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There are 11 ways to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Barcelona  •  5h 17m

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

60€ - 333€

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Fly Rotterdam to Barcelona  •  5h 6m

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

57€ - 322€

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Fly Rotterdam to Girona, bus  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Girona (GRO) RTM - GRO
  2. Take the bus from Girona Airport to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord

109€ - 416€

Train to Brussels, fly to Barcelona  •  6h 10m

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

94€ - 346€

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Barcelona  •  6h 25m

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

61€ - 134€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Girona, bus  •  6h 7m

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

87€ - 377€

Train  •  10h 20m

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

186€ - 322€

Train, bus  •  12h 29m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Perpignan Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Perpignan to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord 788 / ...

234€ - 593€

Bus  •  23h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Barcelona Nord 530

60€ - 130€

Bus via Brussels  •  24h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Brussels Airport 818 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels Airport to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord N781

70€ - 92€

Drive  •  13h 47m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Barcelona 1471.6 km

190€ - 290€

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona is to bus via Brussels which costs 70€ - 95€ and takes 24h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona is to fly which costs 55€ - 330€ and takes 5h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Barcelona Nord. Services depart six times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rotterdam 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 20m.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Barcelona is 1185 km. The road distance is 1471.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 10h 20m and costs 180€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 5h 17m to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Barcelona bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Rotterdam station.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5h 6m and costs 55€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 180€ - 330€ and takes 10h 20m, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 130€ and takes 23h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1184.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 17m

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

Transavia Holland flies from Rotterdam to Barcelona once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rotterdam to Barcelona via Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 10h 20m.

Airlines
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Rotterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 350€
Flights from Rotterdam to Girona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 330€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 400€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 320€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 700€
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 260€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 450€
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
NS
Book at
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
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
19 min
Frequency
Every 4 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 4 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 4 hours
Estimated price
95€ - 200€
Website
Thalys
Standard
95€ - 140€
Comfort
110€ - 150€
Premium
140€ - 200€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
65€ - 80€
Standard Premier
110€ - 140€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
170€ - 240€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
170€ - 200€
1st Class
200€ - 240€
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Girona Airport to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels Airport to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Sagales
Barcelona Bus, S.L.
Phone
+34 972 35 04 87
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Girona-Aeroport to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
Barcelona Bus, S.L.
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Rotterdam to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
Eurolines FR
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Perpignan to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
alsa.com
Blablabus

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 Perpignan to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Rotterdam Central Station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
24h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
123€
Schedules at
starbus.es

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Barcelona is 1472 km. It takes approximately 13h 47m to drive from Rotterdam to Barcelona.

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

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Book your Rotterdam to Barcelona train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Rotterdam to Barcelona bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Rotterdam Airport is to line 33 bus which takes 19 min and costs 2€.

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