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Frankfurt to Barcelona by train

The journey from Frankfurt to Barcelona by train is 680.22 mi and takes 21 hr 0 min. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:56 AM and the last at 8:13 PM. It is possible to travel from Frankfurt to Barcelona by train for as little as $92.33 or as much as $92.33. The best price for this journey is $92.33.

Lowest Price$92.33
Journey Duration21 hr 0 min
Connection per Day5
Lowest Price$92.33
Highest Price$92.33
First Departure6:56 AM
Last Departure8:13 PM
Distance680.22 mi
DepartureFrankfurt
ArrivalBarcelona
CarriersDB - InterCity Express (ICE), FlixTrainMore

Frankfurt to Barcelona Train Times

Departure date
Monday, May 20, 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Frankfurt to Barcelona?

The prices for train tickets from Frankfurt to Barcelona vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Frankfurt to Barcelona will cost $92.33. The average train ticket price is approximately $92.33. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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On average, a train ticket from Frankfurt to Barcelona will cost you $92.33. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long will it take me to travel from Frankfurt to Barcelona by train?

The distance between Frankfurt and Barcelona is approximately 680.22 mi. In general, it will take you about 21 hr 0 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey between Frankfurt and Barcelona by train usually takes 21 hr 0 min to cover a distance of 680.22 mi. The shortest journey from Frankfurt to Barcelona will take you 12 hr 38 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Barcelona quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do departures from Frankfurt to Barcelona leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Frankfurt at 6:56 AM, and the last departure will leave at 8:13 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Frankfurt to Barcelona can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. The first journey of the night departs from Frankfurt at 6:56 AM. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 8:13 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Frankfurt and Barcelona. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

When traveling from Frankfurt to Barcelona by train, which stations can I use?

In Frankfurt, departure stations include Falkstraße, Frankfurt a.M.,Frankfurt am Main Hbf,Brauerei, Frankfurt a.M.. When you arrive in Barcelona, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Barcelona-Clot-Arago,Barcelona El Prat Airport T2,Barcelona Franca,Barcelona-Sant Andreu Comtal,BARCELONA SANTS,Barcelona Nord,Barcelona Placa de Catalunya,Barcelona Paseo de Gracia. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many journeys from Frankfurt to Barcelona are there every day?

On average, there are 5 daily departures from Frankfurt to Barcelona. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Frankfurt which travel directly to Barcelona. There are 5 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Frankfurt to Barcelona. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Frankfurt to Barcelona, 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 Frankfurt to Barcelona.

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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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Frankfurt to Barcelona

The cheapest Frankfurt - Barcelona train tickets can be found for as low as $73.70 if you’re lucky, or $106.65 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $184.22.

Find the best day to travel to Barcelona by train

When travelling to Barcelona 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.

AVE stands for "Alta Velocidad Española", which means "Spanish High Speed". AVE is a high-speed train service operated by the Spanish national railway company Renfe. With the AVE trains you can travel to many major cities in Spain, including routes to Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, and Zaragoza.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

TGV Duplex is a high-speed train operated by the French national railway company, SNCF. It is a double-decker train that can reach speeds of up to 320 km/h (200 mph) and is designed to carry passengers on long-distance journeys. It is also environmentally friendly, with reduced noise levels and lower carbon emissions compared to other modes of transportation. This train type is included in the TGV inOui service.

Express InterCity is a type of train service that operates in many countries around the world. It is designed to provide fast and efficient transportation between major cities, with limited stops along the way. Express InterCity trains typically offer amenities such as comfortable seating, air conditioning, and onboard food and beverage service. They may also have first-class or business-class seating options for passengers who want extra comfort and amenities. Express InterCity trains are often a popular choice for business travelers, tourists, and commuters who need to travel between cities quickly and conveniently.

Ticket types and facilities from Frankfurt to Barcelona

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by AVE, FlixTrain and DB - InterCity Express (ICE) when traveling from Frankfurt to Barcelona.

Básico

The Basico are the most affordable tickets, but they come with certain restrictions, such as no changes or refunds. They also typically have limited availability and must be purchased well in advance.
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Elige Estándar

The Elige tickets provide enhanced flexibility for exchanging or canceling your reservation. Elige Estándar," provides travelers with the standard, regular seating arrangement known as the "Estándar seat." Additionally, you can choose your preferred seat by paying an extra fee, and upgrading to Premium is also possible.
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Elige Confort

If you go for "Elige Confort," you get the bigger and likely more comfortable XL Confort seat. The Elige tickets provide enhanced flexibility for exchanging or canceling your reservation. Additionally, you can choose your preferred seat by paying an extra fee, and upgrading to Premium is also possible.
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Prémium

Renfe AVE's Premium tickets are the priciest but also the most flexible, limited to Confort class only. They allow free train changes and provide the benefit of boarding the next train for free in case you miss your scheduled one.
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Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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Second Class

Deutshce Bahn's second class ensures a comfortable journey with standard seating arrangements with free Wi-Fi, power socket, and. Second class passengers can buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car or restaurant car.
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First Class

First Class travel with Deutsche Bahn provides a luxurious experience with comfortable seats and many amenities such as spacious seating with personalized on-seat service and exclusive lounge access at major stations. First-class passengers can have their orders delivered to their seats, but if you do not want to wait, you can also dine in the restaurant car or buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Travel in comfort as all AVE trains are air-conditioned.
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Stay connected at high speeds with PlayRenfe, AVE's complimentary WiFi service, ensuring you remain online even at 300 km/h.
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The Silent Carriage is available exclusively for standard seats on AVE trains, excluding the AVE International route between Spain and France, as well as Euromed trains. Due to its popularity, early ticket purchase is advised.
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Every AVE seat is fitted with power sockets and at-seat radios for your convenience.
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AVE provides a complimentary care and assistance service for individuals with limited mobility. To utilize this service, please reach out to AVE directly.
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On AVE trains, you're welcome to bring along 3 bags, each not surpassing 85 x 55 x 35 cm and 25 kg (55 lbs) in weight. Moreover, instruments are considered hand luggage if they're within 30 x 120 x 38 cm and safely tucked in a case.
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Visit the onboard AVE bar carriage for a treat or wait for the food trolley that travels through the train. Prémium Ticket holders can enjoy in-seat dining featuring Chef Ramón Freixa's expertise. Please ensure you request special menus, from vegetarian to Halal, at least 12 hours before departure to enjoy a tailored meal experience.
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You can bring along your bike or scooter, just make sure it's folded and snug in a case. Don't forget to remove the pedals and give those handlebars a 90-degree turn. If your case's total dimensions are under 180cm, it counts as hand luggage. Anything larger falls into the special luggage category but keep it within 120 x 90 x 40 cm.
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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
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On ICE trains, enjoy free WiFi and access the ICE portal for movies, TV shows, audiobooks, games, and reading material.
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Seek tranquillity on ICE Frankfurt in Coach 21 (second class) and Coach 28/29 (first class). On ICE 104/105 Basel, it's Coach 31 (second class) and Coach 38/39 (first class).
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Stay charged with a power socket available for every two seats on the train.
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On ICE-trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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For assistance in boarding, changing trains, or other queries, reach out to DB’s Mobility Service. The staff is always ready to assist and ensure a smooth journey.
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With ICE, choose between a full menu at the onboard restaurant or quick snacks at the bistro. For First Class passengers, complimentary food and drinks are served directly to your seat. DB's diverse menu, updated quarterly, features local and vegetarian/vegan options.
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ICE trains not only offer air conditioning but are also innovating with eco-friendly systems that both cool and heat using natural refrigerants.
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On Deutsche Bahn trains, make sure it's disassembled and snugly packed in a case or cover with your name labeled on it, and you can bring it on board for free. You're also allowed one regular and one hand luggage item. Just ensure your bike doesn't get in the way of other travelers or block aisles. Note: Special bikes aren't permitted, but if you're an international traveler, there's no need to worry about peak-time restrictions.
Services on board DB - InterCity Express (ICE), FlixTrain and AVE from Frankfurt to Barcelona
Compare services on board when travelling from Frankfurt to Barcelona by train.
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Frankfurt to Barcelona CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
76.63kg
Bus
82.1kg
Flight
218.94kg
Car
175.15kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Frankfurt to Barcelona by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Frankfurt and Barcelona are 76.63kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Frankfurt and Barcelona? By taking the train between Frankfurt and Barcelona you will save 142.31kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 5.47kg compared to a bus and 98.52kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Frankfurt to Barcelona?
A train ticket from Frankfurt to Barcelona is $92.33. 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 $92.33.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Frankfurt to Barcelona?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Frankfurt to Barcelona is $92.33. 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 Frankfurt and Barcelona by train?
Frankfurt to Barcelona is 680.22 mi.
How long does the train between Frankfurt and Barcelona take?
Frankfurt to Barcelona is on average 21 hr 0 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 12 hr 38 min.
Which companies operate from Frankfurt to Barcelona?
The train journey from Frankfurt to Barcelona is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: DB - InterCity Express (ICE), FlixTrain, AVE, TGV Duplex, FlixBus and TGV inOui.
How many train connections per day go from Frankfurt to Barcelona?
Frankfurt to Barcelona has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Frankfurt to Barcelona leave?
The earliest train from Frankfurt to Barcelona departs at 6:56 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 Frankfurt to Barcelona depart?
The latest train from Frankfurt to Barcelona departs at 8:13 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 Frankfurt to Barcelona 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 $92.33 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.
What's the fastest journey time between Frankfurt to Barcelona by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Frankfurt and Barcelona is 12 hr 38 min.
Is there a direct train from Frankfurt to Barcelona?
Yes, there is a direct train between Frankfurt and Barcelona.
What are the CO2 emissions for Frankfurt to Barcelona by train?
The train journey from Frankfurt to Barcelona creates 76.63kg of CO2 emissions.

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