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from London to Barcelona

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

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To get from London to Barcelona on Jun 22 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:15AMLondon Stansted Airport2h10 11:25AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$371One-way
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08:15AMLondon Stansted Airport2h10 11:25AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$371One-way
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08:05PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h15 11:20PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$1131One-way
06:55PMLondon Heathrow Airport2h05 10:00PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$2711One-way
06:55PMLondon Heathrow Airport2h05 10:00PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$2711One-way

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Mon
Jun 21
$115Vueling
Tue
Jun 22
$33Ryanair
Wed
Jun 23
$23Ryanair
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Jun 24
$12Ryanair
Fri
Jun 25
$24Ryanair
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Jun 26
$24Ryanair
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Jun 27
$12Ryanair
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Jun 28
$11Ryanair
Tue
Jun 29
$12Ryanair
Wed
Jun 30
$12Ryanair
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Jul 1
$33Ryanair
Fri
Jul 2
$57Vueling
Sat
Jul 3
$23Ryanair
Sun
Jul 4
$23Ryanair
Mon
Jul 5
$24Ryanair
Tue
Jul 6
$32Ryanair
Wed
Jul 7
$23Ryanair
Thu
Jul 8
$57Ryanair
Fri
Jul 9
$146Air Europa
Sat
Jul 10
$23Ryanair
Sun
Jul 11
$23Ryanair
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How to Travel from London to Barcelona

The journey from London to the Spanish coastal city of Barcelona can be made by plane or bus. Air travel is usually the quickest method of travel, with direct flights from various London airports taking around 2 hours to reach their destination. Travel by bus will take at least 24 hours from London Victoria Coach Station to Barcelona.

Trains from London to Barcelona | Buses from London to Barcelona | Flights from London to Barcelona

London to Barcelona Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€48

24:25 h

1 Day Ahead

flight

€25

2:00 h

1 Week Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from London to Barcelona


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Taking a flight with a budget airline is cheapest way to travel from London to Barcelona. Flights traveling from London to Barcelona depart from one of London's 5 airports and arrive at Barcelona-El Prat airport after 2 hours of flight time. Traveling from London to Barcelona takes at least 5 hours when travel time to and from London and Barcelona's airports is taken into consideration. Approximately 40 direct flights travel from London to Barcelona every day, with the first departing London at 3:50 a.m.


Fastest way to travel from London to Barcelona


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from London to Barcelona. Flights traveling from London to Barcelona depart from London's Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, or City airport and arrive at Barcelona-El Prat airport after 2 hours of flight time. Taking a flight is still the fastest way to travel from London to Barcelona when traveling to and from London and Barcelona's airports is factored into the total travel time. Airlines that travel directly from London to Barcelona include British Airways, EasyJet, Iberia, Vueling, and RyanAir.


Most popular way to travel from London to Barcelona


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Taking a flight is the most popular way to travel from London to Barcelona. Taking a flight is at least 19 hours faster than traveling from London to Barcelona by bus while also being €23 cheaper on average. Traveling from London to Barcelona by bus takes at least 24½ hours to arrive in Barcelona. Flights depart multiple times every hour from London's 5 airports and arrive at Barcelona-El Prat airport after approximately 2 hours of flight time.


How to get from London to Barcelona

The Best Way According to our Users

When it comes to choosing a method of transportation from London to Barcelona, 100,00% 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 London to Barcelona, 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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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 London to Barcelona.
FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Spain due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling from London to Barcelona?

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

Can I enter Spain if coming from United Kingdom?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Barcelona if traveling from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/21/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from London to Barcelona.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to London, United Kingdom from Barcelona, Spain?

The restriction level for your return to London, United Kingdom from Spain is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to London from Barcelona restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in London from Barcelona?

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 6/20/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

How do I get from London to Barcelona?

There are 2 ways to get from London to Barcelona: bus or flight.

How far is Barcelona from London?

Barcelona is approximately 706 miles (1138 km) away from London.

When traveling from London to Barcelona, what are the departure and arrival points in London and Barcelona?

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

  • Buses most often depart from London at London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Flights mostly depart from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
Which travel operators can get me to Barcelona from London?

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

  • You can travel by bus from London to Barcelona with BlaBlaCar Bus, and you can find BlaBlaCar Bus London to Barcelona tickets for $88 (€69) on Omio.
  • You can travel between London and Barcelona by flight with Ryanair. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $7 (€5) with Ryanair from London to Barcelona.
Is it possible to travel directly from London to Barcelona?

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

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

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

Where else should I travel to after my journey between London and Barcelona ends?
Many of our customers traveling from London 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!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between London and Barcelona online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from London to Barcelona, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing () one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing () one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Barcelona online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

How do I get from London to Barcelona the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Barcelona from London is by taking a flight, which costs on average $7 (€5).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

Taking a flight is about $81 (€64) less than taking a bus, which costs on average () for this journey.

What is the quickest way to get from London to Barcelona?

The quickest way to travel to Barcelona from London is by flight, which takes on average 2 h 5 min  compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Barcelona
London
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London Liverpool Street Stn
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge
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