Getting to Barcelona


Getting to the city

Barcelona is in the north-east of Spain. It is very well connected by land and air, and, being on the Mediterranean coast, also by sea.

As regards the main Spanish cities, it is 621 kilometres from Madrid, 620 from Bilbao, 349 from Valencia and 1,046 from Seville. Barcelona is also one of the Spanish cities closest to the main European capitals, as it is only 154 kilometres from the French border (at La Jonquera): 1,113 kilometres from Paris, 1,476 from Rome, 1,578 from London and 1,829 from Berlin.

Barcelona's international airport is only 12 kilometres from the city and receives direct flights from the main Spanish and European cities, as well as others around the world. It also has a high-speed train link with Madrid, the AVE, and is linked to other major cities in Spain by inter-city trains. There follows some information on getting to the city by the different forms of transport.


By air                   By land                By sea

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