There are 10 ways to get from Utrecht to Barcelona by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Barcelona  •  5h 23m

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

54€ - 239€

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Train to Rotterdam, fly to Barcelona  •  5h 50m

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

73€ - 296€

Train to Eindhoven, fly to Barcelona  •  6h 8m

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

64€ - 221€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Girona, bus  •  6h 18m

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

91€ - 323€

Train to Rotterdam, fly to Girona, bus  •  6h 40m

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

100€ - 360€

Train  •  12h 4m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
  3. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants Tgv / ...

236€ - 474€

Train, bus  •  14h

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Perpignan Tgv
  4. Take the bus from Perpignan to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord 788 / ...

241€ - 619€

Bus  •  23h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Barcelona Nord 530

65€ - 130€

Bus via Brussels  •  25h

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to Brussels Airport 817
  2. Take the bus from Brussels Airport to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord N781

71€ - 93€

Drive  •  14h 1m

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Barcelona 1501.7 km

200€ - 300€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Barcelona is to bus via Brussels which costs 70€ - 95€ and takes 25h.

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Barcelona is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 240€ and takes 5h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Utrecht and arriving at Barcelona Nord. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 23h 45m.

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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 and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 4m.

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The distance between Utrecht and Barcelona is 1211 km. The road distance is 1501.7 km.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 12h 4m and costs 230€ - 480€.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Utrecht to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Utrecht to Barcelona bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, 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 12h 4m and costs 230€ - 480€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 130€ and takes 23h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Utrecht to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1211.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 23m

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

You can take a train from Utrecht to Barcelona via Rotterdam Centraal and Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud in around 12h 4m. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Utrecht to Barcelona Nord 4 times a week. Tickets cost 65€ - 95€ and the journey takes 23h 45m. Starbus also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Flights from Rotterdam to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 310€
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 450€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 290€
Flights from Rotterdam to Girona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Eindhoven to Barcelona via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 480€
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
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 19€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
1st Class
14€ - 19€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Eindhoven Centraal
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
12€ - 28€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
12€ - 17€
1st Class
20€ - 28€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
170€ - 370€
Website
Thalys
Standard
170€ - 240€
Comfort
190€ - 250€
Premium
270€ - 370€
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 110€
Website
Thalys
Standard
50€ - 75€
Comfort
65€ - 85€
Premium
75€ - 110€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 330€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
290€ - 330€
Standard
65€ - 80€
Standard Premier
110€ - 140€
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 Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
170€ - 240€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
170€ - 200€
1st Class
200€ - 240€
Bus operators
Barcelona Bus, S.L.
Phone
+34 972 35 04 87
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Girona-Aeroport to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Barcelona Bus, S.L.
Sagales
Phone
93 593 13 00
Email
info@sagales.com
Website
sagales.com
Bus from Girona Costa Brava Airport to Barcelona Bus Station North
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Sagales
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 Girona Airport to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Utrecht to Brussels Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels Airport to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 80€
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
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
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 25€
Website
Eurolines FR
Bus from Utrecht to Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
23h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Eurolines FR
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
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
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Utrech to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
127€
Schedules at
starbus.es

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

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Utrecht to Barcelona bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, arrive at Barcelona Nord station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Utrecht to Barcelona is 1502 km. It takes approximately 14h 1m to drive from Utrecht to Barcelona.

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Level, Lufthansa, Transavia Holland and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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