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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Portbou

distanceDistance87 miles (141 km)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Barcelona to Portbou cover the 87 miles (141 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 21 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Portbou.

Train companies: Travel with Renfe between Barcelona and Portbou

Renfe will get you from Barcelona to Portbou at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times, prices and tickets for your trip.


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.

    Renfe has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Barcelona to Portbou:

    • 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.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Barcelona to Portbou

    Travel by train to Portbou easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Portbou.

    How far is it from Barcelona to Portbou by train?

    The train distance from Barcelona to Portbou is around 87 miles (141 km).

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

    While the time it takes to travel 87 miles (141 km) to Portbou from Barcelona can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Barcelona to Portbou train journey time is on average 2 h 21 min.

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

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

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

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona Sants, which is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Portbou, located 0.1 miles (224 m) away from the city center.

    Which train companies can get me from Barcelona to Portbou?

    Take the Barcelona to Portbou train with Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route from Barcelona to Portbou as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

    How many trains are there to Portbou from Barcelona a day?

    The average number of trains departing Barcelona for Portbou is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    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 Portbou.
    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