How to travel from Dortmund to Barcelona

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from Dortmund to Barcelona

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

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bus

To get from Dortmund to Barcelona on Aug 11 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00AMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf26h05 10:05AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
1 transfer
1571One-way
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08:00AMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf26h05 10:05AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
1 transfer
1571One-way
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09:20AMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf26h05 11:25AMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
1 transfer
1901One-way
09:20AMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf26h40 12:00PMBarcelona
1 transfer
1901One-way

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Travel Information from Dortmund to Barcelona

distanceDistance742 miles (1196 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $403
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $2 (€2) • 25 h 3 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $403 (€374) • 4 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Lufthansa

Travel 742 miles (1196 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Barcelona from Dortmund. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Lufthansa among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Dortmund to Barcelona.

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FAQs

Travel from Dortmund, Germany to Barcelona, Spain is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Barcelona from Dortmund restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

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

  • 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 7/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Barcelona from Dortmund closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Dortmund, Germany from Spain is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Dortmund, Germany from Barcelona, Spain?

Reentering Germany 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 Dortmund from Barcelona?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Dortmund, Germany regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 8/8/22. 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 Dortmund from Barcelona here.

There are 4 travel options from Dortmund to Barcelona: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Barcelona from Dortmund is by taking a train, which costs on average $2 (€2).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

Taking a train is usually $95 (€88) less than taking a bus to Barcelona, which costs on average $97 (€90) for the same trip.

Taking a train is usually $401 (€372) less than taking a flight to Barcelona, which costs on average $403 (€374) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Dortmund to Barcelona is by flight with an average journey time of 4 h 50 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 22 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 25 h 3 min   on average.

Barcelona is approximately 742 miles (1196 km) away from Dortmund.

The average frequency per day from Dortmund to Barcelona is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf and arrive in Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Dortmund Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Dortmund to Barcelona depart from Dortmund Hbf to Barcelona Sants.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Barcelona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Dortmund to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $97 (€90).
  • Lufthansa can get you to Barcelona by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa from Dortmund to Barcelona for $403 (€374) on Omio.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Dortmund to Barcelona often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Paris or Valencia. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Dortmund and Barcelona itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Barcelona and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Dortmund 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 costs $97 (€90) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket costs $403 (€374) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $2 (€2) one way.

But we recommend booking Dortmund 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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