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Overview: Train from Bristol to Barcelona

distanceDistance729 miles (1176 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe SNCF

Trains from Bristol to Barcelona cover the 729 miles (1176 km) long journey taking on average 15 h 22 min with our travel partners like Renfe SNCF. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Train providers: Renfe-SNCF trains Bristol to Barcelona

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Bristol to Barcelona train information with Renfe-SNCF:

  • Average Duration: 15 h 22 min
  • Renfe-SNCF frequency: 2 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Bristol to Barcelona

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

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

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Spain from Bristol?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 01/07/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Bristol and Barcelona before travelling.

Return travel from Spain to United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Bristol from Barcelona?

Entry into United Kingdom 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

Last checked on 01/07/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Bristol from Barcelona.

The train distance from Bristol to Barcelona is around 729 miles (1176 km).
While the time it takes to travel 729 miles (1176 km) to Barcelona from Bristol can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Bristol to Barcelona is on average 15 h 22 min.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads   and arriving in Barcelona Sants.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Bristol Temple Meads and travel around 1.9 miles (3 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Barcelona Sants and need to travel approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the train station to the city centre in Barcelona.

Take the Bristol to Barcelona train with Renfe SNCF. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route between Bristol and Barcelona as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 2 trains a day from Bristol to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
If you prefer early morning trains from Bristol to Barcelona, the first train leaves at 10: 05. If you prefer late night trains from Bristol to Barcelona, the last train of the day leaves at 10: 05. Omio shows you the latest train from Bristol to Barcelona times to help you book the best departure time for this journey.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Bristol is Bristol Temple Meads. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bristol Temple Meads for your trip to Barcelona from Bristol.
Amenities at station
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 30 - 21: 30 | Sun: 06: 45 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Bristol Temple Meads
Bus lines: A1, 1, 2, 8, 39/349/X39, 70, 73, 178, 376
Train lines: CrossCountry, Great Western Main Line, Severn Beach Line
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Station front. Alternative: the lower approach road, outside the front of Bristol & Exeter House

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