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There are 6 ways to get from Brussels to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Brussels  •  4h 38m

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

43€ - 171€

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Bus  •  19h

  1. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Brussels City Center - Midi Train station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine / ...
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Montpellier > Barcelona Nord - Bus Station / ...

40€ - 80€

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Barcelona (BCN) AMS - BCN

110€ - 300€

Train via Lyon  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave

173€ - 234€

Train  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Perpignan Tgv
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...

207€ - 286€

Drive  •  12h 30m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Barcelona 1339 km

140€ - 210€

Brussels to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Barcelona is around 10h 58m and covers a distance of around 1408 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 16m. Operated by TGV inOui and Renfe SNCF, the Brussels to Barcelona train service departs from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Barcelona is to bus which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 19h.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Barcelona is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Barcelona station. However, there are services departing from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station and arriving at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 48m.

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The distance between Brussels and Barcelona is 1066 km. The road distance is 1339 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Barcelona without a car is to train via Lyon which takes 9h 48m and costs 170€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Brussels to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Brussels to Barcelona bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station.

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Brussels to Barcelona train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 38m and costs 40€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train via Lyon, which costs 170€ - 240€ and takes 9h 48m, you could also bus, which costs 40€ - 80€ and takes 19h.

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  • Distance: 1065.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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

Brussels Airlines, Ryanair and five other airlines fly from Brussels to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Barcelona via Lyon Part Dieu in around 9h 48m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 230€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 460€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 300€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 220€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
60€ - 160€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 200€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
170€ - 240€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
170€ - 200€
1st Class
200€ - 240€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Brussels South to Paris
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Brussels to Barcelona bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Barcelona is 1339 km. It takes approximately 12h 30m to drive from Brussels to Barcelona.

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Ryanair, Swiss, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 8€ - 10€.

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