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Barcelona to London by train

The establishment of the Channel Tunnel and Eurostar services has helped to make Europe so much more accessible, letting travellers enjoy journeys direct from the British Isles over to the mainland, and vice versa. You can get from Barcelona to London in ten hours on board Renfe, Renfe-SNCF, Eurostar and OUIGO trains.

This is one of the most sustainable ways to travel between the Spanish and British cities, and it’s also one of the most enjoyable, with plenty of on-board luxuries and comforts, and lots of amazing views to see along the way. You’ll arrive at London St Pancras, ready to see the city’s sights or head off on another journey around the UK. See below for further details.

Barcelona to London St-Pancras by train

It takes an average of 16h 34m to travel from Barcelona to London St-Pancras by train, over a distance of around 710 miles (1142 km). There are normally 4 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to London St-Pancras and tickets for this journey start from $106.68 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 12h 23m
Price$106.68 - $907.93
Distance710 miles (1142 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationLondon St-Pancras
Changes1 change
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Barcelona to London St-Pancras train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to London St-Pancras for Tuesday Aug 11th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:10 21:33 12h 23m, 2 changes
10:10 22:39 13h 29m, 1 change
13:29 09:00 20h 31m, 3 changes
16:36 11:30 19h 54m, 2 changes

Renfe, Renfe-SNCF, Eurostar and OUIGO trains from Barcelona to London St-Pancras

You can travel from Barcelona to London St-Pancras on Renfe, Renfe-SNCF, Eurostar and OUIGO trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.

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Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

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OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to London St-Pancras

Train tickets from Barcelona to London St-Pancras start at $106.68 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $587.26.
lowest price found
from$106.68
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$374.90
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$426.75
on the day
avg. single price$587.26

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Barcelona to London St-Pancras by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Barcelona to London St-Pancras

Want to know more about your journey from Barcelona to London St-Pancras? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Barcelona to London St-Pancras take?

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and London St-Pancras is 16 hours and 34 minutes, with around 4 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Barcelona and London St-Pancras by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to London St-Pancras is 12 hours and 23 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona to London St-Pancras cost?

Train tickets from Barcelona to London St-Pancras can start from as little as $106.68 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Barcelona to London St-Pancras?

No, there are no direct train services from Barcelona to London St-Pancras. Travelling from Barcelona to London St-Pancras by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Barcelona to London St-Pancras leave?

The first train from Barcelona to London St-Pancras leaves at 10:10. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Barcelona to London St-Pancras leave?

The last train from Barcelona to London St-Pancras leaves at 16:36. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Barcelona and London St-Pancras by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona to London St-Pancras cover a distance of around 710 miles (1142 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London St-Pancras to Barcelona.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to London St-Pancras for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/11/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/03/2020 for travel on 05/01/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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