Cardiff to Barcelona by train

  • First train
    05:11
  • Last train
    23:27
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    13hr 38m
  • Distance
    1,193 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    22
  • Avg. journey time
    25hr 48m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Cardiff to Barcelona by train

Fast trains from Cardiff to Barcelona take around 13 hours and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,193 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cardiff and Barcelona.

1. Are there direct trains from Cardiff to Barcelona?

Journeys between Cardiff and Barcelona usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Cardiff to Barcelona every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 20 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Cardiff to Barcelona?

The Cardiff to Barcelona train travel time is normally about 13 hours and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Cardiff to Barcelona train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Barcelona is usually scheduled to depart Cardiff around 05:11 and the last train is around 23:27. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cardiff around 04:56, and the last at 21:25.

When to book Cardiff to Barcelona train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cardiff to Barcelona by train.

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Which train companies operate between Cardiff and Barcelona?

More than one train company operates on the route from Cardiff to Barcelona, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurostar
  • FS100
  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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