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There are 9 ways to get from Galway to Barcelona by bus, plane, train, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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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Bus to Cork, fly to Barcelona  •  8h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park
  2. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Barcelona (BCN) ORK - BCN

69€ - 307€

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Bus to Dublin, fly to Barcelona  •  7h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Barcelona (BCN) DUB - BCN

49€ - 308€

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Bus to Knock, fly to Barcelona  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
  2. Fly from Knock (NOC) to Barcelona (BCN) NOC - BCN

58€ - 272€

Bus to Shannon, fly to Barcelona  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Shannon, Shannon Airport
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to Barcelona (BCN) SNN - BCN

70€ - 336€

Bus to Knock, fly to Girona, train  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
  2. Fly from Knock (NOC) to Girona (GRO) NOC - GRO
  3. Take the train from Gerona to Barcelona-Sants

104€ - 470€

Bus to Dublin, fly to Reus, bus  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Reus (REU) DUB - REU
  3. Take the bus from Reus Airport to Barcelona - Maria Cristina

98€ - 586€

Bus, bus and ferry via Lille  •  40h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Bachelor's Walk 761 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  4. Take the bus from Lille, Europe to Barcelona Nord 530

218€ - 330€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  43h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Dublin X20 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  4. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona City Centre

90€ - 171€

Drive, car ferry  •  29h 53m

  1. Drive from Galway to Cork Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
  3. Drive from Roscoff to Barcelona

244€ - 325€

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The cheapest way to get from Galway to Barcelona is to bus and fly which costs 45€ - 310€ and takes 7h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to Barcelona is to bus and fly which costs 45€ - 310€ and takes 7h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Galway station to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Galway Coach Station and arriving at Barcelona Nord via Dublin, London Victoria and Lille, Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 21m.

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The distance between Galway and Barcelona is 1565 km.

The best way to get from Galway to Barcelona without a car is to bus and bus and ferry via Lille which takes 40h 21m and costs 210€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 8h 6m to get from Galway to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Galway to Barcelona bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from Cork Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Galway to Barcelona bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Barcelona Nord station.

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Galway. It is currently 9:32 AM in Galway and 10:32 AM in Barcelona.

Map of how to get from Galway to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 978.2 miles
  • Duration: 8h 6m

What companies run services between Galway, Ireland and Barcelona, Spain?

There is no direct connection from Galway to Barcelona. However, you can take the bus to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park, take the walk to Cork airport, fly to Barcelona, take the walk to Aeroport, then take the train to Barcelona. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Lurga, Knock Airport, take the walk to Knock airport, fly to Barcelona, take the walk to Aeroport, then take the train to Barcelona.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cork to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Flights from Cork to Barcelona via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Flights from Knock to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Knock to Barcelona via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Knock to Barcelona via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via Fuerteventura
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 460€
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 460€
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Porto
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 460€
Flights from Knock to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Flights from Knock to Girona via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Flights from Knock to Girona via Liverpool
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Flights from Dublin to Reus
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 1100€
Flights from Dublin to Reus via Southend
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 1100€
Flights from Dublin to Reus via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 1100€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cork to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 900€
Flights from Cork to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 420€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 600€
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Cork to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
85€ - 420€
Flights from Knock to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 480€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Knock to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
100€ - 470€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via Alicante
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via Malaga
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 480€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Cork to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 750€
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 700€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Knock to Barcelona via London Luton
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Flights from Knock to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 450€
Flights from Knock to Barcelona via Bristol
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Flights from Shannon to Barcelona via Bristol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cork to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 900€
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Train operators
Renfe

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Gerona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 19€
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Cork Airport Car Park, Cork Airport Car Park
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
15€ - 21€
Web Fare
13€ - 19€
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Bachelor's Walk
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
Bus �ireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Lurga, Knock Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Shannon, Shannon Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Hispano Igualadina
Phone
+34 (0) 902 29 29 00
Email
atencioalclient@hispanoigualadina.com
Website
igualadina.com
Bus from Reus Airport to Barcelona - Maria Cristina
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€
Schedules at
igualadina.com
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 and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Book at
National Express
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille, Europe to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
120€ - 180€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona City Centre
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Ouibus
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
+353 21 427 7801
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.ie
Website
brittanyferries.ie
Car ferry from Cork Port to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
69€
Website
Brittany Ferries
Adult
69€

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Iberia, Air France, British Airways and two other airlines offer flights from Cork Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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