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Travelling from Barcelona to Gerona by train

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Gerona is 1 hour and 5 minutes, with around 21 trains per day. However, the fastest AVE services operated by Renfe can get you there in as little as 38 minutes.

As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as direct services are available. AVE trains run on this 53-mile (85 km) route at speeds of up to 300 km/h (186 mph). This means that Gerona is well within reach, whether you wake up and fancy a change, or want to plan a weekend getaway. On board, travellers can relax, get some work done, or just watch the countryside fly by, and be in the centre of Gerona in no time. It's easily the best way to travel, and much quicker than bus journeys.

From the 11th century cathedral and the Arabic baths to the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants and the Sant Domènec Convent, Gerona offers a mix of Romanesque, Gothic, and modern delights, often just minutes away from the station. Follow the walls, join guided tours, and tuck into deep-fried xuixo pastries.

If we've got your tastebuds tickled, read on for cheap train tickets, timetables and FAQs for your trip from Barcelona to Gerona.

Barcelona Sants to Gerona by train

It takes an average of 1h 9m to travel from Barcelona Sants to Gerona by train, over a distance of around 54 miles (87 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Barcelona Sants to Gerona and tickets for this journey start from €7 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 38m
PriceFrom €7
Distance54 miles (87 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
First train05:56
Last train21:46
Departure stationBarcelona Sants
Arrival stationGerona
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSagalés, Renfe, Flixbus

Barcelona Sants to Gerona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona Sants to Gerona for Tuesday 12th July 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:16 10:35 1h 19m, direct
10:16 11:47 1h 31m, direct
10:46 12:05 1h 19m, direct
11:45 12:23 38m, direct
11:46 13:05 1h 19m, direct
13:00 13:38 38m, direct
13:16 14:35 1h 19m, direct
14:50 15:28 38m, direct
15:36 16:14 38m, direct
16:16 17:47 1h 31m, direct

Renfe, AVE and Avant trains from Barcelona Sants to Gerona

You can travel from Barcelona Sants to Gerona on Renfe, AVE and Avant 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 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.

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.

Able to reach speeds of at 155 mph (250 km/h), Avant trains operate short and medium distance high-speed services. These trains are intended to cover journeys within the same autonomous community or in two neighbouring communities. For this reason, trains generally don’t offer catering services and travel less than 125 miles (200 km). They have two types of comfort classes – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class).

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona Sants to Gerona

The price of train tickets from Barcelona Sants to Gerona starts at €7 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 Sants to Gerona 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Barcelona Sants to Gerona? 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 Sants to Gerona take?

The average journey time by train between Barcelona Sants and Gerona is 1 hour and 9 minutes, with around 23 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 Sants and Gerona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona Sants to Gerona is 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona Sants to Gerona cost?

Train ticket prices from Barcelona Sants to Gerona can start from as little as €7 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Barcelona Sants to Gerona?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Barcelona Sants to Gerona without having to change trains. There are 23 direct trains from Barcelona Sants to Gerona each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Barcelona Sants to Gerona leave?

The first train from Barcelona Sants to Gerona leaves at 05:56. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Barcelona Sants to Gerona leave?

The last train from Barcelona Sants to Gerona leaves at 21:46. 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 Sants and Gerona by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona Sants to Gerona cover a distance of around 54 miles (87 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Gerona to Barcelona Sants.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona Sants to Gerona for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/12/2022. 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 07/02/2022 for travel on 07/02/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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