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Edinburgh EDIBarcelona BCN


Edinburgh EDIBarcelona BCN

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1678 km
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Travelers usually depart from Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh - Hanover St Bus stop, Edinburgh-Bankhead, or Edinburgh-Balgreen when they travel from Edinburgh to Barcelona. Book your trip to arrive at Barcelona–El Prat, Barcelona - Sants, Barcelona - Estació del Nord, Barcelona - Urgell, or Barcelona - Placa Catalunya. The distance between Edinburgh and Barcelona is 1678 km. The most popular airlines for this route are easyJet, Vueling, British Airways, Lufthansa, and Iberia Airlines. Edinburgh and Barcelona have 255 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Barcelona, consider visiting Teatre-Museu Dalí, Camp Nou, Sagrada Familia, and Museu Picasso - Barcelona.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
VuelingVLGVYNoOpens 168 days before flight
Closes 4 hours before flight
British AirwaysBAWBAYes0
Iberia AirlinesIBEIBYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight

Barcelona travel tips

1) Learn a few words in Spanish or Catalan to communicate with Barcelonians

Both languages are official in Barcelona. Surely, in a city visited by millions of tourists each year, many locals understand English. However, the people of Catalonia are proud of their language and culture, so your attempts to speak Catalan will be appreciated. Start with Bon dia (‘bon dee-ah’ — Hello), Merci (‘mehr-see’ — Thank you), Adéu (‘ah-deh-ou’ — Goodbye), Si us plau (‘see oos plow’ — Please).

2) Go to Barcelona Aquarium — one of the largest aquariums in the world

Aquarium Barcelona houses more than 11,000 water-dwelling animals, representing over 450 species. Its Oceanarium-water tank is 36 metres in diameter and 5 metres deep. It has an 80-meter glass tunnel, allowing you to see its inhabitants clearly. The visitors with diver certification can even dive there and swim among sharks! Barcelona Aquarium is a nice place to visit, especially to wait out a spell of bad weather.

3) Climb the Spanish Civil War fortifications to get a great view of Barcelona

The Carmel Bunkers is located at the top of Turó de la Rovira in the Carmel neighbourhood. During the Spanish Civil War (1936 — 1939), anti-aircraft guns were installed here (no bunkers, however). Having climbed to this place, you can get a 360º view of Barcelona from the height of 262 meters!

Spain COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in Spain – 11/2022
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Most travelers from Edinburgh, EDI can enter Spain, but there are restrictions.


Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required


Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Spain in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Edinburgh to Barcelona?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Edinburgh and Barcelona takes around 2.8 hours.
What is the flight distance between Edinburgh and Barcelona?
The flight distance between Edinburgh and Barcelona is 1678 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Edinburgh and Barcelona?
Several carriers operate flights between Edinburgh and Barcelona. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Vueling, British Airways, Iberia Airlines.
What are the most popular routes to and from Edinburgh?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Edinburgh and London, Rome, Budapest, Amsterdam, Athens, Lisbon, Paris, Palma, Majorca, Istanbul, Madrid, New York, Kraków, Malta, Copenhagen, Alicante, Tenerife, Bucharest, Brussels, Warsaw, Berlin.
What are the most popular routes to and from Barcelona?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Barcelona and London, Manchester, Birmingham, Reykjavik, Tallinn, Athens, Dublin, Glasgow, Thessaloniki, Toronto, Bristol, Liverpool, Nottingham, Vancouver, Montreal, Budapest, Vilnius, Malta, Riga, Vienna.
What airports are near Edinburgh?
The main airport in Edinburgh is Edinburgh Airport. It is also served by Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Inverness, Glasgow Prestwick, Dundee, Durham Tees Valley.
What airports are near Barcelona?
The main airport in Barcelona is Barcelona–El Prat. It is also served by Barcelona–El Prat, Perpignan–Rivesaltes, Girona–Costa Brava, Carcassonne, Castellón–Costa Azahar, Béziers Cap d Agde, Reus, Lleida–Alguaire.
What buses and trains depart from Edinburgh?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Edinburgh, including Edinburgh Trams.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Edinburgh and Barcelona?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between Edinburgh and Barcelona thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between Edinburgh and Barcelona can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Stories.
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