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Travelling from Lisbon to Barcelona by train

Looking to travel from Lisbon to Barcelona by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 21 hours 37 minutes to travel from Lisbon to Barcelona by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 21 hours 10 minutes though. You'll usually find 2 trains per day running along the 625 miles (1006 km) route between these two destinations. You’ll need to make 4 changes during the journey to Barcelona, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead and book your train tickets in advance if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Just start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices for trains from Lisbon to Barcelona.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Barcelona by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Lisbon to Barcelona by train

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 21h 10m


625 miles (1006 km)


2 trains per day


4 changes

Train and bus operators

Rede Expressos, Flixbus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Lisbon to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lisbon to Barcelona for Friday 23rd February 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
16:00 Lisboa Santa Apolónia18:10 Barcelona SantsIC 135 Get tickets25h 10m, 4 changes
22:00 Lisboa Santa Apolónia21:20 Barcelona SantsIC 529 Get tickets22h 20m, 4 changes

Cheap train tickets from Lisbon to Barcelona

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 Lisbon 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Lisbon 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 Lisbon to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Lisbon and Barcelona is 21 hours and 37 minutes, with around 2 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 Lisbon and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lisbon to Barcelona is 21 hours and 10 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Lisbon to Barcelona?

No, there are no direct train services from Lisbon to Barcelona. Travelling from Lisbon to Barcelona by train will require a minimum of 4 changes.

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

The first train from Lisbon to Barcelona leaves at 16:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lisbon to Barcelona leaves at 22:00. 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 Lisbon and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Lisbon to Barcelona cover a distance of around 625 miles (1006 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Lisbon.

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