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There are 11 ways to get from Bristol to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, night bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly from Bristol  •  4h 51m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Barcelona (BCN) BRS - BCN

69€ - 152€

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Train to Cardiff, fly  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Barcelona (BCN) CWL - BCN

53€ - 253€

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Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Barcelona (BCN) BHX - BCN

100€ - 507€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Barcelona (BCN) LGW - BCN

106€ - 272€

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  7h 23m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Barcelona (BCN) LTN - BCN

131€ - 249€

Train  •  13h 2m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  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

249€ - 536€

Train via Perpignan  •  14h 52m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  3. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Perpignan Tgv
  4. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...

337€ - 643€

Bus  •  34h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  3. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona

154€ - 225€

Bus, night bus  •  28h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the night bus from Paris to Barcelona

69€ - 90€

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 39m

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

178€ - 308€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 47m

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

326€ - 410€

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Barcelona is to fly which costs £55 - £140 and takes 4h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Barcelona is to fly which costs £55 - £140 and takes 4h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Barcelona via Londres Victoria Coach Station and Zaragoza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Paddington, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 2m.

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The distance between Bristol and Barcelona is 1177 km.

The best way to get from Bristol to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 13h 2m and costs £210 - £470.

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It takes approximately 4h 51m to get from Bristol to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Bristol to Barcelona bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Bristol to Barcelona train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 51m and costs £55 - £140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £210 - £470 and takes 13h 2m, you could also bus, which costs £130 - £200 and takes 34h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1177.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 51m

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

easyJet and KLM fly from Bristol to Barcelona once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bristol to Barcelona via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 13h 2m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 240€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 240€
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 440€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 250€
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 250€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
13€ - 95€
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
20€ - 150€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 95€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
210€ - 330€
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 180€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
55€ - 70€
Anytime Day 1st Class
120€ - 180€
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
90€ - 130€
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
18€ - 22€
Anytime Day 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
50€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
85€ - 120€
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
16€ - 20€
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
8€ - 23€
Off-Peak Single
14€ - 20€
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
19€ - 28€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
120€ - 150€
Standard Premier
170€ - 220€
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
Train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Marne La Vallee Chessy to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 150€
1st Class
150€ - 180€
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
National Express
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
Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Schedules at
monbus.es
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
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
Night bus from Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 70€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
26€ - 35€
Car
50€ - 70€

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

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Bristol to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Bristol. It is currently 7:52 PM in Bristol and 8:52 PM in Barcelona.

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

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easyJet and KLM offer flights from Bristol Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 6904+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs £9.

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