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Train Information to Barcelona from Cardiff

distanceDistance740 miles (1193 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day

Trains from Cardiff to Barcelona cover the 740 miles (1193 km) long route taking on average 20 h 43 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel by train from Cardiff, United Kingdom to Barcelona, Spain?

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

Is international entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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:

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

The above information was last checked on 17/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Cardiff and Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Cardiff, United Kingdom from Barcelona, Spain?

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

Is my return train into Cardiff from Barcelona restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 17/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Cardiff from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance between Cardiff and Barcelona by train?
The Cardiff to Barcelona train distance is approximately 740 miles (1193 km).
How long is the train to Barcelona from Cardiff?
The Cardiff to Barcelona train duration is on average 20 h 43 min, which is to be expected when travelling 740 miles (1193 km) to Barcelona from Cardiff. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station in Cardiff goes to Barcelona? Which train station do I come into Barcelona from Cardiff?

Some of the Cardiff train stations to Barcelona you can start your journey from include Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Barcelona include Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cardiff Central   and arriving in Barcelona Sants.

Where is the departure train station in Cardiff located? Where is the arrival train station in Barcelona located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Cardiff Central, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Cardiff.

The most popular arrival train station, Barcelona Sants, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Barcelona.

How many trains are there between Cardiff and Barcelona a day?
The average number of trains departing Cardiff for Barcelona is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Barcelona
Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff 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 Cardiff for your journey to Barcelona.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway