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

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Fly to Barcelona  •  3h 18m

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

55€ - 204€

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Fly to Reus, bus  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Reus (REU) MAN - REU
  2. Take the bus from Reus Airport to Barcelona - Maria Cristina

75€ - 249€

Fly to Girona, train  •  4h 20m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Girona (GRO) MAN - GRO
  2. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants

85€ - 345€

Train  •  15h

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  3. Take the train from Marne La Vallee Chessy to Narbonne Tgv
  4. Take the train from Narbonne to Barcelona-Sants Ave / ...

361€ - 849€

Train, bus  •  15h 32m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Perpignan Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Perpignan to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord 788 / ...

331€ - 858€

Bus via Paris  •  31h 42m

  1. Take the bus from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Barcelona Nord 262

91€ - 133€

Bus  •  37h 19m

  1. Take the bus from MANCHESTER Coach Station, Chorlton St to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  3. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona

155€ - 228€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 13m

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

334€ - 436€

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 31m

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

205€ - 344€

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Barcelona is to fly which costs £50 - £190 and takes 3h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Barcelona is to fly which costs £50 - £190 and takes 3h 18m.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Barcelona is 1381 km.

The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 15h and costs £320 - £800.

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It takes approximately 3h 18m to get from Greater Manchester to Barcelona, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Barcelona is to fly which takes 3h 18m and costs £50 - £190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £320 - £800 and takes 15h, you could also bus via Paris, which costs £80 - £130 and takes 31h 42m.

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

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Greater Manchester. It is currently 8:26 PM in Greater Manchester and 9:26 PM in Barcelona.

Jet2.com, British Airways, Lufthansa and four other airlines offer flights from Manchester Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 2889+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1381.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 18m

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

Ryanair, easyJet and five other airlines fly from Greater Manchester to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Greater Manchester to Barcelona via Manchester Piccadilly, London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Marne La Vallee Chessy, and Narbonne in around 15h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 200€
Flights from Manchester to Reus
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Flights from Manchester to Reus via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Manchester to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Flights from Manchester to Girona via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 370€
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 370€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
Flights from Manchester to Reus
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 310€
Flights from Manchester to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 400€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
170€ - 350€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 430€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe AVE
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
120€ - 150€
Standard Premier
170€ - 220€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
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 Marne La Vallee Chessy to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 140€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
Train from Lille Europe to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
150€ - 220€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
150€ - 180€
1st Class
180€ - 220€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
145€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Perpignan to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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
5h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
National Express
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Schedules at
monbus.es
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 50€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
26€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
5€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 50€

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Manchester Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs £18 - £22.

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