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There are 10 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Calafell by plane, train, bus, subway, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly from London Heathrow, train, bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Barcelona (BCN) LHR - BCN
  2. Take the train from El Prat De Llobregat to Vilanova I La Geltrú
  3. Take the bus from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Calafell - Poble

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Bus via Paris  •  29h 17m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Tarragona N727

€101 - €132

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Subway, train to London Gatwick, fly, train, bus  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the subway from Paddington station to Victoria station
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Barcelona (BCN) LGW - BCN
  4. Take the train from El Prat De Llobregat to Vilanova I La Geltrú
  5. Take the bus from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Calafell - Poble

Train to London Luton, fly, train, bus  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Barcelona (BCN) LTN - BCN
  3. Take the train from El Prat De Llobregat to Vilanova I La Geltrú
  4. Take the bus from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Calafell - Poble

Subway to London Stansted, fly, train, bus  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the subway from Paddington to Liverpool Street station
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Barcelona (BCN) STN - BCN
  3. Take the train from El Prat De Llobregat to Vilanova I La Geltrú
  4. Take the bus from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Calafell - Poble

Train  •  12h 38m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv
  3. Take the train from Sants to Calafell R2s / ...

€208 - €486

Bus, train  •  18h 58m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Paris Bercy
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv
  3. Take the train from Sants to Vilanova I La Geltrú R2s / ...

€146 - €193

Bus  •  32h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Tarragona

€154 - €236

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14h 44m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Calafell

€315 - €391

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 1m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Calafell

€185 - €281

London Paddington Station to Calafell by subway and train

The journey time between London Paddington Station and Calafell is around 27h 26m and covers a distance of around 1595 km. The fastest journey normally takes 26h 46m. Operated by London Underground (Tube), Eurostar, Transilien and others, the London Paddington Station to Calafell service departs from Paddington and arrives in Calafell. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
27h 26m
Fastest journey time:
26h 46m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€208
Carbon emissions:
84 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:14
Last service departs at:
16:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Calafell subway and train schedules

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  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Calafell is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Calafell is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Calafell is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Spain.

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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Calafell is to bus via Paris which costs £85 - £120 and takes 29h 17m.

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The fastest way to get from London Paddington Station to Calafell is to train. Taking this option will cost £170 - £420 and takes 12h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station station to Calafell. However, there are services departing from Paddington Station Eastbourne Terrace and arriving at Calafell - Poble via London Victoria, Paris and Tarragona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station to Calafell. However, there are services departing from Paddington and arriving at Calafell via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 38m.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Calafell is 1155 km.

The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Calafell without a car is to train which takes 12h 38m and costs £170 - £420.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from London Paddington Station to Calafell, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Calafell bus services, operated by Traveleuro Tours & Travels, depart from London Victoria station.

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London Paddington Station to Calafell train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Calafell is to train which takes 12h 38m and costs £170 - £420. Alternatively, you can bus via Paris, which costs £85 - £120 and takes 29h 17m.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Calafell.
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  • Distance: 1154.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Calafell, Spain?

You can take a train from London Paddington Station to Calafell via King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Sants in around 12h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Paddington Station to Calafell via London Victoria, Paris Bercy, Paris, and Tarragona in around 29h 17m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €150
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €190
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €190
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €180
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €190
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€16 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €160
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €160
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from El Prat De Llobregat to Vilanova I La Geltrú
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from Sants to Calafell
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Train from Sants to Vilanova I La Geltrú
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington station to Victoria station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Paddington to Liverpool Street station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Calafell
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Villanueva Y Geltru
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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
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 Paris to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
17h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Tarragona
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
alsa.com
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Zaragoza to Tarragona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Schedules at
hife.es
Ferry operators

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London Paddington Station to Calafell bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Tarragona station.

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London Paddington Station to Calafell train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, arrive at Calafell station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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