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SNCF OUIGO
02:15PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
04:45PMBarcelona Sants
421One-way
0 transfers
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SNCF OUIGO
09:00PM2h45
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
11:45PMBarcelona Sants
421One-way
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SNCF OUIGO
05:20PM2h30
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha-Almudena Grandes
07:50PMBarcelona Sants
421One-way
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Popular trains to and from Barcelona

Popular trains to Barcelona

Zaragoza to Barcelona train

from $10
Direct trains available
1h27 average duration
11trains per day
Served by
  • Renfe AVE
  • SNCF OUIGO
  • Renfe AVLO
  • iryo
  • Renfe
  • Renfe Alvia
  • Renfe REGIONAL EXPRESS
  • Renfe ALVIA
  • Renfe AVE INT
  • Renfe Intercity
  • Renfe INTERCITY

Madrid to Barcelona train

from $26
Direct trains available
2h30 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • Renfe AVE
  • SNCF OUIGO
  • Renfe AVLO
  • iryo
  • Renfe REGIONAL EXPRESS
  • Renfe
  • Renfe AVE INT

Valencia to Barcelona train

from $34
Direct trains available
3h08 average duration
Served by
  • Renfe Euromed
  • Renfe
  • Renfe Intercity
  • Renfe EUROMED
  • Renfe INTERCITY
  • Renfe REGIONAL EXPRESS
  • Renfe TORRE DEL ORO
  • Renfe Alvia
  • SNCF OUIGO

Seville to Barcelona train

from $51
Direct trains available
5h41 average duration
2trains per day
Served by
  • Renfe AVE
  • iryo
  • Renfe TORRE DEL ORO
  • Renfe
  • Renfe AVLO
  • Renfe ALVIA
  • Renfe Alvia

Paris to Barcelona train

from $57
Direct trains available
6h45 average duration
2trains per day
Served by
  • Renfe
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI
  • Renfe-SNCF
  • Renfe AVE INT

Popular trains from Barcelona

Barcelona to Girona train

from $8
Direct trains available
0h38 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • Renfe
  • Renfe AVE
  • Renfe AVANT
  • Renfe AVLO
  • Renfe MD
  • Renfe AVE INT
  • Renfe REGIONAL
  • Renfe EUROMED
  • Renfe Euromed

Barcelona to Madrid train

from $21
Direct trains available
2h30 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • Renfe AVE
  • SNCF OUIGO
  • Renfe AVLO
  • iryo
  • Renfe REGIONAL EXPRESS
  • Renfe
  • Renfe AVE INT

Barcelona to Valencia train

from $25
Direct trains available
2h52 average duration
Served by
  • Renfe Euromed
  • Renfe
  • Renfe Intercity
  • Renfe REGIONAL EXPRESS
  • Renfe EUROMED
  • Renfe INTERCITY
  • Renfe TORRE DEL ORO
  • Renfe Alvia
  • SNCF OUIGO

Barcelona to Seville train

from $51
Direct trains available
5h47 average duration
3trains per day
Served by
  • Renfe AVE
  • iryo
  • Renfe TORRE DEL ORO
  • Renfe AVLO
  • Renfe
  • Renfe INTERCITY
  • Renfe ALVIA
  • Renfe Intercity

Barcelona to Paris train

from $69
Direct trains available
6h44 average duration
2trains per day
Served by
  • Renfe
  • SNCF | TGV INOUI
  • Renfe-SNCF
  • Renfe AVE INT

Train to Barcelona

Barcelona is the beautiful capital city of Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region. As Spain’s second most populous municipality, it’s very easy to travel by train to Barcelona from many other major cities in Spain such as Seville or Valencia. In fact, Barcelona trains arrive regularly throughout the day at the city’s Sants Station not only from national departure points like Madrid but also from foreign cities such as Paris, France or Geneva, Switzerland.

Renfe to Barcelona

The primary provider of domestic trains to Barcelona from within Spain is Renfe, or sometimes Renfe Ave, its high-speed branch. Direct Barcelona trains are available from Renfe every day of the week, departing from major cities around the country, such as Valencia (Estacio Del Nord or Joaquin Sorolla), Madrid (Puerta de Atocha or Chamartin), or Seville (Santa Justa). Connecting trains to Barcelona are also provided by Renfe from cities such as Cadiz (connecting in Seville) or Salamanca (connecting in Madrid), all arriving within hours at Barcelona Sants Station.

Barcelona Photograph : Shutterstock

Main train station in Barcelona

Barcelona’s main railway station is Barcelona Sants Station, located on the Avinguda Roma right between the Joan Peiró and Plaça dels Països Catalans squares. Positioned as it is just a short distance to the western edge of the city's center, Barcelona Sants Station is very easily accessed by city bus or taxi, both of which stop just outside of the station.

After taking the train to Barcelona, you can also access any of the city’s major neighborhoods within minutes by taking the city Metro which departs from the nearby Barcelona Estació Metro Station. Visitors by train to Barcelona Sants Station will be able to utilize services at the station such as a tour desk, luggage storage, and car rentals, in addition to the typical shops and cafés. Departing passengers traveling in 1st Class may also relax in the station’s Club Lounge.

Onboard facilities Barcelona

Renfe passengers by train to Barcelona may enjoy PlayRenfe, the free onboard WiFi service which also includes onboard entertainment options. Barcelona train travelers may select between Economy (also called Tourist) and 1st Class (also called Preferential) seating. In Economy seating, rail passengers will be offered a mobile bar service and coffee shop, in addition to access to a Quiet Car for a more relaxing journey to Barcelona Sants. In this class of seating, passengers may bring along one pet (dog or cat) so long as it is small and remains within its travel carrier.

This pet will require its own "pet ticket" which generally costs about 25% of the owner’s ticket fare. In 1st Class seating, rail passengers also have access to a Quiet Car in addition to newspaper service on morning routes and food/drink catering at their seats. First Class passengers may also travel with their pet for free (a "pet ticket" is still required, although without cost) in addition to being granted access to the Club Lounge at the Barcelona Sants Station on their return trip.

Passengers on Renfe’s trains to Barcelona may bring up to three items of luggage onto the train to Barcelona just as long as these items do not total more than 55 pounds (25 kg) altogether. This includes foldable bicycles and musical instruments. Some non-foldable bikes may be permitted depending on the train in question. These onboard facilities are consistent regardless of regular, long-distance, or high-speed domestic Renfe trains to Barcelona. All passengers requiring the assistance of a service animal, such as a seeing eye dog, etc., may bring the service animal onto any Renfe train without restriction.

Train tickets to Barcelona: useful to know

Tickets for trains to Barcelona can be purchased either in paper form or as electronic tickets. Both can be changed or canceled up to 15min before departure, depending on the fare type. When traveling in Spain, it is advisable that rail passengers always carry a government-issued photo identification card in case a member of the railway staff asks for ID when presenting or validating their rail ticket.

Thankfully, Omio makes buying train tickets to Barcelona and many other destinations both fast and easy, and now it is even possible to store all of your tickets in your online Omio account for better peace of mind.

Barcelona Square : Shutterstock

To Barcelona by train: travel tips

Barcelona is a city of grand architectural displays and amazing history, all of which can be experienced for yourself when you book your trip by train to Barcelona through Omio! Visitors to the city on Spain’s northeastern coast will most surely want to take in the astonishing beauty of the city’s churches, such as the Basilica of the Holy Family or the Basilica of Santa Maria Del Mar.

To truly experience local culture and history, every visitor to Barcelona should also set aside time to wander the Palace of Catalan Music or perhaps savor some local flavors at the Mercat de la Boqueria farmer’s market! The National Museum of Catalonian Art will take your breath away, and of course, you just can’t leave town without first taking a selfie in front of the city’s famed Magic Fountain during one of its colorful nighttime displays!

Are you looking for something a little more modern to enjoy in Barcelona? Then be sure to make it to Camp Nou to catch a thrilling FC Barcelona soccer (football) match such as only the people of Catalonia can offer! Camp Nou can be reached from the Barcelona Sants train station by taking the Metro to the Les Corts, Palau Reial, or Maria Cristina stations. All of these amazing attractions and many more are so easy to visit and explore thanks to Barcelona’s incredible public transportation system which includes local and regional trains, buses, and an unbeatable Metro system, all easily accessed from the Barcelona Sants railway station!

Barcelona is a tourist’s dream destination, filled with exciting museums and world-famous architectural displays, but there is so much more to Barcelona than just flashy photo-ops and guided tours within ancient churches. To really experience this ancient city and its unique people, you have to hop into a local taxi or perhaps take the Metro to one of Barcelona’s diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.

For example, children and adults alike will never forget the exhibits and interactive displays at the CosmoCaixa in the Sant Gervasi-La Bonanova neighborhood of the city, while history buffs will marvel at the Casa Vicens, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2005 which features the Vicens family’s former vacation home in the city.

You can find this gem in the Gracia neighborhood. Looking for something a little more out of the ordinary? Then perhaps you should consider taking an aerial lift or the local funicular train to the Parc de Montjuïc, an inspiring mountain overlook and castle which is certainly one of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets, tucked away in the Sants Montjuïc neighborhood of the city.

All of these and so many other unforgettable experiences can be found when one takes the time to dig just a little deeper and truly explore Catalonia’s magical capital city. And when you book your train to Barcelona through Omio, you are not just buying a train ticket to another beautiful Spanish destination. You are taking the first step on a journey whose memories will last a lifetime!

Train companies: AVE, Ouigo and Renfe AVLO to Barcelona trains

Travel on AVE, Ouigo and Renfe AVLO trains to Barcelona at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Renfe Alvia are high-speed trains with top speeds of up to 250km/h operated by Renfe, Spain’s national railway company. Alvia trains cover most cities in Spain, including Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia, Alicante, Zaragoza and Cadiz. They are somewhat slower than Renfe AVE and AVLO (high-speed and low cost) but cover more destinations and are a comfortable and effective way of travelling around Spain. Onboard facilities include free WIFI, bike storage and luggage allowance. Alvia trains have two seat classes – Estándar and Confort. Top routes for Renfe Alvia include Barcelona to Pamplona, Madrid to Cádiz and Alicante to Gijón.

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