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

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Train to Manchester, fly  •  6h 11m

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

55€ - 184€

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Fly from Liverpool  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Barcelona (BCN) LPL - BCN

52€ - 482€

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Train, train to Birmingham, fly  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Stafford
  2. Take the train from Stafford to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Barcelona (BCN) BHX - BCN

81€ - 454€

Train  •  14h 57m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street 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 train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...

357€ - 900€

Train, bus  •  19h 22m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

219€ - 458€

Bus  •  37h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  3. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona

157€ - 229€

Train, bus, night bus  •  28h 32m

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the night bus from Paris to Barcelona

148€ - 370€

Drive, car ferry  •  21h 29m

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Barcelona

209€ - 352€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 23m

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

343€ - 436€

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs £45 - £160 and takes 6h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Barcelona is to fly which costs £45 - £420 and takes 5h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool station to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and arriving at Barcelona via Londres Victoria Coach Station and Zaragoza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Euston station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe and Perpignan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 57m.

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The distance between Liverpool and Barcelona is 1391 km.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 14h 57m and costs £300 - £800.

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It takes approximately 6h 11m to get from Liverpool to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Barcelona bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place.

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Liverpool to Barcelona train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5h 19m and costs £45 - £420. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £300 - £800 and takes 14h 57m, you could also bus, which costs £130 - £200 and takes 37h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1391.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 11m

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

Ryanair and easyJet fly from Liverpool to Barcelona 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Liverpool to Barcelona via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, and Perpignan in around 14h 57m.

Airlines
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 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
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 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
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€
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 Liverpool to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 190€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 260€
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€
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€
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
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€
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 Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 95€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
210€ - 330€
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 95€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
26€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
70€ - 95€
Train from Stafford to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 60€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
16€ - 21€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
85€ - 110€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
220€ - 290€
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Stafford
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
26€ - 30€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
7€ - 10€
Anytime Day Single
26€ - 30€
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 Perpignan
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
150€ - 220€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
150€ - 180€
1st Class
180€ - 220€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
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
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
Traveleuro Tours & Travels
Phone
07710115044
Email
info@traveleuro.co.uk
Website
traveleuro.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
46€
Schedules at
traveleuro.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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
National Express
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
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
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 Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 70€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
26€ - 35€
Car
50€ - 70€

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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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Liverpool to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Liverpool. It is currently 11:18 AM in Liverpool and 12:18 PM in Barcelona.

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

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