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Taking the train from Brussels to Barcelona in 8 hours 43 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Brussels to Barcelona? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 15 hours 12 minutes to travel the 1066 km from Brussels to Barcelona by train, although you can get there in as little as 8 hours 43 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 7 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line.

Train tickets from Brussels to Barcelona start from $76.53 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Barcelona? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Brussels to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 15h 12m to travel from Brussels to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 662 miles (1066 km). There are normally 7 trains per day traveling from Brussels to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from $76.53 when you book in advance.

First train

06:43

Last train

18:42

Departure station

Brussels

Arrival station

Barcelona

Journey time

8h 43m

Distance

1066 miles (662 km)

Frequency

7 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $76.53

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus

Brussels to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Barcelona for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:43 Bruxelles-Midi16:34 Barcelona Santsthalys 9302 Thalys Get tickets9h 51m, 1 change
11:13 Bruxelles-Midi21:25 Barcelona Santsthalys 9328 Thalys Get tickets10h 12m, 1 change
12:42 Bruxelles-Midi21:25 Barcelona Santsthalys 9336 Thalys Get tickets8h 43m, 1 change
16:17 Bruxelles-Midi12:38 Barcelona SantsTGV 9836 SNCF Get tickets20h 21m, 3 changes
16:17 Bruxelles-Midi13:10 Barcelona SantsTGV 9836 SNCF Get tickets20h 53m, 2 changes
18:42 Bruxelles-Midi12:38 Barcelona Santsthalys 9372 Thalys Get tickets17h 56m, 5 changes
18:42 Bruxelles-Midi13:10 Barcelona Santsthalys 9372 Thalys Get tickets18h 28m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Barcelona

The price of train tickets from Brussels to Barcelona starts at $76.53 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Brussels to Barcelona 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Brussels to Barcelona

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels to Barcelona? 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 Brussels to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Barcelona is 15 hours and 12 minutes, with around 7 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 Brussels and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Barcelona is 8 hours and 43 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Barcelona cost?

Train tickets from Brussels to Barcelona can start from as little as $76.53 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 Brussels to Barcelona?

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

What time does the first train from Brussels to Barcelona leave?

The first train from Brussels to Barcelona leaves at 06:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brussels to Barcelona leave?

The last train from Brussels to Barcelona leaves at 18:42. 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 Brussels and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Barcelona cover a distance of around 662 miles (1066 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Brussels.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 02/08/2023 for travel on 02/08/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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