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There are 9 ways to get from Barcelona to Cuenca by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
  2. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel

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Bus

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

Train via Valencia

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

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Castellon de la Plana
  2. Take the train from Castellon to Cuenca Fernando Zobel

Train via Vinaròs

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Vinaroz
  2. Take the train from Vinaroz to Cuenca Fernando Zobel

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Cuenca

Fly to Madrid, train

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

Fly to Valencia, train

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

Fly to Alicante, train

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Alicante (ALC)
  2. Take the train from Alicante-Termino to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
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The most affordable way to get from Barcelona to Cuenca is to bus, which costs €30 - €60 and takes 10h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Cuenca is to train which costs €70 - €170 and takes 4h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Cuenca. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Cuenca via Valencia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 15m.

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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 Madrid-Puerta De Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Cuenca is 391 km. The road distance is 540.5 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Cuenca without a car is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs €70 - €170.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m to get from Barcelona to Cuenca, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Cuenca bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Cuenca train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Cuenca is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs €70 - €170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €60 and takes 10h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Cuenca.
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  • Distance: 391.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Cuenca via Madrid-Puerta De Atocha in around 4h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Cuenca via Valencia in around 10h 15m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€25 - €190
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €130
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €190
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €130
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €190
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€18 - €140
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €140
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €150
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €160
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €50
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€19 - €25
Promo+
€24 - €27
Flexible
€35 - €50
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €50
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€20 - €27
Promo+
€26 - €28
Flexible
€35 - €50
Train from Castellon to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€28 - €40
Promo+
€33 - €36
Flexible
€45 - €60
Train from Alicante-Termino to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€30 - €40
Promo+
€36 - €39
Flexible
€50 - €65
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €20
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Castellon to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€19 - €25
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Vinaroz
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Vinaroz to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€23 - €30
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alicante-Termino to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Castellon de la Plana
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
alsa.com
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Email
info@monbus.es
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Valencia to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Schedules at
monbus.es

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