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There are 8 ways to get from Paris to Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants Tgv

85€ - 120€

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Bus  •  14h

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Montpellier > Barcelona Nord - Bus Station / ...

28€ - 60€

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Bus via Perpignan  •  16h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Perpignan Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Toulouse > Carcassonne > Perpignan > Le Perthus - France > Le Perthus - Espagne > Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Perpignan to Barcelona/Sants

41€ - 53€

Rideshare  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the rideshare from Paris to Barcelone 1031.8 km

66€

Drive  •  9h 34m

  1. Drive from Paris Bercy to Barcelona 1033.8 km

120€ - 190€

Fly Paris CDG to Barcelona  •  4h 49m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Barcelona (BCN) CDG - BCN

45€ - 210€

Fly Paris Orly to Barcelona  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Barcelona (BCN) ORY - BCN

51€ - 264€

Fly Paris Orly to Perpignan, train  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Perpignan (PGF) ORY - PGF
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants

104€ - 494€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Barcelona is 112.

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The social distance requirement in Barcelona is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Barcelona is to bus via Perpignan which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 16h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Barcelona is to fly which costs 50€ - 270€ and takes 4h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine and arriving at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Paris Gare De Lyon and arriving at Barcelona-Sants. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 34m.

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The distance between Paris and Barcelona is 831 km. The road distance is 1033.8 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 6h 34m and costs 85€ - 120€.

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The train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants takes 6h 34m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Paris to Barcelona bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine station.

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Paris to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Barcelona is to train which takes 6h 34m and costs 85€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 60€ and takes 14h, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 210€ and takes 4h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 830.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 34m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Barcelona, Spain?

Renfe SNCF operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants once daily. Tickets cost 85€ - 120€ and the journey takes 6h 34m. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station twice daily. Tickets cost 28€ - 35€ and the journey takes 14h. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 270€
Flights from Paris Orly to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 310€
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 270€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
75€ - 650€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 140€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 800€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Blablabus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Perpignan to Barcelona/Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Paris to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
11h 52m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
66€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Paris to Barcelona bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Barcelona Nord - Bus Station.

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Paris to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Barcelona is 1034 km. It takes approximately 9h 34m to drive from Paris to Barcelona.

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Vueling Airlines, Air Europa, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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Book your Paris to Barcelona train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Paris to Barcelona bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 11304+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Paris and Barcelona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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