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There are 5 ways to get from Sète to Barcelona by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the train from Sete to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

40€ - 60€

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Train, bus  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Sete to Beziers Ter / ...
  2. Take the bus from Beziers to Barcelona Nord Bcn4 / ...

41€ - 68€

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Train, night bus  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Sete to Beziers Ter / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Beziers to Barcelona Nord Bcn6

Drive  •  3h 11m

  1. Drive from Sète to Barcelona 331.4 km

35€ - 55€

Drive, fly  •  3h 34m

  1. Drive from Sète to Marseille
  2. Fly from Marseille (MRS) to Barcelona (BCN) MRS - BCN

64€ - 211€

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International entry into Spain from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil and South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Spain from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from France
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Macau
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from Brazil, South Africa, Botswana, Comoros, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru, Colombia and India

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Rules to follow in Spain

1.5m

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Regional restriction measures in place
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Barcelona is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Spain.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Sète to Barcelona is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Sète to Barcelona is to train which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 2h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Sete and arriving at Barcelona-Sants. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 51m.

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The distance between Sète and Barcelona is 257 km. The road distance is 331.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sète to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs 40€ - 60€.

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The train from Sete to Barcelona-Sants takes 2h 51m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Sète to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Sete station.

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The quickest flight from Marseille Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sète to Barcelona is 331 km. It takes approximately 3h 11m to drive from Sète to Barcelona.

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  • Distance: 256.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 51m

What companies run services between Sète, France and Barcelona, Spain?

Renfe SNCF operates a train from Sete to Barcelona-Sants once daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 2h 51m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Marseille to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Sete to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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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Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Sete to Beziers
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 20€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
7€ - 11€
Rail 1st Class
13€ - 20€
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 Sete to Beziers
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 29€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
25€ - 29€
1st Class
18€ - 21€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Sète to Béziers
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Beziers to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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 Beziers to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com

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