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from London to Barcelona

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Barcelona on Jan 21 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:10PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h05 03:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$1201One-way
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12:10PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h05 03:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$1201One-way
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12:10PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h05 03:15PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$1781One-way
08:30PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h05 11:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$1871One-way
08:10AMLondon Stansted Airport2h10 11:20AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$2101One-way

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Fri
Jan 21
$108Vueling
Sat
Jan 22
$84Vueling
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Jan 23
$44Ryanair
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Jan 24
$25Ryanair
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Jan 25
$25Ryanair
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Travel Information from London to Barcelona

distanceDistance706 miles (1138 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight or bus
priceTicket price range$21 - $57
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $21 (€17) • 2 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $21 (€17) • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair or BlaBlaCar Bus

Travel 706 miles (1138 km) by flight or bus between London and Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Ryanair or BlaBlaCar Bus among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or bus from London to Barcelona.

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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

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€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 Tips: Travel from London to Barcelona

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FAQs

What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Barcelona, Spain from London, United Kingdom?

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

Is international entry into Barcelona from London 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 London?

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

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 1/18/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Barcelona from London closer to your planned date of departure here.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back 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:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 1/19/22. 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 go from London to Barcelona?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Barcelona from London. You can take a flight or bus.

What is the cheapest way from London to Barcelona?

The cheapest way to travel between London and Barcelona is by taking a flight with an average price of $21 (€17).

This is compared to other travel options to Barcelona:

A flight is $36 (€30) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from London to Barcelona costing on average $57 (€47).

What is the fastest way from London to Barcelona?

The fastest way to get to Barcelona from London is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Barcelona can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Barcelona by bus can take on average 25 h 30 min.

How far is Barcelona from London?

You should expect to travel around 706 miles (1138 km) between London and Barcelona.

Where do I depart from London? Where do I arrive in Barcelona?

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

  • Flights from London to Barcelona most often leave from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Buses most often depart from London at London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Barcelona at Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.

Which travel companies can get me from London to Barcelona?

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

  • Travel with Ryanair to go to Barcelona by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Ryanair London to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $21 (€17).
  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus to go to Barcelona by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find BlaBlaCar Bus London to Barcelona tickets on Omio for $57 (€47).

Is there a way to travel directly from London to Barcelona?

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

  • You can travel directly by plane with Vueling or British Airways.
  • You'll find direct buses with.

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 trip.

Where should I go next after I travel from London to Barcelona?

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

How far in advance should I buy tickets to Barcelona from London online to get the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $21 (€17) one way.
  • A bus ticket costs $57 (€47) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking London to Barcelona tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.