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Train Information from Barcelona to Cardiff

distanceDistance740 miles (1193 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Barcelona to Cardiff cover the 740 miles (1193 km) long route taking on average 33 h 57 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Cardiff Central.

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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Barcelona, Spain to Cardiff, United Kingdom?

Travel between Barcelona, Spain and Cardiff, United Kingdom by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into United Kingdom from Spain?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Barcelona?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Cardiff, United Kingdom?

When travelling in United Kingdom, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 07/12/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Barcelona and Cardiff before travelling.

Are there restrictions on returning to Spain from United Kingdom by train?

The restriction level for your return train to Barcelona, Spain from Cardiff is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Barcelona from Cardiff restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Cardiff?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 07/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Barcelona from Cardiff closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance between Barcelona and Cardiff by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Barcelona and Cardiff via train to be approximately 740 miles (1193 km).
How many hours does it take from Barcelona to Cardiff by train?
On average the Barcelona to Cardiff train time is 33 h 57 min  covering the 740 miles (1193 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the Barcelona to Cardiff train leave from? Which Cardiff train station do I come into from Barcelona?

There are a few train stations in Barcelona to start your route from including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. In Cardiff you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays).

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants   and arrive in Cardiff Central.

Where is the train station in Barcelona to go to Cardiff? Where is the train station in Cardiff located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Barcelona Sants, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city centre of Barcelona.

The most popular arrival train station, Cardiff Central, is located 0.2 miles (425 m) away from the city centre of Cardiff.

How many trains per day are there from Barcelona to Cardiff?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Barcelona to Cardiff. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Barcelona Sants is the most popular Barcelona railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Barcelona for your journey to Cardiff.
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Metro lines: L3, L5
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Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17