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Taking the train from Graz to Barcelona in 23 hours

Thinking about taking the train from Graz to Barcelona? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 29 hours 21 minutes to travel the 1228 km from Graz to Barcelona by train, although you can get there in as little as 23 hours on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 6 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either TGV, ICE or SNCF. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Graz to Barcelona start from $165.67 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Barcelona? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Graz to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 29h 21m to travel from Graz to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 763 miles (1228 km). There are normally 6 trains per day traveling from Graz to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from $165.67 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

23h 0m


1228 miles (763 km)


6 trains per day


2 changes


From $165.67

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus, Renfe-SNCF, Union Ivkoni (Bus), ÖBB, Trenitalia, OUIGO, Meridian, SBB CFF FFS, TGV Lyria, ALSA

Graz to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Graz to Barcelona for Tuesday Jan 31st 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
03:14 11:38 32h 24m, 7 changes
03:14 12:10 32h 56m, 6 changes
04:25 11:38 31h 13m, 9 changes
04:25 12:10 31h 45m, 8 changes
14:45 15:34 24h 49m, 6 changes
21:25 20:25 23h 0m, 2 changes

Deutsche Bahn, SNCF, Renfe-SNCF and ÖBB trains from Graz to Barcelona

You can travel from Graz to Barcelona on Deutsche Bahn, SNCF, Renfe-SNCF and ÖBB 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.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.

ÖBB is the major railway company for Austria, subdivided into several subsidiaries, responsible for certain areas of transport, such as long distance and local transport, the operation of postal buses and the transport of goods. Railjet is ÖBB's high-speed train, which travels at speeds of up to 143 mph (230 km/h) and connects the main Austrian cities with Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Italy.

Cheap train tickets from Graz to Barcelona

The price of train tickets from Graz to Barcelona starts at $165.67 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 Graz to Barcelona 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 Graz to Barcelona

Want to know more about your journey from Graz to Barcelona? 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 Graz to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Graz and Barcelona is 29 hours and 21 minutes, with around 6 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 Graz and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Graz to Barcelona is 23 hours and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Graz to Barcelona cost?

Train tickets from Graz to Barcelona can start from as little as $165.67 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 Graz to Barcelona?

No, there are no direct train services from Graz to Barcelona. Travelling from Graz to Barcelona by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Graz to Barcelona leave?

The first train from Graz to Barcelona leaves at 04:14. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Graz to Barcelona leave?

The last train from Graz to Barcelona leaves at 22:25. 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 Graz and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Graz to Barcelona cover a distance of around 763 miles (1228 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Graz.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Graz to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/31/2023. 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 01/31/2023 for travel on 01/31/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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