There are 9 ways to get from Brussels to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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 Brussels to Barcelona  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Barcelona (BCN) BRU - BCN

$51 - $209

8 alternative options

Fly Charleroi to Barcelona  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Barcelona (BCN) CRL - BCN

$67 - $328

Fly Charleroi to Girona, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Girona (GRO) CRL - GRO
  2. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona Sants

$60 - $326

Train to Antwerp, fly to Barcelona  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Antwerpen-Berchem
  2. Fly from Antwerp (ANR) to Barcelona (BCN) ANR - BCN

$67 - $292

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly to Barcelona  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Noord to Breda
  2. Take the train from Breda to Eindhoven
  3. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Barcelona (BCN) EIN - BCN

$71 - $339

Train  •  9 h

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv

$290 - $349

Bus Starbus  •  19 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels to Barcelona N781

$85 - $140

Bus FlixBus  •  21 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Barcelona N781

$100 - $161

Drive  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Barcelona 836.3 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Barcelona is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Barcelona is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brussels and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart four times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 19 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Paris Nord and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h.

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The distance between Brussels and Barcelona is 1066 km. The road distance is 1338.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 9 h and costs 240€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Brussels to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Brussels to Barcelona bus services, operated by Starbus, depart from Brussels station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 666 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Barcelona, Spain?

Brussels Airlines, Vueling Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Brussels to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Barcelona via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 9 h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Charleroi to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Charleroi to Girona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Antwerp to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Train operators
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 Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $44
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Antwerpen-Berchem
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
Train from Bru.-Noord / Brux.-Nord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $18
1st Class
$19 - $27
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Brussel-Noord to Breda
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Breda to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$132
Schedules at
starbus.es
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels Airport to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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