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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 21 Jan we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:50Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport1h45 20:35Barcelona El Prat Airport
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23:55Paris, Quai de Bercy14h25 14:20Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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09:30Paris Orly Airport1h40 11:10Barcelona El Prat Airport
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20:05Paris Orly Airport1h40 21:45Barcelona El Prat Airport
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17:55Paris Orly Airport1h40 19:35Barcelona El Prat Airport
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Travel Information to Barcelona from Paris

distanceDistance515 miles (830 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£14 - £30
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £14 • 1 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £14 • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Ryanair or SNCFRenfe

Travel 515 miles (830 km) by coach, flight or train to Barcelona from Paris. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £14. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Alsa, Ryanair or SNCFRenfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Paris to Barcelona.

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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.

What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for Barcelona, Spain if I’m coming from Paris, France?

Travel between Paris, France and Barcelona, Spain is: Partially open.

Can travellers from France enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

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

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

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 20/01/2022. 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 from Paris to Barcelona.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to France from Barcelona, Spain?

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?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

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: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 19/01/2022. 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.

What are my travel options from Paris to Barcelona?

You can travel from Paris to Barcelona 3 different ways: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Paris to Barcelona?

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Barcelona, which costs on average £14.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

A flight is £16 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Paris to Barcelona costing on average £30.

A flight journey is usually £8 less than a journey to Barcelona by train, which costs on average £22 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to Barcelona from Paris?

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.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 6 h 40 min   of travel time.

How many miles are between Paris and Barcelona

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

How many services a day are there to Barcelona from Paris?

The average frequency per day from Paris to Barcelona is:

  • 1 train a day.

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

Where do I depart from Paris? Where do I arrive in Barcelona?

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

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

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Paris to Barcelona?

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

  • You can travel by coach to Barcelona from Paris with Alsa, and you can find Alsa Paris to Barcelona tickets for £30 on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane to Barcelona from Paris with Ryanair, and you can find Ryanair Paris to Barcelona tickets for £14 on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Paris and Barcelona with SNCFRenfe, and you can find SNCFRenfe Paris to Barcelona tickets for £22 on Omio.

Is it possible to travel directly between Paris and Barcelona?

Yes, there are direct services available between Paris and Barcelona with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Switzerland.
  • You can take a direct flight with HOP! Vueling, easyJet, Ryanair or Air France with direct flights per day.
  • You'll find 1 direct train per day with SNCFRenfe.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Paris to Barcelona?

Looking to extend your trip from Paris to Barcelona? Many Omio customers who go from Paris to Barcelona usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Valencia or Sevilla. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Valencia or Sevilla from Barcelona, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £30 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average £14 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £22 one way on average.

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