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from Rotterdam to Barcelona

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

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£124Transavia Airlines
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Travel Information between Rotterdam and Barcelona

distanceDistance734 miles (1184 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£40 - £46
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £40 • 21 h 39 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £46 • 2 h
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Transavia Airlines

Take a coach or flight to travel 734 miles (1184 km) between Rotterdam and Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £40. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or Transavia Airlines among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Rotterdam to Barcelona.

Travel Tips: Travel from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Barcelona.

Is cross-border travel to Barcelona, Spain from Rotterdam, Netherlands currently allowed?

Travel between Rotterdam, Netherlands and Barcelona, Spain is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Netherlands enter Spain?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • 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

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 19/05/2022. 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 from Rotterdam to Barcelona.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Netherlands from Barcelona, Spain?

The restriction level for your return to Rotterdam, Netherlands from Spain is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to Rotterdam from Barcelona restricted?

Entry into Netherlands is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Rotterdam from Barcelona?

Conditions of reentry into Netherlands:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Rotterdam, Netherlands?

You should observe these safety measures in Netherlands as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Netherlands was last checked on 16/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Rotterdam from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

How do you get from Rotterdam to Barcelona?

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

What is the cheapest way to travel to Barcelona from Rotterdam?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Rotterdam to Barcelona. Tickets for a coach cost on average £40.

This is compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A coach is £5 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Rotterdam to Barcelona costing on average £46.

What is the fastest way from Rotterdam to Barcelona?

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

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 21 h 39 min.

How many miles from Rotterdam to Barcelona would I travel?

The Rotterdam to Barcelona distance is approximately 734 miles (1184 km).

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Rotterdam to Barcelona?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Rotterdam, Conradstraat (Centraal Station) and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Flights from Rotterdam to Barcelona most often leave from Rotterdam The Hague Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.

Which travel companies can take me from Rotterdam to Barcelona?

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

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Barcelona by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Rotterdam to Barcelona for £40 on Omio.
  • Transavia Airlines can get you to Barcelona by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Transavia Airlines from Rotterdam to Barcelona for £46 on Omio.

Is it possible to travel directly between Rotterdam and Barcelona?

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

  • You'll find direct coaches with.

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 from Rotterdam to Barcelona.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Barcelona from Rotterdam?

Many of our customers travelling from Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam and Barcelona trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Barcelona to any of these top destinations today!

When should I book a ticket to Barcelona from Rotterdam online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Rotterdam to Barcelona, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £40 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £46 one way.

But we recommend booking Rotterdam 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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