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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 ฿3,333
From Madrid 02:30 ฿1,097
From Marseille 04:17 ฿4,346
From Montpellier 02:53 ฿1,646
From Bilbao 06:40 ฿802
From Burgos 05:55 ฿1,097
From Santiago De Compostela 12:23 ฿1,688
From Malaga 05:45 ฿1,941
From Irun 05:40 ฿1,055
From San Sebastian 05:28 ฿1,055
From Lugo 13:24 ฿2,743
From Ponferrada 09:28 ฿1,688
From Cartagena 07:44 ฿1,224
From Murcia Del Carmen 06:46 ฿675
From Albacete 05:19 ฿1,561
From La Coruna 12:53 ฿1,139
From Leon 07:53 ฿1,097
From Miranda De Ebro 04:55 ฿1,181
From Benicarlo 01:52 ฿591
From Portbou/cerbere 02:12 ฿759
From Vinaroz 01:47 ฿338
From Tarragona 01:15 ฿253
From Salou 01:00 ฿253
From Benicassim 02:21 ฿717
From Castellon De La Plana 02:21 ฿464
From Vitoria 04:47 ฿1,013
From Girona 00:38 ฿633
From Villena 04:43 ฿1,013
From Cordoba 04:10 ฿1,013
From Logrono 03:58 ฿1,097
From Zumarraga 05:04 ฿1,814

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

To Girona 00:38 ฿633
To Salou 01:17 ฿253
To Tarragona 01:21 ฿253
To Benicarlo 02:21 ฿464
To Cerbere 02:51 ฿549
To Benicassim 03:03 ฿549
To Castellon De La Plana 03:11 ฿464
To Pamplona 04:04 ฿633
To Carcassonne 04:07 ฿1,646
To Logrono 04:42 ฿717
To Zumarraga 04:48 ฿1,814
To Vitoria 04:57 ฿1,561
To Villena 05:01 ฿1,013
To Miranda De Ebro 05:12 ฿1,055
To Albacete 05:19 ฿1,181
To Montpellier 05:24 ฿1,983
To Nimes 05:33 ฿1,814
To Madrid 05:36 ฿1,097
To Malaga 05:47 ฿2,447
To San Sebastian 05:56 ฿1,055
To Irun 06:06 ฿717
To Bilbao 06:20 ฿802
To Burgos 06:26 ฿1,097
To Lyon 06:30 ฿2,321
To Murcia Del Carmen 06:57 ฿675
To Marseille 07:18 ฿2,068
To Paris 07:41 ฿3,333
To Cartagena 07:52 ฿2,447
To Geneva 07:56 ฿3,966
To Leon 08:25 ฿1,392
To Lausanne 08:52 ฿4,641
To Les Aubrais Orleans 09:25 ฿2,911
To Fribourg 09:43 ฿5,527
To Cordoba 09:49 ฿1,013
To Lugo 12:54 ฿1,561
To La Coruna 14:38 ฿1,730

While you're there

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.

In Barcelona, you will find the work of the famous Antoni Gaudí, an artist, architect and figurehead of Catalan Modernism. La Sagrada Família, the city’s iconic landmark, is prided as Antoni Gaudí’s best piece of work. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage, it attracts thousands of visitors every day. Park Güell is another of Gaudí’s creations. It has fantastic pavilions, stairways and a magnificent view over the city. The Casa Batlló is also worth a detour. With a spectacular façade, it has become an icon of the city. Discover buildings from Catalonia’s Golden Era and Roman ruins in Barri Gòtic, the oldest district of Barcelona before heading to La Rambla, Barcelona’s most famous street. Don’t forget to have a peek at the Agbar tower, which is beautifully illuminated with more than 4,500 LEDs at night.

The wide pedestrian boulevard of La Rambla is lined with trees, cafés, restaurants, florists and shops. Don’t miss to taste the famous and absolutely delicious tapas, the excellent Penedés wine, the Pa amb tomàquet (slice of bread with tomato) and the mouthwatering Gambes al’allet (garlic prawns).

Visit the Mercat de la Boquería, a popular market where you’ll find fresh food. You can also visit the El Portal de l’Àngel, a large pedestrian walkway with many new and stylish shops to browse in. 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

  • "Not recommended"    
    My booking was 1st class with meal but the refused to give me any meal the said you have to pay and the website is not updated. The seats not like the shownew in the website picture  
  • "Fast "    
    It was our family first time travel in Europe by train as we usual drove wherever convenience. This high speed train was very impressive of its comfort, steady and speedy. We were surprised to the hospitality, food, drink offered, and have to say thank you to those assistants although one of them was not very friendly when I asked for a sparkling wine. The other lady was pleased to send me the drink when I requested again. Overall was V Good.  
  • "Excellent"    
    Very nice  
  • "good trip"    
    Train was on time for the most part. A lot of leg room. A bit pricy for being almost 7 hours  
  • "Unavailable seat"    
    When I went to sit in my assigned seat there was another individual in it. The staff on the train did not move him and there were no other first class seats available so I had to sit in second class.  
  • "it was a good experience "    
    one small suggestion, when the tickets been booked we need to get the train tickets directly to the mailing address. instead of downloading the tickets going through many option. bit confusing.  
  • "Flawless!"    
    We took 3 train trips in Spain, and all went off without a hitch. I bought the tickets online months in advance and printed our boarding passes at home. We walked right on the trains and took our assigned seats. Nothing easier or convenient than that!  
  • "Enjoyable Trip"    
    Trip was enjoyable thanks to the beautiful scenery.  
  • "Amazing!"    
    Thank you for a wonderful trip in the Renfe high speed train from Barcelona to Madrid. Everything from booking the ticket via the internet, arriving at the train and boarding, the journey itself and disembarking in Madrid went seamless and without any problem. What stands out is the friendliness and professional behaviour of the staff on the train. Thank you for a relaxing and comfortable trip.  
  • "Nice trip Barcelona to Madrid"    
    We purchased our tickets in the US and everything went well. The train ride was smooth and fast going almost 200 MPH on some portions of the route. Chairs were comfortable and there was refreshments available. The US should try to match this service.  
  • "Excellent travel by train"    
    It could not be better, everything is perfect organized, no stress, train on time, just wonderful. Also the trip vom Madrid to Toledo, same experience. I would always recommend to travel by train in Spain.  
  • "delightful"    
    In less than 3 hours we were transported to Madrid in a clean, punctual, comfortable bullet train. I would recommend it to anyone. The price was also reasonable.  
  • "Nice, at last!"    
    Nobody checked to see if we even had tickets. Could have rode for free if we knew that ahead of time. Quick, scenic, pleasant.  
  • "Thumbs Up on Train Experience"    
    My train trip from San Sebastian to Barcelona was very comfortable and definitely value for money. Super efficient service. Highly recommended to take the train then fly. Thanks for a great experience :)  
  • "Very nice way to travel"    
    Had no issue taking the train, loved the easy use and comfort. Definitely recommend as mode of transportation.  
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