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Overview: Train from Manchester to Barcelona

distanceDistance857 miles (1383 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Manchester to Barcelona cover the 857 miles (1383 km) long route taking on average 15 h 13 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Barcelona

Travel by train 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 Manchester to Barcelona.

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Manchester and Barcelona?

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

Can I enter Spain from United Kingdom?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

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

All travelers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/21/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Manchester and Barcelona as this information can change.

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

The restriction level for your return train to Manchester, United Kingdom from Barcelona is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Manchester from Barcelona restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 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 self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 1/22/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Manchester from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is Manchester to Barcelona by train?

The Manchester to Barcelona train distance is approximately 857 miles (1383 km).

How many hours is the train time from Manchester to Barcelona?

On average the Manchester to Barcelona train time is 15 h 13 min  covering the 857 miles (1383 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What is the departure train station in Manchester and arrival train station in Barcelona?

When taking the train from Manchester to Barcelona, you can choose to depart from train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Your journey can end in train stations such as Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) 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 trains are there to Barcelona from Manchester a day?

On average, there is 1 train a day from Manchester to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester 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 Manchester for your trip to Barcelona.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales