How to travel from Cardiff to Barcelona

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Travel Information between Cardiff and Barcelona

distanceDistance740 miles (1193 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeFlight • $360 (€322) • 7 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAir France

Travel 740 miles (1193 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Barcelona from Cardiff. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Air France among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cardiff to Barcelona.

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FAQs

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

Is international entry into Barcelona from Cardiff restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Barcelona, Spain from Cardiff?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

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

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

The above information was last verified on 7/1/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Barcelona from Cardiff closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Cardiff, United Kingdom from Spain is: Fully open.

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Cardiff, 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 7/5/22. 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 Cardiff from Barcelona here.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Cardiff and Barcelona. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Cardiff to Barcelona is by taking a ferry with an average price of $1 (€1).

This is compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A ferry is $2 (€2) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Cardiff to Barcelona costing on average $2 (€2).

Taking a ferry is usually $360 (€322) less than taking a flight to Barcelona, which costs on average $360 (€322) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is usually $6 (€5) less than taking a train to Barcelona, which costs on average $6 (€5) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Barcelona from Cardiff is by flight with an average travel time of 7 h 40 min.

Other travel options to Barcelona can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 52 h 40 min.

In comparison, getting to Barcelona by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 17 h 29 min.

You should expect to travel around 740 miles (1193 km) between Cardiff and Barcelona.

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Barcelona is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Flights mostly depart from Cardiff Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Cardiff Central and tend to arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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

  • You can travel by plane between Cardiff and Barcelona with Air France, and you can find Air France Cardiff to Barcelona tickets for $360 (€322) on Omio.
Many of our customers traveling from Cardiff to Barcelona don't make Barcelona their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Barcelona are Madrid, Paris or Valencia, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Barcelona to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket costs $2 (€2) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $360 (€322) one way.
  • A ferry ticket is costing on average $1 (€1) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $6 (€5) one way.

But we recommend booking Cardiff 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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