Manchester to Barcelona by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    22:28
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    13hr 24m

Travelling from Manchester to Barcelona by train

The fastest trains from Manchester to Barcelona take around 13 hours and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,385 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Barcelona.

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Manchester to Barcelona every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends. The duration is normally about 13 hours and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Barcelona is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 22:28. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:25, and the last at 22:24.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Manchester 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 Manchester to Barcelona by train.

Which trains operate between Manchester and Barcelona?

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

  • Eurostar
  • FS100
  • London Underground
  • TGV
  • TGV Duplex
  • Virgin Trains

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 rail 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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