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Taking the train from Valence to Barcelona in 4 hours 22 minutes

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

It usually takes around 6 hours 48 minutes to travel the 452 km from Valence to Barcelona by train, although you can get there in as little as 4 hours 22 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 5 trains per day running on this route. You won't need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel on this route with either TGV or SNCF trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.

Train tickets from Valence to Barcelona start from $55.82 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 48m to travel from Valence to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 281 miles (452 km). There are normally 5 trains per day traveling from Valence to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from $55.82 when you book in advance.

First train

7:19 am

Last train

9:12 pm

Departure station

Valence

Arrival station

Barcelona

Journey time

From 4h 22m

Distance

281 miles (452 km)

Frequency

5 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $55.82

Train and bus operators

SNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus

Valence to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Valence to Barcelona for Tuesday Jun 4th 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
6:19 am 11:38 am 5h 19m, 1 change
10:59 am 3:31 pm 4h 32m, direct
2:12 pm 6:34 pm 4h 22m, direct
3:57 pm 8:27 pm 4h 30m, direct
8:12 pm 11:32 am 15h 20m, 3 changes

TGV and SNCF trains from Valence to Barcelona

You can travel from Valence to Barcelona on TGV and 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.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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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).

TGV INOUI classes from Valence to Barcelona

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI when traveling from Valence to Barcelona.

Onboard services on TGV INOUI

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Valence to Barcelona.

LuggageLuggageBaggage

On board TGV INOUI trains, you can take up to 2 pieces of luggage measuring no more than 70 x 90 x 50 cm (27.5 x 35.4 x 19.6 inches), plus one hand luggage measuring no more than 40 x 30 x 15 cm (15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9 inches). If you are bringing an XL baggage (maximum 90 x 130 cm or 35.4 x 51.1 inches), it will replace one of the two 70 x 90 x 50 cm (27.5 x 35.4 x 19.6 inches) pieces of luggage authorised.

All your luggage must be labelled before entering the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

All TGV INOUI trains are equipped with a café-bar car offering a range of food and drink to suit you at any time of day. The Bar is always situated in car 4 or 14 of the train. There's a range of local and responsibly sourced products on offer.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

TGV INOUI trains have free WiFi on board for you to use throughout your journey, allowing you to stay connected, reply to emails or even relax and enjoy what's offered on the TGV INOUI entertainment portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children under 12 can get a half price ticket on TGV INOUI trains. Children under 4 travel free when they travel on your lap.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

If you've got a foldable bicycle, you can take it on the train as hand baggage, so long as it's no larger than 130 x 90 cm once folded. Or, if you can dismantle your bike, you can transport it in a cover or case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. You can still travel with a bike that cannot be folded or dismantled - you'll need to reserve a bike space on the train when you buy your ticket. Bike tickets cost €10 per bike, per journey.

PetPetPets

Small pets are allowed on board TGV INOUI trains provided they weigh less than 10kg. They must travel in a carrier no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Tickets for small pets cost €7. Larger dogs can also travel on TGV INOUI services, provided they are wearing a muzzle and are kept on a leash. Tickets for larger dogs cost €20. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

Cheap train tickets from Valence to Barcelona

The price of train tickets from Valence to Barcelona starts at $55.82 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 48 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 Valence and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Valence to Barcelona is 4 hours and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Valence to Barcelona cost?

Train tickets from Valence to Barcelona can start from as little as $55.82 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?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Valence to Barcelona without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Valence to Barcelona each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Valence to Barcelona leaves at 07:19. 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 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 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.


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