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There are 13 ways to get from Southampton to Barcelona by plane, train, car, car train, taxi, bus, bus and ferry or car ferry

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Fly from Southampton  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Barcelona (BCN) SOU - BCN

$83 - $444

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Bus  •  28 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
  3. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Barcelona City Centre

$62 - $93

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Train to Bristol, fly  •  6 h 49 min

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

$112 - $282

Train to London Gatwick, fly  •  6 h 30 min

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

$70 - $257

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  6 h 57 min

  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

$120 - $363

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  7 h 18 min

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

$103 - $307

Train, train to London Luton, fly  •  7 h 23 min

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

$79 - $273

Train to London Stansted, fly  •  7 h 32 min

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

$86 - $281

Train  •  12 h 16 min

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

$306 - $519

Drive, Eurotunnel, train, taxi  •  15 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord Tgv
  4. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  5. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  6. Take a taxi from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona

$579 - $662

Train, bus  •  23 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona

$148 - $314

Bus, bus and ferry  •  25 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Barcelona

$184 - $212

Drive, car ferry  •  15 h 53 min

  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

$191 - $344

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Barcelona is to bus which costs £45 - £75 and takes 28 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs £50 - £200 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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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 via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 55 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Barcelona is 683 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 12 h 16 min and costs £230 - £400.

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It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from Southampton to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Southampton to Barcelona bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Barcelona is to fly which takes 6 h 47 min and costs £60 - £350. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £230 - £400 and takes 12 h 16 min, you could also bus, which costs £45 - £75 and takes 28 h 10 min.

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There is no direct flight from Southampton Airport to Barcelona Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Southampton to Barcelona bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Barcelona City Centre station.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 683.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 47 min

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

KLM, Flybe and eight other airlines fly from Southampton to Barcelona every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Southampton to Barcelona via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Euston station, London St. Pancras International, Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 12 h 16 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Southampton to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $260
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Luton to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Southampton to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Southampton to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $480
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Southampton to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Flights from London Stansted to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Southampton to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
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
$25 - $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
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $240
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$75 - $240
Premier
$180 - $280
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $390
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
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
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$115
Schedules at
starbus.es
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
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy to Barcelona City Centre
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfdsseaways.co.uk
Car ferry from Newhaven Ferry Port to Dieppe
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $80
Book at
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
$26 - $35
Reclining Seat
$33
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
$15
2-bed inside cabin
$55 - $80
Other operators
Taxi from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Taxis de Blanes
Phone
+34 972 35 50 50
Website
taxisdeblanes.com

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Barcelona is 1 h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 3:01 PM in Southampton and 4:01 PM in Barcelona.

Vueling Airlines, Air France, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Southampton Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3525+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs £1 - £28.

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