h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  3. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Barcelona-Sants Ave / ...

€159 - €260

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 52m

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

€327 - €412

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 9m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Barcelona

€197 - €301

Birmingham to Barcelona by train and subway

The journey time between Birmingham and Barcelona is around 24h 59m and covers a distance of around 1717 km. The fastest journey normally takes 24h 43m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Midland, London Underground (Tube) and others, the Birmingham to Barcelona service departs from Birmingham New Street and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
24h 59m
Fastest journey time:
24h 43m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€249
Carbon emissions:
90 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:50
Last service departs at:
15:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Birmingham to Barcelona train and subway schedules

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Conditions of entry into Spain from United Kingdom

  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Barcelona is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

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No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Spain.

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Barcelona is to fly which costs £21 - £270 and takes 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Barcelona is to fly which costs £21 - £270 and takes 5h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Barcelona via London, Lille and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Euston station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 37m.

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The distance between Birmingham and Barcelona is 1271 km.

The best way to get from Birmingham to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 12h 37m and costs £210 - £600.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Birmingham to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Barcelona bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Barcelona train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5h and costs £21 - £270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £210 - £600 and takes 12h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1271.5 km
  • Duration: 5h

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

Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines fly from Birmingham to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Birmingham to Barcelona via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 12h 37m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €85
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €650
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €150
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €85
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €650
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€90 - €360
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€12 - €65
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€16 - €90
Flights from East Midlands to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €150
Flights from East Midlands to Barcelona via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €340
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €420
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €85
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €360
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €360
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €300
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€50 - €65
Anytime Day 1st Class
€120 - €170
Train from Birmingham New Street to Burton-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
€30 - €40
Anytime Day 1st Class
€85 - €120
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €100
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€27 - €40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€70 - €100
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €170
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€130 - €170
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €32
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€7 - €10
Anytime Day Single
€27 - €32
Train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
€9 - €14
Anytime Day Single
€45 - €55
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €70
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€30 - €45
Promo+
€37 - €41
Flexible
€50 - €70
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 Zaragoza-Delicias to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€153
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €35
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€130 - €180
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Birmingham. It is currently 2:16 AM in Birmingham and 3:16 AM in Barcelona.

Birmingham to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines, Jet2.com and three other airlines offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 1723+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs £3 - £90.

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