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There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Frankfurt  •  5h 2m

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

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Train to Cologne Bonn, fly  •  6h 7m

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

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  6h 34m

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

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Barcelona (BCN) DUS - BCN

Train  •  12h 3m

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

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

Bus via Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN)  •  21h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina N61 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina to Barcelona N710

Bus  •  3 days 23h

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Main Station to Barcelona

Drive  •  11h 56m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona 1329 km

Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Barcelona is around 30h 36m and covers a distance of around 1379 km. This includes an average layover time of around 19h 33m. The fastest train normally takes 30h 36m. Operated by TGV inOui and Renfe SNCF, the Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
11h 3m
Layover time:
19h 33m
Total time:
30h 36m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
30h 36m
Train distance:
1379 km
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€169
Carbon emissions:
72 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
13:57
Last train departs at:
13:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona train schedules

Germany → Spain
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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: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) with the exception of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden

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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 is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Barcelona is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Spain.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona is to fly which costs €22 - €140 and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona is to fly which costs €22 - €140 and takes 5h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt Main Station station and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 3 days 23h.

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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 Perrache. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 3m.

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It is 1093 km from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona. It is approximately 1329 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 12h 3m and costs €160 - €230.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m 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 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 2m and costs €22 - €140. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €160 - €230 and takes 12h 3m, you could also bus via Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN), which costs €65 - €90 and takes 21h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1093.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

Lufthansa, Ryanair and six other airlines fly from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona via Lyon Perrache in around 12h 3m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €340
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €180
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€24 - €180
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €130
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €130
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €130
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €130
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €280
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €250
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €430
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €210
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €360
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 Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg Bf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Perrache
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
€130 - €190
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€130 - €160
1st Class
€160 - €190
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Lyon Perrache to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt to Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Termina to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt - Main bus station to Cologne - Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Frankfurt Main Station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3 days 23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€180 - €260
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 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 1329 km. It takes approximately 11h 56m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona.

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Swiss, KLM, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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