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Traveling from Barcelona to Ciudad Real by train

Looking to travel from Barcelona to Ciudad Real by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 4 hours 44 minutes to travel from Barcelona to Ciudad Real by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 41 minutes though. You'll usually find 10 trains per day running along the 582 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Ciudad Real. Trains on this route are usually operated by either AVE or Renfe. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Barcelona to Ciudad Real start from $33.03 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Ciudad Real by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Barcelona to Ciudad Real by train

It takes an average of 4h 44m to travel from Barcelona to Ciudad Real by train, over a distance of around 362 miles (582 km). There are normally 10 trains per day traveling from Barcelona to Ciudad Real and tickets for this journey start from $33.03 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 41m
PriceFrom $33.03
Distance362 miles (582 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train05:50
Last train21:20
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationCiudad Real
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe

Barcelona to Ciudad Real train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Ciudad Real for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:50 09:25 4h 35m, 1 change
07:35 11:24 3h 49m, direct
08:00 11:24 3h 24m, 1 change
11:00 15:38 4h 38m, 1 change
11:50 16:25 4h 35m, 1 change
14:15 18:14 3h 59m, direct
15:00 19:25 4h 25m, 1 change
16:00 20:50 4h 50m, 1 change
17:40 22:08 4h 28m, 1 change
19:00 06:50 11h 50m, 1 change

AVE and Renfe trains from Barcelona to Ciudad Real

You can travel from Barcelona to Ciudad Real on AVE 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.

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 Barcelona to Ciudad Real

The price of train tickets from Barcelona to Ciudad Real starts at $33.03 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 Barcelona to Ciudad Real 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 Barcelona to Ciudad Real

Want to know more about your journey from Barcelona to Ciudad Real? 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 Barcelona to Ciudad Real take?

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Ciudad Real is 4 hours and 44 minutes, with around 10 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 Barcelona and Ciudad Real by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to Ciudad Real is 3 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona to Ciudad Real cost?

Train tickets from Barcelona to Ciudad Real can start from as little as $33.03 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 Barcelona to Ciudad Real?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Barcelona to Ciudad Real without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Barcelona to Ciudad Real each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Barcelona to Ciudad Real leave?

The first train from Barcelona to Ciudad Real leaves at 05:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Barcelona to Ciudad Real leave?

The last train from Barcelona to Ciudad Real leaves at 21:20. 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 Barcelona and Ciudad Real by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona to Ciudad Real cover a distance of around 362 miles (582 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Ciudad Real to Barcelona.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to Ciudad Real 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 01/16/2023 for travel on 01/16/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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