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There are 11 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Barcelona by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car, car train 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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Fly from Manchester  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Barcelona (BCN) MAN - BCN

$42 - $269

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Bus to Liverpool, fly  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Barcelona (BCN) LPL - BCN

$54 - $323

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Barcelona (BCN) LBA - BCN

$76 - $386

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Barcelona (BCN) BHX - BCN

$88 - $291

Train, bus  •  23 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona

$271 - $432

Train, bus via Figueres  •  23 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Alsager to Harrow & Wealdstone
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Figueres
  4. Take the train from Figueres to Barcelona P.Gracia R / ...

Train, bus FlixBus  •  24 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Stockport to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona

$225 - $430

Bus, bus and ferry  •  28 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona

$194 - $225

Bus  •  32 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Stockport to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Barcelona City Centre

$70 - $103

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Barcelona

$399 - $515

Drive, car ferry  •  17 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Barcelona

$254 - $382

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Barcelona is to bus which costs £50 - £80 and takes 32 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Barcelona is to fly which costs £30 - £210 and takes 5 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Chorlton upon Medlock, Cambridge St and arriving at Barcelona via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 58 min.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Barcelona is 863 miles.

The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Barcelona without a car is to train and bus which takes 23 h 18 min and costs £200 - £340.

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Greater Manchester to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Greater Manchester to Barcelona bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stockport station.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5 h 48 min and costs £30 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £80 and takes 32 h 54 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Greater Manchester to Barcelona bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Barcelona City Centre station.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 863.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Barcelona, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and 12 other airlines fly from Greater Manchester to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Greater Manchester to Barcelona via Stockport Bus Station, Stockport, London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Paris City Centre - Bercy in around 32 h 54 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona via Prague
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $490
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $490
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Leeds
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $170
Train from Stockport to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $160
Spanish Railways (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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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Figueres to Barcelona P.Gracia
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
renfe.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $12
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$119
Schedules at
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Figueres
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
starbus.es
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 Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stockport to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Barcelona City Centre
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Barcelona is 1 h ahead of Greater Manchester. It is currently 4:52 PM in Greater Manchester and 5:52 PM in Barcelona.

Vueling Airlines, Jet2.com, Swiss and seven other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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