There are 8 ways to get from Portugal to Barcelona by plane, bus, train, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Porto  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Barcelona (BCN) OPO - BCN

$30 - $152

Cheapest option

Bus to Vigo, fly  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Braga to Vigo
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Barcelona (BCN) VGO - BCN

$30 - $150

6 alternative options

Fly from Lisbon  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Barcelona (BCN) LIS - BCN

$38 - $190

Bus, train to Santiago de Compostela, fly  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Braga to Vigo
  2. Take the train from Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
  3. Fly from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Barcelona (BCN) SCQ - BCN

$43 - $174

Train  •  13 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Salamanca Hot
  2. Take the train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...

$150 - $236

Bus  •  21 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisboa Oriente to Barcelona Sants

$85 - $120

Trenhotel, train  •  13 h 43 min

  1. Take the Trenhotel from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid Chamartín Station Lusitania / ...
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Barcelona Sants Ave / ...

$175 - $230

Drive  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Barcelona 777.4 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Portugal to Barcelona is to fly which costs 25€ - 130€ and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portugal to Barcelona is to fly which costs 30€ - 170€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portugal to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Estação Sta. Apolónia and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Lisboa Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Portugal to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Lisboa Santa Apolonia and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Salamanca, Madrid Chamartín and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 58 min.

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The distance between Portugal and Barcelona is 861 km. The road distance is 1243.9 km.

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The best way to get from Portugal to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 13 h 58 min and costs 120€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Portugal to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Portugal to Barcelona bus services, operated by InterNorte, depart from Lisboa Oriente station.

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Portugal to Barcelona train services, operated by Portuguese Railways (CP), depart from Lisboa Santa Apolonia station.

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The best way to get from Portugal to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4 h 54 min and costs 25€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 200€ and takes 13 h 58 min, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 95€ and takes 21 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from Porto Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Portugal to Barcelona bus services, operated by InterNorte, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Map of how to get from Portugal to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 538 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

What companies run services between Portugal and Barcelona, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, TAP Portugal and two other airlines fly from Matosinhos to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lisbon to Barcelona via Salamanca, Madrid-Chamartin, Madrid Chamartín, Madrid Atocha, and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 13 h 58 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Porto to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Porto to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $260
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Porto to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Porto to Barcelona via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Porto to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Porto to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $200
Flights from Santiago de Compostela to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $190
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Vigo to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
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 Vigo Urzaiz to Santiago de Compostela
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Salamanca to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
renfe.com
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid Chamartín Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Website
renfe.com
Portuguese Railways (CP)

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal, and spans over 2700km, with trains being split into four main types: regional and intercity trains, international and domestic high-speed trains, and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto - these train stations connect to trains in Portugal's main cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 707 210 220
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
cp.pt
Night train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
cp.pt
Spanish Railways AVE
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Braga to Vigo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
InterNorte
Phone
707 200 512
Website
internorte.pt
Bus from Lisboa Oriente to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
internorte.pt

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