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There are 7 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Dusseldorf  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Barcelona (BCN) DUS - BCN

51€ - 176€

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Barcelona (BCN) CGN - BCN

51€ - 277€

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Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Barcelona (BCN) FRA - BCN

65€ - 228€

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Barcelona (BCN) AMS - BCN

90€ - 232€

Train  •  11h 36m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Paris Nord Thalys
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

204€ - 361€

Bus  •  25h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Barcelona

100€ - 150€

Drive  •  13h 1m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Barcelona 1387.5 km

150€ - 220€

Düsseldorf to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Düsseldorf and Barcelona is around 26h 28m and covers a distance of around 1652 km. The fastest train normally takes 24h 36m. Operated by Thalys, Transilien and Renfe SNCF, the Düsseldorf to Barcelona train service departs from Duesseldorf Hbf and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically five 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 Düsseldorf to Barcelona is to fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 4h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Barcelona is to fly which costs 50€ - 180€ and takes 4h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 25h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Düsseldorf to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Duesseldorf Hbf and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 36m.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Barcelona is 1149 km. The road distance is 1387.5 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 11h 36m and costs 200€ - 370€.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from Düsseldorf to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Düsseldorf to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf to Barcelona train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Duesseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 53m and costs 50€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 370€ and takes 11h 36m, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 25h 45m.

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  • Distance: 1148.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Barcelona, Spain?

Eurowings, Vueling Airlines and four other airlines fly from Düsseldorf to Barcelona every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Düsseldorf to Barcelona via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 11h 36m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 300€
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 440€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 380€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 190€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 440€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
210€ - 450€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
19€ - 270€
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 150€
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
70€ - 170€
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 15€
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
Abellio
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 240€
Website
Thalys
Standard
110€ - 160€
Comfort
130€ - 170€
Premium
170€ - 240€
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
Bus operators
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 Düsseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Düsseldorf to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Barcelona is 1388 km. It takes approximately 13h 1m to drive from Düsseldorf to Barcelona.

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Iberia, Eurowings, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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