How to travel from Barcelona to Pamplona

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from Barcelona to Pamplona

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

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To get from Barcelona to Pamplona on Jan 31 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Pamplona from Barcelona

distanceDistance218 miles (351 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$32 - $119
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $32 (€28) • 5 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $119 (€104) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Air Nostrum or Renfe Alvia

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 218 miles (351 km) to Pamplona from Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $32 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Air Nostrum or Renfe Alvia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Barcelona to Pamplona.

How to Travel from Barcelona to Pamplona

There are numerous transport options from Barcelona to Pamplona for those traveling in Spain. These include trains, buses, and flights. Direct train trips require nearly 4 hours of travel time. There are also several buses which travel to Pamplona. Bus trips take at least 6½ hours to arrive in Pamplona.

Trains from Barcelona to Pamplona | Buses from Barcelona to Pamplona | Flights from Barcelona to Pamplona

Barcelona to Pamplona Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€32

6:30 h

1 Day Ahead

trains

€32

3:45 h

1 Week Ahead

flight

€81

1:10 h

2 Weeks Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Barcelona to Pamplona?

Cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Pamplona


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Taking the bus is usually the cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Pamplona. Buses traveling from Barcelona to Pamplona depart from Barcelona's Nord bus station and take at least 6½ hours to arrive at Pamplona's bus station. Usually around 9 buses travel from Barcelona to Pamplona per day, with the first bus departing Barcelona at 7:00 a.m. All buses traveling from Barcelona to Pamplona are operated by Alsa.


Fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Pamplona


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Taking a flight is technically the fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Pamplona; however, when travel time to and from Barcelona and San Sebastian's airports is taken into consideration, taking a train is actually the fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Pamplona. Flights traveling from Barcelona to Pamplona depart from Barcelona's El Prat airport and land at San Sebastian's airport after 1:10 h of flight time. Travelers will then need to travel approximately 60 km from San Sebastian to Pamplona. There are 2 direct flights from Barcelona to San Sebastian per day, with both flights departing Barcelona at approximately 6 p.m. There are also numerous indirect flights traveling from Barcelona to Pamplona every day.


Most popular way to travel from Barcelona to Pamplona


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Taking a train is the most popular way to travel from Barcelona to Pamplona. Trains are almost 3 hours faster than taking the bus while being approximately the same price. Taking the train is also 1:15 h faster than taking a flight when travel time to and from Barcelona and San Sebastian's airports is taken into consideration. Trains traveling from Barcelona to Pamplona depart from Barcelona's Sants train station and take at least 3:45 h to arrive at Pamplona's train station. Usually, 5 trains travel from Barcelona to Pamplona per day, with the first train departing Barcelona at 7:30 a.m. All trains are operated by Renfe.


How to get from Barcelona to Pamplona

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Barcelona to Pamplona, 60,37% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Barcelona to Pamplona and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Pamplona

Travel Tips: Travel to Pamplona 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 Pamplona.
FAQs

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Pamplona from Barcelona. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Pamplona from Barcelona is by taking a bus with an average price of $32 (€28).

This is compared to other travel options to Pamplona:

A bus is $87 (€75) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Barcelona to Pamplona costing on average $119 (€104).

Taking a bus is about $45 (€39) less than taking a train, which costs on average $78 (€67) for this journey.

The quickest way to travel from Barcelona to Pamplona is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Pamplona by train can take on average 5 h 26 min.

You should expect to travel around 218 miles (351 km) between Barcelona and Pamplona.

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Pamplona is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • Around 3 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Barcelona to Pamplona:

  • Buses mostly leave from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and tend to arrive in Pamplona, Estación De Autobuses.
  • Flights most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Pamplona at Pamplona.
  • Trains from Barcelona to Pamplona most often leave from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Pamplona.

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

  • You can take a bus from Barcelona to Pamplona with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $32 (€28) with Flixbus from Barcelona to Pamplona.
  • You can travel by plane from Barcelona to Pamplona with Air Nostrum, and you can find Air Nostrum Barcelona to Pamplona tickets for $119 (€104) on Omio.
  • You can travel from Barcelona to Pamplona by train with Renfe Alvia. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $78 (€67) with Renfe Alvia from Barcelona to Pamplona.

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with BlaBlaCar with 1 direct bus per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with Renfe Alvia with 1 direct train per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Pamplona 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 Pamplona.

Omio customers who travel from Barcelona to Pamplona often also extend their vacation to go to Madrid, Bilbao or Donostia-San Sebastian. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Pamplona and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $32 (€28) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $119 (€104) one way.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $78 (€67) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to Pamplona 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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