How to travel from Birmingham to Barcelona

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from Birmingham to Barcelona

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

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To get from Birmingham to Barcelona on Feb 02 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:40PMBirmingham International Airport12h00 08:40AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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07:40PMBirmingham International Airport12h00 08:40AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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07:40PMBirmingham International Airport14h15 10:55AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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06:05AMBirmingham International Airport4h45 11:50AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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08:15AMBirmingham International Airport9h30 06:45PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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Travel Information between Birmingham and Barcelona

distanceDistance787 miles (1270 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $150
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 17 h 6 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $111 (€96) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 787 miles (1270 km) from Birmingham to Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Ryanair among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Birmingham to Barcelona.

Travel Tips: Travel from Birmingham to Barcelona

Travel Tips: 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 Birmingham to Barcelona.

Travel between Birmingham, United Kingdom and Barcelona, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Spain?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

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

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 1/9/23. 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 journey between Birmingham and Barcelona.

The current restriction level for returning to Birmingham, United Kingdom from Spain is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Birmingham, United Kingdom from Barcelona, Spain?

Reentering United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Birmingham from Barcelona?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Birmingham, United Kingdom regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to United Kingdom must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Birmingham from Barcelona here.

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

The cheapest way to go to Barcelona from Birmingham is by taking a train, which costs on average $6 (€5).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

Taking a train is about $145 (€126) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $150 (€131) for this journey.

A train is generally $105 (€91) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $111 (€96) from Birmingham to Barcelona.

The fastest way from Birmingham to Barcelona is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 30 min.

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

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 30 h 5 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 17 h 6 min   of travel time.

Barcelona is approximately 787 miles (1270 km) away from Birmingham.

The average frequency per day from Birmingham to Barcelona is:

  • Around 3 buses per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Birmingham to Barcelona 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 when traveling from Birmingham to Barcelona:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Birmingham, Brunel Street and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Birmingham International Airport to Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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

  • Ryanair can take you to Barcelona by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Ryanair from Birmingham to Barcelona for $111 (€96).

Yes, there are direct routes from Birmingham to Barcelona with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find direct flights with Ryanair.

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

Your trip from Birmingham to Barcelona doesn't have to end in Barcelona. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’d like to add Madrid, Paris or Valencia to your Birmingham to Barcelona tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Barcelona today!

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $150 (€131) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $111 (€96) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $6 (€5) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Birmingham 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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