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There are 5 ways to get from Marrakesh to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, car or car ferry

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Fly  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Marrakech (RAK) to Barcelona (BCN) RAK - BCN

52€ - 175€

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Train, bus  •  32h 46m

  1. Take the train from Marrakech to Casablanca
  2. Take the bus from Casablanca to Lorca
  3. Take the train from Lorca-Sutullena to Barcelona-Sants 460

116€ - 166€

Bus via Larache  •  33h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Marrakesh to Larache
  2. Take the bus from Larache to Barcelona

115€ - 163€

Bus  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Marrakech to Barcelona/Sants

200€ - 290€

Drive, car ferry  •  24h 24m

  1. Drive from Marrakesh to Al Hoceima
  2. Take the car ferry from Al Hoceima to Motril
  3. Drive from Motril to Barcelona

175€ - 262€

Morocco → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Morocco

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Morocco
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Cyprus, China, Singapore, Gibraltar, Hong Kong and Macau

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Morocco

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
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Considerations leaving from Morocco

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No, entry into Spain from Morocco is currently restricted.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

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

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

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

Yes, entry into Morocco from Spain is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Marrakesh to Barcelona is to fly which costs MAD 550 - MAD 1,900 and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Marrakesh to Barcelona is to fly which costs MAD 550 - MAD 1,900 and takes 4h 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Marrakech and arriving at Barcelona/Sants. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 2 days 9h.

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It is approximately 1413 km to get from Marrakesh to Barcelona.

The best way to get from Marrakesh to Barcelona without a car is to train and bus which takes 32h 46m and costs MAD 1,200 - MAD 1,800.

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It takes approximately 4h 58m to get from Marrakesh to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Marrakesh to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Marrakech station.

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The best way to get from Marrakesh to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 58m and costs MAD 550 - MAD 1,900. Alternatively, you can bus via Larache, which costs MAD 1,200 - MAD 1,800 and takes 33h 26m.

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The quickest flight from Marrakech Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Marrakesh to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona/Sants station.

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Map of how to get from Marrakesh to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1412.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 58m

What companies run services between Marrakesh, Morocco and Barcelona, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Marrakesh to Barcelona 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Marrakesh to Barcelona via Larache in around 33h 26m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Marrakech to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Flights from Marrakech to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marrakech to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Flights from Marrakech to Barcelona via Sevilla
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 350€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Marrakech to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
20€ - 330€
Royal Air Maroc
Website
royalairmaroc.com
Flights from Marrakech to Barcelona via Casablanca
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 320€
Train operators
Moroccan Railways (ONCF)

Morocco’s comfortable and fast train network is operated by ONCF (Office National des Chemins de Fer) and links many tourist destinations, including a high-speed TGV link from Tangier via Rabat and Casablanca to Marrakech. For popular destinations where there is no train service, ONCF-operated Supratours offers connecting bus services from the nearest railway station to places like Agadir, Tétouan and Essaouira.

Contact Details
Phone
+212(0)537-77-47-47
Email
communication.digitale@oncf.ma
Website
oncf.ma
Train from Marrakech to Casablanca
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 14€
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Moroccan Railways (ONCF)
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
1st Class
11€ - 14€
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Lorca-Sutullena to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
8h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
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 Casablanca to Lorca
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Larache to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
100€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Marrakech to Barcelona/Sants
Ave. Duration
2 days 9h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
200€ - 290€
Website
alsa.com
CTM
Phone
0800090030
Email
ctmweb.ma@gmail.com
Website
ctm.ma
Bus from Marrakesh to Larache
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 23€
Website
CTM
Premium
14€ - 20€
Comfort
14€ - 20€
Comfort Plus
15€ - 20€
Ferry operators

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Barcelona is 2h ahead of Marrakesh. It is currently 7:29 AM in Marrakesh and 9:29 AM in Barcelona.

Ryanair, Royal Air Maroc, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Marrakech Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 6904+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Marrakesh to Marrakech Airport is to line 19 Airport Shuttle Bus which takes 12 min and costs MAD 30.

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