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There are 8 ways to get from Salzburg to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly from Salzburg  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Salzburg (SZG) to Barcelona (BCN) SZG - BCN

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Bus  •  25h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Salzburg South to Munich central bus station N884 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich central bus station to Barcelona N728

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Train, train to Munich, fly  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to Ostbahnhof
  2. Take the train from Ostbahnhof to Flughafen München
  3. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Barcelona (BCN) MUC - BCN

Train to Linz, fly  •  9h 44m

  1. Take the train from Strasswalchen to Hoersching
  2. Fly from Linz (LNZ) to Barcelona (BCN) LNZ - BCN

Train  •  16h 19m

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf 90 / ...
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Paris Est 83
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

Night train, train, bus  •  26h 13m

  1. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Milano Lambrate Nj
  2. Take the train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe Ec / ...
  3. Take the bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station

Train, bus  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf 90 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Barcelona

Drive  •  14h 7m

  1. Drive from Salzburg to Barcelona 1513.5 km

Salzburg to Barcelona by train and walk

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16h 19m Average Duration
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International entry into Spain from Austria

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Austria

  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health screen upon arrival
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
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Yes, entry into Spain is currently allowed from Austria.

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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
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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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, returning to Austria from Spain is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Salzburg to Barcelona is to bus which costs €75 - €110 and takes 25h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Salzburg to Barcelona is to fly which costs €100 - €330 and takes 6h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salzburg to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Rathaus and arriving at Barcelona via Salzburg South and Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Salzburg to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Salzburg Hbf and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via München Hbf, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 19m.

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The distance between Salzburg and Barcelona is 1105 km. The road distance is 1513.5 km.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 16h 19m and costs €230 - €370.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Salzburg to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Salzburg to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Salzburg South station.

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Salzburg to Barcelona train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Salzburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Salzburg to Barcelona is to fly which takes 6h 41m and costs €100 - €330. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €230 - €370 and takes 16h 19m, you could also bus, which costs €75 - €110 and takes 25h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Salzburg to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1104.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 41m

What companies run services between Salzburg, Austria and Barcelona, Spain?

Lufthansa, Eurowings and 12 other airlines fly from Salzburg to Barcelona hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Salzburg to Barcelona via München Hbf, Paris Est, Paris Nord, Gare de Lyon, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 16h 19m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Salzburg to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €650
Flights from Munich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Munich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Linz to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €550
Flights from Linz to Barcelona via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €550
Flights from Linz to Barcelona via Dusseldorf, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€230 - €550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Munich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Flights from Munich to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €290
Flights from Linz to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€370 - €950
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Salzburg to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from Salzburg to Barcelona via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Flights from Linz to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€370 - €950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Salzburg to Barcelona via London City
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Flights from Salzburg to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Salzburg to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Salzburg to Barcelona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Salzburg to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Munich to Barcelona via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from München Hbf to Paris Est
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€140 - €200
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Phone
+49 8024 997171
Email
kontakt@bayerischeoberlandbahn.de
Website
brb.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Ostbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Train from Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Meridian, BOB & BRB
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Ostbahnhof to Flughafen München
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Strasswalchen to Hoersching
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Transdev
Phone
030 200730
Website
transdev.de
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Transdev
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
WESTbahn Gmbh
Phone
+43 1 89900
Email
meinenachricht@westbahn.at
Website
westbahn.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Gl.5-10
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
WESTbahn Gmbh
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Salzburg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €30
Website
Railjet
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Milano Lambrate
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
Nightjet
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €19
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Salzburg South to Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich central bus station to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€65 - €85
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.
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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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
Blablabus
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Munich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€220 - €300
Website
ALSA

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

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

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