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Munich to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 18h 47m to travel from Munich to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 655 miles (1054 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from Munich to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from €78 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 16h 09m
Price€78 - €508.50
Distance655 miles (1054 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
Departure stationMunich
Arrival stationBarcelona
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Munich to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Munich to Barcelona for mardi 19 janv. 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
03:24 19:33 16h 09m, 3 changes
19:28 16:53 21h 25m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Munich to Barcelona

Train tickets from Munich to Barcelona start at €78 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 €326.46.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price204.85
on the day
avg. single price326.46

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 Munich 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 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Munich and Barcelona is 18 hours and 47 minutes, with around 2 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 Munich and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Munich to Barcelona is 16 hours and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Munich to Barcelona cost?

Train ticket prices from Munich to Barcelona can start from as little as €78 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 Munich to Barcelona?

No, there are no direct train services from Munich to Barcelona. Travelling from Munich to Barcelona by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

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

The first train from Munich to Barcelona leaves at 03:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Munich to Barcelona leaves at 19:28. 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 Munich and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Munich to Barcelona cover a distance of around 655 miles (1054 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Munich. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Munich 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 Munich to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 19/01/2021. 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 11/01/2021 for travel on 31/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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