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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Barcelona

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 journey 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

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

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:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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?

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 16/01/2022. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Barcelona from Cardiff as this information can change.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to 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 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 self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • 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 15/01/2022. 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 via train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Cardiff and Barcelona via train to be approximately 740 miles (1193 km).

How long is the train journey to Barcelona from Cardiff?

On average the Cardiff to Barcelona train time is 20 h 43 min  covering the 740 miles (1193 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on 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 train station in Cardiff? Where is the train station in Barcelona?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Cardiff Central and need to travel around 0.2 miles (425 m) 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 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from this train station to the city centre.

How many train services are there between Cardiff and Barcelona a day?

On average, there are 2 trains a day from Cardiff to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

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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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