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About the train journey from Ávila to Barcelona Sants

Want to travel from Ávila to Barcelona Sants by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Ávila to Barcelona Sants usually takes 8 hours 4 minutes on average to travel 578 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 5 hours 24 minutes. You can expect to find 5 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Ávila and Barcelona Sants, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Barcelona Sants. You can choose to travel with AVE, Avlo or Renfe to get to Barcelona Sants. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Ávila to Barcelona Sants in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $29.10.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Barcelona Sants, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Ávila to Barcelona Sants by train

It takes an average of 8h 4m to travel from Ávila to Barcelona Sants by train, over a distance of around 359 miles (578 km). There are normally 5 trains per day traveling from Ávila to Barcelona Sants and tickets for this journey start from $29.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 5h 24m
PriceFrom $29.10
Distance359 miles (578 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train08:40
Last train21:12
Departure stationÁvila
Arrival stationBarcelona Sants
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, Jimenez Dorado Autocares, Renfe, ALSA, iryo, Avanza

Ávila to Barcelona Sants train times

Check out the next trains departing from Ávila to Barcelona Sants for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:40 15:22 7h 42m, 2 changes
12:15 17:42 5h 27m, 1 change
14:18 19:42 5h 24m, 1 change
14:35 22:55 8h 20m, 2 changes
20:12 09:42 13h 30m, 2 changes

AVE, OUIGO, iryo and Renfe trains from Ávila to Barcelona Sants

You can travel from Ávila to Barcelona Sants on AVE, OUIGO, iryo and Renfe trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

AVE is Renfe's flagship high-speed service, with trains capable of reaching up to 193 mph (310 km/h). It’s one of the fastest trains in Europe and connects the main cities of Spain. Most AVE trains offer two comfort classes – Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class equivalent, with 1-1 configuration, ultra-wide seats, gourmet food and drink and lounge access). All AVE trains have air conditioning, power sockets, free WiFi and a buffet carriage serving a selection of food and drinks. There are three fares for AVE services: the cheapest but least flexible Básico fare, the Elige fare (slightly pricier but more flexible), and the Premium fare for seats in Confort Class.

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OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

Operating since the end of 2022, iryo is a new high-speed train company in Spain. It’s a consortium between the Spanish airline Air Norstrum and the train company Trenitalia, one of the greatest leaders in European rail transport. The first private Spanish high-speed company to operate, iryo runs high-speed services on the Madrid – Zaragoza – Barcelona route and connects Madrid – Cuenca – Valencia/Alicante and Madrid – Cordoba – Seville/Malaga. They are doing this all with a fleet of ETR1000 model trains that offer the highest level of comfort in Spain, with a combination of advanced propulsion and highest quality onboard services, including WiFi connection and catering service. 98% of the parts of the trains are 100% recyclable, making this trip sustainable as well!

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

Cheap train tickets from Ávila to Barcelona Sants

The price of train tickets from Ávila to Barcelona Sants starts at $29.10 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Ávila to Barcelona Sants by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Ávila to Barcelona Sants

Want to know more about your journey from Ávila to Barcelona Sants? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Ávila to Barcelona Sants take?

The average journey time by train between Ávila and Barcelona Sants is 8 hours and 4 minutes, with around 5 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Ávila and Barcelona Sants by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Ávila to Barcelona Sants is 5 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Ávila to Barcelona Sants cost?

Train tickets from Ávila to Barcelona Sants can start from as little as $29.10 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Ávila to Barcelona Sants?

No, there are no direct train services from Ávila to Barcelona Sants. Travelling from Ávila to Barcelona Sants by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Ávila to Barcelona Sants leave?

The first train from Ávila to Barcelona Sants leaves at 08:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Ávila to Barcelona Sants leave?

The last train from Ávila to Barcelona Sants leaves at 21:12. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Ávila and Barcelona Sants by train?

Trains travelling from Ávila to Barcelona Sants cover a distance of around 359 miles (578 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Ávila to Barcelona Sants for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/30/2022 for travel on 08/30/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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