There are 14 ways to get from Brighton to Spain by plane, train, bus, car, car ferry or car train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly London Gatwick to Valencia  •  5 h

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Valencia (VLC) LGW - VLC

$61 - $286

Cheapest option

Fly London Gatwick to Barcelona  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Barcelona (BCN) LGW - BCN

$46 - $230

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Fly London Gatwick to Madrid  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Madrid (MAD) LGW - MAD

$53 - $267

Fly London Gatwick to Malaga  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Malaga (AGP) LGW - AGP

$52 - $255

Fly London Gatwick to Sevilla  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Sevilla (SVQ) LGW - SVQ

$76 - $337

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 32 min

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

$124 - $367

Train to London Luton, fly to Barcelona  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Barcelona (BCN) LTN - BCN

$75 - $258

Train to London Stansted, fly to Barcelona  •  7 h

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

$86 - $282

Train  •  15 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave / ...

$379 - $619

Train, bus  •  28 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Madrid - Avénida de America

$93 - $140

Bus  •  29 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 025 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Madrid

$90 - $178

Drive, car ferry  •  29 h

  1. Drive from Brighton to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao
  3. Drive from Bilbao to Madrid

$195 - $740

Train, car ferry  •  31 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin A

$175 - $586

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  20 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Brighton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  6. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Madrid

$557 - $660

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Spain is to fly which costs £30 - £180 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to Spain is to fly which costs £45 - £220 and takes 5 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to Spain. However, there are services departing from Brighton, Preston Circus and arriving at Sol via Londres Victoria Coach Station, Bilbao, Intercambiador de Avenida de America and Gregorio Marañón. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 31 min.

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The distance between Brighton and Spain is 775 miles.

The best way to get from Brighton to Spain without a car is to train which takes 15 h 38 min and costs £280 - £470.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Brighton to Spain, including transfers.

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Brighton to Spain bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brighton, Preston Circus station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Spain is to fly which takes 5 h and costs £45 - £220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £280 - £470 and takes 15 h 38 min, you could also bus, which costs £65 - £140 and takes 29 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Spain.
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  • Distance: 775.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Brighton, England and Spain?

British Airways, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Brighton to Valencia every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brighton to Madrid via London St Pancras International LL, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Barcelona Sants, Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, and Atocha-Renfe in around 15 h 38 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from London Gatwick to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from London Gatwick to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from London Gatwick to Sevilla via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from London Gatwick to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from London Gatwick to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from London Gatwick to Sevilla via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from London Gatwick to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from London Gatwick to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Sevilla via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from London Gatwick to Sevilla
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $850
Flights from London Gatwick to Sevilla via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from London Gatwick to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Brighton to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$270 - $400
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$95 - $130
Spanish Railways AVE
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Brighton to Portsmouth & Southsea
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
renfe.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid - Avénida de America
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
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 Brighton, Preston Circus to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Bilbao
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$140 - $180
Car
$460 - $650
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Book at
directferries.co.uk
Adult
$100 - $140
Car
$330 - $470

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