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There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Barcelona by plane, train, bus, night train, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  5h 29m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Barcelona (BCN) VIE - BCN

31€ - 79€

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Train  •  19h 58m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Rjx / ...
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Paris l'Est Tgv
  3. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

231€ - 320€

Bus  •  29h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Munich Central Bus Station Zagreb - Munich / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord N728

107€ - 147€

Night train, train, car ferry  •  38h 19m

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Milano Lambrate Nj
  2. Take the train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe Re / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Barcelona

143€ - 279€

Night train, bus  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf En
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Barcelona

244€ - 328€

Drive  •  16h 40m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Barcelona 1783.4 km

170€ - 250€

Austria → Spain
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International entry into Spain from Austria

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Spain, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Cyprus, China, Singapore, Gibraltar, Hong Kong and Macau

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Austria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Austria
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Spain from Austria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Austria from Spain.

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Last updated: 3 Mar 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Barcelona is to fly which costs 30€ - 80€ and takes 5h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Barcelona is to fly which costs 30€ - 80€ and takes 5h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Barcelona. However, there are services departing from Stephansplatz and arriving at Barcelona-Sants via Wien Hbf, Muenchen Hbf, Gare de l'Est and Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 58m.

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The distance between Vienna and Barcelona is 1350 km. The road distance is 1783.4 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 19h 58m and costs 230€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 5h 29m to get from Vienna to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Vienna to Barcelona train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Barcelona is to fly which takes 5h 29m and costs 30€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 230€ - 320€ and takes 19h 58m, you could also bus, which costs 100€ - 150€ and takes 29h 37m.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 20m.

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

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 1349.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 29m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Barcelona, Spain?

Ryanair, Austrian Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Simmering to Barcelona every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Barcelona via Südtiroler Pl. - Hbf., Wien Hbf, Muenchen Hbf, Paris l'Est, Gare de l'Est, Gare d'Austerlitz, and Paris Gare De Lyon in around 19h 58m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 270€
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 270€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
10€ - 70€
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
10€ - 70€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 170€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 80€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
14€ - 80€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 270€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 310€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 410€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Vienna to Barcelona via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 290€
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Muenchen Hbf to Paris l'Est
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 150€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Milano Lambrate
Ave. Duration
12h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
Nightjet
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 19€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 19€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 75€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
9€ - 14€
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Lambrate to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
1st Class
65€ - 90€
Bus operators
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 35€
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Nomago
Economy
17€ - 25€
Premium
20€ - 29€
Family&friends
24€ - 35€
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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
65€ - 85€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Munich Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Karat-S
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 Munich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
2 days 2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
220€ - 300€
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators

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