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Overview: Train from Manchester to Barcelona

distanceDistance857 miles (1383 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day

Trains from Manchester to Barcelona cover the 857 miles (1383 km) long route taking on average 15 h 13 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Travel Tips: Trains from Manchester to Barcelona

Travel by train 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 Manchester to Barcelona.
FAQs

Is cross-border travel by train between Manchester, United Kingdom and Barcelona, Spain allowed?

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

Is international entry into Barcelona from Manchester restricted?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Manchester?

Entry Requirements:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

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

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

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

The above information was last checked on 1/26/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Manchester and Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

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

The restriction level for your return train to Manchester, United Kingdom from Barcelona is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Manchester from Barcelona restricted?

International entry 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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 safety rules to follow in Manchester, United Kingdom?

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

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 1/26/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Manchester from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here.

What is the distance from Manchester to Barcelona via train?

The Manchester to Barcelona train distance is approximately 857 miles (1383 km).

What is the average Manchester to Barcelona train duration?

On average the train from Manchester to Barcelona duration is 15 h 13 min  for the 857 miles (1383 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from Manchester to Barcelona do I depart from? Which Barcelona train station from Manchester do I arrive in?

When taking the train between Manchester and Barcelona, you can choose to depart from train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road. Your journey can end in train stations such as Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Manchester Piccadilly   and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Where is the Manchester train station located? Where is the Barcelona train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Barcelona Sants, is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre of Barcelona.

How many trains per day are there to Barcelona from Manchester?

The average number of trains departing Manchester for Barcelona is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Barcelona
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your journey to Barcelona.
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Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales