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from Athens to Barcelona

You can get from Athens to Barcelona by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Athens to Barcelona on 18 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:55Athens International Airport3h10 17:05Barcelona El Prat Airport
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19:30Athens International Airport21h05 15:35Barcelona El Prat Airport
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14:55Athens International Airport3h10 17:05Barcelona El Prat Airport
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06:15Athens International Airport9h10 14:25Barcelona El Prat Airport
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14:40Athens International Airport5h35 19:15Barcelona El Prat Airport
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Travel Information from Athens to Barcelona

distanceDistance1164 miles (1878 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£26 - £120
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £26 • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £26 • 3 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnion Ivkoni International or Vueling

Take a coach or flight to travel 1164 miles (1878 km) between Athens and Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £26. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Union Ivkoni International or Vueling among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Athens to Barcelona.

Travel Tips: Travel from Athens to Barcelona

Travel to Barcelona easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Athens to Barcelona.

Is cross-border travel to Barcelona, Spain from Athens, Greece currently allowed?

Travel between Athens, Greece and Barcelona, Spain is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Greece enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Greece.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Barcelona from Athens?

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Barcelona, Spain?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Spain has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 16/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Barcelona from Athens.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Athens, Greece from Barcelona, Spain due to COVID-19?

The restriction level for your return to Athens, Greece from Spain is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Athens from Barcelona restricted?

Entry into Greece is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Athens from Barcelona?

Conditions of reentry into Greece:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Athens, Greece?

You should observe these safety measures in Greece as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Greece was last checked on 15/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Athens from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Athens to Barcelona?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Athens to Barcelona. You can take a coach or flight.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Athens and Barcelona?

The cheapest way from Athens to Barcelona is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £26 compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A flight journey is usually £94 less than a journey to Barcelona by coach, which costs on average £120 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Barcelona from Athens?

The fastest way from Athens to Barcelona is by flight with an average journey time of 3 h 10 min.

Other travel options from Athens to Barcelona can usually take longer:

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How many miles from Athens to Barcelona would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 1164 miles (1878 km) from Athens to Barcelona.

Where do I depart from Athens? Where do I arrive in Barcelona?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Athens to Barcelona:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Athens, Sidirodromon (Αθήνα, Σιδηροδρόμων) and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Most travellers board their plane from Athens International Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Athens to Barcelona?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Athens to Barcelona, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Union Ivkoni International for coaches to Barcelona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Union Ivkoni International Athens to Barcelona tickets on Omio for £120.
  • Vueling can get you to Barcelona by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Vueling from Athens to Barcelona for £26 on Omio.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Barcelona from Athens ends?

Your journey from Athens to Barcelona doesn't have to end in Barcelona. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’d like to add Madrid, Paris or Valencia to your Athens to Barcelona trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Barcelona today!

How early should I buy tickets between Athens and Barcelona online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Athens to Barcelona, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £120 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £26 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Athens to Barcelona tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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