Cardiff to Barcelona train

Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Barcelona

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First Great Western Service
07:55Cardiff Central1h49 09:44Barcelona-sants
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First Great Western Service
20:21Cardiff Central25h48 22:09Barcelona-sants
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Train schedule Cardiff to Barcelona

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First Great Western Service
07:55Cardiff Central1h49 09:44Barcelona-sants
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First Great Western Service
20:21Cardiff Central25h48 22:09Barcelona-sants
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Fastest train times from Cardiff to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Fastest Journey

1 h 49 m

Average

13 h 48 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

1194 km

It's difficult to get from Cardiff to Barcelona without changing at least 5 times.

First Great Western Service
07:55Cardiff Central1h49 09:44Barcelona-sants
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First Great Western Service
20:21Cardiff Central25h48 22:09Barcelona-sants
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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Barcelona

distanceDistance740 miles
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
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carriersTrain companiesFirst Great Western Service

Trains from Cardiff to Barcelona cover the 740 miles long route taking on average 14 h 56 min with our travel partners like First Great Western Service. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Train companies: Great Western Rail trains Cardiff to Barcelona

You can travel by train to Barcelona from Cardiff with Great Western Rail. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Great Western Rail

Great Western Rail tickets from Cardiff to Barcelona are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect route with Great Western Rail from Cardiff to Barcelona all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Great Western Rail train timetables and train tickets available on Omio for the 740 miles (1193 km) trip. You can also see relevant travel information for the Great Western Rail train, such as luggage policy and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Cardiff to Barcelona routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Great Western Rail Cardiff to Barcelona train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Great Western Rail train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Barcelona with Great Western Rail!

Train information from Cardiff to Barcelona with Great Western Rail:

  • Average Duration: 14 h 56 min
  • Great Western Rail frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Barcelona

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FAQs

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

Can I enter Spain from United Kingdom?

International entry status: 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 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?

All travellers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Cardiff to Barcelona as this information can change.

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Barcelona to Cardiff is: Fully open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Spain?

Reentry to 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?

What are the entry requirements?

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last verified on 07/08/2022. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Barcelona to Cardiff train here.

You should expect to travel around 740 miles  between Cardiff and Barcelona by train.
On average the Cardiff to Barcelona train time is 14 h 56 min  covering the 740 miles long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

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

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

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

For the best Cardiff to Barcelona train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with First Great Western Service. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Cardiff to Barcelona to compare what amenities they may offer.
On average, there is 1 train a day from Cardiff to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Cardiff to Barcelona at 07: 55   or take the last train from Cardiff to Barcelona leaving at 20: 22. Look for the latest Cardiff Barcelona train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Barcelona
The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip to Barcelona from Cardiff.
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LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)

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