How to Get from Barcelona to Pamplona

Pamplona is the home of the infamous Running of the Bulls

Spain, Pamplona, Encierro, 'Running of the
Andrea Pistolesi/The Image Bank/Getty Images

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.​
Compare Car Rental Rates in Spain

Flights from Barcelona to Pamplona

There are some flights between Barcelona and Pamplona but they are not so cheap. Better off going by ground transport.​
Compare Prices on Flights in Spain