There are 10 ways to get from Bristol to Barcelona 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 from Bristol  •  5h 10m

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

58€ - 508€

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Bus  •  27h 25m

  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 bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord

52€ - 150€

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Train to Cardiff, fly  •  6h 20m

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

81€ - 355€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6h 49m

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

112€ - 618€

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6h 52m

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

134€ - 308€

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  7h 25m

  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

100€ - 417€

Train  •  13h 36m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Avignon Tgv Eil
  3. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Barcelona-Sants Ave

315€ - 571€

Bus via Paris  •  28h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Barcelona Nord 262

80€ - 120€

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 25m

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

199€ - 330€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 48m

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

343€ - 439€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Barcelona is to bus which costs £45 - £140 and takes 27h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Barcelona is to fly which costs £50 - £460 and takes 5h 10m.

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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, Barcelona Nord via London - Victoria Coach Station and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 25m.

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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 and Avignon Tgv. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 36m.

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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 36m and costs £280 - £550.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m 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 5h 10m and costs £50 - £460. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £280 - £550 and takes 13h 36m, you could also bus, which costs £45 - £140 and takes 27h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1177.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 10m

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

easyJet, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Bristol to Barcelona 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bristol to Barcelona via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Avignon Tgv in around 13h 36m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 350€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 490€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 380€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 290€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 290€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 350€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 310€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 650€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 280€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 300€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 360€
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 490€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 40€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
17€ - 21€
Anytime Day 1st Class
29€ - 40€
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
45€ - 110€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
45€ - 60€
Anytime Day 1st Class
80€ - 110€
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
30€ - 40€
Anytime Day 1st Class
85€ - 130€
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
55€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
120€ - 170€
Renfe SNCF
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
147€
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 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
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
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 70€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
25€ - 35€
Car
45€ - 70€

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Bristol. It is currently 5:12 AM in Bristol and 6:12 AM in Barcelona.

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

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KLM, Lufthansa, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3453+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to shuttle which takes 19 min and costs £7.

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