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).
Euromed is Renfe's high-speed service that travels along the Mediterranean coast. Able to travel at 250 km/h, Euromed trains make the Barcelona – Tarragona – Castellón – Valencia – Alicante route. With a frequency of up to 12 daily trips between the cities known as the Mediterranean Corridor, Euromed trains offer two classes on board – Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). Designed by Talgo, the trains that run between Barcelona and Alicante offer 63 seats in Preferente and 236 in Turista, with 11 carriages (including a food carriage) and two locomotives, which allows them to travel in both directions.
Train tickets from Barcelona to Valencia start at €12.20 if purchased from 3 to 6 months in advance. Prices for train journeys from Barcelona to Valencia start at €31.35 when you book at least 28 days in advance.** Tickets usually go on sale 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.
The average journey time between Barcelona and Valencia is 3 hours and 19 minutes and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 6 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 16 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to Valencia. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The first train from Barcelona to Valencia departs at 07:00. The last train from Barcelona to Valencia departs at 20:30. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Barcelona to Valencia without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Barcelona to Valencia. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.