How to travel from Barcelona to Valencia

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from Barcelona to Valencia

You can get from Barcelona to Valencia by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Barcelona to Valencia on Dec 09 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:35PMBarcelona El Prat Airport0h55 04:30PMValencia Airport
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10:00AMBarcelona Sants5h13 03:13PMValencia-Estacio Del Nord
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04:55PMBarcelona3h50 08:45PMValencia, Estación de Autobuses
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10:25AMBarcelona3h50 02:15PMValencia, Estación de Autobuses
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02:55PMBarcelona3h50 06:45PMValencia, Estación de Autobuses
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Travel Information to Valencia from Barcelona

distanceDistance187 miles (302 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$30 - $100
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $30 (€27) • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $50 (€45) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAlsa, Trasmediterránea S. A. Vueling or Renfe Euromed

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 187 miles (302 km) to Valencia from Barcelona. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Alsa, Trasmediterránea S. A. Vueling or Renfe Euromed among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Barcelona to Valencia.

How to Travel from Barcelona to Valencia

The journey from Barcelona to Valencia is popular with travelers in Spain for both business and leisure. The trip between these two coastal Spanish cities is convenient whether you choose to travel by bus, train or plane. Key departure points in Barcelona include Barcelona Sants train station, Barcelona Nord Bus station, and Barcelona-El Prat airport. Return journeys from Valencia to Barcelona are also available.

Trains from Barcelona to Valencia | Buses from Barcelona to Valencia | Flights from Barcelona to Valencia

Barcelona to Valencia Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€21

4:00 h

2 Months Ahead

trains

€32

3:05 h

2 Months Ahead

flight

€87

2:35 h

1 Month Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Barcelona to Valencia?

Cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Valencia


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Barcelona to Valencia. Alsa is the main bus company in Spain and operates all the buses from Barcelona to Valencia. Alsa buses take approximately 7:20 h to travel from Barcelona to Valencia and depart 9 times per day. Alsa's buses depart from Barcelona Nord bus station and arrive at Valencia's Estación de Autobuses.


Fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Valencia


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Techncially, flying is the fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Valencia; however, when traveling to and from Barcelona and Valencia's airports is taken into consideration taking a Renfe train is the fastest way to travel from Barcelona to Valencia. Flights traveling from Barcelona to Valencia depart from Barcelona's El Prat airport and arrive at Valencia Airport after 2:35 h of flight time. All flights require a connection. Airlines that travel directly from Barcelona to Valencia include Iberia and Air Europa.


Most popular way to travel from Barcelona to Valencia


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Barcelona to Valencia. While the train is more expensive than taking the bus, the hour saved traveling by train makes up for the additional cost for most travelers. Some of the train ticket cost can be offset by planning ahead and booking your Barcelona to Valencia travel as far ahead of time as possible. All trains traveling from Barcelona to Valencia are operated by Renfe, depart from Barcelona Sants train station, and arrive at either Valencia's Joaquín Sorolla or Estacio Del Nord train station. Trains traveling from Barcelona to Valencia take approximately three hours.


How to get from Barcelona to Valencia

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Barcelona to Valencia, 79,93% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Barcelona to Valencia and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Attractions in Valencia

Valencia's reputation as a vibrant and international cultural center has made it one of the most popular destinations in Spain for international travelers. Some of Valencia's main attractions include the Valencia Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos, the Llotja de Seda and the Museu de Belles Arts de Valencia as well as Valencia C.F. and Levante UD football clubs.

Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Valencia

Travel Tips: Travel to Valencia 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 Valencia.
FAQs

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Barcelona and Valencia. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between Barcelona and Valencia is by taking a train with an average price of $30 (€27).

This is compared to other travel options to Valencia:

Taking a train is about $4 (€4) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $34 (€31) for this journey.

Taking a train is about $70 (€63) less than taking a ferry, which costs on average $100 (€90) for this trip.

A train is generally $20 (€18) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $50 (€45) from Barcelona to Valencia.

The quickest way to travel from Barcelona to Valencia is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 50 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Valencia by train can take on average 2 h 40 min.

The distance from Barcelona to Valencia is approximately 187 miles (302 km).

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Valencia is:

  • Around 2 buses per day.
  • Around 5 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Barcelona to Valencia as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Barcelona to Valencia:

  • Buses from Barcelona to Valencia most often leave from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord and arrive in Valencia, Estación de Autobuses.
  • Flights mostly leave from Barcelona El Prat Airport and tend to arrive in Valencia Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Barcelona at Barcelona Sants and arrive in Valencia at Valencia Joaquín Sorolla.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to Valencia:

  • You can take a bus from Barcelona to Valencia with Alsa. Cheap tickets can be found for $34 (€31) with Alsa from Barcelona to Valencia.
  • You can travel by ferry to Valencia from Barcelona with Trasmediterránea S. A. And you can find Trasmediterránea S. A. Barcelona to Valencia tickets for $100 (€90) on Omio.
  • You can go to Valencia from Barcelona by plane with Vueling. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $50 (€45) with Vueling from Barcelona to Valencia on Omio.
  • You can travel by train to Valencia from Barcelona with Renfe Euromed, and you can find Renfe Euromed Barcelona to Valencia tickets for $30 (€27) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Barcelona to Valencia with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 2 direct buses a day to Valencia with Alsa.
  • You can find 5 direct trains per day to take to Valencia with Renfe Alvia, Renfe Intercity, Renfe Euromed, Renfe Torre del Oro or Renfe Regional Expres.

Direct services to Valencia tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Barcelona to Valencia often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Madrid, Alicante or Sevilla. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Barcelona and Valencia itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Valencia and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Barcelona to Valencia, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $34 (€31) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average $100 (€90) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $50 (€45) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $30 (€27) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Barcelona to Valencia online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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