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Travel from Barcelona to London: Journey Details

Getting from Barcelona to London is simple, and anyone making the journey will have plenty of choice. The fastest and most convenient way to get to London is flying - and there are hourly departures from El Prat airport every day of the week. Trains and buses present a possible alternative for non-fliers, and offer the possibility of a stopover in Paris.

Return trips from London to Barcelona are also available.

How to get from Barcelona to London

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from Barcelona to London, 94,59% of our customers do not hesitate to choose the flight as their preferred way to travel. Nowadays, passengers who want to fly around Europe have more options than ever before. With dozens of budget airlines covering several routes which connect to virtually all European countries, taking a flight to reach your desired destination is easy and inexpensive. The low fares and the short flight time are, among others, some of the reasons why our users choose the airplane as the best way to get from Barcelona to London, even if they have to face baggage limitations and long lines at check-in and security control. You can book your flights with Omio to make sure you are always taking the fastest route or getting the best deal. You can also add extra luggage and book securely with several methods of payment such as Apple Pay, PayPal and more.

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Buses from Barcelona to London

Megabus currently offer two buses per day between Barcelona Nord and London Victoria Coach Station, with a morning departure at 6:30 a.m. and an evening bus leaving at 4:30 p.m. Both journeys take 26 hours 30 minutes with a 2 hour stopover in Paris along the way.

Trains from Barcelona to London

Catching the train is a realistic route from Barcelona to London, with a manageable journey time of just over 10 hours. Travelers will need to catch a TGV to Paris. The first TGV leaves at 6:20 a.m., and the last at 6:35 p.m. When they reach Paris, they will need to switch to a Eurostar for the second leg into London St Pancras. In between, a short transfer between Bercy station and Gare du Nord will be required, which takes about 20 minutes.

Flights from Barcelona to London

Flights from Barcelona to London are the fastest and most popular way to get from Barcelona to London. Airlines operating the route include British Airways, Ryanair, Vueling, Iberia and EasyJet with flights landing at Heathrow, Luton, Gatwick and Stansted airports. The flight time lasts for just over 2 hours, and flights leave as early as 6:20 a.m., concluding at 9:50 p.m.

Travel Tips

Travel from Barcelona to London
Travel to London 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 Barcelona to London.
What are the COVID-19 travel restrictions for London, United Kingdom if I’m coming from Barcelona, Spain?

Travel from Barcelona, Spain to London, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is international entry into London from Barcelona restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to London, United Kingdom from Barcelona?

  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test. The earliest you can take the test while in quarantine is 5 full days after you left a place not on the travel corridor list
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in London, United Kingdom?

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

  • Social distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The above information was last verified on 6/17/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Barcelona and London closer to your planned date of departure here.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Spain from London, United Kingdom?

Return travel to Barcelona, Spain from United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Spain from United Kingdom?

Entry into Spain is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Spain from United Kingdom?

Requirements for reentering Spain:

  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health screen upon arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Spain?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Spain to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Barcelona, Spain was last verified on 6/18/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Barcelona from London.

How do I get from Barcelona to London?

There are 3 ways to travel to London from Barcelona including taking a bus, flight or train.

How many miles from Barcelona to London would I travel?

The distance is approximately 706 miles (1138 km) from Barcelona to London.

What are the departure and arrival points in Barcelona and in London?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Barcelona to London:

  • Most travelers take a flight from Barcelona El Prat Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
Who can get me from Barcelona to London?

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

  • Ryanair can take you to London by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Ryanair from Barcelona to London for $15 (€12).
  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to London by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus Barcelona to London tickets on Omio for $76 (€59).
Can I find a direct route from Barcelona to London?

Yes, there are direct services available from Barcelona to London with the following travel companies:

  • You can purchase a direct flight with Vueling, Ryanair or British Airways.

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

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Barcelona to London?
Your trip from Barcelona to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Barcelona to London tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets to London from Barcelona online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $15 (€12) one way for this journey.
  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $76 (€59) one way.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to London tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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

The cheapest way to go to London from Barcelona is by taking a flight, which costs on average $15 (€12).

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

Taking a flight is usually $61 (€47) less than taking a bus to London, which costs on average $76 (€59) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to travel between Barcelona and London?

The fastest way from Barcelona to London is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 25 h 20 min  on average.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona, Estacion de Autobuses de Sants
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona-Nord
Barcelona Estació De França