There are 10 ways to get from Dortmund to Barcelona by train, plane, 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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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Barcelona (BCN) DUS - BCN

$60 - $272

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Fly Dortmund to Barcelona  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Barcelona (BCN) DTM - BCN

$48 - $514

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Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Barcelona (BCN) CGN - BCN

$91 - $338

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 59 min

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

$126 - $413

Train, train to Eindhoven, fly to Barcelona  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Take the train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
  3. Take the train from Venlo to Eindhoven
  4. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Barcelona (BCN) EIN - BCN

$68 - $349

Train to Weeze, fly to Girona, train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Weeze (NRN) to Girona (GRO) NRN - GRO
  3. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona Sants

$133 - $708

Train  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv

$373 - $444

Bus Starbus  •  24 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Liège 264 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Liege to Barcelona

$127 - $140

Bus ALSA  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Barcelona

$75 - $170

Drive  •  13 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Barcelona 903.3 miles

$190 - $280

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 3 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Paris Nord RER and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 20 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Barcelona is 1196 km. The road distance is 1445.3 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 12 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to get from Dortmund to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Dortmund to Barcelona train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Barcelona is to fly which takes 7 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 12 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 24 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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

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  • Distance: 747.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 16 min

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

easyJet, Eurowings and five other airlines fly from Dortmund to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dortmund to Barcelona via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 12 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dortmund to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Weeze to Girona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Weeze to Girona via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dortmund to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Dortmund to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dortmund to Barcelona via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Barcelona via Katowice
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Dortmund to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dusseldorf Hbf to Venlo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
bahn.de
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 Venlo to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $43
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
$260 - $390
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$170 - $220
1st Class
$220 - $310
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund to Liège
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Dortmund to Liège
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Ouibus
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Liege to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$119
Schedules at
starbus.es
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Dortmund to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dortmund - Hauptbahnhof to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
26 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $170
Website
eurolines.de

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Dortmund to Barcelona train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Barcelona is 1445 km. It takes approximately 13 h 47 min to drive from Dortmund to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines, Swiss, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3377+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Dortmund Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs .

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