Valencia to Barcelona train

Cheap train tickets from Valencia to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

£26

Average

£42

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.

Cheapest
16:38Valencia-Estacio Del Nord5h29 22:07Barcelona Sants
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£261One-way
2nd Cheapest
20:31Valencia-Estacio Del Nord3h28 23:59Barcelona Sants
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£341One-way
19:15Valencia Joaquín Sorolla2h40 21:55Barcelona Sants
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£431One-way
07:05Valencia Joaquín Sorolla2h40 09:45Barcelona Sants
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£641One-way

Train schedule Valencia to Barcelona

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 20 May
07:05AMValencia Joaquín Sorolla2h40 09:45AMBarcelona Sants
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04:38PMValencia-Estacio Del Nord5h29 10:07PMBarcelona Sants
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07:15PMValencia Joaquín Sorolla2h40 09:55PMBarcelona Sants
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08:31PMValencia-Estacio Del Nord3h28 11:59PMBarcelona Sants
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Fastest train times from Valencia to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

2 h 40 m

Average

3 h 34 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

303 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Valencia for Barcelona every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
07:05Valencia Joaquín Sorolla2h40 09:45Barcelona Sants
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£641One-way
Fastest
19:15Valencia Joaquín Sorolla2h40 21:55Barcelona Sants
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£431One-way
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20:31Valencia-Estacio Del Nord3h28 23:59Barcelona Sants
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£341One-way
16:38Valencia-Estacio Del Nord5h29 22:07Barcelona Sants
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£261One-way

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Train providers: Renfe trains Valencia to Barcelona

You can travel by train to Barcelona from Valencia with Renfe for as low as £25. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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 Valencia to Barcelona 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.

    Trains from Valencia to Barcelona

    Trains are an affordable way to travel around Spain, which boasts an extensive network that connects the entire country. Departing every 2h, passengers can board a high-speed train in Valencia and arrive in Barcelona in a quick 2h 40 min. Barcelona is colourful, cultural capital, famous for its architecture and art, creative gastronomy and sun-drenched shores. After spending your days wandering around the tangle of streets, enjoy fresh seafood, tapas and a sunset cocktail at a beachside chiringuito.

     

    Valencia to Barcelona Train Time: Daily Departures

    If you’re travelling from Valencia to Barcelona, trains depart every 2h from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla or Valencia-Estacio Del Nord and arrive at Barcelona Sants, the main railway station in the Catalonian capital. During the week, the earliest departures leave Valencia from 7:00 a.m. while on weekends, the first trains leave after 9:00 a.m. The last train of the day departs Valencia around 7:00 p.m. On average, there are around eight trains from Valencia to Barcelona every day. Although trains are scheduled to run fairly frequently, passengers should always check the train timetable to make sure services are operating.

        

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

    Planning a train journey from Valencia to Barcelona? The fastest train takes a duration of 2h 40min departing from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and arriving at Barcelona Sants. Trains also run from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord and can take between 3h 7min and 5h 30min to arrive. All services run directly from Valencia to Barcelona, which means that passengers do not need to change trains. Peak travel times are between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., when more services are scheduled.

        

    How to find cheap train tickets from Valencia to Barcelona?

    If you’re looking for cheap train tickets from Valencia to Barcelona, there are many ways to obtain low-cost tickets. The easiest way is to book your ticket as far in advance as possible. This allows you to access advance-purchase fares, which are generally more affordable than buying tickets at the last minute. If your travel dates are flexible, try checking different dates to find the cheapest fares. Tickets for trains departing from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord tend to be slightly cheaper than those from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla as the travel time is longer. If you are not in a hurry, opt for slower journeys for more economical train tickets. Passengers over 60 years old can benefit from seniors’ discounts, while children and students usually pay less for train tickets. Holders of select loyalty or membership cards may also be entitled to discounted fares. If you want cheap train tickets, avoid travelling during peak hours and busy days such as Friday and Sunday afternoons.

     

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

    Departure train station: Trains to Barcelona depart from Joaquín Sorolla and Valencia-Estacio Del Nord, which are half a mile away from each other. Estacio Del Nord is a minute’s walk from the Plaza de Toros. A free shuttle bus connects the two train stations, but there are convenient public transport connections via Metro and bus. Facilities at both stations include tourist information, shops, cafés and ATMs.

    Arrival train station: Trains from Valencia arrive at Barcelona Sants train station. Located in the west of the city, two miles from La Rambla, this main transport hub is easily accessed by bus, Metro or taxi. Convenient facilities at Barcelona Sants include plenty of shops and places to eat, a pharmacy, luggage storage and ATMs.

       

    Which train companies travel from Valencia to Barcelona?

    Spain’s state-operated railway network, Renfe, has an extensive network that allows passengers to explore every corner of Spain, connecting major cities and popular destinations as well as smaller villages and towns. Renfe runs a regular service from Valencia to Barcelona on weekdays, weekends and public holidays. The Renfe train company has three types of trains for travelling around Spain: high-speed trains that travel long distances, mid-distance regional trains and a commuter rail service that travels through local, suburban areas. All trains to Barcelona from Valencia are direct, so passengers can enjoy the journey without having to switch trains.

     

    Renfe trains from Valencia to Barcelona

    Renfe trains operate seven days a week from Valencia to Barcelona. Scheduled trains are fairly frequent, running around every 2h from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Train types include high-speed and regional mid-distance trains. All trains are direct so passengers do not need to switch during the journey. The fastest service from Valencia to Barcelona is a high-speed train that departs from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station and arrives at Barcelona Sants in 2h 40min. Trains departing from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord are regional mid-distance services that can take up to 5h 30min to arrive. Ticket policies for Renfe trains include semi-flexible fares which can be exchanged or refunded for a fee. If your travel dates may change, flexible fares can be exchanged for free or refunded for a small fee at any time before the train departs. Passengers can select between 2nd class and 2nd+ class tickets, with a range of onboard services. Seating preferences include aisle, window and solo seats, when available.

         

    Valencia to Barcelona Trains: Services on board

    Travel with Renfe trains from Valencia to Barcelona and enjoy a range of onboard services. 2nd class and 2nd+ class seating is available on high-speed trains, with 2nd+ class passengers enjoying extra leg room and power outlets so you can charge your devices on the go. Renfe trains are fully accessible for people in wheelchairs and have toilets and seating for passengers with reduced mobility. The luggage allowance is up to three pieces per passenger. Passengers are permitted to bring bicycles on high-speed trains but they must be disassembled. If you’re travelling on a mid-distance train, unfolded bicycles must be stored in the allocated area and passengers are required pay a bicycle fee if you’re travelling a distance of more than 60 miles. Travelling with a four-legged friend? All pets under 22 pounds (10 kg) in a dedicated carrier are welcome onboard.

     

    Travel Tips: Trains from Valencia to Barcelona

    Travel by train to Barcelona 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 Valencia to Barcelona.
    FAQs
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Valencia to Barcelona for the next 7 days starting from £25  one way.
    In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Valencia to Barcelona is £26  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 187 miles (302 km)  to Barcelona from Valencia by train.
    On average the Valencia to Barcelona 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.

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

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

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla, which is located around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Barcelona Sants, located 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city centre.

    For the route from Valencia to Barcelona you can take a train with Renfe ALVIA, Renfe Intercity, Renfe Torre del Oro, Renfe EUROMED, Renfe or Renfe Regional Expres. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Valencia and Barcelona on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    Yes, there are 6 direct trains per day from Valencia to Barcelona. You can look to travel with Renfe Alvia, Renfe Intercity, Renfe Euromed, Renfe Torre del Oro or Renfe Regional Expres  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this route.
    The average number of trains departing Valencia for Barcelona is 6 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The first Valencia to Barcelona train departs at 07: 15   and the last train from Valencia to Barcelona leaves at 19: 31. Check out the most up-to-date Valencia to Barcelona train times on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
    If you buy Valencia to Barcelona train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £26. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Valencia to Barcelona. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Valencia
    Barcelona
    Valencia Joaquín Sorolla is the most popular Valencia 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 Valencia for your journey to Barcelona.
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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 912320320
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 05: 45 - 23: 59 | Sun: 06: 45 - 23: 59
    Public transport options for Valencia Joaquín Sorolla
    Bus lines: 9, 10, 27, 89, 90, free shuttle to Nord Station
    Metro lines: 3 and 5
    Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Intercity
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +34 912320320
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 05: 30 - 00: 00
    Public transport options for Valencia-Estacio Del Nord
    Metro lines: L3, L5
    Cercanias lines: C1, C2, C3, C5, C6
    Train lines: Intercity, Media Distancia, Talgo, Regional, Regional Express

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