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How to travel from Murcia to Barcelona by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Murcia to Barcelona? Look no further.

There are around 5 trains per day running between Murcia and Barcelona, which usually take 9 hours 36 minutes to complete the 294 miles (473 km) journey. It can take as little as 7 hours 12 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. You can travel on this route with Renfe, which is the main train operator in Spain and has the widest network of high-speed trains in Europe. During your trip, you may travel on one of their high-speed or regional services, all of which offer comfort and air-conditioning as standard.

You can save money on train tickets from Murcia to Barcelona if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €17.95. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Murcia to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 9h 36m to travel from Murcia to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 294 miles (473 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Murcia to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from €17.95 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 7h 12m
PriceFrom €17.95
Distance294 miles (473 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train05:43
Last train19:06
Departure stationMurcia
Arrival stationBarcelona
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Murcia to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Murcia to Barcelona for Tuesday 6th December 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:43 13:15 8h 32m, 3 changes
08:15 15:40 7h 25m, direct
10:15 17:59 7h 44m, 2 changes
12:28 19:40 7h 12m, direct
18:06 11:17 17h 11m, 2 changes

Renfe trains from Murcia to Barcelona

You can travel from Murcia to Barcelona on Renfe 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.

Cheap train tickets from Murcia to Barcelona

The price of train tickets from Murcia to Barcelona starts at €17.95 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 Murcia 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 Murcia 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 Murcia to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Murcia and Barcelona is 9 hours and 36 minutes, with around 5 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 Murcia and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Murcia to Barcelona is 7 hours and 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Murcia to Barcelona cost?

Train ticket prices from Murcia to Barcelona can start from as little as €17.95 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 Murcia to Barcelona?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Murcia to Barcelona without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Murcia 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 Murcia to Barcelona leave?

The first train from Murcia to Barcelona leaves at 05:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Murcia to Barcelona leaves at 19:06. 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 Murcia and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Murcia to Barcelona cover a distance of around 294 miles (473 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Murcia. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Murcia to Barcelona.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Murcia to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 09/14/2022 for travel on 09/14/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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