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

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Train to Manchester, fly  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Barcelona (BCN) MAN - BCN

60€ - 189€

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Fly from Leeds Bradford  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Barcelona (BCN) LBA - BCN

85€ - 394€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Barcelona (BCN) BHX - BCN

111€ - 531€

Train  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

225€ - 707€

Train via Lyon  •  14h 45m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Lyon Part Dieu Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants Ave

343€ - 969€

Bus  •  29h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station

61€ - 100€

Train, bus  •  34h 16m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  3. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona

176€ - 452€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16h 58m

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

339€ - 429€

Drive, car ferry  •  18h 51m

  1. Drive from Leeds to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Barcelona

263€ - 439€

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The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Barcelona is to bus which costs £50 - £90 and takes 29h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to Barcelona is to fly which costs £70 - £340 and takes 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leeds station to Barcelona station. However, there are services departing from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street and arriving at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station via London - Victoria Coach Station and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leeds to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 30m.

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The distance between Leeds and Barcelona is 1407 km.

The best way to get from Leeds to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 13h 30m and costs £190 - £650.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Leeds to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Leeds to Barcelona bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Leeds to Barcelona train services, operated by LNER, depart from Leeds station.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5h 17m and costs £70 - £340. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £190 - £650 and takes 13h 30m, you could also bus, which costs £50 - £90 and takes 29h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1407.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Leeds, England and Barcelona, Spain?

Jet2.com and KLM fly from Leeds to Barcelona once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leeds to Barcelona via London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 13h 30m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 250€
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
26€ - 150€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 95€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 370€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 360€
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 360€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
210€ - 330€
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 40€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
12€ - 18€
Off-Peak Day Single
18€ - 27€
Anytime Day Single
24€ - 40€
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 240€
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
28€ - 40€
Anytime Day Single
100€ - 150€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
160€ - 240€
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
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 Lille Europe to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
95€ - 130€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
95€ - 120€
1st Class
110€ - 130€
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 Lille-Europe to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
170€ - 310€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
National Express
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
Bus from Leeds to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
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 Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
75€ - 150€
Standard Car - Flexi
130€ - 170€

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Leeds to Barcelona bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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

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