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Travel Information between Birmingham and Barcelona

distanceDistance787 miles (1270 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £28 • 2 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 787 miles (1270 km) by flight between Birmingham and Barcelona. Ryanair is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct from Birmingham to Barcelona.

How to travel from Birmingham to Barcelona?

There are several modes of transport to choose from when booking tickets from Birmingham to Barcelona. Due to the distance, you will be covering which includes crossing The Strait of Gibraltar, you will find tickets available for planes, buses, trains and ferries. These different modes of transport can be used in various combinations in order to reach the destination city of Barcelona, and therefore have varying travel times. Flights will average 5h 30min, but depending on the combination of modes your trip can take over 36 hours of travel time. The amount of tourists travelling from Birmingham to Barcelona is always growing in popularity as UK residents enjoy hitting the beaches of Spain in summer, making Barcelona a popular holiday spot. The most popular beaches in Barcelona are Bogatell and Mar Bella.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to Barcelona is by catching a flight. Thankfully this is also the most direct and convenient way to reach the destination. This journey also takes the least amount of travel time. Generally, there is one change over that happens on this route, which happens in Amsterdam or in Paris depending on the airline you fly with. You do find direct flights as well, which reduce the travel time of the flight to approximately 3h. To ensure you do book the absolute cheapest flight available remember that you can easily book in advance through Omio. You can book plane tickets for up to a full year in advance in most cases.

What is the fastest way to travel from Birmingham to Barcelona?

Convienently the fastest way to travel from Birmingham to Barcelona, is also the cheapest. We recommend that if you are on a tight schedule or just want to get to your holiday destination with no time to waste, you book plane tickets to reach Barcelona. The longer flights make two changeovers and can take up to 7h to complete the trip, while the fastest and most direct flight that has no stops will be a quick 3h on average.

If your flight time is around 3h you should look at checking into Birmingham International Airport between 2h and 3h before your flight. However, if you pick a flight with multiple changeovers and the flight time runs into 6h to 7h, the flight is considered a long haul flight, which means you should check in about 4h before your flight.

Find the best tickets from Birmingham to Barcelona and book with Omio

Booking your tickets through Omio, will ensure you book the best ticket for your travel requirements. The platform is so easy to use because you can scan through whichever different modes of transport are available for this route at a glance. Another handy feature of the site is that you will be able to see the different service providers that are travelling from Birmingham to Barcelona, which will allow you to pick your prefered company to travel with. No need to be nervous that some information might be lost in translation, as you are able to book and search in your own language. If you are not familiar with the form of travel you decide on, you are welcome to head to the Omio Magazine,which will help you discover helpful tips on how to travel.

Barcelona Temple. Source: Shutterstock

Trains from Birmingham to Barcelona

There are several reasons why a traveller would choose to catch a train to make this journey rather than another fastest mode of transport. Firstly travelling by train is the most eco-friendly mode of transport reducing your carbon footprint as a traveller drastically. The next reason is that trains are very rarely delayed by weather complications, they are frequent and reliable. Travellers looking to enjoy the scenery in a comforting and relaxing way, love to take trains along this route. There are generally about six trips on this route that run weekly and are operated by Avanti Westcoast Rail. When departing from Birmingham you will be leaving from Birmingham New Street Station which is the main station of three stations in Birmingham that offer this trip.

Train travel from Birmingham to Barcelona with Avanti West Coast Rail

There are a few different train service providers that make this trip, that include Avanti West Coast, and the London Midland Service as well as a few other smaller operators, however, Avanti West Coast is the most popular choice for this trip as it is they are one of the biggest operators in the UK. One of the most favourite features of this train company is their first-class lounges, and you will find one at the Birmingham New Street Station, you will enjoy the complimentary drinks, snacks and Wi-Fi available in the lounges.

Buses from Birmingham to Barcelona

Several companies operate this route. They include Flixbus, Union Ivkoni, National Express and ALSA, but only Flixbus leaves from Birmingham Coach Station. Flixbus runs buses along this route every hour. When you arrive in Barcelona you will arrive in Barcelona Nord station and you will be meet by facilities such as shops, lockers, toilets, Wi-Fi and food and drink vendors.

Traveling by bus from Birmingham to Barcelona with Flixbus

To complete this journey between Birmingham to Barcelona you will be travelling with a few different bus companies along the way. The most popular one to start the journey is Flixbus. This company is Europes leading bus service that offer first-class comfort for economy class tickets. Coaches have toilets, power outlets to charge your devices, free Wi-Fi on board and food and drinks on offer for purchase. They also boast large amounts of legroom, which makes for a comfortable trip. The buses are all newer models that have managed to reduce their carbon footprint by 70%, which means you can relax and enjoy the ride, knowing you have pricked an eco-friendly company.

Barcelona Triumphal. Source: Shutterstock

Flights from Birmingham to Barcelona

Three different air travel companies run along this route. KLM, Airfrance and Ryanair. Each company offers about three flights a day, which leave from Birmingham International Airport throughout the day. One in the morning, afternoon and then the last flight leaves at 18:40 and is operated by Ryanair. Ryanair is a top pick for this route as they offer direct flights to Barcelona. While KLM and Airfrance both make one stop along the way. KLM changes in Amsterdam, while Airfrance changes in Paris. When you land in Barcelona you will be arriving at Barcelona El-Prat Airport. The Aerobus is the fastest way to get from the airport to the city centre, and the journey should take about 35mins and leaves from both terminals one and two of the airport.

Flying from Birmingham to Barcelona with Ryanair

Ryanair is the most favourite choice of air travel provider on this route mainly because they are the provider offering a direct flight at affordable ticket prices. Flying with Ryanair means picking a company focused heavily on reducing its carbon emissions. One of the more forward-thinking programs they offer is to be able to book a carbon offset ticket which will then donate a portion of your airfare to eco-friendly projects. They also offer a convenient service allowing you to prebook your meal for your flight, which again reduces the amount of waste put out by your flight.

Ferries from Birmingham to Barcelona

There is one service provider that makes the cross over the strait of Gibraltar, being P&O Ferries. You will leave from Dover and arrive in Calais and the trip will take approximately 1h and 30min. The ferry makes a trip every three hours, six days a week. It is a direct trip that has no stops along the way. Onboard the ferry you will find the following services, which include, money exchange stations, cabins, onboard Wi-Fi, first-class lounge, and onboard entertainment.

Traveling by ferry from Birmingham to Barcelona with P&O Ferries

The sole provider for travelling by ferry on this route is P&O Ferries. the departure port for this trip is Port of Dover, and you will arrive at Port of Calais. During peak times this company offers at least 23 connections sailing per day from Dover to Calais. One benefit of travelling with P&O Ferries is that you can travel with your vehicle as most vehicles are welcome onboard from bicycles to full-size motorhomes.

To Barcelona by train/ bus/ flight/ ferry—travel tips

Barcelona is a beautiful and diverse city that not only has some of the most beautiful sunsets but also is culturally rich in movies, theatre plays, live music and traditional food. No foodie will want to miss out on trying Spain's famous paella, and Barcelona is home to Paella Bar Boqueria, which is the top destination for this tasty traditional food. If it's outdoor activities you are after be sure to visit Barcelonas top beach, Barceloneta Beach, or put on your hiking boots and take a day walk up the famous Tibidabo Mountain.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Barcelona.

International travel from Birmingham, United Kingdom to Barcelona, Spain is: Fully open.

Can I enter Spain if coming from United Kingdom?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Barcelona if travelling from Birmingham?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 13/05/2022; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Barcelona from Birmingham.

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

Is my journey back to Birmingham from Barcelona restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Birmingham, United Kingdom?

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

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

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

Getting from Birmingham to Barcelona includes taking a flight.

Going by flight is the quickest way from Birmingham to Barcelona with an average travel time of 2 h 10 min.

Barcelona is approximately 787 miles (1270 km) away from Birmingham.

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

  • Flights most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham International Airport and arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona El Prat Airport.

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Birmingham and Barcelona:

  • You can travel between Birmingham and Barcelona by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £28 with Ryanair from Birmingham to Barcelona.
Looking to extend your trip from Birmingham to Barcelona? Many Omio customers who go from Birmingham to Barcelona usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Paris or Valencia from Barcelona, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Birmingham to Barcelona, 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 plane ticket is on average £28 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Birmingham 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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