There are 6 ways to get from Zaragoza to Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Barcelona-Sants Ave / ...

21€ - 70€

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Rideshare  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the rideshare from Saragosse to Barcelone 306.4 km

12€ - 25€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona/Sants 252 / ...

16€ - 35€

Bus via Tarragona  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Platja de la Pineda
  2. Take the bus from La Pineda - Pau Casals-Marcos Redondo to Barcelona

Drive  •  2h 57m

  1. Drive from Zaragoza to Barcelona 304.9 km

30€ - 50€

Fly  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Zaragoza (ZAZ) to Barcelona (BCN) ZAZ - BCN

47€ - 232€

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The cheapest way to get from Zaragoza to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 12€ - 25€ and takes 3h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Zaragoza to Barcelona is to train which costs 21€ - 70€ and takes 1h 45m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zaragoza and arriving at Barcelona/Sants. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zaragoza-Delicias and arriving at Barcelona-Sants. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 45m.

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The distance between Zaragoza and Barcelona is 256 km. The road distance is 304.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zaragoza to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs 21€ - 70€.

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The train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Barcelona-Sants takes 1h 45m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Zaragoza to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Zaragoza station.

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Zaragoza to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Zaragoza-Delicias station.

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Map of how to get from Zaragoza to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 255.7 km
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Zaragoza, Spain and Barcelona, Spain?

Renfe AVE operates a train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Barcelona-Sants hourly. Tickets cost 30€ - 70€ and the journey takes 1h 45m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona/Sants hourly. Tickets cost 24€ - 35€ and the journey takes 3h 50m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Zaragoza to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 550€
Flights from Zaragoza to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 230€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Zaragoza to Barcelona via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 370€
Flights from Zaragoza to Barcelona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 370€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Zaragoza to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
55€ - 700€
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Zaragoza to Barcelona via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 300€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zaragoza to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
95€ - 420€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 70€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
30€ - 45€
Promo+
37€ - 41€
Flexible
50€ - 70€
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 27€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Zaragoza-Delicias to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
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 Zaragoza to Barcelona/Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Zaragoza to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Schedules at
monbus.es
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 Zaragoza to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Eurolines FR
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zaragoza, Zaragoza to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Zaragoza to Platja de la Pineda
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Schedules at
hife.es
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from La Pineda - Pau Casals-Marcos Redondo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saragosse to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 25€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The best way to get from Zaragoza to Barcelona is to train which takes 1h 45m and costs 21€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 35€ and takes 3h 50m, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 240€ and takes 5h 31m.

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

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Zaragoza to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona/Sants station.

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Zaragoza to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zaragoza to Barcelona is 305 km. It takes approximately 2h 57m to drive from Zaragoza to Barcelona.

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TAP Portugal, Lufthansa, Air Europa and three other airlines offer flights from Zaragoza Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Zaragoza to Barcelona train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Zaragoza to Barcelona bus tickets online with Omio, Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 3703+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Zaragoza and Barcelona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Zaragoza to Zaragoza Airport is to line 501 shuttle which takes 45 min and costs 2€.

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