There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Barcelona by plane, car ferry, train, bus and ferry, 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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Fly  •  5h 28m

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

52€ - 261€

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Car ferry, train  •  30h 35m

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

162€ - 282€

Car ferry, train via Lyon  •  32h 16m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Mantes La Jolie Ter
  3. Take the train from Mantes La Jolie to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave

210€ - 345€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  37h 16m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord

58€ - 158€

Bus and ferry, bus via Paris  •  38h 27m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Barcelona Nord 262

86€ - 128€

Car ferry, train, bus  •  42h 12m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Take the train from Cherbourg to Lison Ter
  3. Take the train from Lison to Rennes Ter
  4. Take the bus from Rennes to Barcelona

99€ - 266€

Car ferry, drive  •  30h 28m

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

185€ - 305€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Barcelona is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 55€ - 160€ and takes 37h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Barcelona is to fly which costs 50€ - 270€ and takes 5h 28m.

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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, Barcelona Nord via London - Victoria Coach Station and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 16m.

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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 which takes 30h 35m and costs 160€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m 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 2h 30m.

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

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 1:42 AM in Dublin and 2:42 AM in Barcelona.

Map of how to get from Dublin to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1469.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 28m

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

Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Dublin to Barcelona hourly.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 800€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 550€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 650€
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 1100€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 650€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 490€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 650€
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cherbourg to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 85€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
40€ - 65€
Rail 1st Class
55€ - 85€
Train from Cherbourg to Mantes La Jolie
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
Rail 1st Class
50€ - 75€
Train from Cherbourg to Lison
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 26€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
10€ - 16€
Rail 1st Class
18€ - 26€
Train from Lison to Rennes
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
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
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mantes La Jolie to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
80€ - 95€
1st Class
85€ - 110€
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 and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Rennes to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Rennes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
65€ - 80€
car
100€
Passenger
35€

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

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There are 2573+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs 6€ - 11€.

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