How to travel from London to Barcelona

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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 Dec 09 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:05AMLondon Luton Airport2h10 10:15AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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12:30PMLondon24h50 02:20PMBarcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord
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1391One-way
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12:30PMLondon Stansted Airport2h10 03:40PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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2551One-way
07:20AMLondon Heathrow Airport2h05 10:25AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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2821One-way
10:20AMLondon Heathrow Airport2h05 01:25PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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2821One-way

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Travel Information to Barcelona from London

distanceDistance706 miles (1138 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $177
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€5) • 13 h 54 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $177 (€162) • 2 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or easyJet

Travel 706 miles (1138 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from London to Barcelona. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar Bus or easyJet among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from London to Barcelona.

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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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

Travel Tips: 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

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

Is international entry into Barcelona from London restricted?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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 11/17/22. 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.

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

Is my journey back to London from Barcelona restricted?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted 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:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 11/6/22. 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Barcelona from London. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

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

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

Taking a train is usually $132 (€121) less than taking a bus to Barcelona, which costs on average $138 (€126) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $171 (€157) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $177 (€162) for this trip.

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 21 h 55 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 13 h 54 min   on average.

The London to Barcelona distance is around 706 miles (1138 km).

The average frequency per day from London to Barcelona is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between London and Barcelona as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travelers board their plane from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from London to Barcelona depart from London Victoria to Barcelona Sants.

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

  • You can take a bus from London to Barcelona with BlaBlaCar Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for $138 (€126) with BlaBlaCar Bus from London to Barcelona.
  • You can travel between London and Barcelona by flight with easyJet. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $177 (€162) with easyJet from London to Barcelona.

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

  • You can book a direct bus with.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Vueling, easyJet, 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.

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!

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 bus ticket costs $138 (€126) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $177 (€162) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $5 (€5) one way.

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.

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