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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 1h 6m to travel from Gerona to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 53 miles (85 km). There are normally 21 trains per day travelling from Gerona to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from €7 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 38m
PriceFrom €7
Distance53 miles (85 km)
Frequency21 trains per day
First train06:04
Last train21:19
Departure stationGerona
Arrival stationBarcelona
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSagalés, Flixbus, Renfe

Gerona to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Gerona to Barcelona for Monday 15th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:56 Girona12:34 Barcelona Santsave 19730 Renfe Get tickets38m, direct
12:19 Girona13:40 Barcelona SantsIR 15070 Renfe Get tickets1h 21m, direct
13:39 Girona15:10 Barcelona SantsRE 15810 Renfe Get tickets1h 31m, direct
14:19 Girona15:40 Barcelona SantsIR 15090 Renfe Get tickets1h 21m, direct
15:11 Girona15:50 Barcelona Santsave 3162 Renfe Get tickets39m, direct
16:16 Girona16:54 Barcelona SantsTGV 9713 SNCF Get tickets38m, direct

Renfe, AVE, Avant and Euromed trains from Gerona to Barcelona

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

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Euromed is Renfe's high-speed service that travels along the Mediterranean coast. Able to travel at 155 mph (250 km/h), Euromed trains run on the Barcelona – Tarragona – Castellón – Valencia – Alicante route - also known as the "Mediterranean Corridor". With a frequency of up to 12 daily trips between these cities, 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.

Cheap train tickets from Gerona to Barcelona

The price of train tickets from Gerona to Barcelona 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 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 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 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 1 hour and 6 minutes, with around 21 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 ticket prices from Gerona to Barcelona 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 Gerona to Barcelona?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Gerona to Barcelona without having to change trains. There are 21 direct trains from Gerona 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 Gerona to Barcelona leave?

The first train from Gerona to Barcelona leaves at 06:04. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Gerona to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/15/2022. 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 08/27/2022 for travel on 08/27/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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