How to get from Paris to Barcelona

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from Paris to Barcelona

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

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To get from Paris to Barcelona on 01 Jul we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

15:35Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport1h45 17:20Barcelona El Prat Airport
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23:55Paris, Quai de Bercy14h25 14:20Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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20:35Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport1h45 22:20Barcelona El Prat Airport
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06:00Paris Orly Airport1h35 07:35Barcelona El Prat Airport
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21:05Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport1h50 22:55Barcelona El Prat Airport
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Travel Information between Paris and Barcelona

distanceDistance515 miles (830 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • £104 • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Ryanair or Renfe

Travel 515 miles (830 km) by coach, flight, ferry or train from Paris to Barcelona. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus, Ryanair or Renfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Paris to Barcelona.

General Information about the journey from Paris to Barcelona

It's possible to travel to Barcelona from Paris via bus, train or plane. Depending on the flight booked it is faster to travel by plane. The cost of flight fares tends​ to be cheaper for this route than train tickets. However, travelling by bus is usually the least expensive option. Frequent services are provided by bus, train, and flight operators each day of the week.

Buses from Paris to Barcelona

Bus companies that provide services to Barcelona from Paris, include iDbus, Linebus and Eurolines. In general, each company provides one or two services per day. The journey is usually direct, and takes from 13 hours and 55 minutes. Most buses depart from Paris Gallieni, and arrive at Barcelona Nord bus station.

Trains from Paris to Barcelona

Rail providers that operate services to Barcelona from Paris include TGV, Renfe, and SNCF. Trains are usually direct, and take from 6 hours and 15 minutes to reach their final destination. The departure point is Paris Gare de Lyon station, while the arrival point is Barcelona Sants. There are usually a couple of services per day during the winter season, and around four trains per day over the summer season. As well as high-speed​ direct trains, there are indirect overnight services available, which entail a change at either Toulouse or Perpignan.

Flights from Paris to Barcelona

There are a number of airlines that operate flights to Barcelona from Paris, including Vueling, easyJet, Air France, Ryanair, AirEuropa and Lufthansa. Most flights depart from either Charles de Gaulle or Orly International Airport, and arrive at Barcelona Airport. The majority of flights are non-stop, and take from 1 hour and 45 minutes. Flights are available from around 6 a.m until about 10 p.m, and there is usually one or two flight operating every hour throughout the day.

Travel Tips: Travel from Paris 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 Paris to Barcelona.

Travel from Paris, France to Barcelona, Spain is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Barcelona from Paris restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

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

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 between Paris and Barcelona closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Spain is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Paris, France from Barcelona, Spain?

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

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

  • 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 48 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 declaration required

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 29/06/2022. 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 Paris from Barcelona here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Paris to Barcelona. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Paris to Barcelona. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A ferry journey is usually £72 less than a journey to Barcelona by coach, which costs on average £72 for the same trip.

A ferry is about £104 less than a flight, which costs on average £104 for this route.

A ferry is generally £265 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £265 from Paris to Barcelona.

The fastest way to get to Barcelona from Paris is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 40 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 13 h 55 min   of travel time.

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In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 6 h 40 min.

The distance between Paris and Barcelona is around 515 miles (830 km).

The average frequency per day from Paris to Barcelona is:

  • 6 coaches a day.
  • 3 trains per day.

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

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) and tend to arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Flights most often depart from Paris at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Trains from Paris to Barcelona most often leave from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can take you to Barcelona by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for BlaBlaCar Bus from Paris to Barcelona for £72.
  • Travel with Ryanair to go to Barcelona by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Ryanair Paris to Barcelona tickets on Omio for £104.
  • Travel with Renfe for trains to Barcelona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe Paris to Barcelona tickets on Omio for £265.

Yes, there are direct routes from Paris to Barcelona with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 6 direct coaches per day to take to Barcelona with Flixbus.
  • You can find direct flights per day to take to Barcelona with Vueling, Ryanair, Transavia France or Air France.
  • You can check for a direct train to Barcelona with Renfe with 1 direct train per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Barcelona tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

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

When planning your trip to Barcelona from Paris, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £72 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average £104 one way.
  • Ferry tickets cost £1 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £265 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Paris to Barcelona online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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