There are 6 ways to get from Munich to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Munich  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Barcelona (BCN) MUC - BCN

$61 - $233

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Train to Zurich, fly  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Barcelona (BCN) ZRH - BCN

$130 - $397

Train  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch Tgv
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$286 - $390

Bus  •  22 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Barcelona N728

$80 - $150

Night train, bus  •  32 h 21 min

  1. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Brescia En
  2. Take the bus from Brescia Autostazione to Barcelona Sants

$134 - $220

Drive  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Barcelona 857.7 miles

$180 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Barcelona is to bus which costs 65€ - 130€ and takes 22 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Barcelona is to fly which costs 50€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 22 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Munich to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from München Hbf and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Stuttgart Hbf, Strasbourg and Montpellier Saint-Roch. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 40 min.

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The distance between Munich and Barcelona is 1054 km. The road distance is 1372.3 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 14 h 40 min and costs 240€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Munich to Barcelona, including transfers.

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

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Munich to Barcelona train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from München Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5 h 34 min and costs 50€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 240€ - 340€ and takes 14 h 40 min, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 130€ and takes 22 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 659 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Barcelona, Spain?

Lufthansa, Vueling Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Munich to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Munich to Barcelona via Stuttgart Hbf, Strasbourg, and Montpellier Saint-Roch in around 14 h 40 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Munich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Munich to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Munich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from München Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Strasbourg to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $180
1st Class
$200 - $310
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$70 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $140
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Muenchen Hbf to Brescia
Ave. Duration
11 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$95 - $110
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Munich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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

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Munich to Barcelona train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Barcelona is 1372 km. It takes approximately 12 h 56 min to drive from Munich to Barcelona.

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easyJet, Swiss, Vueling Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Munich to Barcelona train tickets online with Loco2, Rome2rio and six other operators.

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Book your Munich to Barcelona bus tickets online with FlixBus and Busbud.

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