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There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona by plane, train, taxi, 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 from Frankfurt  •  5h

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

$77 - $344

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Bus Eurolines DE  •  21h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt - Hauptbahnhof to Barcelona Sants

$70 - $160

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Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6h 26m

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

$105 - $323

Train  •  12h 4m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon TGV Tgv
  2. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants Ave

$240 - $280

Train via Strasbourg  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$252 - $333

Train, taxi  •  15h 31m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  3. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  5. Take a taxi from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona

$342 - $440

Bus Starbus  •  22h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Metz 780
  2. Take the bus from Metz to Barcelona

Drive  •  12h 2m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona 829.7 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona is to bus which costs 60€ - 140€ and takes 21h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona is to fly which costs 65€ - 300€ and takes 5h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt - Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Barcelona Sants. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 21h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Avignon TGV. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 4m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Barcelona is 1093 km. The road distance is 1327.5 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 12h 4m and costs 200€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Frankfurt - Hauptbahnhof station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5h and costs 65€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 200€ - 250€ and takes 12h 4m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 140€ and takes 21h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 683.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Barcelona, Spain?

Lufthansa, TUIfly and 10 other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona via Avignon TGV in around 12h 4m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$180 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $200
1st Class
$230 - $350
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $26
1st Class
$37 - $39
Train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $140
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $90
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt - Hauptbahnhof to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
21h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
eurolines.de
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Frankfurt Main Station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 days 23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
alsa.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Metz
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Metz to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
starbus.es
Other operators
Taxi from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
46m
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Taxis de Blanes
Phone
+34 972 35 50 50
Website
taxisdeblanes.com

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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 am Main to Barcelona bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona is 1328 km. It takes approximately 12h 2m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona.

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TUIfly, Ryanair, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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