Barcelona to Cardiff train

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Overview: Train 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 24 h 51 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

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

Is international entry into Cardiff from Barcelona restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

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

Entry Requirements:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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

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

  • Physical distance required: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

The above information was last checked on 28/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Barcelona and Cardiff closer to your date of departure here.

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:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

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 26/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Barcelona from Cardiff closer to your date of departure here.

When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Barcelona to Cardiff via train to be approximately 740 miles (1193 km).
On average the train from Barcelona to Cardiff duration is 24 h 51 min  for the 740 miles (1193 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Barcelona Sants, is located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city centre of Barcelona.

The most popular arrival train station, Cardiff Central, is located 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre of 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

Barcelona
Cardiff
The major railway station for departures from Barcelona is Barcelona Sants. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Barcelona Sants for your trip to Cardiff from Barcelona.
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ParkingParking
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+34 934956020
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Barcelona Sants
Metro lines: L3, L5
Bus lines: A1, A2
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

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