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There are 9 ways to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona by train, plane, taxi, bus or car

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Barcelona

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Barcelona (BCN)

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Fly Rotterdam to Barcelona

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Barcelona (BCN)

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Barcelona

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Barcelona (BCN)

Train to Brussels, fly to Barcelona

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Barcelona (BCN)

Fly Rotterdam to Girona, taxi

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Girona (GRO)
  2. Take the taxi from Girona Airport to Barcelona

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Girona, taxi

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Girona (GRO)
  3. Take the taxi from Girona Airport to Barcelona

Train

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Brussels Zaventem Airport
  2. Take the bus from Brussels Zaventem Airport to Barcelona

Drive

  1. Drive from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona

Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona by walk and train

7 Weekly Services
10h 29m Average Duration
€185 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona is to bus which costs €70 - €95 and takes 24h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona is to fly which costs €90 - €360 and takes 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rotterdam Centraal Station station to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Central Station and arriving at Barcelona via Brussels Zaventem Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Rotterdam Centraal and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 29m.

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The distance between Rotterdam Centraal Station and Barcelona is 1185 km. The road distance is 1475.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 10h 29m and costs €180 - €330.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam Central Station.

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Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Rotterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 55m and costs €90 - €360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €180 - €330 and takes 10h 29m, you could also bus, which costs €70 - €95 and takes 24h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1184.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 7m

What companies run services between Rotterdam Centraal Station, Netherlands and Barcelona, Spain?

Transavia Holland flies from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona via Rotterdam Centraal, Paris Nord, Gare de Lyon, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 10h 29m.

Airlines
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €350
Flights from Rotterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €360
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Flights from Rotterdam to Girona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €340
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €700
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €470
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €470
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €350
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€70 - €420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €750
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €21
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€9 - €13
1st Class
€16 - €21
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€13 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€23 - €35
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €70
Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Website
Thalys
Standard
€95 - €140
Comfort
€110 - €150
Premium
€140 - €200
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Brussels Zaventem Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels Zaventem Airport to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Other operators
Taxis Aeropuerto Girona
Phone
646 039 355
Website
taxisaeropuertogirona.com
Taxi from Girona Airport to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
taxisaeropuertogirona.com

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona is 1475 km. It takes approximately 13h 52m to drive from Rotterdam Centraal Station to Barcelona.

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Lufthansa, Transavia Holland, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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