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Barcelona, the cultural capital of Catalonia in Spain

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Getting there You can get to Barcelona from Montpellier, Bilbao and Burgos. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 06:27 AU$126
From Madrid 02:30 AU$42
From Marseille 04:17 AU$165
From Montpellier 02:53 AU$62
From Bilbao 06:40 AU$31
From Burgos 05:55 AU$42
From Santiago De Compostela 12:23 AU$65
From Malaga 05:45 AU$75
From Irun 05:40 AU$41
From San Sebastian 05:28 AU$41
From Lugo 13:24 AU$105
From Ponferrada 09:28 AU$65
From Cartagena 07:44 AU$46
From Murcia Del Carmen 06:46 AU$27
From Albacete 05:19 AU$59
From La Coruna 12:53 AU$44
From Leon 07:53 AU$43
From Miranda De Ebro 04:55 AU$46
From Benicarlo 01:52 AU$23
From Portbou/cerbere 02:12 AU$29
From Vinaroz 01:47 AU$14
From Tarragona 01:15 AU$10
From Salou 01:00 AU$10
From Benicassim 02:21 AU$27
From Castellon De La Plana 02:21 AU$19
From Vitoria 04:47 AU$40
From Girona 00:38 AU$24
From Villena 04:43 AU$39
From Cordoba 04:10 AU$39
From Logrono 03:58 AU$42
From Zumarraga 05:04 AU$69

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

To Girona 00:38 AU$25
To Salou 01:17 AU$10
To Tarragona 01:21 AU$10
To Benicarlo 02:21 AU$19
To Cerbere 02:51 AU$22
To Benicassim 03:03 AU$22
To Castellon De La Plana 03:11 AU$19
To Pamplona 04:04 AU$25
To Carcassonne 04:07 AU$64
To Logrono 04:42 AU$29
To Zumarraga 04:48 AU$69
To Vitoria 04:57 AU$60
To Villena 05:01 AU$39
To Miranda De Ebro 05:12 AU$41
To Albacete 05:19 AU$46
To Montpellier 05:24 AU$75
To Nimes 05:33 AU$69
To Madrid 05:36 AU$42
To Malaga 05:47 AU$93
To San Sebastian 05:56 AU$41
To Irun 06:06 AU$29
To Bilbao 06:20 AU$31
To Burgos 06:26 AU$42
To Lyon 06:30 AU$89
To Murcia Del Carmen 06:57 AU$27
To Marseille 07:18 AU$78
To Paris 07:41 AU$126
To Cartagena 07:52 AU$93
To Geneva 07:56 AU$150
To Leon 08:25 AU$54
To Lausanne 08:52 AU$177
To Les Aubrais Orleans 09:25 AU$110
To Fribourg 09:43 AU$210
To Cordoba 09:49 AU$39
To Lugo 12:54 AU$60
To La Coruna 14:38 AU$66

While you're there

Barcelona, the most modern and creative city of Spain, is a city that dazzles and captivates those who visit it. Offering a wide variety of atmospheres, a large cultural offer, leisure, art, gastronomy and innovation, Barcelona is an essential destination to anyone who visits Spain.

Dedicate a full day to discover the legacy of the father of Modernism, Antonio Gaudí, through landmarks such as Sagrada Familia or Park Güell; discover the contribution of another Catalonian architect, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, with the Palau de la Música, or the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The elegance of the architecture can also be found in the Eixample Quarter, the Gothic Quarter, in Plaza Catalunya, the park of Montjuïc, or in the Boquería market, all of which hold genuine secrets waiting for you to discover them.
And when night falls, Barcelona becomes powerfully alive. Be prepared, for you will have to choose between hundreds of bars, pubs and discotheques to enjoy the rhythm of the world’s best DJs!

Marvellous beaches and secluded coves in the Costa Brava will round off a visit during which tasting the renowned Mediterranean diet is a must. Based on fruit, vegetables, fish and shellfish, olive oil and nuts, this cuisine will not disappoint you and is suitable for all budgets

Shopping fans can head to Gràcia, 1 km north of the centre of Barcelona at the north end of the Passeig de Gràcia.

Barcelona Turism
7-9 Passatge de la Concepció, 08008 Barcelona
Tel: +34 93 28 53 834

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Barcelona can be found.

Barcelona railway station(s)

Barcelona Sants Train Station

Barcelona Sants Train Station

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.

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Barcelona Estacio de França Train Station

Barcelona Estacio de França Train Station

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

  • "Great trip"    
    So quick and comfortable - really enjoyed the trip.  
  • "Great trip"    
    Comfortable carriages, very fast train, nice lunch (1st class). Usual problem - no indication of which end of the train to board that results in running the length of a crowded platform with heavy suitcases.  
  • "The trip was very comfortable"    
    I tried to give 5 stars for value also but the stars wont work. This was a great trip. We were comfortable, and were able to easily watch the countryside through the large windows as we moved smoothly through between centres. The only thing we found difficult was the lack of luggage room and if the rack near the doors were full there were not many other options for travellers. Trains were on time, clean and well appointed for travel or business.  
  • "Off to Spain"    
    We booked first class seats for the journey - everything was good except surprised with seat allocation - there was a lot of spare seats in our cabin however the assigned seats for us where next to a wall with very little view. Would have liked to be able to pick seats as on plane bookings.  
  • "Barcelona to Marseille"    
    There seemed to be no working air conditioning for the first half of the trip, passengers alll around me were fanning themselves and I went through a full bottle of water. I had very heavy luggage that I could not lift into overhead storage and there was no floor level storage at the end of the carriage. Train was fast, clean and quiet.  
  • "Relax and enjoy the view."    
    With memories from 2013 of a scrummage to board the train to Narbonne we arrived at Sants not looking forward to our upcoming journey. What a change! Plenty of time to board an empty, duplex train and appart from the expectation to haul our luggage upstairs (which I wasn't capable of, so it tresspassed on the lower level). Good personal space, coupled with travelling backwards meant an enjoyable trip to Montpellier, enjoying the view along the way. Tasty snacks we had from the bar, just a carriage away. Downers were the impossibly small toilets and having to 'fight' with thoseboarding passengers who didn't have the manners to allow us to get off first.  
  • "Best way to travel in Europe"    
    I'm usually a plane traveler, but decided to go back train from Barcelona to Madrid and loved every minute of it. It was comfortable, spacious and very easy to access. The train was spot on on time as well. No waiting endless hours to check-in. The toasted sandwich I had on board was delicious as well. would highly recommend this way of travel to anyone.  
  • "Cordoba to Barcelona in style"    
    I have now used Renfe a few times. I prefer this travel to flying. Less hassle; on time and a great way to see the country side. Being able to get up on the journey and stretch the legs is great. The dining car was a refreshing opportunity as well. As usual the staff were attentive and very professional. Thank you for a great experience.  
  • "Touriste Plus class"    
    Highly recommended. Good clean and very comfortable carriage. Actually managed to sleep due to the comfort of the seat which had a good recline and foot rest.  
  • "On time and comfortable. "    
    Always enjoy our train trips. Very happy with the booking process and the journey. Only one small problem. We have to print out our tickets rather than keep the information on our phones like the airlines do. This can be a problem for travellers finding a printer.  
  • "HST trip"    
    Excellent trip, once we got on the train. Problems finding our allocated seats. Little indication at Barcelona of where the correct carriage was to be found. A simple number on the outside near the door would help greatly. We got on in carriage 6 and had to scramble through to carriage 3. Better indication on tickets would also help. Otherwise OK.  
  • "Spain in comfort"    
    It was a marvellous way to travel - fast, efficient and comfortable.  
  • "Great way to see the country"    
    The train ride and view was very enjoyable. The only negative was the toilet seemed to have trouble flushing and there was no soap in the soap dispenser.  
  • "September 2015"    
    Booking online tickets was very easy and secure. The train coach was very clean and seating comfortable. Plenty of areas to store luggage. As a only English speaking travellers the movie shown was a miss, would have been good to have English sub-title option. Departure  
  • "Value for money and convenient"    
    Great train service, good timetable to choose from, value if you book ahead. Only complaints are lack of wifi and poor choice in cafeteria coach.  
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