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 Barcelona to Valencia will cost around £ 44 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 30.
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3 h 6 m
3 h 26 m
Trains per day
Of the 14 train that leave Barcelona for Valencia 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 26 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 3 h 6 m .
The slowest train will take 5 h 1 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:|
3 hours 24 minutes
|Train Ticket Price:||£22|
|Trains depart from:||Barcelona|
|Trains arrive in:||Valencia|
Barcelona and Valencia are connected by 18 trains per day. All trains are run by Renfe (the only Spanish railway operator) and travel time is approximately three and a half hours, although some trains can take up to 5 hours and require changing at Aldea-Amposta-Tortosa Station. Trains depart Barcelona every hour between 5:50 a.m. and 8:04 p.m.
Departure Station: Trains from Barcelona to Valencia depart from either Barcelona Estacio de Franca and Barcelona Sants. Most trains originate at Estacio de Franca, calling at Sants station 10 minutes later. Estacio de Franca is 0.6 miles from the Rambla, the Gothic Quarter, and the waterfront, whereas Sants station is convenient for travellers visiting the Olympic Stadium and Nou Camp, which are 1.8 miles away. Sants is also an underground station and is a 20-minute drive from the airport.
Arrival Station: Valencia Estacio del Nord and Valencia Joaquin Sorolla. The former is Valencia's main railway station, and is under 1 mile away from the city centre, within walking distance of three underground stations. Joaquin Sorolla station is 0.6 miles south of Estacio del Nord. Regional trains stop at Valencia Cabanyal, in the eastern part of the city and just over half a mile from the waterfront.