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There are 11 ways to get from Reading to Barcelona by train, plane, bus, night bus, car, car ferry 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 London Gatwick, fly  •  5h 49m

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

53€ - 211€

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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Barcelona (BCN) LHR - BCN

70€ - 262€

Train to Bristol, fly  •  6h 16m

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

103€ - 254€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6h 15m

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

76€ - 254€

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Barcelona (BCN) LTN - BCN

69€ - 243€

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from Reading to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Barcelona (BCN) STN - BCN

67€ - 248€

Train  •  12h 53m

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

189€ - 631€

Bus  •  27h 35m

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport London > Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris CDG Airport to Barcelona N781

97€ - 148€

Night bus, bus  •  27h 35m

  1. Take the night bus from London to Lille, Europe 450
  2. Take the bus from Lille, Europe to Barcelona Nord 530

198€ - 288€

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 6m

  1. Drive from Reading to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Barcelona

159€ - 295€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  14h 34m

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

319€ - 408€

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs £45 - £190 and takes 5h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs £60 - £240 and takes 5h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir and arriving at Barcelona via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, London and Paris, Paris CDG Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 35m.

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The distance between Reading and Barcelona is 716 miles.

The best way to get from Reading to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 12h 53m and costs £160 - £600.

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It takes approximately 5h 49m to get from Reading to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Reading to Barcelona bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from London station.

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The best way to get from Reading to Barcelona is to train which takes 12h 53m and costs £160 - £600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £85 - £140 and takes 27h 35m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Reading to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 715.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 49m

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

You can take a train from Reading to Barcelona via London Paddington, Paddington, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, and Avignon Tgv in around 12h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Barcelona via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, London Victoria Coach Station, London, and Paris, Paris CDG Airport in around 27h 35m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 450€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 450€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 410€
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
500€ - 1600€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 450€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
60€ - 190€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 250€
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 250€
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
30€ - 250€
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Turin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 250€
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 250€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 240€
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
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€
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
230€ - 800€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 420€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 380€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 800€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
190€ - 750€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
14€ - 23€
Advanced Single
16€ - 23€
Anytime Day Single
24€ - 45€
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 21€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
8€ - 13€
Advanced Single
9€ - 14€
Anytime Day Single
11€ - 21€
Train from Reading to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
21€ - 35€
Advanced Single
23€ - 35€
Anytime Day Single
35€ - 70€
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
16€ - 30€
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
11€ - 17€
Advanced Single
12€ - 18€
Anytime Day Single
16€ - 30€
CrossCountry
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
6€ - 9€
Off-Peak Single
12€ - 19€
Anytime Day Single
13€ - 18€
Anytime Single
17€ - 25€
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
27€ - 45€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 45€
1st Class
75€ - 130€
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
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
Bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Ouibus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris CDG Airport to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 90€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Night bus from London to Lille, Europe
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Lille, Europe to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
120€ - 180€
Website
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 70€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 29€
Reclining Seat
29€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
13€
2-bed inside cabin
45€ - 70€

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Reading. It is currently 5:07 PM in Reading and 6:07 PM in Barcelona.

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