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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  •  4h 32m

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

€39 - €80

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Bus  •  10h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Valencia N1131
  2. Take the bus from Valencia to Cuenca

€31 - €58

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Train via Vinaròs  •  7h 36m

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

€43 - €54

Bus, train  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to La Pineda - Pau Casals 77
  2. Take the bus from Platja de la Pineda to Castellón de la Plana
  3. Take the train from Castellon to Cuenca Fernando Zobel Ave / ...

Drive  •  5h 24m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Cuenca 540.5 km

€50 - €80

Fly to Valencia, train  •  4h 42m

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

€39 - €142

Fly to Madrid, train  •  5h 29m

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

€36 - €139

Fly to Alicante, train  •  5h 52m

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

€52 - €154

Barcelona to Cuenca by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Cuenca is around 5h 52m and covers a distance of around 561 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 49m. Operated by Renfe Viajeros and Renfe AVE, the Barcelona to Cuenca train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Cuenca Fernando Zobel. Typically 37 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 52m
Fastest train time:
3h 49m
Trains per week:
37
Cheapest price:
€39
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:15
Last train departs at:
20:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Cuenca train schedules

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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 €35 - €80 and takes 4h 32m.

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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 Valencia Joaquin Sorolla. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 32m.

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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 32m and costs €35 - €80.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m 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 Viajeros, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Cuenca is to train which takes 4h 32m and costs €35 - €80. 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 32m

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 4h 32m. 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 Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €220
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €220
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Badajoz
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €220
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €220
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €130
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €140
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €140
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€27 - €100
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €20
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 daily
Estimated price
€23 - €30
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Castellon to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €25
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €19
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
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€28 - €40
Promo+
€33 - €36
Flexible
€45 - €60
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €50
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€19 - €25
Promo+
€24 - €27
Flexible
€35 - €50
Train from Alicante-Termino to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €65
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€30 - €40
Promo+
€36 - €39
Flexible
€50 - €65
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. 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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
alsa.com
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
MonBus
Phone
+34 982 29 29 00
Website
monbus.es
Bus from Valencia to Cuenca
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Schedules at
monbus.es
Empresa Plana
Phone
+34 (0) 977 553 680
Website
empresaplana.cat
Bus from Barcelona to La Pineda - Pau Casals 77
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
empresaplana.cat
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Platja de la Pineda to Castellón de la Plana
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Schedules at
hife.es

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Barcelona to Cuenca bus services, operated by MonBus, arrive at Cuenca station.

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Barcelona to Cuenca train services, operated by Renfe AVE, arrive at Cuenca Fernando Zobel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Cuenca is 540 km. It takes approximately 5h 24m to drive from Barcelona to Cuenca.

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