There are 13 ways to get from Plymouth to Barcelona by train, plane, night bus, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, car or car train

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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Train to Bristol, fly to Barcelona  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Barcelona (BCN) BRS - BCN

$137 - $334

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Night bus to Newquay, fly to Barcelona  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
  2. Fly from Newquay (NQY) to Barcelona (BCN) NQY - BCN

$66 - $304

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Train to Exeter, fly to Barcelona  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Barcelona (BCN) EXT - BCN

$103 - $411

Train, train to Cardiff, fly to Barcelona  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  3. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Barcelona (BCN) CWL - BCN

$166 - $563

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Barcelona  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Barcelona (BCN) LHR - BCN

$216 - $537

Train to Bristol, fly to Girona, train  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Girona (GRO) BRS - GRO
  3. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona Sants

$170 - $612

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Barcelona  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Barcelona (BCN) LGW - BCN

$162 - $437

Train  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Avignon TGV
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants Ave

$345 - $913

Bus, bus and ferry  •  29 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona

$197 - $227

Car ferry, bus, train  •  30 h 50 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  2. Take the bus from Santander to Bilbao
  3. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants A

$179 - $486

Car ferry, drive  •  27 h 19 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  2. Drive from Santander to Barcelona

$166 - $482

Car ferry, bus  •  34 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
  2. Take the bus from Morlaix to Rennes
  3. Take the bus from Rennes to Barcelona

$105 - $228

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Plymouth to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Barcelona

$403 - $519

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to Barcelona is to car ferry and bus which costs £75 - £180 and takes 34 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Plymouth to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs £100 - £260 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth station to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and arriving at Barcelona via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 5 min.

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The distance between Plymouth and Barcelona is 695 miles.

The best way to get from Plymouth to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 15 h 18 min and costs £260 - £700.

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It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to get from Plymouth to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Plymouth to Barcelona bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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

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Plymouth to Barcelona bus services, operated by Starbus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Barcelona is 1 h ahead of Plymouth. It is currently 1:13 PM in Plymouth and 2:13 PM in Barcelona.

BMI Regional, Air France, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Bristol Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3404+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Plymouth to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 694.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 12 min

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

You can take a train from Plymouth to Barcelona via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, and Avignon TGV in around 15 h 18 min.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Exeter to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Exeter to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Exeter to Barcelona via Alicante
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Newquay to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Newquay to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Alicante
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Newquay to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Newquay to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $950
Flights from Exeter to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Exeter to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from Exeter to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Newquay to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Bristol to Girona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Exeter to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Exeter to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Exeter to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Newquay to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Primera Air
Website
primeraair.com
Flights from Newquay to Barcelona via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Girona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Plymouth to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Plymouth to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $95
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $220
Train from Plymouth to Reading
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $44
Eurostar
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$173
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
Night bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
nationalexpress.com
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$122
Schedules at
starbus.es
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 Santander to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Rennes to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Morlaix to Rennes
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$85 - $110
Car
$260 - $370
Car ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$35 - $45
Car
$75 - $120

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