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There are 10 ways to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona by train, plane, bus, night 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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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  5h 21m

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

$62 - $257

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Fly from Rotterdam  •  5h 7m

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

$48 - $320

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Train to Brussels, fly  •  6h 21m

  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  •  6h 18m

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

$64 - $320

Train to Charleroi, fly  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  2. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Barcelona (BCN) CRL - BCN

$110 - $390

Train  •  10h 15m

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

$326 - $390

Train via Valence TGV  •  10h 17m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Valence TGV Thalys
  2. Take the train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...

$328 - $433

Bus  •  23h

  1. Take the bus from Rotterdam to Barcelona

$143

Night bus, bus  •  23h 40m

  1. Take the night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Brussels, Brussels-North station N803 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Barcelona N781

$89 - $155

Drive  •  13h 49m

  1. Drive from Rotterdam to Barcelona 921.8 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 6h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona is to fly which costs 40€ - 280€ and takes 5h 7m.

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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 23h.

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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 15m.

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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 10h 15m and costs 280€ - 340€.

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It takes approximately 5h 21m to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Rotterdam to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS 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 7m and costs 40€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 280€ - 340€ and takes 10h 15m, you could also bus, which costs 124€ and takes 23h.

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Map of how to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 740.4 miles
  • Duration: 5h 21m

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

Transavia Holland flies from Rotterdam to Barcelona twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rotterdam to Barcelona via Paris-Nord, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 10h 15m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Charleroi to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Charleroi to Barcelona via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Charleroi to Barcelona via Turin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Rotterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $470
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $430
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
24m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
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Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Valence TGV
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$250 - $320
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$250 - $320
1st Class
$330 - $460
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Valence TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Rotterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$143
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
Night bus from Rotterdam, Rotterdam CS to Brussels, Brussels-North station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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

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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 13h 49m to drive from Rotterdam to Barcelona.

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

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The best way to get from Rotterdam to Rotterdam Airport is to line 33 bus which takes 20m and costs 2€.

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