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There are 11 ways to get from Dover to Barcelona by train, plane, bus, taxi, car train, car or car ferry

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Train to London Heathrow, fly to Barcelona  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Barcelona (BCN) LHR - BCN

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Bus  •  20h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Dover to Lille N815
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station BlaBlaCar / ...

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Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Barcelona  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Barcelona (BCN) LGW - BCN

Train, bus to London Stansted, fly to Barcelona  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Barcelona (BCN) STN - BCN

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Barcelona  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Barcelona (BCN) LTN - BCN

Train, bus to London Stansted, fly to Girona, taxi  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Girona (GRO) STN - GRO
  4. Take the taxi from Girona Airport to Barcelona

Train, bus to London Stansted, fly to Reus, bus  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Reus (REU) STN - REU
  4. Take the bus from Reus Airport to Barcelona - Maria Cristina

Train  •  12h 11m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

Bus, train  •  13h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Dover to Lille
  2. Take the train from Lille Europe to Perpignan Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Perpignan to Barcelona 788 / ...

Eurotunnel, drive  •  13h 6m

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun le shuttle
  2. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Barcelona

Car ferry, drive  •  14h 22m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk Dover to Dunkirk
  2. Drive from Dunkirk to Barcelona

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Barcelona is to bus which costs £35 - £80 and takes 20h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Dover to Barcelona is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost £95 - £290 and takes 6h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to Barcelona station. However, there are services departing from Dover and arriving at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station via Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via London St Pancras Intl, Gare du Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 11m.

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The distance between Dover and Barcelona is 1085 km.

The best way to get from Dover to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 12h 11m and costs £200 - £470.

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It takes approximately 6h 28m to get from Dover to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Dover to Barcelona train services, operated by South Eastern Trains Service, depart from Dover Priory station.

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The best way to get from Dover to Barcelona is to train which takes 12h 11m and costs £200 - £470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £80 and takes 20h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Dover to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1085.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 28m

What companies run services between Dover, England and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a train from Dover to Barcelona via St Pancras International, London St Pancras Intl, Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 12h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to Barcelona via Lille in around 20h 30m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €220
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €220
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €220
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €220
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €220
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€24 - €220
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€24 - €220
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €220
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €220
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €220
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €220
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €380
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €380
Flights from London Stansted to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Flights from London Stansted to Girona via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €250
Flights from London Stansted to Reus
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €650
Flights from London Stansted to Reus via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €750
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €430
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €430
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€80 - €430
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €430
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
Flights from London Stansted to Reus
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Reus
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €1000
Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
€40 - €60
1st Class
€50 - €75
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
€35 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €70
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €21
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lille Europe to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€150 - €220
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€150 - €180
1st Class
€180 - €220
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stratford also for Westfield to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
National Express
Airport Bus Express
Phone
0044 (0) 1279681984
Email
info@airportbusexpress.co.uk
Website
airportbusexpress.co.uk
Bus from London Stratford City Bus Station to London Stansted Airport Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Airport Bus Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from London Stratford City Bus Station to London Stansted Airport Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €14
Website
Megabus UK
Hispano Igualadina
Phone
+34 (0) 902 29 29 00
Email
atencioalclient@hispanoigualadina.com
Website
igualadina.com
Bus from Reus Airport to Barcelona - Maria Cristina
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15
Schedules at
igualadina.com
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dover to Lille
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Lille to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Blablabus
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€99
Standard Car - Premium
€157
Other operators
taxi
Taxi from Girona Airport to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
taxisaeropuertogirona.com

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Dover. It is currently 2:48 PM in Dover and 3:48 PM in Barcelona.

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

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Swiss, Air France and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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