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There are 10 ways to get from Swansea to Barcelona by train, plane, bus, night bus, car, car ferry or car train

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Train, train to Bristol, fly  •  6h 55m

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

97€ - 485€

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Train to Cardiff, fly  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bridgend
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Barcelona (BCN) CWL - BCN

66€ - 208€

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Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Barcelona (BCN) LHR - BCN

138€ - 287€

Train, train to Birmingham, fly  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Birmingham New Street
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Barcelona (BCN) BHX - BCN

113€ - 524€

Train, train to Liverpool, fly  •  9h 58m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Liverpool South Parkway
  3. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Barcelona (BCN) LPL - BCN

151€ - 327€

Train  •  16h 17m

  1. Take the train from Swansea to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Perpignan Tgv
  4. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...

352€ - 709€

Bus  •  36h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  3. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona

163€ - 235€

Bus, night bus  •  30h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Swansea Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the night bus from Paris to Barcelona

78€ - 100€

Drive, car ferry  •  19h 55m

  1. Drive from Swansea to Poole
  2. Take the car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
  3. Drive from Cherbourg to Barcelona

193€ - 328€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  16h 57m

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

338€ - 428€

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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.

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The most affordable way to get from Swansea to Barcelona is to bus and night bus, which costs £65 - £90 and takes 30h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Swansea to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs £80 - £420 and takes 6h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Swansea station to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Swansea Bus Station and arriving at Barcelona via Londres Victoria Coach Station and Zaragoza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from Swansea to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Swansea and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Paddington station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe and Perpignan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 17m.

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The distance between Swansea and Barcelona is 1230 km.

The best way to get from Swansea to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 16h 17m and costs £300 - £650.

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

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Swansea to Barcelona bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Swansea Bus Station.

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Swansea to Barcelona train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Swansea station.

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The best way to get from Swansea to Barcelona is to train which takes 16h 17m and costs £300 - £650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £140 - £210 and takes 36h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Swansea to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1229.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 55m

What companies run services between Swansea, Wales and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a train from Swansea to Barcelona via London Paddington, Paddington station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Lille Europe, and Perpignan in around 16h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Swansea to Barcelona via London Victoria Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, and Zaragoza in around 36h 23m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 85€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 190€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 85€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 230€
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 370€
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 430€
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 200€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
26€ - 140€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
12€ - 90€
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Liverpool to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 360€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 340€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 260€
Flights from Cardiff to Barcelona via Alicante
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 290€
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 85€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 270€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 300€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 370€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 380€
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
21€ - 26€
Anytime Day 1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 22€
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
18€ - 22€
Anytime Day 1st Class
30€ - 45€
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
13€ - 16€
Anytime Day 1st Class
22€ - 29€
Train from Swansea to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
75€ - 100€
Anytime Day 1st Class
130€ - 180€
Train from Swansea to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
55€ - 80€
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Swansea to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Swansea to Bridgend
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Swansea to Crewe
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
tfw.wales
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
30€ - 45€
Anytime Day 1st Class
90€ - 130€
Train from Bristol Parkway to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 170€
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
55€ - 65€
Anytime Day 1st Class
120€ - 170€
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
5€ - 8€
Anytime Day Single
13€ - 16€
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 Lille Europe to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
150€ - 220€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
150€ - 180€
1st Class
180€ - 220€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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
153€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
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 Swansea Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
National Express
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 Swansea City Bus Station to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 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 Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Schedules at
monbus.es
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Poole to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 70€
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
26€ - 35€
Car
50€ - 70€

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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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Swansea to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Barcelona is 1h ahead of Swansea. It is currently 1:05 PM in Swansea and 2:05 PM in Barcelona.

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

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Transavia Holland, KLM and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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