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Taking the train from Valence to Barcelona in 4 hours 41 minutes

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

It usually takes around 6 hours 7 minutes to travel the 452 km from Valence to Barcelona by train, although you can get there in as little as 4 hours 41 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 4 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. High-speed Renfe-SNCF services operate on this route, providing fast cross-border connections between Spain and France.

Train tickets from Valence to Barcelona start from $39.68 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.

Valence to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 6h 7m to travel from Valence to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 281 miles (452 km). There are normally 4 trains per day traveling from Valence to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from $39.68 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 41m
PriceFrom $39.68
Distance281 miles (452 km)
Frequency4 trains per day
First train06:44
Last train17:13
Departure stationValence
Arrival stationBarcelona
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsRenfe-SNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus

Valence to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Valence to Barcelona for martes sep. 27º 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:44 11:34 5h 50m, 2 changes
08:14 15:54 7h 40m, 1 change
09:36 15:54 6h 18m, 2 changes
16:13 20:54 4h 41m, 1 change

Renfe-SNCF trains from Valence to Barcelona

You can travel from Valence to Barcelona on Renfe-SNCF 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-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.

Cheap train tickets from Valence to Barcelona

The price of train tickets from Valence to Barcelona starts at $39.68 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 Valence 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 Valence to Barcelona

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

The average journey time by train between Valence and Barcelona is 6 hours and 7 minutes, with around 4 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 Valence and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Valence to Barcelona is 4 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Valence to Barcelona cost?

Train tickets from Valence to Barcelona can start from as little as $39.68 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 Valence to Barcelona?

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

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

The first train from Valence to Barcelona leaves at 06:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Valence to Barcelona leaves at 17:13. 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 Valence and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Valence to Barcelona cover a distance of around 281 miles (452 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Valence.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Valence to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/27/2022. 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 11/07/2022 for travel on 11/07/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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