How to get to Barcelona from Birmingham

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from Birmingham to Barcelona

How to get to Barcelona from Birmingham by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Birmingham to Barcelona is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Birmingham International Airport (BHX)
18:00Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
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Birmingham International Airport (BHX)
18:00Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
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Birmingham International Airport (BHX)
18:00Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
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Birmingham International Airport (BHX)
18:00Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
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Birmingham International Airport (BHX)
22:55Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
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Travel Information between Birmingham and Barcelona

distanceDistance787 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, coach or flight
priceTicket price range£20 - £727
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £20 • 2 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £20 • 2 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Ryanair or Virgin Trains

Take a train, coach or flight to travel 787 miles from Birmingham to Barcelona. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are FlixBus, Ryanair or Virgin Trains among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train 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.

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Find the best route to Barcelona from Birmingham with Air France, Vueling Airlines and Ryanair. Comparing timetables and prices and booking the most convenient journey has never been easier with over 1000 travel operators on Omio.

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel operators, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one hand luggage and one hold luggage per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

    Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly from Birmingham to Barcelona and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.

      FAQs: Birmingham to Barcelona

      FAQs: 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.

      There are 3 travel options from Birmingham to Barcelona. You can take a train, coach or flight.

      The cheapest way to go to Barcelona from Birmingham is by taking a flight, which costs on average £20.

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Birmingham to Barcelona:

      Taking a flight costs £46 less than taking a coach, which costs on average £66 for the same trip.

      Taking a flight costs £708 less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of £727.

      The fastest way from Birmingham to Barcelona is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 10 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Barcelona that take longer:

      Coach takes 29 h 25 min on average.

      Taking a train requires on average 12 h 40 min of travel time.

      The Birmingham to Barcelona distance is approximately 787 miles.

      The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Barcelona is:

      • Around 1 train per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Barcelona from Birmingham as scheduled services by train, coach or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

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

      • Coaches mostly depart from Birmingham, Coach Station and arrive in Barcelona, Pl. Universitat.
      • Flights mostly leave from Birmingham International Airport and tend to arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
      • Trains most often depart from Birmingham at Birmingham New Street and arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona Sants.

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

      • You can go to Barcelona from Birmingham by coach with FlixBus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £66 with FlixBus from Birmingham to Barcelona on Omio.
      • You can travel between Birmingham and Barcelona by flight with Ryanair, Vueling Airlines, Lufthansa, LAER, KLM, Air France or Eurowings. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £20 with Ryanair from Birmingham to Barcelona.
      • You can take a train from Birmingham to Barcelona with Virgin Trains. Cheap tickets can be found for £727 with Virgin Trains from Birmingham to Barcelona.

      Yes, there are direct services available from Birmingham to Barcelona with the following travel companies:

      • Take a direct coach with.
      • Take a direct flight with.
      • Direct train with.

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

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Birmingham to Barcelona often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris, Valencia, Seville or Zaragoza. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Birmingham and Barcelona itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Barcelona and any of these top destinations today!

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