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There are 6 ways to get from Soltau to Barcelona by train, plane, bus, car or car train

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Train to Hannover, fly  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Soltau(Han) to Langenhagen Mitte
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Barcelona (BCN) HAJ - BCN

€75 - €248

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Train to Hamburg, fly  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Soltau(Han) to Buchholz(Nordheide)
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Barcelona (BCN) HAM - BCN

€41 - €158

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Train  •  16h 48m

  1. Take the train from Soltau(Han) to Hannover Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
  5. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

€234 - €525

Train, bus  •  26h 49m

  1. Take the train from Soltau(Han) to Hannover Hbf Re
  2. Take the bus from Hanover central bus station to Cologne South 073
  3. Take the bus from Cologne South to Barcelona

€94 - €119

Drive, car train  •  21h 9m

  1. Drive from Soltau to Hamburg Altona
  2. Take the car train from Hamburg Altona to Lörrach Hbf
  3. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Barcelona

Drive  •  15h 29m

  1. Drive from Soltau to Barcelona 1742.2 km

€190 - €280

Soltau to Barcelona by train

The train journey time between Soltau and Barcelona is around 22h 7m and covers a distance of around 1994 km. The fastest train normally takes 16h 56m. Operated by Erixx, HVV, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Soltau to Barcelona train service departs from Soltau(Han) and arrives in Barcelona-Sants. Typically 13 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
22h 7m
Fastest train time:
16h 56m
Train distance:
1994 km
Trains per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€273
Carbon emissions:
105 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:52
Last train departs at:
22:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Soltau to Barcelona train schedules

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International entry into Spain from Germany

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into Spain from Germany

  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
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
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, India and Namibia
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  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from Germany

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Yes, entry into Spain is currently allowed from Germany.

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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
  • Nationwide control 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 Germany from Spain.

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Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Soltau to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs €40 - €160 and takes 6h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Soltau to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs €75 - €250 and takes 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Soltau to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Soltau(Han) and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Hannover Hbf, Koeln Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 48m.

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It is 1412 km from Soltau to Barcelona. It is approximately 1742.2 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Soltau to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 16h 48m and costs €230 - €550.

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It takes approximately 6h 10m to get from Soltau to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Soltau to Barcelona train services, operated by Erixx, depart from Soltau(Han) station.

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The quickest flight from Hannover Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Soltau to Barcelona is 1742 km. It takes approximately 15h 29m to drive from Soltau to Barcelona.

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  • Distance: 1412.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 10m

What companies run services between Soltau, Germany and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a train from Soltau to Barcelona via Hannover Hbf, Koeln Hbf, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 16h 48m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hannover to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Hannover to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €390
Flights from Hamburg to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €360
Flights from Hamburg to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €360
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hannover to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Hamburg to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Hamburg to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€16 - €290
Flights from Hamburg to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€16 - €290
Flights from Hamburg to Barcelona via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€16 - €290
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hannover to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Hamburg to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Hannover to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €210
Flights from Hamburg to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hannover to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hamburg to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €470
Train operators
Erixx
Phone
05191/ 96944-250
Website
erixx.de
Train from Soltau(Han) to Langenhagen Mitte
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Erixx
Train from Soltau(Han) to Buchholz(Nordheide)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Erixx
Train from Soltau(Han) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Erixx
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Soltau(Han) to Langenhagen Mitte
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
HVV
Train from Soltau(Han) to Buchholz
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
HVV
Train from Soltau(Han) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
HVV
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 Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
renfe-sncf.com
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Car train from Hamburg Altona to Lörrach Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 31m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 Hanover central bus station to Cologne South
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne South to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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