The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Valencia to Barcelona will cost around $ 53 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 38.
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3 h 10 m
3 h 33 m
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Of the 14 train that leave Valencia for Barcelona every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct train cover the 303 km distance in an average of 3 h 33 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3 h 10 m .
The slowest train will take 5 h 32 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Avg. Train Duration:|
4 hours 35 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||$27|
|Trains depart from:||Valencia|
|Trains arrive in:||Barcelona|
Taking the train is a cost effective and convenient way to travel from Valencia to Barcelona, making it easy to explore the riches of the Catalan capital. Every day, there will be a selection of 12-13 direct trains, which cover the 217 mile distance between the cities in just over three hours. Trains leave morning, noon and night, so finding the right ticket won't be difficult.
All trains to Barcelona from Valencia are operated by Renfe, who run a scheduled service from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station to Barcelona Sants, with no need for any changes. Various fare classes are available, including First and ""Grand Comfort"", which provides extended legroom and plenty of other luxury features.
The quickest trains to Barcelona from Valencia will get passengers to Sants in 3 hours and 15 minutes, though most take around 3 hours and 30 minutes. Be aware that some afternoon services can take significantly longer, sometimes as long as 5 hours and 35 minutes; please double check schedules before booking.
There will be 12-13 trains to Barcelona from central Valencia on any given day. Services start early, with departures at 6:30 a.m., and there's a peak in mid-afternoon from 2:45 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Importantly, the last train of the day leaves Valencia just after 8:00 p.m., so late night departures aren't an option.
Departure train station: Trains to Barcelona depart from Valencia's Joaquín Sorolla station. The station is just over a mile from the central districts, but travelers can take Metro Line 5 (to Colón station). Shuttle buses also run from the Estacio del Nord to Joaquin Sorolla.
Arrival train station: Trains from Valencia arrive at Barcelona Sants station. Sants is almost 2 miles southwest of central areas like Gracia or Eixample. Upon arrival, Metro Lines L3 and L5 (blue and green) will take passengers into the city, and the journey will take around 10 minutes. Renfe rail services link Sants to Barcelona Airport as well, and the trip takes 20 minutes.