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Overview: Train from London to Barcelona

distanceDistance706 miles (1138 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from London to Barcelona cover the 706 miles (1138 km) long route taking on average 12 h 22 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Trains from London to Barcelona

Train travel from London to Barcelona is an exciting transportation mode due to its affordability, comfort, and a view of spectacular sights as you crisscross various locations. The trip covers 706 miles (1138 km) and takes approximately 13h. But the duration can vary based on other factors. Say, weekend, and holidays, you might take a little bit longer to reach your destination. There are several train stations in London from which you can depart to Barcelona. Besides Victoria station, others are London St. Pancras, London Kings Cross, and London Euston to arrive at Barcelona Sants d'or Barcelona Passeig De Gracia.

London to Barcelona train time: Daily Departures

There are daily train services from London to Barcelona. For example, two high-speed Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn trains cover this route. Typical Eurostar high-speed trains are known to go up to 186 mph (300 km/h). Deutsche Bahn has a similar speed. Talking of Eurostar, the first train from London to Barcelona departs around 4:31 p.m., while the last leaves around 7:01 p.m. If Omio books you on this particular train, you may depart from London St. Pancras to arrive around 12:54 a.m. at Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal.

How long is the journey by train from London to Barcelona?

The railway distance from London to Barcelona is 706 miles (1138 km). Most of the trains from London to Barcelona will also take approximately 13h 30min along this stretch. Depending on the train type, you may also do a change or two before arrival. An example is Eurostar 9050 that will do a single change with 20h 52min to destination. On the contrary, Eurostar 4040 does four changes but with 19h 23min to destination.

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for Trains from London to Barcelona?

Departure train station:London St. Pancras International: A famous train departure station from London to Barcelona is London St. Pancras International. Situated right in the city centre, the station connects to the London underground. A taxi rank is also right nearby, and bus routes are within walking distance. The earliest train departs the station at around 7:00 a.m. while the last leaves at around 8.00 p.m.

Arrival Train station: Barcelona Saint Station: The trains from London to Barcelona will often arrive at Barcelona Saint Station, conveniently located in the city centre. Like the departure station in London, designated taxis and bus parks are within walking distance once you disembark. Cash machines, restaurants, and other amenities are also available at almost every spot in the city.

Barcelona View. Source: Shutterstock

Which train companies travel from London to Barcelona?

One of the top-rated and high-speed train companies for trains from London to Barcelona is Eurostar. The trains will often link with the Channel tunnel in France onwards to Spain. Other train companies operating this rail course are Deutsche Bahn and Renfe. Omio has links with these companies, and you can book directly at the platform. Again, Omio will often compare prices to get you cheaper tickets on these trains. The platform also checks for those fast and direct train services for its clients whenever the need arises. Meanwhile, if you are looking for comfort and relaxation, Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn are your sure bet. The trains have comfy reclining seats and large clear windows to enjoy the spectacular sights. They also allow for more baggage, and you can surf the internet with their free WI-FI.

Eurostar trains from London to Barcelona

Eurostar has a huge lineup of trains covering the London Barcelona route. The trains depart from London St-Pancras and arrive either at Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal or Barcelona Sants. Let’s look at a typical Eurostar schedule for trains from London to Barcelona. Eurostar 9040 departs London at around 16:31 a.m., arriving at around 12:54 p.m. at Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal. The travel time is 19h 23min. There are four changes for this train. Eurostar 9050 departs London for Barcelona at around 19:01 p.m., arriving at Barcelona Sants train station at around 16:53 p.m..

The journey duration is 20h 52min with one change. Finally, you can hop on the Eurostar 9004 that departs London St-Pancras at around 7:01 a.m., arriving at around 19.33 p.m. As you can see, this is a high-speed option that takes a short 11 h 32 min. The train has four changes across some of France and Spain’s national borders.

Train London to Barcelona: services on board

Most trains from London to Barcelona take the comfort, relaxation, and safety of each traveller seriously. The trains have first-class and second, each having its set of services to match the tickets. As a first-class traveller, some services include comfy accommodation, seats, and large luggage compartments for two luggage pieces and a piece of hand luggage. There’s also room for your foldable bicycle.

Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn both have a friendly, accessible travel policy for disabled persons. Some of the special services, including ramps and extra seats near the doorway. Wheelchairs are allowed into the train. The disabled persons also get the necessary assistance as they board and disembark the train. The trains’ travel policy allows you to bring your pet along as long as you strictly adhere to pet guidelines. For example, you must keep your pet on a leash. And for your cat and other smaller pets, you must keep them well secured in a carrier cage. The long-distance trains also provide food and beverages, air-con, and free WI-FI. If you fancy world-class cuisines, the train’s restaurants offer a wide range of delicacies you can savour as you move along.

Barcelona Bridge. Source: Shutterstock

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Barcelona?

If you are booking with Omio, you can benefit from the links this platform has with various train providers. In most situations, this booking platform will be the first to know and alert you if there are any cheaper tickets for trains from London to Barcelona. But there are also other ways you can save money along this route. Omio can guide you about saver tickets by train providers like Deutsche Bahn, which are relatively cheap.

Also, booking in advance can enable you to land cheaper tickets that operators release months or weeks before the actual travel date. Slower or connecting trains are also cheaper than high speed ones. Being flexible with your travel dates also helps as tickets are more costly during the peak dates, such as holidays and weekends. Finally, you can also land cheaper train tickets with special deals and promotions that operators put out there from time to time.

London to Barcelona by train—travel tips

Right from the moment you board the train, you get to enjoy the comforts only a high-class vacay can offer. The beautiful train atmosphere, mingling with people from all walks of life, and the fabulous passing scenery can amp the excitement. But Barcelona has so much to offer too. It is not just your typical soccer capital.

The city also prides itself in great art and architecture. It is a beautiful city with fantastic weather, excellent for hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities. While there you can also visit the shopping malls, restaurants, and nightclubs. Other must-see attractions in Barcelona include Sagrada Familia, a holy unfinished cathedral with mind boggling designs.

Most visitors to Barcelona can’t wait to relax at the famous Park Guell with its beautiful mosaic benches. Finally, you can also visit the museum of Pablo Picasso to see over 4000 pieces of art by Pablo Picasso.

Travel Tips: Trains from London to Barcelona

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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train between London and Barcelona?

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

Is international entry into Barcelona from London restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from London?

Entry Requirements:

  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months
  • 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:

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

The above information was last checked on 16/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from London to Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Barcelona, Spain?

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

Is my return train into London 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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

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

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

Last checked on 16/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

How far is it from London to Barcelona by train?

You should expect to travel around 706 miles (1138 km)  to Barcelona from London by train.

How many hours does it take from London to Barcelona by train?

While the time it takes to travel 706 miles (1138 km) from London to Barcelona can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from London to Barcelona is on average 12 h 22 min.

Which train station from London to Barcelona do I depart from? Which Barcelona train station from London do I arrive in?

When taking the train to Barcelona from London, you can choose to depart from train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Your journey can end in train stations such as Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

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

Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in Barcelona?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called London Victoria, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Barcelona Sants, is located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city centre of Barcelona.

How many train services are there to Barcelona from London a day?

The average number of trains departing London for Barcelona is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your journey to Barcelona.
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Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139