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There are 13 ways to get from London to Spain by plane, train, taxi, bus, night bus, car, car train or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly London Heathrow to Barcelona

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Barcelona (BCN)

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Bilbao

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bilbao (BIO)

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Barcelona

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Barcelona (BCN)

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Valencia

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Valencia (VLC)

Fly London Heathrow to Madrid

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Madrid (MAD)

Train to London Luton, fly to Barcelona

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Barcelona (BCN)

Fly London Stansted to Girona, taxi

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Girona (GRO)
  2. Take the taxi from Girona Airport to Barcelona

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Santiago de Compostela, train

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ)
  3. Take the train from Santiago De Compostela to La Coruna-San Cristobal

Train

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Lille Europe
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
  2. Take the night bus from Paris to Barcelona

Drive, Eurotunnel

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

Drive, car ferry

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

London to Spain by train

The train journey time between London and Spain is around 10h 34m and covers a distance of around 1538 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 27m. Operated by Eurostar, Paris RER, Renfe SNCF and others, the London to Spain train service departs from London St Pancras Intl and arrives in Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Trains
10h 34m Average Duration
€208 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from London to Spain is to night bus which costs £60 - £80 and takes 24h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Spain is to fly which costs £75 - £350 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Spain. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Barcelona via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Spain. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia via Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 34m.

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The distance between London and Spain is 1403 km.

The best way to get from London to Spain without a car is to train which takes 10h 34m and costs £180 - £420.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from London to Spain, including transfers.

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London to Spain bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Spain train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Intl station.

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The best way to get from London to Spain is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs £75 - £350. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £180 - £420 and takes 10h 34m.

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Map of how to get from London to Spain.
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  • Distance: 1402.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between London, England and Spain?

British Airways, Air France and seven other airlines fly from London Paddington to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Barcelona via Paris Nord, Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Barcelona-Sants in around 10h 34m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €800
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €360
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €600
Flights from London Gatwick to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €320
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €800
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €360
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €360
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €490
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €330
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€26 - €330
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €310
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €310
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €400
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Flights from London Gatwick to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €360
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €360
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €600
Flights from London Gatwick to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from London Stansted to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €900
Flights from London Heathrow to Madrid via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €800
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €460
Flights from London Gatwick to Valencia via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €800
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Bilbao via Porto
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from London Stansted to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€95 - €650
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€15 - €19
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €27
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €22
Off-Peak Single
€13 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€18 - €27
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santiago De Compostela to La Coruna-San Cristobal
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€110 - €140
Standard Premier
€160 - €210
Train from London St Pancras Intl to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€85 - €340
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €340
Standard
€85 - €110
Standard Premier
€130 - €170
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
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
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Lille to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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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
€95 - €160
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
€97
Standard Car - Premium
€155
Other operators
Taxis Aeropuerto Girona
Phone
646 039 355
Website
taxisaeropuertogirona.com
Taxi from Girona Airport to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
taxisaeropuertogirona.com

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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

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Swiss, Lufthansa, Air France and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your London to Spain bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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

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