There are 10 ways to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona by plane, train, bus 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.

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Fly Rotterdam to Barcelona  •  5 h 6 min

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

$48 - $320

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Barcelona  •  5 h 21 min

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

$62 - $257

Train to Brussels, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 21 min

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

$50 - $221

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 18 min

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

$64 - $320

Fly Rotterdam to Girona, train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Girona (GRO) RTM - GRO
  2. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona Sants

$135 - $734

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Girona, train  •  6 h

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

$109 - $531

Train  •  10 h 8 min

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

$323 - $387

Bus Starbus  •  23 h

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Barcelona

$142

Bus FlixBus  •  25 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam Zuidplein to Antwerp 813
  2. Take the bus from Antwerp to Barcelona N781

$87 - $151

Drive  •  13 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Barcelona 921.8 miles

$220 - $330

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rotterdam and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 h.

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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 RER and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 8 min.

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The distance between Rotterdam and Barcelona is 1185 km. The road distance is 1474.8 km.

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 10 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Barcelona bus services, operated by Starbus, 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 5 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 8 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 23 h.

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

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Rotterdam to Barcelona bus services, operated by Starbus, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 740.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

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

Transavia Holland flies from Rotterdam to Barcelona twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rotterdam to Barcelona via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 10 h 8 min.

Airlines
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Rotterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Rotterdam to Girona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Girona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
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
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
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Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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 Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $43
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Rotterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$142
Schedules at
starbus.es
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 Rotterdam, Rotterdam Zuidplein to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Antwerp to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Rotterdam to Barcelona train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rotterdam to Barcelona is 1475 km. It takes approximately 13 h 49 min to drive from Rotterdam to Barcelona.

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Transavia Holland offers flights from Rotterdam Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3377+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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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 .

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