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Train Information between Valencia and Barcelona

distanceDistance187 miles (302 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 35 min
priceAverage train ticket price£26 (€29)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe

Trains from Valencia to Barcelona cover the 187 miles (302 km) long route taking on average 3 h 35 min with our travel partners like Renfe. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £24, but the average price of train tickets is £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

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Renfe trains between Valencia and Barcelona

Renfe trains will get you from Valencia to Barcelona from £24. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Renfe

Travel between Valencia and Barcelona with ease and comfort with Renfe, Spain’s main operator of train services covering around 9, 300 miles of domestic and international routes. When taking a Renfe train from Valencia to Barcelona, you can expect to travel 187 miles (302 km) and pay as low as £24. Check Renfe’s train timetables on Omio and score cheap tickets between Valencia and Barcelona!

Renfe has a wide range of ticket types to fit your budget like Promo, Promo+ and Flexible. 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 trip.

Renfe offers a wide range of train types with different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. 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.

Renfe has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Renfe tickets between Valencia and Barcelona and when travelling by train:

  • 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 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
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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Barcelona from Valencia cost?
You can find a cheap train from Valencia to Barcelona for some dates and times for as low as £24  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Valencia to Barcelona on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Valencia to Barcelona is £26  one way.
What is the distance to Barcelona from Valencia via train?
The Valencia to Barcelona train distance is approximately 187 miles (302 km).
How long is the train between Valencia and Barcelona?
On average the train from Valencia to Barcelona duration is 3 h 35 min  for the 187 miles (302 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Valencia and arrival train station in Barcelona?

There are a few train stations in Valencia to start your trip from including Valencia Joaquín Sorolla and Valencia-Estacio Del Nord. In Barcelona you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

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

Where is the train station in Valencia? Where is the train station in Barcelona?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Valencia Joaquín Sorolla, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Valencia.

The most popular arrival train station, Barcelona Sants, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre of Barcelona.

What train companies go from Valencia to Barcelona?
Take the Valencia to Barcelona train with Renfe. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route from Valencia to Barcelona as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains between Valencia and Barcelona?
Yes, there are 6 direct trains per day from Valencia to Barcelona with Renfe, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
How many trains are there from Valencia to Barcelona a day?
On average, there are 6 trains a day from Valencia to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from Valencia to Barcelona? What time is the last train from Valencia to Barcelona?
The earliest train departing from Valencia to Barcelona leaves at 05: 05. The last train departing from Valencia to Barcelona leaves at 19: 31. You can find the latest Valencia to Barcelona train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Valencia to Barcelona train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Valencia to Barcelona within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £26 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Valencia to Barcelona are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sun: 06: 45 - 23: 59 | Mon - Sat: 05: 45 - 23: 59
Connections to/from station
Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Intercity
Metro lines: 3 and 5
Bus lines: 9, 10, 27, 89, 90, free shuttle to Nord Station
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 30 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Cercanias lines: C1, C2, C3, C5, C6
Metro lines: L3, L5
Train lines: Intercity, Media Distancia, Talgo, Regional, Regional Express