There are 5 ways to get from Nîmes to Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from Nimes to Barcelona-Sants Ave / ...

45€ - 65€

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Bus  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Nîmes to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord N872 / ...

14€ - 45€

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nîmes to Barcelone 390.3 km

26€

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from Nîmes to Barcelona 388.2 km

45€ - 70€

Train, fly  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Nimes to Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Barcelona (BCN) MRS - BCN

40€ - 171€

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The cheapest way to get from Nîmes to Barcelona is to bus which costs 14€ - 45€ and takes 5h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Nîmes to Barcelona is to train which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 3h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nîmes and arriving at Barcelona, Barcelona Nord. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nimes and arriving at Barcelona-Sants. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between Nîmes and Barcelona is 326 km. The road distance is 388.2 km.

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The best way to get from Nîmes to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs 45€ - 65€.

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The train from Nimes to Barcelona-Sants takes 3h 25m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Nîmes to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nîmes station.

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Nîmes to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Nimes station.

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The best way to get from Nîmes to Barcelona is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs 45€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 45€ and takes 5h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Nîmes to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 325.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Nîmes, France and Barcelona, Spain?

Renfe SNCF operates a train from Nimes to Barcelona-Sants 4 times a day. Tickets cost 45€ - 65€ and the journey takes 3h 25m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Nîmes to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord 4 times a day. Tickets cost 20€ - 25€ and the journey takes 5h 5m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
27€ - 180€
Air Senegal
Website
flyairsenegal.com
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
25€ - 260€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Nimes to Vitrolles Aeroport Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 35€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
13€ - 20€
Rail 1st Class
22€ - 35€
Bus operators
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 Nîmes to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nîmes - Gare routière to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Nimes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Nimes to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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 Nîmes to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nîmes to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
26€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Nîmes to Barcelona is 388 km. It takes approximately 3h 40m to drive from Nîmes to Barcelona.

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Air Senegal and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Marseille Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Nîmes to Barcelona train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Nîmes to Barcelona bus tickets online with Omio, FlixBus and Busbud.

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There are 3703+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nîmes and Barcelona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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