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About the journey from Barcelona to London

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and London is 13 hours and 51 minutes, with around 6 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.

Whether you’re cutting back on your carbon footprint or just prefer the ease of trains, many opt to travel by rail from Barcelona to London.

In around half a day, you can depart from and arrive into the city centres of both cities, meaning you can start exploring London as soon as you step off the train into St Pancras International station. During your journey you’ll travel with Renfe-SNCF and Eurostar – so you’re sure to enjoy comfortable seating, WiFi and buffet cars to keep you topped up with drinks and snacks. Feel like really travelling in style? Eurostar’s Business Premier includes complimentary drinks and even more spacious seating. Keen to find out more? Keep reading about train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Barcelona to London by train

It takes an average of 12h 52m to travel from Barcelona to London by train, over a distance of around 707 miles (1139 km). There are normally 3 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to London and tickets for this journey start from €86 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 12h 12m
PriceFrom €86
Distance707 miles (1139 km)
Frequency3 trains per day
First train08:15
Last train10:05
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationLondon
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus

Barcelona to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to London for Monday 29th November 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
08:15 Barcelona Sants19:27 London St-PancrasAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets12h 12m, 2 changes
10:05 Barcelona Sants21:57 London St-PancrasTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets12h 52m, 2 changes
10:05 Barcelona Sants22:44 London St-PancrasTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets13h 39m, 1 change
08:15 Barcelona Sants19:27 London St-PancrasAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets12h 12m, 2 changes
10:05 Barcelona Sants21:57 London St-PancrasTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets12h 52m, 2 changes
10:05 Barcelona Sants22:37 London St-PancrasTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets13h 32m, 1 change
08:15 Barcelona Sants19:27 London St-PancrasAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets12h 12m, 2 changes
10:05 Barcelona Sants21:57 London St-PancrasTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets12h 52m, 2 changes
10:05 Barcelona Sants22:37 London St-PancrasTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets13h 32m, 1 change
08:15 Barcelona Sants19:27 London St-PancrasAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets12h 12m, 2 changes
10:05 Barcelona Sants21:57 London St-PancrasTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets12h 52m, 2 changes
10:05 Barcelona Sants22:37 London St-PancrasTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets13h 32m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to London

The price of train tickets from Barcelona to London starts at €86 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 Barcelona to London 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and London is 12 hours and 52 minutes, with around 3 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 by train?

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

How much does the train from Barcelona to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Barcelona to London can start from as little as €86 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Barcelona to London?

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

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

The first train from Barcelona to London leaves at 08:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Barcelona to London leaves at 10:05. 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 by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona to London cover a distance of around 707 miles (1139 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Barcelona.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to London for a typical week day using timetable data for 11/29/2021. 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 12/01/2021 for travel on 12/01/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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