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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 13 Jun we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:50Barcelona El Prat Airport5h35 16:25London Gatwick Airport
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11:50Barcelona El Prat Airport5h35 16:25London Gatwick Airport
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13:20Barcelona El Prat Airport2h20 14:40London Heathrow Airport
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17:15Barcelona El Prat Airport17h15 09:30London City Airport
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06:15Barcelona El Prat Airport5h25 10:40London Heathrow Airport
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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.

Travel Tips

Travel from Barcelona to London
Travel to London 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 Barcelona to London.
Does United Kingdom have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling to London from Barcelona?

Travel between Barcelona, Spain and London, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Spain enter United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry into United Kingdom:

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in London, United Kingdom?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 11/06/2021. 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 between Barcelona and London.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Barcelona, Spain from London, United Kingdom due to COVID-19?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Barcelona, Spain from London, United Kingdom?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Barcelona from London?

  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Entry is allowed for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test

Which rules do I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/06/2021. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Barcelona from London here.

How do I go from Barcelona to London?

There are 3 ways to travel from Barcelona to London including taking a coach, flight or train.

How far is it from Barcelona to London?

The distance between Barcelona and London is around 706 miles (1138 km).

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

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in London at London, Victoria Coach Station.
  • Flights most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in London at London Heathrow Airport.
Which travel operators can get me from Barcelona to London?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to London:

  • You can take a coach from Barcelona to London with BlaBlaCar Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for £54 with BlaBlaCar Bus from Barcelona to London.
  • You can travel to London from Barcelona by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £8 with Ryanair from Barcelona to London.
Can I find a direct route between Barcelona and London?

Yes, there are direct services available from Barcelona to London with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find direct flights 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 from Barcelona to London.

Where should I go next after I travel from Barcelona to London?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Barcelona to London often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Barcelona and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy Barcelona to London tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £54 one way for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £8 one way 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.

What is the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to London?

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Barcelona to London. Tickets for a flight cost on average £8.

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A flight is about £46 less than a coach, which costs on average £54 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to London from Barcelona?

The fastest way from Barcelona to London is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 25 h 20 min  on average.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord
Barcelona Estació De França