Getting there

You can get to Barcelona from Paris, Madrid and Zaragosa. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 11:54 AU$ 240
From Madrid 02:30 AU$ 60
From Zaragosa 01:23 AU$ 42
From San Sebastian 05:25 AU$ 58

Getting around

From Barcelona, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Madrid 03:40 AU$ 60
To San Sebastian 05:39 AU$ 98
To Paris 12:42 AU$ 261

Barcelona city guide

Barcelona, the cultural capital of Catalonia in Spain

Standing out as the cultural capital of Catalonia, Barcelona has an avant-garde and yet charismatic feel. Offering modern buildings, medieval edifices, creative cuisine and a buzzing nightlife, Barcelona is one of the top European travel destinations.

The city also hosts the Camp Nou stadium, home to world famous football team: The FC Barcelona.

When you are there

1. Things to do and see

2. Eat and drink

3. Shopping

4. Information for tourists

Barcelona station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Barcelona.

Barcelona railway station(s)

Barcelona Sants

Address: Plaça dels Països Catalans Barcelona

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 12am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 12am

_ Trains operating in and from this station:
AVE High speed trains, RENFE trains
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Police station, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.


Barcelona Estacio de França

Address: Avenue Marquès de l'Argentera La Ribera Barcelona

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30am to 10:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7:30am to 10:30pm

_ Trains operating in and from this station:
Elipsos Trenhotel, Talgo Day, Ave
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.


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Customer reviews

"Fast journey"

  Amanda d. 
The AVE bullet trains are relatively new and comfortable. We travelled the last leg of the Barcelona to Seville route so we had no room for our luggage. Luggage space on the train is limited. I recommend traveling in first class as there is extra space between seats for one suitcase. If you board the train at the beginning of a route get to the platform early so you can be first on and ensure there is space for your suitcase. Spanish trains are well run and efficient.  

"Train travel with Rail Europe"

  Susan l.  14/07/2014
We travelled by train quite regularly on our recent trip to Spain and booked all the tickets through Rail Europe. The best trip we did was from Madrid to Barcelona; the train was very modern, very smooth and very fast. The seats were very comfortable, and the cafeteria sold a variety of light meals, snacks and drinks. There was an LED display indicating the speed at which the train was travelling. Overall this was a very sophisticated form of travel and it was very relaxing to sit back and watch the scenery slide past. One disappointing aspect of booking through Rail Europe was that the tickets I booked from Seville to Madrid were unavailable for a long time, and only came through almost by chance as I received an email to say they had suddenly become available, but I had to ring that day to secure them. Luckily I was home on sick leave and able to do this. Had I been at work, this would not have been possible and we would have missed out on these train tickets. It would be nice to see the ticket booking system improve in this regard.  

"Train Madrid to Barcelona"

  Stephen k.  13/07/2014
Trip was great very fast...all good  

"Fast and efficient"

  Kerry o.  06/07/2014
I recently travelled on the fast train between Barcelona and Madrid. All I can say is that the trip was excellent - on time for both departure and arrival with comfortable seats, ultra clean carriages and very sooth delivery into the city centre.  

"Barcelona to Madrid"

  Joseph m.  07/11/2013
We found the train trip very smooth and very comfortable and organized. Thankyou Joe  

"Connecting to Barcelona from "

  David w.  19/10/2013
Make sure you have pre-booked a seat. There were a lot of people at the station hoping to catch this train - they were disappointed  

"Seville to Barcelona by train"

  David w.  13/10/2013
This train was clean and travelled smoothly. The seat was comfortable with plenty of room. The advantage for me was that I could watch the scenery, without the hassles of finding my way. Despite being a long journey, I could wander down to the cafeteria car whenever I needed to stretch my legs. I would definitely travel this way again.  

"Faultless trip"

  David a.  29/09/2013
Our travel from Seville to Barcelona, Spain was extremely comfortable. Train left and arrived on time to the minute. Facilities were also very good, and the train was quite new and clean.  

"A comfortable way to travel"

  Andrew c.  25/09/2013
I travelled from Barcelona to Valencia on the fast train. It was very comfortable and connected to the metro at each end. Although at Valencia you need to take a shuttle bus to the north station or walk 500 meters to the metro. The signage was not too good but google maps helped