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There are 6 ways to get from Middlesbrough to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Durham (MME) to Barcelona (BCN) MME - BCN

68€ - 179€

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  30h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Middlesbrough to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street M36 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 781 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Paris to Barcelona

64€ - 118€

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Train  •  15h 44m

  1. Take the train from Middlesbrough to York
  2. Take the train from York to London Kings Cross
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Perpignan Tgv
  5. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...

321€ - 885€

Bus  •  37h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Middlesbrough to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  3. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona

158€ - 230€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 45m

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

348€ - 442€

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 38m

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

271€ - 451€

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The cheapest way to get from Middlesbrough to Barcelona is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £50 - £110 and takes 30h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Middlesbrough to Barcelona is to fly which costs £55 - £160 and takes 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Middlesbrough to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Middlesbrough and arriving at Barcelona via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, London, Lille and Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from Middlesbrough to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Middlesbrough and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via York, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe and Perpignan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 44m.

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The distance between Middlesbrough and Barcelona is 1488 km.

The best way to get from Middlesbrough to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 15h 44m and costs £270 - £800.

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It takes approximately 5h 6m to get from Middlesbrough to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Middlesbrough to Barcelona bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Middlesbrough station.

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Middlesbrough to Barcelona train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Middlesbrough station.

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The best way to get from Middlesbrough to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs £55 - £160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £270 - £800 and takes 15h 44m, you could also bus, which costs £130 - £200 and takes 37h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Middlesbrough to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1488.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 6m

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

KLM, Transavia Holland and six other airlines fly from Middlesbrough to Barcelona every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Middlesbrough to Barcelona via York, London Kings Cross, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, and Perpignan in around 15h 44m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Durham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Durham to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 310€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Durham to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
28€ - 130€
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Middlesbrough to York
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
12€ - 17€
Off-Peak Day Single
17€ - 26€
Anytime Day Single
23€ - 35€
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from York to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
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€
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
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 Middlesbrough to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
National Express
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
Bus from Middlesbrough to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Middlesbrough, Bus Station Express Lounge to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn stand 1
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 16€
Website
Megabus UK
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 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 Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
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
5h
Frequency
4 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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There is no direct flight from Durham Airport to Barcelona Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Middlesbrough. It is currently 5:27 AM in Middlesbrough and 6:27 AM in Barcelona.

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

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Ryanair, Vueling Airlines, Air France and three other airlines offer flights from Durham Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 1731+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Middlesbrough to Durham Airport is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs £26 - £32.

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