There are 10 ways to get from Cardiff to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Cardiff to Barcelona  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Barcelona (BCN) CWL - BCN

$82 - $384

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Train to Bristol, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 2 min

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

$94 - $263

Train to Birmingham, fly to Barcelona  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Barcelona (BCN) BHX - BCN

$97 - $335

Train to Bristol, fly to Girona, train  •  6 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Girona (GRO) BRS - GRO
  3. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona Sants

$127 - $547

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Barcelona  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Barcelona (BCN) LHR - BCN

$173 - $460

Train  •  13 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Avignon TGV
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants Ave

$302 - $831

Bus, bus and ferry  •  27 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona

$191 - $221

Bus  •  27 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy CDG Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris CDG to Barcelona

$91 - $153

Drive, car ferry  •  17 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Barcelona

$232 - $392

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Barcelona

$391 - $502

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Barcelona is to bus which costs £65 - £120 and takes 27 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Barcelona is to fly which costs £60 - £290 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Barcelona is 746 miles.

It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Cardiff to Barcelona, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Barcelona via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 2 min.

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What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Barcelona, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Iberia and three other airlines fly from Cardiff to Barcelona 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cardiff to Barcelona via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, and Avignon TGV in around 13 h 57 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Alicante
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Alicante
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Bristol to Girona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Primera Air
Website
primeraair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Girona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $44
Eurostar
SNCF
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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$174
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$121
Schedules at
starbus.es
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
15 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85

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