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

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Train  •  4h 34m

  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 via Valencia  •  9h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Valencia 262 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Valencia to Cuenca

31€ - 58€

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Train via Castellón de la Plana  •  5h 12m

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

42€ - 88€

Bus  •  8h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Cuenca Bcn24

35€ - 50€

Drive  •  5h 25m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Cuenca 541.4 km

55€ - 85€

Fly to Valencia, train  •  4h 48m

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

46€ - 189€

Fly to Madrid, train  •  5h 18m

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

50€ - 218€

Fly to Alicante, train  •  6h 8m

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

53€ - 239€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Cuenca is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 8h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Cuenca is to train which costs 35€ - 80€ and takes 4h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona Nord 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 4h 34m.

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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 4h 34m and costs 35€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 4h 34m 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 Nord 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 34m and costs 35€ - 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: 391.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 34m

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 34m. Alternatively, Autocares Grupo Samar operates a bus from Barcelona Nord to Cuenca once daily. Tickets cost 35€ - 50€ and the journey takes 8h 45m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 230€
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 200€
Flights from Barcelona to Madrid
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from Barcelona to Alicante via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
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-Sants to Castellon
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Castellon to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 25€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Alicante-Termino to Cuenca Fernando Zobel
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
20€ - 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
54 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 51m
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
54 min
Frequency
Every 3 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 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
30€ - 40€
Promo+
36€ - 39€
Flexible
50€ - 65€
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
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€ - 40€
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, Barcelona Nord to Valencia
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
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

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Valencia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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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 Renfe AVE, 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 25m to drive from Barcelona to Cuenca.

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

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There are 264+ hotels available in Cuenca. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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