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Getting thereYou can get to Barcelona from Paris, Madrid and Zaragosa. Best price and travel duration below.
From Paris 11:54 € 149 From Madrid 02:30 € 37 From Zaragosa 01:23 € 26 From San Sebastian 05:25 € 36
Getting aroundFrom Barcelona, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.
To Madrid 03:40 € 37 To San Sebastian 05:39 € 61 To Paris 12:42 € 162
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
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)
Address: Plaça dels Països Catalans BarcelonaOpening 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 BarcelonaOpening 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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"Bright lights"Jo b.
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.