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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 24 min

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

$71 - $259

11 alternative options

Train to Bristol, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 51 min

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

$117 - $288

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 33 min

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

$151 - $416

Train to London Stansted, fly to Barcelona  •  7 h 21 min

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

$86 - $280

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Barcelona  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Barcelona (BCN) LTN - BCN

$82 - $307

Train to Birmingham, fly to Barcelona  •  7 h 18 min

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

$105 - $310

Train to Bournemouth, fly to Girona, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
  2. Fly from Bournemouth (BOH) to Girona (GRO) BOH - GRO
  3. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona Sants

$71 - $206

Train  •  13 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Avignon TGV
  3. Take the train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants Ave

$249 - $735

Bus, bus and ferry  •  25 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona

$187 - $216

Bus  •  27 h

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Barcelona

$98 - $174

Car ferry, drive  •  15 h 52 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Barcelona

$204 - $351

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  15 h 6 min

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

$377 - $481

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Barcelona via London Waterloo, Waterloo Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London St. Pancras International, and Avignon TGV in around 13 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Barcelona via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, and Paris, Paris in around 27 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Bournemouth to Girona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Primera Air
Website
primeraair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $40
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 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Train from Southampton Central to Bournemouth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $26
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$43 - $44
Eurostar
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Avignon TGV to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$177
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
16 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$122
Schedules at
starbus.es
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$30 - $40
Car
$60 - $85

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Southampton and Barcelona is 1093 km.

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs £50 - £200 and takes 6 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Southampton to Barcelona is to train and fly which takes 6 h 24 min and costs £50 - £200.

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Barcelona via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Southampton to Barcelona, including transfers.