There are 7 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Frankfurt  •  5h 3m

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

48€ - 204€

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Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6h 30m

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

72€ - 361€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  6h 32m

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

67€ - 373€

Train  •  12h 5m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave

169€ - 229€

Train via Avignon  •  12h 9m

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

182€ - 255€

Bus  •  20h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord N1720

60€ - 150€

Drive  •  12h 3m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona 1327.7 km

150€ - 230€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona is to fly which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 5h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona is to fly which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 5h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Barcelona, Barcelona Nord. Services depart twice daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 20h 45m.

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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 Lyon Part Dieu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 5m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Barcelona is 1093 km. The road distance is 1327.7 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 5m and costs 160€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona train services, operated by TGV inOui, 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 3m and costs 45€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 160€ - 230€ and takes 12h 5m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 150€ and takes 20h 45m.

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  • Distance: 1093.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 3m

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

Lufthansa, TUIfly and nine other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona via Lyon Part Dieu in around 12h 5m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 1600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 1600€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 310€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 340€
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 340€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 420€
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 420€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 280€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 290€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 380€
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
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(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 160€
1st Class
160€ - 190€
Renfe SNCF
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
Train from Avignon Tgv to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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).

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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 Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
75€ - 140€
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. 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 Frankfurt Main Station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 days 23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
alsa.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 FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona, Barcelona Nord station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe 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 3m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona.

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

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 2771+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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