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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Amsterdam, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Barcelona (BCN) AMS - BCN

$63 - $258

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Train to Rotterdam, fly to Barcelona  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Barcelona (BCN) RTM - BCN

$59 - $338

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Train to Eindhoven, fly to Barcelona  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven
  2. Fly from Eindhoven (EIN) to Barcelona (BCN) EIN - BCN

$62 - $316

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Barcelona  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Barcelona (BCN) DUS - BCN

$94 - $305

Train to Amsterdam, fly to Girona, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Girona (GRO) AMS - GRO
  3. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona Sants

$111 - $532

Train, train to Brussels, fly to Barcelona  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  3. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Barcelona (BCN) BRU - BCN

$60 - $240

Train to Rotterdam, fly to Girona, train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to Girona (GRO) RTM - GRO
  3. Take the train from Girona to Barcelona Sants

$147 - $752

Train  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv

$331 - $409

Drive, train, taxi  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Düsseldorf
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Paris-Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants Tgv
  4. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  5. Take a taxi from Malgrat de Mar to Barcelona

$473 - $590

Bus  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Utrech to Barcelona

$147

Night bus, bus  •  24 h 15 min

  1. Take the night bus from Utrecht to Antwerp N817 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Antwerp to Barcelona N781

$87 - $151

Drive  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Barcelona 938.6 miles

$220 - $330

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Utrech and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 24 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Utrecht to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Barcelona Sants via Rotterdam Centraal, Paris Nord RER and Paris Gare de Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 45 min.

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The distance between Utrecht and Barcelona is 1211 km. The road distance is 1501.8 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 11 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Utrecht to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Utrecht to Barcelona bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Utrecht station.

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Utrecht to Barcelona train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Barcelona is to train which takes 11 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 24 h.

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 10 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Utrecht to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 757 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

What companies run services between Utrecht, Netherlands and Barcelona, Spain?

You can take a train from Utrecht to Barcelona via Rotterdam Centraal, Paris-Nord, Paris Nord RER, Paris Lyon Banlieue, and Paris Gare de Lyon in around 11 h 45 min. Alternatively, Starbus operates a bus from Utrecht to Barcelona once daily. Tickets cost $147 and the journey takes 24 h.

Airlines
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $410
Flights from Rotterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $470
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam to Girona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $480
Flights from Rotterdam to Girona
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Barcelona via Basel
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $43
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$200 - $230
1st Class
$260 - $400
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$120 - $160
1st Class
$160 - $230
Train from Düsseldorf to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$150 - $200
1st Class
$200 - $280
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Utrech to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$147
Schedules at
starbus.es
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Utrecht to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Antwerp to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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Utrecht to Barcelona train services, operated by TGV, arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Barcelona is 1502 km. It takes approximately 14 h 2 min to drive from Utrecht to Barcelona.

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Lufthansa, easyJet, Transavia Holland and three other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Utrecht to Barcelona bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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