Getting there

You can get to Barcelona from Burgos, Malaga and San Sebastian. Best price and travel duration below.

From Madrid 02:30 € 26
From Marseille 04:17 € 103
From Bilbao 06:40 € 19
From Burgos 05:55 € 26
From Malaga 05:45 € 46
From San Sebastian 05:28 € 25
From Irun 05:40 € 25
From Murcia Del Carmen 06:46 € 16
From La Coruna 12:53 € 27
From Lugo 13:24 € 65
From Santiago De Compostela 12:23 € 40
From Ponferrada 09:28 € 40
From Cartagena 07:44 € 29
From Leon 07:53 € 26
From Albacete 05:19 € 37
From Miranda De Ebro 04:55 € 28
From Benicarlo 01:52 € 14
From Port Bou 02:12 € 18
From Vinaroz 01:47 € 8
From Tarragona 01:15 € 6
From Salou 01:00 € 6
From Benicassim 02:21 € 17
From Castellon De La Plana 02:21 € 11
From Vitoria 04:47 € 24
From Girona 00:38 € 15
From Villena 04:43 € 24
From Cordoba 04:10 € 24
From Logrono 03:58 € 26
From Zumarraga 05:04 € 43

Getting around

From Barcelona, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Girona 00:38 € 15
To Salou 01:17 € 6
To Tarragona 01:21 € 8
To Benicarlo 02:21 € 11
To Cerbere 02:51 € 13
To Benicassim 03:03 € 14
To Castellon De La Plana 03:11 € 14
To Pamplona 04:04 € 20
To Carcassonne 04:07 € 54
To Logrono 04:42 € 27
To Zumarraga 04:48 € 43
To Vitoria 04:57 € 56
To Villena 05:01 € 24
To Miranda De Ebro 05:12 € 31
To Albacete 05:19 € 28
To Nimes 05:33 € 51
To Madrid 05:36 € 26
To Malaga 05:47 € 70
To San Sebastian 05:56 € 25
To Irun 06:06 € 17
To Bilbao 06:20 € 19
To Burgos 06:26 € 32
To Lyon 06:30 € 59
To Murcia Del Carmen 06:57 € 16
To Marseille 07:18 € 75
To Cartagena 07:52 € 58
To Geneva 07:56 € 94
To Leon 08:25 € 52
To Lausanne 08:52 € 110
To Les Aubrais Orleans 09:25 € 91
To Fribourg 09:43 € 131
To Cordoba 09:49 € 24
To Lugo 12:54 € 37
To La Coruna 14:38 € 57

Barcelona city guide

Barcelona, the cultural capital of Catalonia in Spain

Standing out as the cultural capital of Catalonia, Barcelona has an avant-garde and yet charismatic feel. Offering modern buildings, medieval edifices, creative cuisine and a buzzing nightlife, Barcelona is one of the top European travel destinations.

The city also hosts the Camp Nou stadium, home to world famous football team: The FC Barcelona.

When you are there

1. Things to do and see

2. Eat and drink

3. Shopping

4. Information for tourists

Barcelona station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Barcelona.

Barcelona railway station(s)

Barcelona Sants

Address: Plaça dels Països Catalans Barcelona

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 12am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 12am

Trains operating in and from this station:
AVE High speed trains, RENFE trains
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.


Barcelona Estacio de França

Address: Avenue Marquès de l'Argentera La Ribera Barcelona

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30am to 10:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7:30am to 10:30pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
Elipsos Trenhotel, Talgo Day, Ave
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.


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Customer reviews

"Barcelona trip"

  Zuhair h. 
I have booked online b4 flying to Madrid ,booking and tickets were confirmed quickly later have chkd inn from atocha ,we enjoyed the trip from mad to bar .will recommend Renfe ave to all friends. Wish you all the best. zuhair Hubrack  

"Barcelona Break"

  Mark s.  09/11/2014
Easy and convenient. Bought Turista Plus class. Worth the extra paid. Smooth trip, clean trains.  


  Mark s.  04/11/2014

"A great trip"

  Jacob v.  28/10/2014
The train was very comfortable, lovely and on time. We had no problem with our luggage. Lots of storage space. It is certainly quicker than flying from Barcelona to Madrid as you spend so much time in the airports. The scenery was very interesting and we thoroughly enjoyed the 300 km per hour speed. Departure at BCN SANTS was very efficient and so was the arrival at Atocha in Madrid. Easy to get a taxi to our hotel. All in all most enjoyable and to be recommended  

"Malaga to Barcelona return"

  Alice u.  28/10/2014
Prompt efficient service at a reasonable price. I would have no hesitation in booking this journey again.  

"good memories"

  Irakli b.  25/10/2014
I traveled first from Barcelona to Madrid, then from Madrid to Toledo, both trip with Renfe was excelent  

"Bright lights"

  Jo b.  10/10/2013
Please turn the bright lights off on the train at night. I caught the train from Barcelona to Madrid overnight and was hoping to sleep but the bright lights were left on all night which made sleep very difficult. This made my journey uncomfortable. If this one thing were resolved I believe the comfort of my travel would have been much higher. Please consider this hospitable practice. Thank you.  

"Excellent Service"

  Andreas s.  26/09/2013
Thank you Rail Europe for the excellent service. You made our train travel from Barcelona to Madrid pleasant and comfortable.  

"Barcelona to Madrid return "

  Nicholas e.  21/09/2013
Good return journey from Barcelona to Madrid and back, tourista class.. Comfortable seats. Speedy journey. Preferred to flying which overall would probably have taken longer. Would have been nice to have English subtitles on the film that was showing. The shared blinds (with the passengers in front and behind, meant that if one person wanted the window blinds closed it affected everyone. I wanted to see the view and that wasn't possible as some else wanted the blinds closed. Good facilities in the on board shop. Screaming children meant the headphones handed out free were worth their weight in gold !  

"Kiwis on Italian trains"

  Vicky r.  20/09/2013
We had a great trip from Bari to Rome. This was a fast train and arrived in Rome on time so we were able to get to the airport in time for our transfer to Glasgow. Seats were comfortable, We loved the scenery - a good way to see a bit more of the Italian countryside. A good experience.