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

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Fly from Edinburgh  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Barcelona (BCN) EDI - BCN

61€ - 169€

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Bus  •  34h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
  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 Nord - Bus Station

60€ - 100€

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Train to Glasgow, fly  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Barcelona (BCN) GLA - BCN

86€ - 307€

Train  •  15h 37m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

257€ - 918€

Train, bus  •  37h 35m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  3. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona

328€ - 818€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  20h 25m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Barcelona

370€ - 475€

Drive, car ferry  •  22h 18m

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

294€ - 484€

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The cost-effective way to get from Edinburgh to Barcelona is to bus, which costs £50 - £90 and takes 34h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Barcelona is to fly which costs £50 - £150 and takes 5h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Barcelona station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station via London - Victoria Coach Station and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 37m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Barcelona is 1666 km.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 15h 37m and costs £220 - £800.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Edinburgh to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Barcelona train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5h 35m and costs £50 - £150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £220 - £800 and takes 15h 37m, you could also bus, which costs £50 - £90 and takes 34h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1665.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Barcelona, Spain?

Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and eight other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Barcelona 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Edinburgh to Barcelona via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 15h 37m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 750€
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 750€
Flights from Glasgow to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Flights from Glasgow to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Glasgow to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 750€
Flights from Glasgow to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 310€
Flights from Glasgow to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 120€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 160€
Flights from Glasgow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Glasgow to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 35€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
27€ - 35€
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 450€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
60€ - 85€
Anytime Day Single
200€ - 280€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
310€ - 450€
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
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
153€
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 Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
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 Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Schedules at
monbus.es
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
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Edinburgh. It is currently 7:17 AM in Edinburgh and 8:17 AM in Barcelona.

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

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Vueling Airlines, Air France, easyJet and seven other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 6904+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 29 min and costs £1 - £6.

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