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Train Information between London and Barcelona

distanceDistance706 miles (1138 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from London to Barcelona cover the 706 miles (1138 km) long route taking on average 12 h 22 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Trains from London to Barcelona

Barcelona, the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia is an eye candy to many, thanks to the infamous architectural designs by Antoni Gaudi. Passengers wishing to visit Barcelona by train from the British capital will find routes readily available. These trips from London to Barcelona take an average journey time of 13 hours six minutes covering a distance of approximately 710 miles. However, there’re some quick London Barcelona trains which travel at a speed of 198mph to cover this distance within ten hours ten minutes. The route consists of around five trains per day.

Which train companies travel from London to Barcelona?

Eurostar, a high-speed company, is the leading train company on the route. It operates trains traveling from London to Barcelona, connecting them to France via Channel Tunnel, commonly known as the Renfe-SNCF. Channel Tunnel is a high-speed joint venture that operates as a cross-border between national trains in France and Spain.

How long is the train from London to Barcelona?

The average time for trains traveling from London and Barcelona is 13 hours six minutes with five trains per day. The journey times are prone to changes during holidays and weekends. However, there are high-speed London to Barcelona trains operated by Eurostar trains that cover the journey within an average of ten hours ten minutes. It’s important to note that this route does not feature direct trains. Trains from London to Barcelona typically involves at least one train change.

How many trains are there from London to Barcelona?

There are five trains per day traveling from London to Barcelona which are operated by Eurostar trains company. The trains offer three comfort classes; Standard, Standard Premier, and Business Premier.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Barcelona?

Departure train station: Trains from London to Barcelona depart from London St. Pancras International. The station is located in the city center with great links to the London Underground, bus routes around the city and has a designated taxi rank just outside. The firsts train leaves at about 7:16 a.m. and the last train leaves around 8:00 p.m. in the evening.

Arrival train station: The arrival station for London to Barcelona trains arrives at Barcelona Saint Station, located right in the city center. Like other trains destinations in Europe, both stations have modern and comfortable facilities such as cash machines, tourist information offices, and so much more.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between London and Barcelona?

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

What is the status of international entry into Spain from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Spain from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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

What are the safety rules to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

When travelling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/17/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between London and Barcelona before travelling.

Are there restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Spain by train?

Return travel from Spain to United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to London from Barcelona?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Barcelona?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 9/17/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to London from Barcelona.

How many miles is it from London to Barcelona by train?
The train distance from London to Barcelona is around 706 miles (1138 km).
What is the average London to Barcelona train duration?
The London to Barcelona train duration is on average 12 h 22 min, which is to be expected when travelling 706 miles (1138 km) to Barcelona from London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station from London to Barcelona do I depart from? Which Barcelona train station from London do I arrive in?

Some of the London train stations to Barcelona you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Barcelona include Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Barcelona Sants.

Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in Barcelona?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called London Victoria, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Barcelona Sants, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Barcelona.

How many train services are there to Barcelona from London a day?
The average number of trains departing London for Barcelona is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Where is the train 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 Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Where is the train 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 Paddington
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Where is the train 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. Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Where is the train 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 Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176