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Overview: Train from London to Barcelona

distanceDistance706 miles (1138 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from London to Barcelona cover the 706 miles (1138 km) long trip taking on average 12 h 22 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Trains from London to Barcelona

Barcelona, the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia is an eye candy to many, thanks to the infamous architectural designs by Antoni Gaudi. Passengers wishing to visit Barcelona by train from the British capital will find routes readily available. These trips from London to Barcelona take an average journey time of 13 hours six minutes covering a distance of approximately 710 miles. However, there’re some quick London Barcelona trains which travel at a speed of 198mph to cover this distance within ten hours ten minutes. The route consists of around five trains per day.

Which train companies travel from London to Barcelona?

Eurostar, a high-speed company, is the leading train company on the route. It operates trains traveling from London to Barcelona, connecting them to France via Channel Tunnel, commonly known as the Renfe-SNCF. Channel Tunnel is a high-speed joint venture that operates as a cross-border between national trains in France and Spain.

How long is the train from London to Barcelona?

The average time for trains traveling from London and Barcelona is 13 hours six minutes with five trains per day. The journey times are prone to changes during holidays and weekends. However, there are high-speed London to Barcelona trains operated by Eurostar trains that cover the journey within an average of ten hours ten minutes. It’s important to note that this route does not feature direct trains. Trains from London to Barcelona typically involves at least one train change.

How many trains are there from London to Barcelona?

There are five trains per day traveling from London to Barcelona which are operated by Eurostar trains company. The trains offer three comfort classes; Standard, Standard Premier, and Business Premier.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Barcelona?

Departure train station: Trains from London to Barcelona depart from London St. Pancras International. The station is located in the city center with great links to the London Underground, bus routes around the city and has a designated taxi rank just outside. The firsts train leaves at about 7:16 a.m. and the last train leaves around 8:00 p.m. in the evening.

Arrival train station: The arrival station for London to Barcelona trains arrives at Barcelona Saint Station, located right in the city center. Like other trains destinations in Europe, both stations have modern and comfortable facilities such as cash machines, tourist information offices, and so much more.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between London, United Kingdom and Barcelona, Spain allowed?

Travel by train between London, United Kingdom and Barcelona, Spain is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Barcelona from London restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from London?

Entry Requirements:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

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

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

The above information was last checked on 12/4/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between London and Barcelona closer to your date of departure here

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Barcelona, Spain?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Barcelona to London is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Spain?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Barcelona?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last checked on 12/5/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to London from Barcelona here.

How far is Barcelona from London by train?
The distance from London to Barcelona by train is approximately 706 miles (1138 km).
How many hours is the train time from London to Barcelona?
The London to Barcelona train duration is on average 12 h 22 min, which is to be expected when traveling 706 miles (1138 km) to Barcelona from London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which train station from London to Barcelona do I depart from? Which Barcelona train station from London do I arrive in?

Some of the London train stations to Barcelona you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Barcelona include Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Barcelona Sants.

Where is the London train station located? Where is the Barcelona train station located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Barcelona Sants and need to travel approximately 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the train station to the city center in Barcelona.

How many train services are there from London to Barcelona a day?
The average number of trains departing London for Barcelona is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Barcelona
London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your trip to Barcelona.
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transit options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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ParkingParking
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+44 3457114141
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transit options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 3457114141
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Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transit options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
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WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transit options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139