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Barcelona, the cultural capital of Catalonia in Spain

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Getting there

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

From Madrid 02:30 € 26
From Marseille 04:17 € 103
From Montpellier 02:53 € 39
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 Vitoria 04:47 € 24
From Benicarlo 01:52 € 14
From Portbou/cerbere 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 Girona 00:38 € 15
From Miranda De Ebro 04:55 € 28
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 Montpellier 05:24 € 56
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 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 Train Station

Barcelona Sants Train Station

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.

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Barcelona Estacio de França Train Station

Barcelona Estacio de França Train Station

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

  • "Fast "

    It was our family first time travel in Europe by train as we usual drove wherever convenience. This high speed train was very impressive of its comfort, steady and speedy. We were surprised to the hospitality, food, drink offered, and have to say thank you to those assistants although one of them was not very friendly when I asked for a sparkling wine. The other lady was pleased to send me the drink when I requested again. Overall was V Good.  
  • "Excellent"

    Very nice  
  • "Unavailable seat"

    When I went to sit in my assigned seat there was another individual in it. The staff on the train did not move him and there were no other first class seats available so I had to sit in second class.  
  • "it was a good experience "

    one small suggestion, when the tickets been booked we need to get the train tickets directly to the mailing address. instead of downloading the tickets going through many option. bit confusing.  
  • "Flawless!"

    We took 3 train trips in Spain, and all went off without a hitch. I bought the tickets online months in advance and printed our boarding passes at home. We walked right on the trains and took our assigned seats. Nothing easier or convenient than that!  
  • "Enjoyable Trip"

    Trip was enjoyable thanks to the beautiful scenery.  
  • "Thanks RailEurope!"

    I purchased Renfe Spanish high speed train tickets from Barcelona to Madrid at Rail Europe, which saved me a lot of trouble going through the user-unfriendly Renfe online ticketing service! The train was very comfortable and fast. Very pleasant journey. I would give 3 stars to "Value for money" since the prices rised a lot in just a few days.  
  • "Wonderful experience"

    .we were quite happy with the experience. It is anytime better than travelling by air. Thank you.  
  • "Enjoyable"

    The journey was smooth. No delays. Plus we were surprised to find out that our purchased ticket included metro tickets to get us to Barcelona Sants (train station). Apparently it was stated in French so if we didn't show our tickets to the information counter, we would have just purchased additional metro tickets on that day.  
  • "Highly recommended!"

    It is fast and comfortable , recommended to travel by train between cities! It saves more time than travelling by flight.  
  • "Excellent trip"

    It was good journey by train. But There was one minus it was delayed on 20 minutes. In general i like it.  
  • "Pleasant and comfortable ride"

    My trip from Barcelona to Madrid on 6th May 2015 was a very pleasant and comfortable journey. It was my first trip on a European rail service and I was very impressed with the service, comfort and convenience.  
  • "Madrid to Barcelona and back "

    It was an excellent service. Easy to book online ahead of time. Easy to check in. The train was clean. The seats were comfortable. Would be better if pillows were provided as well. Cafeteria was nice and had enough options available for the journey. Over all the experience was excellent.  
  • "Great AVE"

    The AVE Train is great for travelling in Spain. Comfortable and Convenience.  
  • "Great Experience but Pricey"

    The only negative comment I have is the cost - roundtrip from Barcelona to Madrid was over $400 US. Otherwise the trains were new, clean and comfortable and it was a great experience.  
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