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There are 8 ways to get from Bratislava to Barcelona by bus, plane, train, night train, car ferry or car

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Bus to Vienna, fly  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Barcelona (BCN) VIE - BCN

38€ - 226€

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Train to Budapest, fly  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
  2. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Barcelona (BCN) BUD - BCN

35€ - 300€

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Fly from Bratislava  •  7h 33m

  1. Fly from Bratislava (BTS) to Barcelona (BCN) BTS - BCN

37€ - 153€

Train  •  21h 20m

  1. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Zuerich Hb Rjx
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève Ic1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave

257€ - 404€

Bus  •  29h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to München 802855
  2. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Barcelona N728

81€ - 104€

Train, night train, car ferry  •  39h 24m

  1. Take the train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf Rjx / ...
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Milano Lambrate Nj
  3. Take the train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe Re / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Barcelona

144€ - 298€

Bus via Munich  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the bus from Bratislava to Munich
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Barcelona

Drive  •  17h 22m

  1. Drive from Bratislava to Barcelona 1868.2 km

190€ - 290€

Slovakia → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Slovakia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Slovakia
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Israel, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Slovakia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Slovakia
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Macau, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru, Colombia and India

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Slovakia.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Slovakia from Spain.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 17 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Bratislava to Barcelona is to fly which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 7h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Bratislava to Barcelona is to bus and fly which costs 35€ - 230€ and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bratislava to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Bratislava and arriving at Barcelona via Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bratislava to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Zürich HB, Geneve and Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 20m.

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The distance between Bratislava and Barcelona is 1395 km. The road distance is 1868.2 km.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 21h 20m and costs 250€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 5h 31m to get from Bratislava to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Bratislava to Barcelona bus services, operated by Eurobus SK, depart from Bratislava station.

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Bratislava to Barcelona train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica station.

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The best way to get from Bratislava to Barcelona is to fly which takes 7h 33m and costs 35€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 250€ - 410€ and takes 21h 20m, you could also bus, which costs 80€ - 110€ and takes 29h 40m.

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  • Distance: 1394.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 31m

What companies run services between Bratislava, Slovakia and Barcelona, Spain?

Ryanair, Smartwings and two other airlines fly from Bratislava to Barcelona once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bratislava to Barcelona via Zürich HB, Geneve, and Lyon Part Dieu in around 21h 20m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 190€
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
26€ - 190€
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 190€
Flights from Bratislava to Barcelona via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
27€ - 140€
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
13€ - 180€
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Prague
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
13€ - 180€
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via East Midlands
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
13€ - 180€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Bratislava to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 210€
Flights from Bratislava to Barcelona via Malaga
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Flights from Bratislava to Barcelona via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
Flights from Bratislava to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 400€
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 340€
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 340€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 460€
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
200€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 460€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 310€
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
9€ - 110€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Budapest to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 490€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Bratislava to Barcelona via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Train operators
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Phone
+421 24 48 58 188
Email
info@slovakrail.sk
Website
zssk.sk
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Railways of Slovak Republic (ZSSK)
Regional 2nd Class
3€ - 5€
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
10€ - 12€
Business
13€ - 16€
1st Class
14€ - 17€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Budapest-Nyugati
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Railjet
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Website
Railjet
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 Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 30€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
20€ - 23€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Renfe SNCF
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Train from Bratislava Hlavna Stanica to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
RegioJet
2nd Class
3€ - 5€
1st Class
4€ - 7€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Milano Lambrate
Ave. Duration
12h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
Nightjet
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 19€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 19€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
1st Class
65€ - 90€
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Bratislava, Most SNP to Vienna, Schwechat Airport Bbf.
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
RegioJet
Slovak Lines
Phone
+421 2 55422734
Email
info@slovaklines.sk
Website
slovaklines.sk
Bus from Bratislava Most SNP to Vienna Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Slovak Lines
Eurobus SK
Phone
+421 55 680 73 06
Email
onlinepredaj@eurobus.sk
Website
eurobus.sk
Bus from Bratislava to München
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Schedules at
eurobus.sk
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eurobus.sk
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 Munich central bus station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
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
Bus from Munich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220€ - 300€
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators

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

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