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Train services from Gerona to Barcelona

Whizz from Gerona to the heart of sunny Barcelona in just under forty minutes by train. Yes, it’s that quick. There are a number of speedy train services available every day, so there’s no need to get caught up in traffic or worry about finding city-centre parking.

With the frequent, direct services by Renfe on their high-speed AVE trains, you’ll find yourself wandering through the streets of lively Las Ramblas before you know it.  Amp up your comfort level by booking Club seats, their equivalent of First Class. You’ll spend the journey in ultra-wide leather seats, with plenty of gourmet food and drink options available. All AVE trains have air conditioning, power sockets, free WiFi and a buffet carriage. Phew. Want to know more? Scroll down for all the information you need, as well as FAQs and train times.

Gerona to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 54m to travel from Gerona to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 53 miles (85 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Gerona to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from €8.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 38m
Price€8.40 - €92.60
Distance53 miles (85 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
Departure stationGerona
Arrival stationBarcelona
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Gerona to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Gerona to Barcelona for venerdì 29º mag 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:46 Gerona07:25 Barcelona SantsAVE 3662 Renfe Get tickets39m, direct
07:26 Gerona08:05 Barcelona SantsEuromed 1081 Renfe Get tickets39m, direct
07:44 Gerona08:59 Barcelona-Clot-AragoMedia Distancia 15062 Renfe Get tickets1h 15m, direct
08:26 Gerona09:05 Barcelona SantsAVE 3092 Renfe Get tickets39m, direct
08:49 Gerona09:59 Barcelona-Clot-AragoMedia Distancia 15066 Renfe Get tickets1h 10m, direct
09:26 Gerona10:05 Barcelona SantsAlvia/Avant 34102 Renfe Get tickets39m, direct
09:39 Gerona10:54 Barcelona Sant Andreu CondalRegional Exprés 15806 Renfe Get tickets1h 15m, direct
10:19 Gerona11:29 Barcelona-Clot-AragoMedia Distancia 15068 Renfe Get tickets1h 10m, direct
11:56 Gerona12:34 Barcelona SantsAVE 19730 Renfe Get tickets38m, direct
12:19 Gerona13:29 Barcelona-Clot-AragoMedia Distancia 15070 Renfe Get tickets1h 10m, direct

Renfe, AVE, Avant and Media Distancia trains from Gerona to Barcelona

You can travel from Gerona to Barcelona on Renfe, AVE, Avant and Media Distancia 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 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).

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 four comfort classes – Turista (standard class), Turista Plus (wider, more comfortable seats), Preferente (lounge access, wide leather seats, food and drink service) and Club (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.

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).

Renfe's Media Distancia are regional trains operated by CAF locomotives that run on medium-distance routes not covered by Avant high-speed trains. Most Media Distancia trains have one class. However, there are some that will have Turista (Second Class) and Preferente (First Class). These trains also have spaces for bicycles, and all seats are equipped with power sockets and reading lights.

Cheap train tickets from Gerona to Barcelona

Train tickets from Gerona to Barcelona start at €8.40 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €21.22.
lowest price found
from8.40
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price20.77
on the day
avg. single price21.22

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 Gerona 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Gerona 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 Gerona to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Gerona and Barcelona is 54 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 Gerona and Barcelona by train?

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

How much does the train from Gerona to Barcelona cost?

Train tickets from Gerona to Barcelona can start from as little as €8.40 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 Gerona to Barcelona?

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

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

The first train from Gerona to Barcelona leaves at 06:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Gerona to Barcelona leaves at 21:19. 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 Gerona and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Gerona to Barcelona cover a distance of around 53 miles (85 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Gerona. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Gerona to Barcelona.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Gerona to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 29/05/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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