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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 Sep 24 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:05PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h15 12:20AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$961One-way
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09:05PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h15 12:20AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$961One-way
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02:35PMLondon Gatwick Airport2h15 05:50PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$1921One-way
08:35PMLondon Stansted Airport2h10 11:45PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$1991One-way
06:45PMLondon Heathrow Airport2h05 09:50PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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$2821One-way

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Thu
Sep 23
$87Vueling
Fri
Sep 24
$87Vueling
Sat
Sep 25
$56Ryanair
Sun
Sep 26
$22Ryanair
Mon
Sep 27
$22Ryanair
Tue
Sep 28
$22Ryanair
Wed
Sep 29
$22Ryanair
Thu
Sep 30
$74Ryanair
Fri
Oct 1
$43Ryanair
Sat
Oct 2
$19Ryanair
Sun
Oct 3
$22Ryanair
Mon
Oct 4
$19Ryanair
Tue
Oct 5
$22Ryanair
Wed
Oct 6
$19Ryanair
Thu
Oct 7
$30Ryanair
Fri
Oct 8
$39Ryanair
Sat
Oct 9
$19Ryanair
Sun
Oct 10
$19Ryanair
Mon
Oct 11
$30Ryanair
Tue
Oct 12
$74Ryanair
Wed
Oct 13
$40Ryanair

Travel Information from London to Barcelona

distanceDistance706 miles (1138 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight
fastestFastest modeFlight • $50 (€40) • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRyanair

Travel 706 miles (1138 km) by flight from London to Barcelona. Ryanair is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct flight 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

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Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

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€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.

Search on Omio to find cheap tickets from London to Barcelona. It’s easy to find the most attractive prices and choose your preferred route for your journey. Book on web or app, and travel with your mobile ticket —without the stress of printing your ticket.

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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
Is international travel between London, United Kingdom and Barcelona, Spain allowed?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Barcelona, Spain is: Partially open.

Can travelers from United Kingdom enter Spain?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Spain:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

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 9/22/21. 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 to Barcelona from London.

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in London, 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: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 9/22/21. 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 London from Barcelona here.

How do I go from London to Barcelona?

You can get from London to Barcelona by flight.

What is the fastest way from London to Barcelona?

Traveling by flight is also the quickest way from London to Barcelona. It takes on average 2 h 5 min   to travel this journey.

What is the distance from London to Barcelona?

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

What are the departure and arrival points in London and 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.
Which travel operators can get me to Barcelona from London?

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 company 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 London to Barcelona for $50 (€40).
Can I find a direct route from London to Barcelona?

Yes, there is a direct service from London to Barcelona:

  • You can travel directly by plane with Vueling, Ryanair or British Airways.

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 journey.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from London to Barcelona?
Many of our customers who book a trip from London 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 London and Barcelona itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Barcelona and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book 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 purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $50 (€40) one way on average.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Barcelona
London
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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
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