Most visits to Pamplona are made in July, for the Pamplona Running of the Bulls. Note that accommodation is in high demand during the festival - make sure you book your accommodation well in advance. Details of how to get from Barcelona to Pamplona by various forms of transport.
Suggested Stops en Route
There are no real top sights on the way from Barcelona to Pamplona. However, as an alternative, consider driving a little further to Logroño, the capital of the Rioja region (known for its wines) and renowned for its tapas bars.
Barcelona to Pamplona by Train and Bus
The train from Pamplona to Barcelona takes about four hours and costs about 30 euros. Trains depart from Barcelona Sants station. Read more about Bus and Train Stations in Barcelona Plan your itinerary by train using this Interactive Rail Map of Spain.
Buses cost about 25 euros but are much slower than the train. These tickets can only be bought from Monbus.es.
Barcelona to Pamplona by Car
The 500km drive takes about four hours and thirty minutes, traveling mainly on the AP-2 and AP-68 roads. Note - AP roads are toll roads.
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