Train and Ferry from London to Mallorca

 
Mountain views of Mallorca
Photo © Rachel Sannaee

Overview

Route: London to Mallorca via Paris and Barcelona
Journey time: From 25hrs, and a day in Barcelona
 

Detailed itinerary

Option 1: via Paris and Barcelona (sleeper train and overnight ferry)

Sample itinerary: Leave London St Pancras on the 1502 and arrive at Paris Gare de Nord at 1817. Catch the 2034 from Paris Austerlitz and arrive at Barcelona França at 0824 the next day. Spend the day in Barcelona and catch the overnight ferry at 2300, arriving in Mallorca the next morning.
Price: Return from London to Barcelona costs from £202, and the ferry from Barcelona to Mallorca costs from around €80 return.
Leg 1:

London St Pancras International to Paris Gare du Nord in the heart of Paris. Don't forget check-in time for Eurostar is at least 30 mins before departure.

First train departs 0540 (Mon-Fri), 0618 (Sat), 0819 (Sun).

Last train departs 2001 (Mon-Sat), 2031 (Sun).

Frequency of service: 18 trains Mon-Thur, 20 trains Friday, 22 on Saturday, 17 on Sunday.
Operator:

Eurostar

Journey time: From 2 hrs 16 mins
Transfer

Cross the centre of Paris by metro from Gare du Nord to Gare d'Austeritz. From the Eurostar platform, turn left, walk down the stairs and follow the signs for Metro line M5 to Gare d'Austerlitz (which is signposted 'direction Place d'Italie'). It's 9 stops from Gare de Nord to Gare d'Austerlitz and takes 20-30 minutes, but we recommend you leave at least 50 minutes for the entire transfer.

Long hop

Transfer time: Allow 50 mins.
 
Book a hotel near Gare du Nord
 
 
Book a hotel near Gare d'Austerlitz
 
Leg 2:

Paris Austerlitz to Barcelona França (sleeper)

Train leaves at 2034, arrives 0909 next day.

Frequency of service: Daily
Operator:

EuroNight

Journey time: 12 hrs 35 mins
Transfer Transfer from Barcelona França Station to Barcelona Ferry Port

It's a fifteen minute walk along Passeig de Colom from França Station to the Ferry Port, or a quick five to ten minutes in a taxi. Alternatively, the number 14 bus (towards Bonanova) will take you most of the way in a couple of minutes - take it from across the road from França station.

Short hop

Transfer time: Allow 30 minutes.
 
Book a hotel near Estación de Francia (Barcelona França)
 
 
Book a hotel near Barcelona Port
 
Leg 3: Barcelona to Mallorca by ferry (overnight)

The overnight ferry leaves Barcelona at 2300, arriving the following day in Palma de Mallorca at 0630 or 0700.
Frequency of service: Daily
Operator:

Acciona Transmediteranea

Journey time: From 7hrs 30mins
Destination

Bienvenido a Mallorca

Trains are only bookable through Rail Europe as far as Barcelona França. For the onward ferry connection, see greentraveller's ferry booking system.

 
 

Your route to Mallorca

The lines on the map are for illustrative purposes only - they don't show the exact route taken by the train.

 

Through-fare tickets

>> You can now buy a 'through-fare' ticket from over 300 UK rail stations to London that connect with Eurostar departures to Europe. These tickets cut the cost of the journey from your local station to London when used in conjunction with a Eurostar ticket. See: Through-fare tickets connecting with Eurostar

Changing Stations

The key to travelling by train to Europe is to plan the most convenient connections. Here's our guide to how to change stations within the key hub cities of Paris, Brussels and Lille for onward connections to the rest of Europe.

>> How to Change Train Stations in Paris, Brussels and Lille