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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 ₹ 6,230
From Madrid 02:30 ₹ 2,050
From Marseille 04:17 ₹ 8,122
From Montpellier 02:53 ₹ 3,075
From Bilbao 06:40 ₹ 1,498
From Burgos 05:55 ₹ 2,050
From Santiago De Compostela 12:23 ₹ 3,154
From Malaga 05:45 ₹ 3,627
From Irun 05:40 ₹ 1,971
From San Sebastian 05:28 ₹ 1,971
From Lugo 13:24 ₹ 5,126
From Ponferrada 09:28 ₹ 3,154
From Cartagena 07:44 ₹ 2,287
From Murcia Del Carmen 06:46 ₹ 1,262
From Albacete 05:19 ₹ 2,918
From La Coruna 12:53 ₹ 2,129
From Leon 07:53 ₹ 2,050
From Miranda De Ebro 04:55 ₹ 2,208
From Benicarlo 01:52 ₹ 1,104
From Portbou/cerbere 02:12 ₹ 1,419
From Vinaroz 01:47 ₹ 631
From Tarragona 01:15 ₹ 473
From Salou 01:00 ₹ 473
From Benicassim 02:21 ₹ 1,341
From Castellon De La Plana 02:21 ₹ 867
From Vitoria 04:47 ₹ 1,893
From Girona 00:38 ₹ 1,183
From Villena 04:43 ₹ 1,893
From Cordoba 04:10 ₹ 1,893
From Logrono 03:58 ₹ 2,050
From Zumarraga 05:04 ₹ 3,391

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

To Girona 00:38 ₹ 1,183
To Salou 01:17 ₹ 473
To Tarragona 01:21 ₹ 473
To Benicarlo 02:21 ₹ 867
To Cerbere 02:51 ₹ 1,025
To Benicassim 03:03 ₹ 1,025
To Castellon De La Plana 03:11 ₹ 867
To Pamplona 04:04 ₹ 1,183
To Carcassonne 04:07 ₹ 3,075
To Logrono 04:42 ₹ 1,341
To Zumarraga 04:48 ₹ 3,391
To Vitoria 04:57 ₹ 2,918
To Villena 05:01 ₹ 1,893
To Miranda De Ebro 05:12 ₹ 1,971
To Albacete 05:19 ₹ 2,208
To Montpellier 05:24 ₹ 3,706
To Nimes 05:33 ₹ 3,391
To Madrid 05:36 ₹ 2,050
To Malaga 05:47 ₹ 4,574
To San Sebastian 05:56 ₹ 1,971
To Irun 06:06 ₹ 1,341
To Bilbao 06:20 ₹ 1,498
To Burgos 06:26 ₹ 2,050
To Lyon 06:30 ₹ 4,337
To Murcia Del Carmen 06:57 ₹ 1,262
To Marseille 07:18 ₹ 3,864
To Paris 07:41 ₹ 6,230
To Cartagena 07:52 ₹ 4,574
To Geneva 07:56 ₹ 7,413
To Leon 08:25 ₹ 2,602
To Lausanne 08:52 ₹ 8,674
To Les Aubrais Orleans 09:25 ₹ 5,441
To Fribourg 09:43 ₹ 10,330
To Cordoba 09:49 ₹ 1,893
To Lugo 12:54 ₹ 2,918
To La Coruna 14:38 ₹ 3,233

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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