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Barcelona to Valencia by train

The journey from Barcelona to Valencia by train is 188.28 mi and takes 3 hr 32 min. There are 10 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:15 AM and the last at 7:30 PM. It is possible to travel from Barcelona to Valencia by train for as little as $25.85 or as much as $78.99. The best price for this journey is $25.85.

Lowest Price$25.85
Journey Duration3 hr 32 min
Connection per Day10
Lowest Price$25.85
Highest Price$78.99
First Departure7:15 AM
Last Departure7:30 PM
Distance188.28 mi
CarriersTorre del Oro, Renfe REGIONAL EXPRESSMore

Barcelona to Valencia Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Traveling from Barcelona to Valencia by Train

Embarking on a train journey from Barcelona, a city renowned for its architectural marvels and vibrant culture, to Valencia, known for its rich history and modern innovations, offers travelers a delightful experience. This route, covering a considerable distance, typically takes around 3 hr 32 min. Renfe, Spain's national railway company, provides efficient and comfortable services on this route. With multiple 10 departures daily, and passengers have various scheduling options. To secure the most economical fares, sometimes as low as $25.85, booking in advance is advisable. Arranging at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure is recommended for a smooth boarding process.

The train services from Barcelona to Valencia include high-speed AVE and Euromed trains, offering a quick journey with top-notch amenities. These services feature comfortable seating, power outlets, and onboard entertainment options. The Preferente class provides additional comforts like spacious seating and complimentary refreshments for those seeking luxury. Alternatively, the slower but more economical Media Distancia trains offer standard amenities, making them ideal for budget-conscious travelers.

The journey begins at Barcelona Sants, the city's central train station, offering various amenities to ensure a pleasant start to your trip. Upon arrival in Valencia, travelers disembark at either Valencia Joaquín Sorolla or Valencia Estació del Nord. These well-connected stations offer easy access to Valencia's famous attractions, including the City of Arts and Sciences and the historic old town.

Valencia, a harmonious blend of old and new, invites visitors to explore its diverse attractions. The city is famous for its futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, a stunning example of modern architecture, and the charming old town, where history comes alive in its narrow streets and vibrant squares. Valencia's beaches and the Turia Gardens offer a natural escape within the city, while the traditional Mercado Central and the Bioparc provide unique experiences.

Things to Do in Valencia:

  1. Explore the City of Arts and Sciences, an architectural masterpiece and cultural complex.
  2. Stroll through the Turia Gardens, a lush park in the former riverbed of the Turia River.
  3. Visit the Valencia Cathedral and climb the Miguelete Tower for panoramic city views.
  4. Discover the charm of the old town, including the Plaza de la Virgen and Barrio del Carmen.
  5. Enjoy the sandy beaches along Valencia's coastline, such as Malvarrosa Beach.
  6. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Mercado Central, one of Europe's largest markets.
  7. Learn about local wildlife at the Bioparc, a modern zoo on African fauna.
  8. In authentic restaurants, sample traditional Valencian paella, the city's signature dish.
  9. Visit the Silk Exchange (La Lonja de la Seda), a UNESCO World Heritage site showcasing Gothic architecture.
  10. Explore the Valencia Museum of Fine Arts, home to an impressive collection of Spanish art.
  11. Take a boat tour in the Albufera Natural Park, a beautiful wetland area just south of the city.

What to Eat in Valencia:

  1. Paella Valenciana: The city's famous rice dish, traditionally cooked with chicken, rabbit, and vegetables.
  2. Horchata and Fartons: A refreshing tiger nut milk drink served with sweet pastries.
  3. Arroz a Banda: A flavorful rice dish cooked in fish stock, often served with aioli.
  4. Agua de Valencia: A cocktail with cava, orange juice, vodka, and gin.
  5. Esgarraet: A salad of roasted red peppers and salted cod with olive oil and garlic.
  6. Allioli: A garlic mayonnaise sauce commonly served with bread and seafood.
  7. Churros con Chocolate: A popular snack of fried dough pastries with thick hot chocolate.
  8. Buñuelos: A type of doughnut prevalent during the Fallas festival.
  9. Clóchinas: Valencia's version of mussels, typically steamed and served in a broth.
  10. Turrón: A sweet nougat made with almonds, a traditional dessert, especially during holidays.

Day Trips from Valencia:

Valencia's strategic location in the Mediterranean region makes it an ideal base for exploring nearby attractions:

  1. Peñíscola: A picturesque coastal town known for its stunning castle and beaches.
  2. Xàtiva: Home to a historic castle with panoramic views and a charming old town.
  3. Albufera Natural Park: A beautiful wetland area for nature lovers and birdwatching.
  4. Gandia: Known for its sandy beaches and the Ducal Palace of the Borgias.
  5. Morella: A medieval town with impressive walls and a castle perched on a hill.
  6. Requena: Famous for its wine production and historic old town.
  7. Sagunto is a historic city with a Roman theatre and a hilltop castle.
  8. Cuenca is a UNESCO World Heritage city known for its "Hanging Houses" and medieval architecture.
  9. Teruel: Famous for its Mudejar architecture and the legend of the Lovers of Teruel.
  10. Alicante: A vibrant city with beautiful beaches, a castle, and a lively waterfront.

Travel Tips for Valencia:

When visiting Valencia, it's advisable to use the city's efficient public transportation system, including the metro, buses, and trams, for easy navigation. Valencia experiences a Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and mild winters, so dressing accordingly is essential. The city offers a blend of historical sites and modern attractions, catering to various interests. From its rich history in art and architecture to its contemporary cultural scene, Valencia provides a memorable experience for every visitor. Exploring beyond the tourist spots to neighborhoods like Ruzafa and El Cabanyal can offer a more authentic experience of the city's diverse culture and cuisine.

For those looking to experience the Mediterranean coast's vibrant culture and scenic beauty, a train journey from Barcelona to Valencia is a fantastic option. With its comfortable amenities and convenient services, it's an ideal way to explore these two dynamic cities, and Virail can assist in finding the best travel deals for your journey.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Valencia.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Barcelona to Valencia, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Barcelona to Valencia.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $25.82 to $48.76 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 47% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Valencia

The cheapest Barcelona - Valencia train tickets can be found for as low as $28.51 if you’re lucky, or $32.54 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $40.46.

Find the best day to travel to Valencia by train

When travelling to Valencia by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Euromed is a bus company that operates in Spain, connecting major cities such as Barcelona, Valencia, and Alicante. The company offers comfortable and modern coaches with amenities such as air conditioning, reclining seats, and free Wi-Fi. Euromed also provides a range of ticket options, including flexible fares and discounts for children, seniors, and groups. The company is known for its punctuality and reliability, with frequent departures and arrivals. Euromed is part of the Renfe group, which is the national railway company of Spain, and offers connections to other modes of transportation such as trains and ferries.

Barcelona to Valencia CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Barcelona to Valencia by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Barcelona and Valencia are 21.21kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Barcelona and Valencia? By taking the train between Barcelona and Valencia you will save 39.39kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.52kg compared to a bus and 27.27kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Barcelona to Valencia?
A train ticket from Barcelona to Valencia is $46.46. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $25.85.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Barcelona to Valencia?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Barcelona to Valencia is $25.85. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Barcelona and Valencia by train?
Barcelona to Valencia is 188.28 mi.
How long does the train between Barcelona and Valencia take?
Barcelona to Valencia is on average 3 hr 32 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 52 min.
Which companies operate from Barcelona to Valencia?
The train journey from Barcelona to Valencia is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Torre del Oro, Renfe REGIONAL EXPRESS, Euromed and Renfe - Intercity.
How many train connections per day go from Barcelona to Valencia?
Barcelona to Valencia has 10 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Barcelona to Valencia leave?
The earliest train from Barcelona to Valencia departs at 7:15 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Barcelona to Valencia depart?
The latest train from Barcelona to Valencia departs at 7:30 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Barcelona to Valencia in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $25.85 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Barcelona to Valencia?
There are on average 10 direct connection(s) from Barcelona to go to Valencia.
What's the fastest journey time between Barcelona to Valencia by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Barcelona and Valencia is 2 hr 52 min.
Is there a direct train from Barcelona to Valencia?
Yes, there is a direct train between Barcelona and Valencia.
What are the CO2 emissions for Barcelona to Valencia by train?
The train journey from Barcelona to Valencia creates 21.21kg of CO2 emissions.

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