How to travel from Valencia to Barcelona

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from Valencia to Barcelona

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

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To get from Valencia to Barcelona on Sep 30 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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How to Travel from Valencia to Barcelona?

To travel from Valencia to Barcelona, you can choose a flight, bus, train, or ferry. The best option for speed and price is a flight. There are multiple flights per day available, but all flights make a stop in Madrid. A direct flight might be available, but it’s best to check schedules ahead of your trip. The trip is 187 miles (302 km), and travel by flight takes 1h 5min. There are many trains and buses that depart for Barcelona, and the cheapest way to travel is by bus.

The bus journey takes 4h, and by train it takes over 3h. The are 8 buses that depart daily, and there are 13 direct travel trains that depart daily. There are different fares available so be sure to research the best ticket. Barcelona ferries depart up to 12 times per week and the carriers are the Balearia line and the Trasmeditteranea line. The journey takes around 5h.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from Valencia to Barcelona?

The cheapest way to get from Valencia to Barcelona is by train or bus. The average trip by bus is 4h long, and it covers 187 miles (302 km). 8 buses depart the station daily, and the trips are direct connections with no stops. The buses leave from Valencia's Estación de Autobuses, then enter the Barcelona's Estació d'Autobusos Nord. The travel time by train is 3h 26min, and the trip is a direct fare to the city.

Trains leave from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla, but there are 13 direct trains daily. The first trains leave at 6:30 a.m., and the last at 8:00 p.m. Keep in mind the peak times are between 2:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Trains from Barcelona leave from Valencia's Joaquín Sorolla station, and the arrival station is Valencia arrive at Barcelona Sants.

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from Valencia to Barcelona?

For travel time from Valencia to Barcelona, the fastest way to travel is by airplane. The travel time is 1h 15min, and the trip covers 187 miles (302 km), but the travel time can change depending on the flight and whether it’s a holiday. There is 1 direct flight per day to Barcelona, and stops on other flights vary, so check the schedule when you book your ticket. The travel partners include Air Europa, Vueling, Iberia, or Air Nostrum. Passengers leave from Valencia Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport. The earliest flight departing from Valencia to Barcelona is at 6:40 a.m., and the last flight departs at 7:55 p.m. For best prices and flights, book your tickets early.

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Trains from Valencia to Barcelona

Travel from Valencia to Barcelona is a great value when choosing to travel by train, and it’s one of the cheapest ways to travel. The trip by train takes an average of 3h / 13min, and the fastest train is 2h 40min. Compared to other modes of travel, choosing a train ticket is far cheaper. There are 10 trains per day, and all the trains offer a direct route, so you won’t be delayed. Travelers on a budget or that want to save on their travel will benefit from a train. Renfe is the train provider for the journey. Trains to Barcelona depart from Valencia's Joaquín Sorolla station, and the station is easily reached via taxi as it’s close to the city center. The station in Barcelona is the Barcelona Sants station, and it’s 2 miles (3.2 km) from the city center.

Train travel from Valencia to Barcelona with Renfe

Renfe is the train service for your trip to Barcelona. Renfe offers comfortable cabins and seats, and offers many ticket types suitable to your budget. There is a wide choice of train types and amenities to make your trip a joy. The train departs from Valencia's Joaquín Sorolla station, and arrives in Barcelona at the Barcelona Sants station. Both stations are 2 miles (3.2 km) from the city centers. All trains are direct connections and have no stops between cities.

Buses from Valencia to Barcelona

The bus providers that serve travel from Valenica to Barcelona are Eurolines Switzerland, Alsa, Alsa Supra, and Infobus. There are 16 buses that depart the station daily, and all 16 are direct connections to the city, with no stops along the way. Buses are frequent, departing every hour or so. The buses depart from the Valencia Bus Station located just a few miles from the city center. Taxis are the best way to get to the station, but plan your time to allot for traffic. The arrival station is the Barcelona Nord Bus Station, and it’s also located near the city center and has good transport systems close to the station.

Traveling by bus from Valencia to Barcelona with Alsa

Riding with Alsa is the ultimate in travel comfort, and it comes with a budget price. 16 buses depart the station daily, and all of them are direct routes with no stops to slow you down. Alsa offers different ticket types, so be sure to check all the options when booking your ticket. Alsa uses the same departure and arrival stations as the other providers, the Valencia Bus Station and the Barcelona Nord Bus Station.

Flights from Valencia to Barcelona

There is 1 direct flight per day for travel from Valencia to Barcelona, and the flight takes 1h 15min. The various travel providers include Air Nostrum, Vueling, Iberia, and Air Europa. Travelers most often leave from Valencia Airport and arrive in Barcelona El Prat Airport. Iberia airlines departs from Madrid Barajas Airport, and Air Nostrum departs from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport. Be sure to check the departure airport carefully when you purchase your ticket. The earliest flight leaves at 6:40 a.m., and the last flight is at 7:55 p.m.

Flying from Valencia to Barcelona with Vueling

A great choice for your flight to Barcelona is Vueling airlines. You’ll save time as the flight is only 1h 15min, and there is a departure every 20min in the mornings, and every 90min in the afternoons. The airline departs from Valencia Airport and arrives in Barcelona El Prat Airport. It a good practice to book your tickets early as you can save money on your ticket and get the better flights.

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Ferries from Valencia to Barcelona

The 12 Ferries to Barcelona depart up to 6 times per week and the carriers are the Balearia line and the Trasmeditteranea line. The trip takes approximately 5h, but this can change due to weather or other delays. The ferries depart from the Puerto de Valencia ferry terminal located very close to the city center.

Traveling by ferry from Valencia to Barcelona with Balearia and Trasmeditteranea

The Balearia ferry is one of the carriers that serves travel to Barcelona. The trip takes around 5h, but this can change due to bad weather or other delays. The ferry departs from the Puerto de Valencia ferry terminal, just miles from the city center. The ferry is fully equipped with free Wi-Fi and electric outlets to charge your devices. Be sure to book early and check the schedule often, as ferries are often affected by weather and your trip might have to be rescheduled.

The Trasmeditteranea line is another carrier for a ferry to Barcelona. The ferry departs from the Puerto de Valencia ferry terminal and the trip takes about 5h, but this can be affected by inclement weather or other delays. The ferry is equipped with free Wi-Fi and outlets to charge your electric devices. You may want to book early and check the schedule often for changes due to weather. There are plenty of dinning available around the port to grab a bite before you board.

To Barcelona by train/ bus/ flight/ ferry—travel tips

Barcelona is a wonderous seaside city alive with wonderful cuisine and endless sites to see, but it helps to know what to do and what to see before you go. Be sure to relax on the many rooftop terraces with views of the city, sea, and the boundless hills. The hotel terraces, believe it or not, are a popular hangout for locals and tourists alike, and you can even find restaurants with gorgeous views.

Barcelona’s Mediterranean weather makes strolling around the sites a pleasure. Don’t miss the Gothic Quarter and Antoni Gaudí’s modern architecture. The Catalan capital offers dinning, shopping, and entertainment venues. Check out the rooftop bars and Gaudí’s Casa Mila has views of the city towers in the distance. Try the Mediterranean-spiced grilled fish as it’s a local favorite. Also, the Spanish tapas are always a treat as well as the patatas bravas is not to be missed.

How to Travel from Valencia to Barcelona

The Mediterranean city of Valencia is around 300 kilometers southwest of the Catalan capital Barcelona. There are frequent trains and buses connecting the 2 cities. The quickest train journeys for travelers in Spain journey along the Mediterranean coast and take a little over 3 hours, while direct buses make the trip north in 4 to 5 hours.

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Valencia to Barcelona Travel Comparison

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

Cheapest way to travel from Valencia to Barcelona


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Valencia to Barcelona. Buses traveling from Valencia to Barcelona depart from Valencia's Estación de Autobuses and take at least 4 hours to arrive at Barcelona's Estació d'Autobusos Nord. At least 8 buses travel from Valencia to Barcelona every day, with the first bus departing Valencia at 2:21 a.m. Alsa is the main bus company that travels from Valencia to Barcelona.


Fastest way to travel from Valencia to Barcelona


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Technically, taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Valencia to Barcelona; however, when traveling to and from Valencia and Barcelona's airports is taken into consideration taking a Renfe train is actually the fastest way to travel. All flights traveling from Valencia to Barcelona involve a transfer in Madrid. Trains traveling from Valencia to Barcelona depart from Valencia's Joaquín Sorolla train station and arrive at Barcelona's Sants train station after 3:09 h of traveling.


Most popular way to travel from Valencia to Barcelona


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Taking the bus is the most popular way to travel from Valencia to Barcelona. The bus journey from Valencia to Barcelona is cheaper than taking the train or bus while only taking approximately 50 minutes longer to arrive in Barcelona. Buses depart frequently from Valencia's Estación de Autobuses and arrive at Barcelona's Estació d'Autobusos Nord after 4 hours of traveling.


How to get from Valencia to Barcelona

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Valencia to Barcelona, 77,35% 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 Valencia to Barcelona 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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