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from London to Barcelona

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

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To get from London to Barcelona on 18 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

16:25London Gatwick Airport2h15 19:40Barcelona El Prat Airport
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£1291One-way
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10:30London26h50 14:20Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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£871One-way
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09:00London Gatwick Airport2h15 12:15Barcelona El Prat Airport
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£1291One-way
09:45London Gatwick Airport2h15 13:00Barcelona El Prat Airport
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£1291One-way
14:35London Gatwick Airport2h15 17:50Barcelona El Prat Airport
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£1441One-way

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Wed
18 May
£79BlaBlaCar Bus
£117Vueling
Thu
19 May
£84BlaBlaCar Bus
£27Vueling
Fri
20 May
£77BlaBlaCar Bus
£143Vueling
Sat
21 May
£61BlaBlaCar Bus
£27Vueling
Sun
22 May
£75BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
23 May
£70BlaBlaCar Bus
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Tue
24 May
£123BlaBlaCar Bus
£46Vueling
Wed
25 May
£155BlaBlaCar Bus
£81Vueling
Thu
26 May
£168BlaBlaCar Bus
£114Eurowings
Fri
27 May
£212BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
28 May
£172Flixbus
£218Vueling
Sun
29 May
£177BlaBlaCar Bus
£218Vueling
Mon
30 May
£163BlaBlaCar Bus
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Tue
31 May
£141BlaBlaCar Bus
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Wed
1 Jun
£133Flixbus
£193Vueling
Thu
2 Jun
£124BlaBlaCar Bus
£156Vueling
Fri
3 Jun
£106BlaBlaCar Bus
£72Vueling
Sat
4 Jun
£75Flixbus
£46Vueling
Sun
5 Jun
£124BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
6 Jun
£97BlaBlaCar Bus
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Travel Information from London to Barcelona

distanceDistance706 miles (1138 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£50 - £92
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £50 • 24 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £92 • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or easyJet

Travel 706 miles (1138 km) by coach or flight from London to Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £50. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus or easyJet among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Barcelona.

How to Travel from London to Barcelona

Located approximately 950 kilometres apart, the journey from London to Barcelona is generally most convenient by air travel. Direct flights offer the quickest journey option, with departures from London Gatwick and Stansted airports taking around just over 2 hours to arrive at Barcelona airport. Flights are operated by several airlines, with departures commencing early morning and running regularly throughout the day. Longer train journeys departing London St. Pancras via Eurostar connections are available, totalling over 36 hours total journey time. Coach and bus services operate daily from London Victoria Coach Station, offering similar journey times to rail options.

Travel from London to Barcelona

Travel from London to Barcelona runs frequently with an option of either trains, coaches, or flights. Depending on your choice of travel, your arriving and departing locations, as well as your duration of travel will differ. Expect a coach to take approximately 25h 45min, a train to take 10h 9min, and a flight to take 2h 10min. Direct options are only available with flights and any coaches or trains will require changes. All travel is easy to find and each provider offers great services, as well as good onboard facilities.

About Barcelona

Barcelona is a great and easy choice of destination, especially for those travelling from the UK or any destination in Europe. The city will always accept euros with very few places accepting other currencies like lbs When planning to visit Barcelona, the best months that provide good weather is May through June. People will see an average temperature of the mid-70s.

If you want to experience the typical Barcelona cuisine, then expect most leading restaurants to be open from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. before it closes for a few hours. Restaurants will then typically open at around 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Just some of the must-eat foods include paella, bombas, esqueixada, escalivada, and more.

Public transport in Barcelona

There are a variety of public transport options around Barcelona. If you are departing from your flight from Joseph Tarradellas El-Prat Airport (BCN), you can find a selection of applicable car rental companies and taxi ranks located directly outside of the arrival’s terminal. Alternatively, either the Metro, FGC, or the tram and the quickest and simplest ways for visitors, tourists, and residents, wanting to get around Barcelona.

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Important bus, train stations & airports to Barcelona

Arrival bus, train, flight station, airport: Depending on your type of transport, you’ll have different arrival and departing locations. When travelling via train, your train will commonly depart from London St Pancras and will eventually reach Barcelona-Sants Station. This station is just 1.8 miles (3 km) from Barcelona’s city centre. Alternatively, if you plan to travel via coach then your coach will commonly depart from locations like London Victoria Coach Station and reach Barcelona Nord – Bus Station. However, your flight will have a selection of departing locations. Popular departing airports include London Stansted Airport (STN), London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London Gatwick Airport (LGW), London Luton Airport (LTN), and more. Your arrival airport will always be Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN).

Which companies travel to Barcelona?

There are multiple companies and providers that travel to Barcelona, including airlines, coach companies, train providers, and more. Flights are the most common option of travel and the most popular airlines include Vueling, easyJet, RyanAir, British Airways, Iberia, Air Europa, KLM, Air France, LuxAir, as well as much more. Some of the most popular coaches include MegaBus, ALSA, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, Union lvkoni, among others. Your other destination could also be by train where you’ll find leading providers like the Eurostar, Renfe SNCR, Renfe Ave, Renfe Viajeros, and more. Routes via train will not always offer direct routes from London to Barcelona but instead routes that require multiple changes. Almost all routes via train will feature the use of the Eurostar. A flight= will always be the quickest form of transport to Barcelona from London with a train coming in at second quickest and travel via bus being the longest form of travel.

ALSA bus to Barcelona

There are multiple coach and bus providers that will travel from London to Barcelona but one of the leading providers is ALSA. There are no direct bus routes to Barcelona from London but instead routes that include the use of a ferry or a train in correlation with your bus transport. Using the provider, ALSA, will mean that you won’t require to change coach along your trip, but you will instead need to disembark at Zaragoza and take the train directly to Barcelona-Sants. Before you disembark the coach to catch a train, expect an approximate journey to take 25h 45min. This bus runs twice daily.

Union lvkoni bus to Barcelona

Union lvkoni is one of the leading coach providers that travels part of the journey from London to Barcelona. Whilst there is no coaching direct route to Barcelona but instead routes that require multiple changes. This provider is most commonly accompanying you on your route from London to Lille where you'll then change provider. The journey to Lille from London takes approximately 4h 19min and runs twice a week.

Eurostar train to Barcelona

Although you can travel to Barcelona from London solely by train, without the additional use of taking trains or coaches, you will still require a few stopovers during your trip. You will always travel from London St Pancras to Paris Nord by Eurostar. This journey takes approximately 2h 22min and a passenger can find that the train runs twice daily. This is also applicable on your return to London.

Renfe SNCF train to Barcelona

The train provider, Renfe SNCF, is most common to take you on the last leg of your journey to Barcelona since there are no direct routes with one single provider. Passengers will most likely find that Renfe SNCF will take you to your final destination in Barcelona from departing locations, mid-journey, like Paris Gare De Lyon. The journey from this location to Barcelona-Sants is approximately 6h 34min.

British Airways flight to Barcelona

British Airways are one of the leading providers that fly the route to Barcelona from London. British Airways can be found departing popular locations like London Stansted Airport (STN), London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London Gatwick Airport (LGW), London Luton Airport (LTN), and more. The average duration for a direct route is 2h 10min if you travel from airports like London Stansted. Your flight will then reach Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN).

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Air France flight to Barcelona

The budget-friendly airline, Air France, offers frequent travel to Barcelona from London. A passenger can choose from either direct flights or flights that offer stopovers along their journey. Expect the duration of a journey via the location of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to take approximately 4h 25min. These flights run daily.

Travel to Barcelona – travel tips

Barcelona is a great city with lots of exciting attractions, leading retailers for shopping, and a great offering of art and architecture. Intriguing to those travelling with families and children but also those looking to travel with their friends or in a couple, there’s something to keep everyone entertained. If you’re planning on travelling with children, then consider visiting some of the top and family-friendly attractions like Camp Nou, Aquarium Barcelona, Tibidabo Amusement Park, Barcelona Zoo, FC Barcelona Museum, as well as much more.

Alternatively, if you’re looking to enjoy the history of the city and then visit attractions like Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Milà, Picasso Museum, Cathedral of Barcelona, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as much more. Or perhaps, you’re looking to visit some of the leading venues like bars, clubs, and restaurants. Just some of the top clubs in Barcelona include Macarena Club, Moog, Opium Barcelona Restaurant and Club, Sutton Club Barcelona, Hyde Club, Boulevard Culture Club, and more.

The legal drinking age in Barcelona is 18 and anyone looking to consume any alcoholic beverage should bring proof of legitimate identification like a valid passport or driving licence. Barcelona also has a good option of beaches for visitors, tourists, and residents to enjoy. These include Bogatell Beach, Playa de La Barceloneta, Nova Mar Bella Beach, Playa de la Mar bella, Platja de la Nova Icaria, and more.

London to Barcelona

How to find cheap tickets to Barcelona?

  • Finding cheap tickets to Barcelona is easy. Certain forms of transport might also be cheaper than others. There are many budget-friendly providers that travel from London to Barcelona. There is also a selection of money-saving techniques that could make your flight even more affordable. By booking far in advance, you’re promised to be a customer of the most affordable flights, buses, and trains. Alternatively, you can alter your dates. By altering your dates, even by just a few days, you can find more affordable transport. Flight prices can even increase on certain days of the week like Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Otherwise, your chosen transport could increase in price at certain times of the year, like school holidays. Passengers will usually find that direct routes, most specifically flights, will be the cheaper option of travel, more so than buses and trains.

 

Buses from London to Barcelona | Flights from London to Barcelona

London to Barcelona Travel Comparison

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£41

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£30

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What is the best way to travel from London to Barcelona?

Cheapest way to travel from London to Barcelona

Some bus connections between London and Barcelona run a limited schedule daily, buses are run by Eurolines and Megabus. Departing London Victoria Coach Station, journey times take anywhere between 1 day and 12 hours with connections

Fastest way to travel from London to Barcelona

The fastest way to travel from London to Barcelona is by flying. Flights depart daily from London Stansted and London Gatwick airport, direct to Barcelona. Flights begin at around 6:40 a.m. each day and run at least once every two hours during morning and peak times.Flights continue to run until the late evening, before commencing again early morning. Flights are operated by a variety of operators, including British Airways Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia. Total flight times across all airlines and routes takes no longer than 2 hours 15 minutes on average.

Most popular way to travel from London to Barcelona

The most popular way to get from London to Barcelona is by taking a flight. Millions of passengers fly from the UK to Barcelona every year, with the majority coming from London Gatwick & London Heathrow.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Barcelona

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FAQs

Does Spain have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people travelling to Barcelona from London?

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

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

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

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Barcelona, Spain?

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

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

This information was last checked on 16/05/2022. 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 to Barcelona from London.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to London, United Kingdom from Barcelona, Spain?

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

Is my journey back to London 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 London 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 London, 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 16/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

What are my travel options from London to Barcelona?

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

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

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Barcelona, which costs on average £50.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

A coach is about £42 less than a flight, which costs on average £92 for this route.

What is the fastest way to Barcelona from London?

The fastest way to get to Barcelona from London is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 5 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 24 h 30 min   on average.

How far is it from London to Barcelona?

The distance from London to Barcelona is approximately 706 miles (1138 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in London and in Barcelona?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from London Heathrow Airport and tend to arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.

Which travel operators can get me from London to Barcelona?

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

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for coaches to Barcelona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus London to Barcelona tickets on Omio for £50.
  • EasyJet can take you to Barcelona by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for easyJet from London to Barcelona for £92.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from London to Barcelona?

Your journey from London to Barcelona doesn't have to end in Barcelona. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’d like to add Madrid, Paris or Valencia to your London to Barcelona trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Barcelona today!

How far in advance should I book my London to Barcelona ticket online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from London 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 coach ticket for this journey is £50 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £92 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking London to Barcelona tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.