How to get from Edinburgh to Barcelona

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from Edinburgh to Barcelona

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

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

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Travel Information between Edinburgh and Barcelona

distanceDistance1032 miles (1665 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • £163 • 2 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways

Travel 1032 miles (1665 km) by flight between Edinburgh and Barcelona. British Airways is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Barcelona.

How to travel from Edinburgh to Barcelona?

Those planning to travel from Edinburgh to Barcelona have several options for their journey. Flying is the cheapest and quickest way to travel, with both direct and connecting flights available from Edinburgh Airport to Barcelona El Prat Airport. The shortest flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona take around 2h 40min and depart most days of the week.

Passengers wishing to travel by land can either take the train or bus, with multiple daily departures available. These options can be more convenient and sometimes work out cheaper for passengers travelling with more luggage. Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona are popular routes for tourists on a weekend or short city break looking to explore the art and architecture of the unique and vibrant Catalonian capital. Trains and buses will suit those planning on staying in Barcelona for a longer period.

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

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Barcelona is by direct flight. You can find cheap flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona with airlines such as Vueling and Ryanair. Flights depart from Edinburgh International Airport and arrive at Barcelona El Prat Airport. The quickest routes take around 2h 40min. The best way to guarantee cheap tickets from Edinburgh to Barcelona is to compare flight options and book your ticket in advance.

Generally, tickets from Edinburgh to Barcelona cost more during peak holiday season. You won’t find direct flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona departing every day, so compare ticket prices on different dates if you can be flexible with your departure. Remember that some airlines will charge a significant additional fee for baggage, so passengers travelling with luggage should also take this account when booking Edinburgh Barcelona tickets.

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

The fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to Barcelona is by air. You can find direct flights from Edinburgh International Airport to Barcelona El Prat Airport with Vueling and Ryanair. The travel time from Edinburgh to Barcelona with Ryanair is around 2h 40min while Vueling flights take around 2h 50min. Be aware that direct flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona do not depart every day. You should also take into account the time it takes to get to and from the airport, as well as check-in time before your flight. If there are no direct flights on the date of your desired departure, you may wish to consider connecting flights. The journey from Edinburgh to Barcelona by flight with one or more connection can still be significantly faster than journeys by land. For example, the quickest flight involving one stop is operated by KLM and takes around 4h 20min.

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Trains from Edinburgh to Barcelona

If you plan to travel by train from Edinburgh to Barcelona, you can expect at least three connections. Passengers will usually have to travel from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross before taking the Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord. You will find direct trains to Barcelona-Sants Station departing from Paris Gare de Lyon, a short journey from Gare du Nord. The total train journey from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Barcelona takes around 15h 30min. This route is practical for customers travelling with multiple luggage items, as the allowance is significantly higher than for one-way tickets by airplane.

Train travel from Edinburgh to Barcelona with LNER, Eurostar and TGV

Your journey from Edinburgh to Barcelona by train will involve connections with multiple providers. By train, the Edinburgh to Barcelona travel time is usually around 15h 30min including all connections. Trains from Edinburgh to London depart from Edinburgh Waverley Station in the city centre and arrive at London Kings Cross with a journey time of around 4h 17min. Trains to Paris are operated by Eurostar and take around 2h 22min. They depart from London St Pancras, just beside Kings Cross Station. Trains from Paris Gare de Lyon to Barcelona-Sants are run by TGV and take around 6h 40min.

Buses from Edinburgh to Barcelona

For passengers wishing to travel from Edinburgh to Barcelona, bus journeys will take longer but tickets are generally considerably cheaper than train tickets. Journeys from Edinburgh to Barcelona by bus take around 33h 15min and include a ferry crossing over the English Channel. Passengers can take National Express buses directly from Edinburgh to London Victoria Coach Station in around 9h 10min. You can then take a bus ferry to Lille with Union Ivkoni, which takes around 4h 19min. Buses from Lille to Paris depart hourly and take around 3h 30min. From Paris, Flixbus operate direct buses to Barcelona four times a day, which take around 13h 45min. Buses from Edinburgh to Barcelona depart from Edinburgh Bus Station in the city centre and arrive at Barcelona Nord Bus Station in the city centre.

Travelling by bus from Edinburgh to Barcelona with National Express, Union Ivkoni and Flixbus

Travelling from Edinburgh to Barcelona involves multiple connections with different service providers. For each leg of the journey, there are several buses running daily. In accordance with luggage allowance policies across all providers, passengers can each take one personal item and one item of hold luggage up to 20 kg.

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Flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona

Flying is both the fastest and cheapest way to travel from Edinburgh to Barcelona. Ryanair and Vueling offer direct flights from Edinburgh Airport to Barcelona El Prat. Vueling Edinburgh to Barcelona flights depart up to twice weekly, while Ryanair Edinburgh to Barcelona flights depart up to six times per week. If no direct flights are available on the day you wish to fly from Edinburgh to Barcelona, there are multiple connecting flight options offered by airlines such as Iberia, KLM and Air France every day of the week. The quickest direct flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona are operated by Ryanair and take around 2h 40min. Edinburgh Airport is easy to reach by tram or bus from the city centre. Once you arrive at Barcelona El Prat, you can reach the city centre.

Flying from Edinburgh to Barcelona with Vueling and Ryanair

Vueling flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona depart once or twice a week and take around 2h 50min. Vueling allows each passenger to take one small bag on board. You can either drop off a cabin bag up to 10 kg for free to be checked in, or choose an upgraded ticket category to take a cabin bag on board. Additional checked buggage can be booked for a fee. Ryanair flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona take around 2h40min and depart once a day around four to six times per week. Ryanair offer cheap flight deals from Edinburgh to Barcelona, though passengers wishing to take cabin bags or checked luggage will have to pay an additional fee.

To Barcelona by train, bus or flight — travel tips

Barcelona is a popular destination in the Spanish region of Catalonia. The cosmopolitan city is known for its contemporary art, impressive architecture, summer festivals and traditional cuisine. No trip to Barcelona is complete without a visit to the La Sagrada Familia cathedral, Casa Mila and Park Güell, all featuring modernist buildings and sculptural mosaics designed by Antoni Gaudi. Make the most of the Spanish sunshine and wander along the waterfront promenade La Rambla before hitting the beach and bathing in the warm waters of the Balearic Sea. After a day spent sight-seeing or lounging on the beach, travellers can enjoy fresh paella and sangria at one of the cities many tapas bars.

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FAQs

Travel from Edinburgh, United Kingdom to Barcelona, Spain is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Barcelona from Edinburgh restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Barcelona, Spain from Edinburgh?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 27/06/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Barcelona from Edinburgh closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 27/06/2022. 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 Edinburgh from Barcelona here.

You can travel from Edinburgh to Barcelona by flight.

The fastest way to travel from Edinburgh to Barcelona is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 40 min.

You should expect to travel around 1032 miles (1665 km) from Edinburgh to Barcelona.

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

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Edinburgh Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to Barcelona from Edinburgh:

  • You can travel from Edinburgh to Barcelona by flight with British Airways. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £163 with British Airways from Edinburgh to Barcelona.
Many of our customers travelling from Edinburgh to Barcelona don't make Barcelona their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Madrid, Paris or Valencia, either of which you could add to your Edinburgh and Barcelona trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Barcelona to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Edinburgh 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 plane ticket is on average £163 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh 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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