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There are 10 ways to get from Caen to Barcelona by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9h 52m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ter
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

€116 - €179

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Bus to Nantes, fly to Barcelona  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Nantes Haluchère
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Barcelona (BCN) NTE - BCN

€46 - €257

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Bus  •  19h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Nantes Haluchère 712
  2. Take the bus from Nantes Haluchère to Barcelona N721

€61 - €74

Bus via Rennes  •  21h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Rennes 712
  2. Take the bus from Rennes to Barcelona

€92 - €124

Drive  •  11h 8m

  1. Drive from Caen to Barcelona 1202.2 km

€130 - €200

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Barcelona  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Barcelona (BCN) ORY - BCN

€77 - €245

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Barcelona  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Barcelona (BCN) CDG - BCN

€89 - €298

Fly Caen to Barcelona  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Barcelona (BCN) CFR - BCN

€90 - €153

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Perpignan, train  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Perpignan (PGF) ORY - PGF
  3. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants

€140 - €425

Train, bus to Beauvais, fly to Barcelona  •  8h 56m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Take the bus from Paris Porte Maillot to Paris Beauvais Airport
  3. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Barcelona (BCN) BVA - BCN

€74 - €237

Caen to Barcelona by train and subway

The journey time between Caen and Barcelona is around 11h 23m and covers a distance of around 1323 km. The fastest journey normally takes 9h 57m. Operated by SNCF, Paris Metro and Renfe SNCF, the Caen to Barcelona service departs from Caen and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
11h 23m
Fastest journey time:
9h 57m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€116
Carbon emissions:
69 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:49
Last service departs at:
20:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Caen to Barcelona train and subway schedules

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
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  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
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The cheapest way to get from Caen to Barcelona is to bus which costs €60 - €75 and takes 19h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs €85 - €300 and takes 7h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caen to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Barcelona via Nantes Haluchère. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Caen to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Saint-Lazare and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 52m.

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The distance between Caen and Barcelona is 890 km. The road distance is 1202.2 km.

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The best way to get from Caen to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 9h 52m and costs €110 - €180.

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It takes approximately 9h 52m to get from Caen to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Caen to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Caen station.

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Caen to Barcelona train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Caen station.

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The best way to get from Caen to Barcelona is to train which takes 9h 52m and costs €110 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €60 - €75 and takes 19h 45m, you could also fly, which costs €90 - €160 and takes 8h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Caen to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 889.6 km
  • Duration: 9h 52m

What companies run services between Caen, France and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a train from Caen to Barcelona via Paris St Lazare, Saint-Lazare, Gare de Lyon, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 9h 52m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Caen to Barcelona via Nantes Haluchère in around 19h 45m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €200
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €200
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €200
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €200
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €220
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €350
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€170 - €340
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €340
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Lyon, Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €340
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Lyon, Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €340
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Toulouse, Nice
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Lyon, Nantes
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Lyon, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Ajaccio, Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €340
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Lyon, Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €220
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€25 - €280
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €350
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€170 - €340
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €340
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Lyon, Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €340
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Lyon, Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €340
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Toulouse, Nice
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Lyon, Nantes
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Lyon, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Ajaccio, Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €340
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Paris Orly to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €440
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €290
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€75 - €230
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €340
Flights from Caen to Barcelona via Toulouse, Geneva
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nantes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €220
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
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 Caen to Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nantes Haluchère to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Caen to Rennes
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
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 Rennes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
alsa.com
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Phone
0892 68 20 66
Website
aeroportparisbeauvais.com
Bus from Paris Porte Maillot to Paris Beauvais Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16
Website
Aéroport Paris Beauvais

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Caen to Barcelona is 1202 km. It takes approximately 11h 8m to drive from Caen to Barcelona.

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Transavia France and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Caen to Barcelona bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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The best way to get from Caen to Caen Airport is to line 3 bus which takes 19 min and costs €2.

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