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There are 6 ways to get from Dublin to Barcelona by plane, car ferry, train, bus, bus and ferry 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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Fly  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Barcelona (BCN) DUB - BCN

$51 - $333

5 alternative options

Car ferry, train, bus  •  26 h 27 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Girona
  5. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona Sants A / ...

Car ferry, train  •  31 h 49 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare Ic
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv

$293 - $381

Bus and ferry, bus Starbus  •  35 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona

$203 - $234

Bus and ferry, bus via Paris, Paris  •  37 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Barcelona

$118 - $185

Car ferry, drive  •  32 h 27 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Barcelona

$210 - $333

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Barcelona is to fly which costs 40€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Barcelona is to fly which costs 40€ - 290€ and takes 5 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Barcelona via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 52 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Barcelona is 1470 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Barcelona without a car is to car ferry and train and bus which takes 26 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to get from Dublin to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Dublin to Barcelona bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 20 min.

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Dublin to Barcelona bus services, operated by Starbus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Barcelona is 1 h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 5:47 PM in Dublin and 6:47 PM in Barcelona.

Map of how to get from Dublin to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 918.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 24 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Barcelona, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Aer Lingus and six other airlines fly from Dublin to Barcelona hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to London Euston
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $240
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$95 - $140
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $240
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
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
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $75
1st Class
$75 - $120
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Girona
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$119
Schedules at
starbus.es
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 and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $42
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$38 - $42
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$65 - $75
car
$115
Passenger
$41
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$46
Small Car
$155

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Vueling Airlines, Aer Lingus, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3494+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 17 min and costs 5€.

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