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Best way from Barcelona to Southampton?

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Best way from Barcelona to Southampton?


In October this year we are landing in Barcelona and have about 7 days to get to Southampton. Rather than spend 7 days in Barcelona then fly to UK, does anyone have any suggestions for other itineraries? My first thought is to get the train to San Sebastian, but anything beyond that is uncertain.

Also, how long should we allow to see Barcelona?



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1. Re: Best way from Barcelona to Southampton?

You could spend three days in Barcelona www.barcelonaturisme.com www.timeout.com/barcelona

1/ Barcelona to San Sebastian fly www.vueling.com

San Sebastian to Bilbao bus ww.pesa.net. www.alsa.es

Bilbao to Portsmouth ferry www.brittany-ferries.co.uk

Portsmouth to Southampton trains www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk www.southwesttrains.co.uk

2/ Barcelona to San Sebastian fly www.vueling.com

San Sebastian to Biarritz bus www.pesa.net

Biarritz to Bordeaux train www.voyages-sncf.com

Bordeaux to Southampton fly www.flybe.com

3/ Barcelona to Paris fly www.vueling.com www.easyjet.com

Paris to Southampton fly www.flybe.com

accommodation www.venere.com

www.sansebastianturismo.com www.bilbaoturismo.net

www.bordeaux-tourisme.com www.parisinfo.com www.timeout.com/paris

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2. Re: Best way from Barcelona to Southampton?

Barcelona to San Sebastián or Bilbao or Santander is easy by train, www.renfe.com

Then Bilbao or Santander to Portsmouth by cruise ferry, a wonderful experience, www.brittanyferries.com

Or Barcelona to Paris by direct double-decker TGV Duplex from €59, www.capitainetrain.com

Paris to Southampton by Eurostar and connecting train, www.eurostar.com (to see uk destinations beyond London, select United Kingdom top right)

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3. Re: Best way from Barcelona to Southampton?

You could also have a few days in London. Fly Barcelona to London Heathrow with British Airways (23kg luggage allowance included), then take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Central (takes 1h15) and a taxi to the cruise terminal.

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