Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Valencia

Showing times and prices for 1 Dec

Cheapest

£26

Average

£37

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Barcelona to Valencia will cost around £ 37 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 26.

Cheapest
10:00Barcelona Sants5h08 15:08Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
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£261One-way
2nd Cheapest
15:00Barcelona Sants3h28 18:28Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
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£331One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:00Barcelona Sants3h23 15:23Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
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£331One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:13Barcelona Sants3h07 12:20Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
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£331One-way
16:10Barcelona Sants2h40 18:50Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£421One-way

Train schedule Barcelona Valencia

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07:15Barcelona Sants2h40 09:55Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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08:15Barcelona Sants2h40 10:55Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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09:13Barcelona Sants3h07 12:20Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
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10:00Barcelona Sants5h08 15:08Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
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10:15Barcelona Sants2h40 12:55Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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12:00Barcelona Sants3h23 15:23Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
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15:00Barcelona Sants3h28 18:28Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
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16:10Barcelona Sants2h40 18:50Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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18:15Barcelona Sants2h40 20:55Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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20:15Barcelona Sants2h40 22:55Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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Wed
1 Dec
£26Renfe Regional Expres
£27Alsa
£64Air Europa
£34Gnv
Thu
2 Dec
£26Renfe Regional Expres
£18Alsa
£61Air Europa
£76Balearia
Fri
3 Dec
£26Renfe Regional Expres
£19Alsa
£105Vueling
£34Gnv
Sat
4 Dec
£26Renfe Regional Expres
£21Alsa
£37Vueling
£34Gnv
Sun
5 Dec
£26Renfe Regional Expres
£21Alsa
£56Air Europa
£34Gnv
Mon
6 Dec
£26Renfe Regional Expres
£18Alsa
£37Vueling
£34Gnv
Tue
7 Dec
£26Renfe Regional Expres
£18Alsa
£46Air Europa
£34Gnv
Wed
8 Dec
£26Renfe Regional Expres
£13Alsa
£31Vueling
£34Gnv
Thu
9 Dec
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£13Alsa
£36Air Europa
£34Gnv
Fri
10 Dec
£26Renfe Regional Expres
£13Alsa
£46Air Europa
£34Gnv
Sat
11 Dec
£26Renfe Regional Expres
£13Alsa
£46Air Europa
£34Gnv
Sun
12 Dec
£26Renfe Torre del Oro
£11Alsa
£46Air Europa
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Mon
13 Dec
£26Renfe Regional Expres
£11Alsa
£49Air Europa
£34Gnv
Tue
14 Dec
£22Renfe Torre del Oro
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£39Air Europa
£34Gnv
Wed
15 Dec
£22Renfe Torre del Oro
£11Alsa
£36Air Europa
£34Gnv
Thu
16 Dec
£23Renfe Alvia
£11Alsa
£36Air Europa
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Fri
17 Dec
£23Renfe Alvia
£27Alsa
£28Vueling
£34Gnv
Sat
18 Dec
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£13Alsa
£52Air Europa
£34Gnv
Sun
19 Dec
£26Renfe Regional Expres
£27Alsa
£19Vueling
£34Gnv
Mon
20 Dec
£21Renfe Alvia
£11Alsa
£25Vueling
£34Gnv

Fastest train times from Barcelona to Valencia

Showing times and prices for 1 Dec

Fastest Journey

2 h 40 m

Average

3 h 6 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

303 km

Of the 10 trains that leave Barcelona for Valencia every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 303 km distance in an average of 3 h 6 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 40 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 8 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.

Fastest
16:10Barcelona Sants2h40 18:50Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£421One-way
Fastest
08:15Barcelona Sants2h40 10:55Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£421One-way
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20:15Barcelona Sants2h40 22:55Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£421One-way
Fastest
07:15Barcelona Sants2h40 09:55Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£421One-way
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10:15Barcelona Sants2h40 12:55Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
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£421One-way

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Train from Barcelona to Valencia with Renfe

For as little as £26 you can travel by train from Barcelona to Valencia with Renfe. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

Renfe

Renfe is Spain’s national train provider operating freight and passenger trains on Spain’s extensive railway network as well as international routes to neighboring France and Portugal. Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like the Basic, Elige and Premium tickets. Renfe also offers discount cards like the Renfe Gold Card and +Renfe Youth Card 50 for qualified travellers. You can use these savings offers and discount cards on Omio when booking your Barcelona to Valencia trip. Renfe has a vast fleet of trains with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The Renfe AVE trains run at high speed and serve long-distance routes, Alvia trains combine high-speed and normal speed trains serving domestic routes, Altaria serves domestic routes into southern Spain, Euromed offers domestic routes along the Mediterranean coast, Avant trains serve regional commuter routes and Trenhotel offers night train routes.

    Please follow the recommendations outlined by Renfe when booking your train tickets between Barcelona and Valencia due to the coronavirus:

    • 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.

    Trains from Barcelona to Valencia

    Trains from Barcelona to Valencia are as regular as clockwork, on weekdays and over weekends. Most of them are concentrated in the mornings, with a few spread out during the day and a couple towards the evening – you're looking at around 7 or 8 train trips available each day. Travel times vary from just over 5 hours to high-speed trips of around 2h40min.

    Barcelona to Valencia Train Time: Daily Departures

    A more detailed look at the timetables and schedules for Barcelona to Valencia trains will show you that you can get a train every 20 minutes or so with the first 4 trains of the morning from 8:10 a.m. to around 10:30 a.m. After that, you'll find a midday train, and then there's a bit of a hiatus until the next one around mid-afternoon. After that, there are two more: one at around 4:00 p.m. and a final trip that you can catch around 6:00 p.m. This schedule is the same every day, except for Sundays, when one fewer train runs – the early morning train trip isn't made, so the first train of the day is after 9:00 a.m.

    How long is the journey by train from Barcelona to Valencia?

    This is a direct trip no matter which train ticket you book, and the times don't vary very broadly, depending on the time of day. All Barcelona to Valencia trains take between 2h40min and just over 3 hours. The differences in train journey duration are due to some going to Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station and others to Valencia-Estacio Del Nord. The only exception is the 10:00 a.m. train, which takes a more sedate 5 hours to make the trip, at standard rather than high speed, even though it's also a direct trip.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Valencia?

    The cheapest tickets available on this trip are to be had on the five-hour trip. Booking in advance is the best way to ensure that you get a ticket for this specific train, so be a bit flexible on the day on which you want to travel, if you can, in case it's fully booked on any particular day. If you don't have that sort of time to spare, then avoid the early morning and the evening trains, and rather travel at midday or in the mid-afternoon. There is only one train company that runs on this line and you don't have the ability to choose between different providers, so besides choosing your train carefully, keep your eyes open for special offers on holidays. If you're a discount cardholder or hold a season membership ticket, then those fee reductions can be applied to further reduce the cost of the trip.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Barcelona to Valencia?

    Departure train station: All of these trains leave from a single train station on the Barcelona side, Barcelona Sants. It's only 2 miles from the city centre, an easy 10-minute trip by public transport, and offers all the travelling amenities you could want, like Wi-Fi, disability services, restaurants, car rental outlets and tourist information services to help you on your way.

    Arrival train stations: The trains from Barcelona alternate their arrivals in Valencia between two train stations. The main Valencia-Estacio Del Nord station is a mere 2-minutes by public transport from the city centre, and Valencia Joaquín Sorolla will take you 8 minutes to reach. They're large tourist hubs, providing many amenities, like fast food outlets and coffee shops, car hire, pharmacies and mobile phone shops, as well as plenty of souvenir stands.

    Which train companies travel from Barcelona to Valencia?

    Trains from Barcelona to Valencia are run by a single train company, Renfe. This is the state train company in Spain, which covers the entire country, as well as taking travellers to and from France. It uses a variety of trains, including high-speed AVA intercity ones, handling large numbers of commuters daily on this route. Ticket availability is very good, so you can usually buy tickets upon your arrival at the station. Otherwise, there is the option to book a little in advance.

    Renfe trains from Barcelona to Valencia

    Renfe provides very efficient and reliable Barcelona to Valencia trains. They offer a very basic ticket policy, with most of the trains on this route offering a single so-called second class, which can be upgraded to second-plus for an additional charge. The tickets are semi-refundable, and you can change your tickets at any time until you depart without charge, or cancel them for a 5% fee and be refunded the rest. This is a high-speed train service company, with trains travelling at up to 190 mph, with the exception of the midday train, which runs at a more standard speed, allowing you to take in the views a bit more when you travel between these two coastal cities. Discount cards are available, and cheaper fares can be booked for large family groups and for senior citizens over the age of 65.

    Barcelona to Valencia Trains: Services on board

    Renfe has many different types of tickets, with the main differentiators being size of passenger groups and prices, rather than services and amenities, and there is one standard class. A generous luggage allowance lets you take up to three items, with a combined weight of no more than 55lb. You have a choice of taking your own refreshments, or purchasing the usual train fare snacks and sandwiches from the amenities on board. There are also vending machines on the trains for extra convenience. Renfe offers a free assistance service for travellers with disabilities or restricted mobility, called Atendo. This provides comprehensive support, helping with transit through the train stations and with boarding and alighting from trains. Pets are also welcome to travel, as long as they are in appropriate containers. You can travel with a bicycle, as long as it can be folded up to meet the travel parameters.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Barcelona to Valencia
    Travel by train 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
    What is the cost of cheap trains from Barcelona to Valencia?
    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to Valencia from Barcelona for the next 7 days starting from £26  one way.
    How much is a train ticket from Barcelona to Valencia?
    The Barcelona to Valencia train ticket price is on average £28  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
    What is the distance to Valencia from Barcelona by train?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Barcelona to Valencia via train to be approximately 187 miles (302 km).
    What is the average Barcelona to Valencia train duration?
    On average the Barcelona to Valencia train time is 2 h 40 min  covering the 187 miles (302 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
    Which train station from Barcelona to Valencia do I depart from? Which Valencia train station from Barcelona do I arrive in?

    When taking the train from Barcelona to Valencia, you can choose to depart from train stations like Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. Your route can end in train stations such as Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and Valencia-Estacio Del Nord.

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Barcelona Sants   and arrive in Valencia Joaquín Sorolla.

    Where do I find the Barcelona train station to Valencia? Where is the Valencia train station?

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona Sants, which is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Valencia Joaquín Sorolla, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

    What train companies go from Barcelona to Valencia?
    For the best Barcelona to Valencia train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Renfe. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Barcelona and Valencia to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Can I book a direct train from Barcelona to Valencia?
    Yes, there are 5 direct trains per day between Barcelona and Valencia, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Renfe Intercity, Renfe Euromed, Renfe Torre del Oro or Renfe Regional Expres  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    How many trains per day are there to Valencia from Barcelona?
    The average number of trains departing Barcelona for Valencia is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    When does the first train depart from Barcelona to Valencia? When does the last train depart from Barcelona to Valencia?
    The earliest train for this journey departs from Barcelona at 06: 15. The last train leaves from Barcelona at 09: 00. Check Omio for the latest train times from Barcelona to Valencia and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I book train tickets from Barcelona to Valencia for the best deals?
    In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Barcelona and Valencia within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £28 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Barcelona to Valencia a few months in advance.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Barcelona
    Valencia
    Barcelona Sants is the most popular Barcelona railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Barcelona for your journey to Valencia.
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    Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 22: 00
    Public transport 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