How to get from Barcelona to London

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from Barcelona to London

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

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To get from Barcelona to London on 29 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00Barcelona El Prat Airport2h20 08:20London Gatwick Airport
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£321One-way
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06:25Barcelona El Prat Airport2h20 07:45London Stansted Airport
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£301One-way
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07:40Barcelona El Prat Airport2h20 09:00London Gatwick Airport
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£361One-way
07:00Barcelona El Prat Airport2h20 08:20London Gatwick Airport
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£651One-way
07:40Barcelona El Prat Airport2h20 09:00London Gatwick Airport
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£711One-way

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Travel Information from Barcelona to London

distanceDistance706 miles (1138 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£53 - £101
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £53 • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £53 • 2 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Vueling

Travel 706 miles (1138 km) by coach or flight to London from Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £53. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or Vueling among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or flight from Barcelona to London.

Travel from Barcelona to London: Journey Details

Getting from Barcelona to London is simple, and anyone making the journey will have plenty of choice. The fastest and most convenient way to get to London is flying - and there are hourly departures from El Prat airport every day of the week. Trains and coaches present a possible alternative for non-fliers, and offer the possibility of a stopover in Paris.

Return trips from London to Barcelona are also available.

Coaches from Barcelona to London

Megabus currently offer two coaches per day between Barcelona Nord and London Victoria Coach Station, with a morning departure at 6:30 a.m. and an evening bus leaving at 4:30 p.m. Both journeys take 26 hours 30 minutes with a 2 hour stopover in Paris along the way.

Trains from Barcelona to London

Catching the train is a realistic route from Barcelona to London, with a manageable journey time of just over 10 hours. Travelers will need to catch a TGV to Paris. The first TGV leaves at 6:20 a.m., and the last at 6:35 p.m. When they reach Paris, they will need to switch to a Eurostar for the second leg into London St Pancras. In between, a short transfer between Bercy station and Gare du Nord will be required, which takes about 20 minutes.

Flights from Barcelona to London

Flights from Barcelona to London are the fastest and most popular way to get from Barcelona to London. Airlines operating the route include British Airways, Ryanair, Vueling, Iberia and EasyJet with flights landing at Heathrow, Luton, Gatwick and Stansted airports. The flight time lasts for just over 2 hours, and flights leave as early as 6:20 a.m., concluding at 9:50 p.m.

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FAQs

Travel from Barcelona, Spain to London, United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Is international entry into London from Barcelona restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to London, United Kingdom from Barcelona?

Entry Requirements:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in London, United Kingdom?

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

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 26/05/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Barcelona to London closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

Is my journey back to Barcelona from London restricted?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

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

Conditions of reentry 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

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

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

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

This information about your return travel to Spain was last checked on 26/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Barcelona from London closer to your date of departure here.

There are 2 ways to get from Barcelona to London: coach or flight.

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to London. Tickets for a flight cost on average £53.

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A flight journey is usually £48 less than a journey to London by coach, which costs on average £101 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to London from Barcelona is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to London that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to London by coach can take on average 24 h 35 min.

London is approximately 706 miles (1138 km) away from Barcelona.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Barcelona to London:

  • Flights mostly depart from Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.

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

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for coaches to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Barcelona to London tickets on Omio for £101.
  • Travel with Vueling for flights to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Vueling Barcelona to London tickets on Omio for £53.

Yes, there are direct services available between Barcelona and London with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Vueling or British Airways.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Barcelona and London.

Omio customers who travel from Barcelona to London often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between London and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £101 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £53 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to London 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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