There are 12 ways to get from Southampton to Barcelona by train, plane, night bus, bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Train to Bristol, fly  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Barcelona (BCN) BRS - BCN

90€ - 580€

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Bus  •  27h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 810
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord

51€ - 148€

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Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Barcelona (BCN) LGW - BCN

73€ - 375€

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Barcelona (BCN) LHR - BCN

123€ - 321€

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7h 24m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Barcelona (BCN) BHX - BCN

125€ - 559€

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Barcelona (BCN) STN - BCN

92€ - 257€

Train to London Luton, fly  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Barcelona (BCN) LTN - BCN

61€ - 286€

Train  •  12h 26m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

219€ - 552€

Train, night bus, bus  •  20h 36m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the night bus from London to Roissy Charles de Gaulle 450
  3. Take the train from Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Perpignan Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Perpignan to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord 788 / ...

186€ - 326€

Bus via Paris  •  28h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 810
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Gallieni 450
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Gallieni to Barcelona Nord 262

79€ - 118€

Drive, car ferry  •  16h 54m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Newhaven Ferry Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
  3. Drive from Dieppe to Barcelona

167€ - 297€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15h 3m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Barcelona

323€ - 415€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Barcelona is to bus which costs £45 - £140 and takes 27h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs £65 - £340 and takes 6h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Barcelona, Barcelona Nord via London - Victoria Coach Station and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Waterloo station, Baker Street station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 26m.

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The distance between Southampton and Barcelona is 1093 km.

The best way to get from Southampton to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 12h 26m and costs £190 - £500.

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It takes approximately 6h 55m to get from Southampton to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Southampton to Barcelona bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Southampton to Barcelona train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Barcelona is to train which takes 12h 26m and costs £190 - £500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £140 and takes 27h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1093.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 55m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a train from Southampton to Barcelona via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Baker Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 12h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Barcelona via London Victoria Coach Station, London - Victoria Coach Station, and Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine in around 27h 20m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 230€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 260€
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Turin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 350€
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 490€
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 240€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 420€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 480€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 290€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 380€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 340€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 290€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 290€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 650€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 280€
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 360€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
150€ - 300€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
95€ - 320€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 480€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 75€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
30€ - 40€
Anytime Day 1st Class
55€ - 75€
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
12€ - 15€
Anytime Day 1st Class
20€ - 28€
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 75€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day 1st Class
60€ - 75€
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 50€
Anytime Day 1st Class
65€ - 80€
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
35€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
90€ - 130€
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 210€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
75€ - 90€
Anytime Day 1st Class
150€ - 210€
TfL Rail
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
TfL Rail
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
19€ - 60€
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
19€ - 27€
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
40€ - 60€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Aeroport Cdg2 Tgv Roissy to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
130€ - 160€
1st Class
150€ - 180€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
146€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Night bus from London to Roissy Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from London to Paris, Gallieni
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Paris, Gallieni to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
15h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 Perpignan to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Perpignan to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 22€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
alsa.com
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Blablabus
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 65€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
28€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
13€
2-bed inside cabin
45€ - 65€

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 10:48 AM in Southampton and 11:48 AM in Barcelona.

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

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KLM, Lufthansa, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 2771+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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