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Trains to Barcelona

Barcelona is Spain’s second city and capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia. It is the easiest major Spanish city to reach by train from London (or, indeed, from Paris and many other cities in western Europe). A high-speed line launched in 2013 dives under the Pyrenees, linking the Roussillon region of France with Catalonia. So Barcelona now has direct fast trains from more than a dozen cities across France.

You can speed from Paris to Barcelona in just 6 hrs 30 mins and the journey from London to Barcelona is easily managed in a day. The best option is to take a morning Eurostar to Paris, connecting in the French capital with a high-speed TGV train direct to Barcelona. On those days when the direct London to Lyon Eurostar runs there is also a useful alternative route from London to Barcelona, changing just once at Lyon Part Dieu.

Onward connections from Barcelona to the rest of Spain are excellent. The fastest high-speed trains dash to Madrid in just 2 hrs 30 mins. There are direct services to Málaga, Seville and Córdoba with the fastest trains taking between five and six hours to reach these cities in Andalucía. But don’t leave Barcelona too quickly. This vibrant city is full of culture, arts, architecture and sport. It is a perfect choice for a weekend break or longer stay. Check out the Barcelona Design Museum (Museu del Disseny de Barcelona), explore Montjuic and take time to savour the city's distinctive Catalan flair. Football fans can take a pilgrimage to Camp Nou for the FC Barcelona Museum. Those more inclined to architecture should make time for Casa Vicens, one-time home of Antoni Gaudí and a modernist masterpiece. It just opened to the public in late 2017.

The main railway station is called Barcelona Sants, and it is from here that all high-speed trains depart. Many trains to Valencia and beyond also serve Estació de França. There is an excellent network of suburban and regional trains serving the wider Barcelona region; these trains are branded Rodalies de Catalunya. That network even extends over the French border, but only a small number of Rodalies de Catalunya trains can be booked here on our website.

Travel to Barcelona by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe.

De Madrid a Barcelona en tren

from 49,20 $

Avg 0 change 2hr 30m

De Montpellier a Barcelona en tren

from 32,80 $

Avg 0 change 2hr 51m

De Paris a Barcelona en tren

from 43,95 $

Avg 0 change 6hr 19m

De Londres a Barcelona en tren

from 102,99 $

Avg 1 change 10hr 10m

De Avignon a Barcelona en tren

from 39,36 $

Avg 0 change 3hr 53m

De Toulouse a Barcelona en tren

from 32,80 $

Avg 0 change 3hr 14m

De Narbonne a Barcelona en tren

from 32,80 $

Avg 0 change 1hr 55m

De Lyon a Barcelona en tren

from 43,95 $

Avg 0 change 5hr 5m

De Perpignan a Barcelona en tren

from 21,65 $

Avg 0 change 1hr 19m

De Bilbao a Barcelona en tren

from 22,30 $

Avg 0 change 6hr 49m

De Brighton a Barcelona en tren

from 154,41 $

Avg 2 change 11hr 57m

De Bath a Barcelona en tren

from 202,69 $

Avg 2 change 12hr 48m

De Marseille a Barcelona en tren

from 43,95 $

Avg 0 change 4hr 32m

De Lille a Barcelona en tren

from 62,97 $

Avg 1 change 8hr 21m

De Salou a Barcelona en tren

from 9,18 $

Avg 0 change 1hr 1m

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