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There are 11 ways to get from Preston to Barcelona by train, plane, bus, night bus, bus and ferry, car, car train or car ferry

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 Manchester, fly to Barcelona  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Barcelona (BCN) MAN - BCN

44€ - 247€

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Train to Birmingham, fly to Barcelona  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Barcelona (BCN) BHX - BCN

90€ - 277€

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Barcelona  •  7h 45m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Barcelona (BCN) LBA - BCN

67€ - 328€

Train, bus to Liverpool, fly to Barcelona  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Barcelona (BCN) LPL - BCN

55€ - 293€

Train to Manchester, fly to Reus, bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Reus (REU) MAN - REU
  3. Take the bus from Reus Airport to Barcelona - Maria Cristina

158€ - 735€

Train to Manchester, fly to Girona, train  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the train from Preston to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Girona (GRO) MAN - GRO
  3. Take the train from Gerona to Barcelona-Sants

59€ - 372€

Train  •  13h 59m

  1. Take the train from Preston to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Avignon Tgv Eil
  3. Take the train from Avignon Tgv to Barcelona-Sants Ave

298€ - 790€

Train, night bus, bus  •  28h 5m

  1. Take the train from Preston to London Euston
  2. Take the night bus from London to Paris, Paris
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona City Centre

157€ - 304€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  30h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille, Europe to Barcelona Nord 530

197€ - 293€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  17h 33m

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

354€ - 458€

Drive, car ferry  •  17h 51m

  1. Drive from Preston to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Barcelona

228€ - 341€

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The cheapest way to get from Preston to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs £35 - £220 and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Preston to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs £35 - £220 and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Preston to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Preston, Lancashire and arriving at Barcelona Nord via London Victoria and Lille, Europe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 20m.

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The distance between Preston and Barcelona is 890 miles.

The best way to get from Preston to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 13h 59m and costs £260 - £700.

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

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

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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Preston to Barcelona bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Barcelona Nord station.

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Preston. It is currently 1:44 PM in Preston and 2:44 PM in Barcelona.

Map of how to get from Preston to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 889.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 5m

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

You can take a train from Preston to Barcelona via London Euston, Euston Station, King's Cross St. Pancras, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Avignon Tgv in around 13h 59m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 440€
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 440€
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
35€ - 440€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 550€
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 550€
Flights from Manchester to Reus
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 700€
Flights from Manchester to Reus via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 750€
Flights from Manchester to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 360€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 210€
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 430€
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
50€ - 430€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 700€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 700€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 450€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 600€
Flights from Manchester to Reus
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 1100€
Flights from Manchester to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
26€ - 390€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 650€
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 550€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
180€ - 800€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Manchester to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Reus
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 1100€
Flights from Manchester to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Bradford Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
8€ - 12€
Off-Peak Day Single
13€ - 20€
Anytime Day Single
15€ - 21€
Train from Preston to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
6€ - 10€
Off-Peak Day Single
11€ - 17€
Anytime Day Single
11€ - 16€
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 90€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
35€ - 55€
Anytime Day Single
55€ - 90€
Train from Preston to London Euston
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
100€ - 170€
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
65€ - 100€
Anytime Day Single
100€ - 170€
Renfe

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. The high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Gerona to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 19€
Website
renfe.com
Eurostar
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 Avignon Tgv to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
1st Class
75€ - 120€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
149€
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Manchester Sackville Street to Liverpool Airport
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Hispano Igualadina
Phone
+34 (0) 902 29 29 00
Email
atencioalclient@hispanoigualadina.com
Website
igualadina.com
Bus from Reus Airport to Barcelona - Maria Cristina
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
15€
Schedules at
igualadina.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
Night bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

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
Night bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona City Centre
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Ouibus
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 Preston, Lancashire to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
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National Express
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille, Europe to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
120€ - 180€
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Ferry operators

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