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You can get from Barcelona to Valencia by train, bus or flight.
To get from Barcelona to Valencia on Jan 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||187 miles (302 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight, ferry or train|
|Ticket price range||$16 - $46|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $16 (€13) • 3 h 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $41 (€34) • 55 min|
|Popular travel companies||Alsa, Air Europa, Gnv or Renfe Euromed|
Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 187 miles (302 km) to Valencia from Barcelona. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $16 (€13). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alsa, Air Europa, Gnv or Renfe Euromed among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
There are 4 travel options from Barcelona to Valencia: bus, flight, ferry or train.
The cheapest way to travel to Valencia from Barcelona is by taking a bus with an average price of $16 (€13).
This is compared to other travel options to Valencia:
Taking a bus is usually $26 (€21) less than taking a flight to Valencia, which costs on average $41 (€34) for the same trip.
Taking a bus is usually $30 (€25) less than taking a ferry to Valencia, which costs on average $46 (€38) for the same trip.
A bus is $6 (€5) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Barcelona to Valencia costing on average $22 (€18).
The fastest way to get to Valencia from Barcelona is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.
Other travel options to Valencia can usually take longer:
In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 50 min of travel time.
In comparison, getting to Valencia by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.
In comparison, getting to Valencia by train can take on average 2 h 40 min.
Valencia is approximately 187 miles (302 km) away from Barcelona.
The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Valencia is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Barcelona to Valencia as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Barcelona to Valencia:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Barcelona to Valencia with the following travel companies:
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 journey.
When planning your trip from Barcelona to Valencia, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
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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