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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Cuenca by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla Em
  2. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel Ic / ...

$64 - $88

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Bus ALSA  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Valencia Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Valencia to Cuenca

$27 - $65

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Train via Vinaros  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Vinaros Tlg / ...
  2. Take the train from Vinaros to Cuenca Fernando Zobel Ic

$66 - $92

Bus Autocares Grupo Samar  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Cuenca 051

$40 - $60

Drive  •  5h 34m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Cuenca 338.4 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Madrid, train  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Madrid (MAD) BCN - MAD
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel

$69 - $210

Fly to Valencia, train  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Valencia (VLC) BCN - VLC
  2. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel

$56 - $188

Fly to Alicante, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Alicante (ALC) BCN - ALC
  2. Take the train from Alacant-Terminal to Cuenca Fernando Zobel

$88 - $257

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Cuenca is to bus which costs 23€ - 60€ and takes 10h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Cuenca is to fly and train which costs 45€ - 170€ and takes 5h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Cuenca. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Cuenca. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Cuenca Fernando Zobel via Valencia Joaquin Sorolla. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 25m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Cuenca is 391 km. The road distance is 541.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Cuenca without a car is to train which takes 5h 25m and costs 55€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Barcelona to Cuenca, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Cuenca bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Cuenca train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Cuenca is to train which takes 5h 25m and costs 55€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 8h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 244.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 25m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Cuenca, Spain?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Cuenca via Valencia Joaquin Sorolla in around 5h 25m. Alternatively, Autocares Grupo Samar operates a bus from Barcelona to Cuenca once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 8h 45m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Evelop
Website
evelop.com
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Vinaros
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vinaros to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Train from Alacant-Terminal to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Barcelona City Centre to Valence - bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
Rede Expressos
Phone
707 22 33 44
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Barcelona Nord Station to Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
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rede-expressos.pt
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Valencia to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
monbus.es

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Barcelona to Cuenca bus services, operated by Autocares Grupo Samar, arrive at Cuenca station.

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Barcelona to Cuenca train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Cuenca Fernando Zobel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Cuenca is 541 km. It takes approximately 5h 34m to drive from Barcelona to Cuenca.

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Air Europa, Vueling Airlines and Iberia offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Madrid Airport.

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There are 205+ hotels available in Cuenca. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24m and costs 1€ - 7€.

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