How to travel from Paris to Barcelona

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from Paris to Barcelona

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

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To get from Paris to Barcelona on Dec 04 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:05PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport1h45 09:50PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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08:05PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport1h45 09:50PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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09:40AMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport1h45 11:25AMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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03:45PMParis Charles de Gaulle Airport1h45 05:30PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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01:15PMParis Orly Airport1h40 02:55PMBarcelona El Prat Airport
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Travel Information to Barcelona from Paris

distanceDistance830 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€80 - €158
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €80 • 12 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • €85 • 1 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus, Ryanair or Renfe

Take a coach, ferry, flight or train to travel 830 km between Paris and Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €80. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are BlaBlaCar Bus, Ryanair or Renfe among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Paris to Barcelona.

General Information about the journey from Paris to Barcelona

It's possible to travel to Barcelona from Paris via bus, train or plane. Depending on the flight booked it is faster to travel by plane. The cost of flight fares tends to be cheaper for this route than train tickets. However, travelling by bus is usually the least expensive option. Frequent services are provided by bus, train, and flight operators each day of the week.

Buses from Paris to Barcelona

Bus companies that provide services to Barcelona from Paris, include iDbus, Linebus and Eurolines. In general, each company provides one or two services per day. The journey is usually direct, and takes from 13 hours and 55 minutes. Most buses depart from Paris Gallieni, and arrive at Barcelona Nord bus station.

Trains from Paris to Barcelona

Rail providers that operate services to Barcelona from Paris include TGV, Renfe, and SNCF. Trains are usually direct, and take from 6 hours and 15 minutes to reach their final destination. The departure point is Paris Gare de Lyon station, while the arrival point is Barcelona Sants. There are usually a couple of services per day during the winter season, and around four trains per day over the summer season. As well as high-speed direct trains, there are indirect overnight services available, which entail a change at either Toulouse or Perpignan.

Flights from Paris to Barcelona

There are a number of airlines that operate flights to Barcelona from Paris, including Vueling, easyJet, Air France, Ryanair, AirEuropa and Lufthansa. Most flights depart from either Charles de Gaulle or Orly International Airport, and arrive at Barcelona Airport. The majority of flights are non-stop, and take from 1 hour and 45 minutes. Flights are available from around 6 a.m until about 10 p.m, and there is usually one or two flight operating every hour throughout the day.

Travel Tips: Travel from Paris 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 Paris to Barcelona.
FAQs

International travel from Paris, France to Barcelona, Spain is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Spain if coming from France?

Entry into Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Barcelona if travelling from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain due to the pandemic?

All travellers in Spain must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 11/17/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey between Paris and Barcelona.

The current restriction level for returning to Paris, France from Spain is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Paris, France from Barcelona, Spain?

Reentering France is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Paris, France regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to France 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: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. 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 Paris from Barcelona here.

There are 4 ways to get from Paris to Barcelona: coach, ferry, flight or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Barcelona, which costs on average €80.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Barcelona:

A coach is generally €5 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average €85 from Paris to Barcelona.

A coach is about €78 less than a train, which costs on average €158 for this route.

The quickest way to travel from Paris to Barcelona is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 40 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 12 h 15 min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 6 h 40 min.

The distance from Paris to Barcelona is approximately 830 km.

The average frequency per day from Paris to Barcelona is:

  • 4 coaches per day.
  • 1 train a day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Paris to Barcelona:

  • Most travellers take a coach from Paris, Quai de Bercy (Bercy Seine) to Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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

  • Travel with BlaBlaCar Bus for coaches to Barcelona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for BlaBlaCar Bus Paris to Barcelona tickets on Omio for €80.
  • Travel with Ryanair for flights to Barcelona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Ryanair Paris to Barcelona tickets on Omio for €85.
  • Travel with Renfe for trains to Barcelona. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Renfe Paris to Barcelona tickets on Omio for €158.

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

  • You'll find direct coach services to Barcelona with Flixbus, Alsa, BlaBlaCar or BlaBlaCar Bus with around 4 direct coaches every day.
  • You'll find direct flight services to Barcelona with Vueling, easyJet, Ryanair, Transavia France or Air France with around direct flights every day.
  • You can find 1 direct train per day to Barcelona with Renfe.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Barcelona tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this route.

Looking to extend your trip from Paris to Barcelona? Many Omio customers who go from Paris to Barcelona usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Madrid, Valencia or Sevilla. If you're looking to explore Madrid, Valencia or Sevilla from Barcelona, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average €80 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is €85 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average €158 one way.

But we recommend booking Paris 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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