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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Jaén

distanceDistance402 miles (649 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe or Renfe AVE

Trains from Barcelona to Jaén cover the 402 miles (649 km) long route taking on average 12 h 29 min with our travel partners like Renfe or Renfe AVE. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Jaén.

Train companies: Barcelona to Jaén with Renfe and AVE

Travel between Barcelona and Jaén on Renfe and AVE trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.


Renfe is Spain’s national train company offering a multitude of domestic routes and international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe is known for its range of ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also has discount cards for qualified travelers like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50, which you can use on Omio. When you ride with Renfe, you can expect to find an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and time needed to travel to your destination. These train types include Renfe AVE for high-speed long-distance routes, Alvia and Altaria for domestic routes in parts of Spain, Euromed for routes along the stunning Mediterranean coast, Avant commuter trains and Trenhotel night trains.

    These are Renfe's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Barcelona and Jaén:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Renfe has applied temporary travel conditions for ticket holders that can no longer justify their travel or don’t wish to travel with AVE, Large Distancia, Avant or Media services for trips between 29th of October and 8th of May 2021
    • Travellers may choose to get a full refund, free of charge, or be provided with a new ticket for another date free of charge.
    • Passengers traveling international routes (Renfe–SNCF) can cancel their ticket free of charge until August 29th, 2021 if it’s requested three days before the departure date.

    Trains from Barcelona to Jaén

    The train journey between Barcelona and Jaén is covered every day by numerous trains with 1 transfer in Córdoba. The average duration of the Barcelona Jaén train is around 8 hours although, depending on the timetables established, this may vary. The trains cover a distance of 647 kilometres, depart from Barcelona-Sants station and finish their itinerary at Jaén central station. There are no direct Barcelona Jaén trains covering this route.

    What trains go from Barcelona to Jaén?

    The route from Barcelona to the transfer in Cordoba is covered by AVE trains, which reach a maximum speed of 350 km/h, and are equipped with electrical sockets in the seats and air conditioning. While the Renfe de Media Distancia trains operate between Córdoba and Jaén, reaching a maximum speed of 160 km/h.

    How long is the train from Barcelona to Jaén?

    The minimum duration of the Barcelona Jaén train with transfer in Córdoba is 6 hours and 55 minutes. While the maximum duration of trains operating on the entire route is 13 hours and 15 minutes, in cases where passengers have to wait longer to change trains.

    How many trains are there from Barcelona to Jaén?

    There are an average of 13 trains Barcelona Jaén with 1 transfer from Monday to Friday. On weekends the frequency is lower, with an average of 7 trains departing from Barcelona to Jaén. Most trains start their journey in the morning, except for one every day that starts first thing in the afternoon.

    Where do trains from Barcelona to Jaén depart from and arrive at?

    Barcelona-Sants station: is located in the district of the same name. Line 3 of the metro allows you to get from the centre of Barcelona to this station in 7 minutes. It has parking, car rental companies, consignment service, shops, restaurants, cafeterias and ATMs, among other services.

    Estación de Jaén: is located in the Plaza de Jaén por la Paz, very close to the urban centre of the city, so travellers can walk from the station to the central areas of Jaén. The site has toilets, cafeteria, restaurant, car park, car rental branches, luggage trolleys and hotel.

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    How many miles is it from Barcelona to Jaén by train?

    The distance to Jaén from Barcelona by train is approximately 402 miles (649 km).

    How long is a train between Barcelona and Jaén on average?

    On average the Barcelona to Jaén train time is 12 h 29 min  covering the 402 miles (649 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    What station does the train from Barcelona to Jaén depart from? Which Jaén train station do I come into from Barcelona?

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants   and arrive in Jaén.

    Where is the train station in Barcelona to go to Jaén? Where is the train station in Jaén located?

    Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Barcelona Sants and need to travel around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Jaén most often arrive at Jaén and need to travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from this train station to the city center.

    What train providers offer a service from Barcelona to Jaén?

    Take the Barcelona to Jaén train with Renfe or Renfe AVE. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Barcelona to Jaén as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many train services per day are there to Jaén from Barcelona?

    On average, there is 1 train a day from Barcelona to Jaén. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    The major railway station for departures from Barcelona is Barcelona Sants. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Barcelona Sants for your journey between Barcelona and Jaén.
    Amenities at station
    Phone Number
    +34 934956020
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
    Public transit options for Barcelona Sants
    Metro lines: L3, L5
    Bus lines: A1, A2
    Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17