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.
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.
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.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
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.
The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to London is 12 hours and 12 minutes.
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.
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.
The first train from Barcelona to London leaves at 08:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
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.
Trains travelling from Barcelona to London cover a distance of around 707 miles (1139 km) during the journey.