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About the journey from Valencia to Barcelona

The average journey time by train between Valencia and Barcelona is 2 hours and 56 minutes, with around 12 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.

Renfe’s Euromed and Talgo trains run on the Valencia-Barcelona route. Euromed trains are faster and depart from Valencia Joaquín Sorolla station, while Talgo are slower, cheaper, and leave from Valencia Estaciò Nord.

Arriving into Barcelona Sants, you’ll be right at the heart of the city. If you fancy a drink or a bite to eat, the Gothic Quarter is just a short ride away. There are plenty of trendy bars and restaurants lining the Quarter’s narrow, medieval streets. A trip to Barcelona would not be complete without a visit to the iconic Sagrada Familia cathedral – also a short distance from Sants station – and sports fans simply must pay a visit to the Camp Nou stadium.

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Valencia to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 3h 51m to travel from Valencia to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 188 miles (303 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Valencia to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from €14.40 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 40m
PriceFrom €14.40
Distance188 miles (303 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train06:05
Last train19:07
Departure stationValencia
Arrival stationBarcelona
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRenfe, ALSA

Valencia to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Valencia to Barcelona for Tuesday 22nd June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
06:05 08:45 2h 40m, direct
08:15 10:55 2h 40m, direct
10:15 12:55 2h 40m, direct
12:05 15:40 3h 35m, direct
14:15 16:55 2h 40m, direct
15:20 18:02 2h 42m, direct
15:12 18:38 3h 26m, direct
16:10 19:40 3h 30m, direct
18:15 20:55 2h 40m, direct
19:07 07:10 12h 3m, 1 change

Renfe and Euromed trains from Valencia to Barcelona

You can travel from Valencia to Barcelona on Renfe 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 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).

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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 Valencia to Barcelona

The price of train tickets from Valencia to Barcelona starts at €14.40 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 Valencia 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 Valencia 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 Valencia to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Valencia and Barcelona is 3 hours and 51 minutes, with around 10 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 Valencia and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Valencia to Barcelona is 2 hours and 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Valencia to Barcelona cost?

Train ticket prices from Valencia to Barcelona can start from as little as €14.40 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 Valencia to Barcelona?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Valencia to Barcelona without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Valencia 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 Valencia to Barcelona leave?

The first train from Valencia to Barcelona leaves at 06:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Valencia to Barcelona leaves at 19:07. 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 Valencia and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Valencia to Barcelona cover a distance of around 188 miles (303 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Valencia. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Valencia to Barcelona.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Valencia to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/22/2021. 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 09/23/2021 for travel on 09/23/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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