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Barcelona to Port-Bou by train

It takes an average of 2h 21m to travel from Barcelona to Port-Bou by train, over a distance of around 88 miles (141 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to Port-Bou and tickets for this journey start from $17.22 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 44m
PriceFrom $17.22
Distance88 miles (141 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationPort-Bou
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe

Barcelona to Port-Bou train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Port-Bou for Saturday May 15th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:59 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal09:21 Port-BouRegional Exprés 15835 Renfe Get tickets2h 22m, direct
07:05 Barcelona Sants09:21 Port-BouAlvia/Avant 34609 Renfe Get tickets2h 16m, 1 change
07:55 Barcelona-Clot-Arago09:59 Port-BouMedia Distancia 15057 Renfe Get tickets2h 4m, direct
08:15 Barcelona Sants09:59 Port-BouAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets1h 44m, 1 change
08:59 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal11:21 Port-BouRegional Exprés 15843 Renfe Get tickets2h 22m, direct
09:55 Barcelona-Clot-Arago12:00 Port-BouMedia Distancia 15909 Renfe Get tickets2h 5m, direct
10:05 Barcelona Sants12:00 Port-BouTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets1h 55m, 1 change
10:59 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal13:21 Port-BouRegional Exprés 15845 Renfe Get tickets2h 22m, direct
11:55 Barcelona-Clot-Arago13:59 Port-BouMedia Distancia 15079 Renfe Get tickets2h 4m, direct
12:59 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal15:21 Port-BouRegional Exprés 15847 Renfe Get tickets2h 22m, direct

Renfe and Media Distancia trains from Barcelona to Port-Bou

You can travel from Barcelona to Port-Bou on Renfe and Media Distancia 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.

Renfe is the national train operator in Spain. It has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe, linking major cities with AVE, AV-City, Avant, Alvia, and Euromed trains. Long-distance routes are served by Altaria and Talgo trains, while regional routes are operated by Media Distancia, Regional and Express Regional trains. Renfe also operates on international routes to France and Portugal. Renfe trains offer four different travel classes, depending on the train you’re travelling on – Turista (Standard), Turista Plus (Premium Economy), Preferente (Business Class) and Club (First Class).

Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Port-Bou

The price of train tickets from Barcelona to Port-Bou starts at $17.22 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 Port-Bou 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 Port-Bou

Want to know more about your journey from Barcelona to Port-Bou? 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 Port-Bou take?

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Port-Bou is 2 hours and 21 minutes, with around 15 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 Port-Bou by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to Port-Bou is 1 hour and 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona to Port-Bou cost?

Train tickets from Barcelona to Port-Bou can start from as little as $17.22 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 Port-Bou?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Barcelona to Port-Bou without having to change trains. There are 11 direct trains from Barcelona to Port-Bou 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 Port-Bou leave?

The first train from Barcelona to Port-Bou leaves at 00:16. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Barcelona to Port-Bou leave?

The last train from Barcelona to Port-Bou leaves at 10:16. 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 Port-Bou by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona to Port-Bou cover a distance of around 88 miles (141 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Port-Bou to Barcelona.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to Port-Bou for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/15/2021. 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 05/17/2021 for travel on 05/17/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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