Train Travel In Spain

Train Travel In Spain To Barcelona

Train travel in Spain may not be as fast as flying  but it’s one of the most enjoyable ways to travel to Barcelona.    There are non-stop trains between Paris and Barcelona with journey times of  6 hours and 25 minutes.  Girona takes  5 hours and 50 minutes.

eurostarSpeeding through Europe on a high speed train is very romantic and you get to see France and some of the lovely countryside.

If you are traveling from London you can start your journey with a glass of champagne from the Champagne Bar before boarding the Eurostar.

Madrid-Barcelona AVE (Bullet Train)

The Madrid-Barcelona AVE (Bullet Train) is a relatively new service which started in February 2008.

The service cuts the journey time between Madrid and Barcelona from nearly four hours to two hours and thirty five minutes.

Train Travel In Spain

 Paris to Barcelona ~ TGV Duplex Double-Decker High-Speed Trains

The Paris to Barcelona high speed train opened on 15 December 2013.  The journey takes approximately 6 hours and 25 minutes  and from 31 March 2014  there will be 3 trains a day and  during the summer this will rise to 4 trains a day.

Although it’s not as fast as flying it’s a very romantic and enjoyable way of getting here.

The latest high speed AVE train travels from Valencia to Madrid in just 1 hour 40minutes. We hope it won’t be too long before there is a Barcelona-Valencia AVE (Bullet Train).

At the moment the fastest train from Barcelona to Valencia is the Euromed high speed train.  The journey takes 3 hours and arrives at Joaquin Sorolla station in the city of Valencia. Trains run along the east coast of Spain from Barcelona, Valencia and then onto Alicante.


Train Travel In Spain ~ Talgo Trains

Talgo trains are modern and clean and offer a high speed service between the major cities of Spain.

The trains travel from the east coast cities of Barcelona, Alicante, Valencia and Cartagena to Montpellier, Perpignan and Narbonne in southern France.

Train Travel In Spain ~ Barcelona Trains

The trains in Barcelona are an excellent way of getting around and there are two main train stations.   This is where you take the  long distance inter-city trains to cities such as Madrid, Valencia and Andalucia.   From Estació Sants you also take international trains to France .

  • Estació Franca is close to El Born and Barceloneta.
  • Estació Sants is in Placa dels Paisos Catalans –  which is a square on one side of the Estació de Sants, in the district of Sants-Montjuïc.

Estació Franca for Barcelona Trains

If you’re coming from the airport, Line C10 (RENFE) stops at both Estació Sants and Estació Franca. The journey takes approximately 35-40 minutes.

For more information check out RENFE

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