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There are 7 ways to get from Grenoble to Barcelona by train, night bus, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud Ter / ...
  2. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...

67€ - 108€

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Night bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the night bus from Grenoble to Barcelona N740

30€ - 75€

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Bus  •  14h 33m

  1. Take the bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to SISTERON - Gare Routière - SISTERON
  2. Take the bus from SISTERON - Gare Routière - SISTERON to AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE
  3. Take the bus from Aix En Provence to Barcelona Nord

Rideshare  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the rideshare from Grenoble to Barcelone 630.5 km

40€

Drive  •  5h 50m

  1. Drive from Grenoble to Barcelona 632.8 km

70€ - 110€

Train to Lyon, fly  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Barcelona (BCN) LYS - BCN

83€ - 190€

Train to Geneva, fly  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Grenoble to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Barcelona (BCN) GVA - BCN

109€ - 257€

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The cheapest way to get from Grenoble to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 40€ and takes 7h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Grenoble to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs 80€ - 190€ and takes 4h 49m.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Grenoble and arriving at Barcelona. This bus operates Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Grenoble to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Grenoble and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 26m.

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The distance between Grenoble and Barcelona is 510 km. The road distance is 632.8 km.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 6h 26m and costs 65€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 6h 26m to get from Grenoble to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Grenoble to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Grenoble station.

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Grenoble to Barcelona train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Grenoble station.

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The best way to get from Grenoble to Barcelona is to train which takes 6h 26m and costs 65€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Grenoble to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 509.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 26m

What companies run services between Grenoble, France and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a train from Grenoble to Barcelona via Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud in around 6h 26m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a vehicle from Grenoble to Barcelona 5 times a week. Tickets cost 30€ - 40€ and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 350€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Lyon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
Flights from Geneva to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 240€
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Grenoble to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
29€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Grenoble to Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Grenoble to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Grenoble to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
Train from Grenoble to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
21€ - 30€
Rail 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Grenoble to Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
33€ - 39€
1st Class
29€ - 34€
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
Night bus from Grenoble to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from GRENOBLE - Gare Routière - GRENOBLE to SISTERON - Gare Routière - SISTERON
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Zou! LER
Bus from SISTERON - Gare Routière - SISTERON to AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Zou! LER
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Aix En Provence to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Grenoble to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Grenoble to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Grenoble to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grenoble to Barcelona is 633 km. It takes approximately 5h 50m to drive from Grenoble to Barcelona.

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