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There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Frankfurt to Barcelona  •  2h

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Barcelona (BCN) FRA - BCN

€27 - €140

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Train to Stuttgart, fly to Barcelona  •  5h 39m

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

€65 - €267

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Barcelona  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Barcelona (BCN) CGN - BCN

€58 - €231

Fly Frankfurt to Girona, train  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Girona (GRO) FRA - GRO
  2. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants

€42 - €135

Train  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave

€170 - €247

Bus  •  22h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Darmstadt central train station to Barcelona N1720

€82 - €102

Drive  •  11h 57m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) 1331.9 km

€140 - €210

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) by train and subway

The journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Barcelona Airport (BCN) is around 30h 11m and covers a distance of around 1382 km. The fastest journey normally takes 30h 10m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Dutch Railways (NS), Railjet and others, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) service departs from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arrives in Aeroport T2. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
30h 11m
Fastest journey time:
30h 10m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
72 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:52
Last service departs at:
13:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) train and subway schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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International entry into Spain from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil, India and South Africa

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to all arrivals by air
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United Kingdom
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from India
  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Brazil, India and South Africa
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to all arrivals by air

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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona Airport (BCN) is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Barcelona Airport (BCN) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Barcelona Airport (BCN) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

Yes, entry into Germany from Spain is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) is to fly and train, which costs €40 - €140 and takes 5h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) is to fly which costs €27 - €140 and takes 2h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN). However, there are services departing from Frankfurt Flughafen T1 and arriving at El Prat de Llobregat -Terminal via Darmstadt central train station, Estació del Nord and Barcelona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN). However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Aeroport T2 via Mannheim Hbf, Lyon Part Dieu, Sants and El Prat Estació. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 25m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Barcelona Airport (BCN) is 1095 km. The road distance is 1331.9 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) without a car is to train which takes 13h 25m and costs €170 - €250.

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It takes approximately 2h to fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Barcelona (BCN), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Darmstadt central train station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) is to fly which takes 2h and costs €27 - €140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €170 - €250 and takes 13h 25m, you could also bus, which costs €80 - €110 and takes 22h 31m.

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  • Distance: 1094.9 km
  • Duration: 2h

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Barcelona Airport (BCN), Spain?

Lufthansa, Ryanair and six other airlines fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) via Mannheim Hbf, Lyon Part Dieu, Sants, El Prat De Llobregat, and El Prat Estació in around 13h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €550
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €160
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€20 - €190
Flights from Frankfurt to Girona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€27 - €75
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €420
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €430
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€10 - €14
Promo+
€15 - €17
Flexible
€25 - €35
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
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
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 Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
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 Mannheim Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €130
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€95 - €120
1st Class
€110 - €130
Bus operators
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 Darmstadt central train station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN) is 1332 km. It takes approximately 11h 57m to drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Barcelona Airport (BCN).

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Ryanair, Swiss, Alitalia and three other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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