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There are 4 ways to get from Barcelona to Empuriabrava by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 12m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Figueres Vilafant Tgv / ...

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Bus via Castelló Empúries  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Castelló Empúries Bcn21 / ...

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Empuriabrava 3 / ...

Drive  •  1h 37m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Empuriabrava 153.2 km

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The most affordable way to get from Barcelona to Empuriabrava is to drive, which costs €16 - €24 and takes 1h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Empuriabrava is to train which costs €30 - €70 and takes 1h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Empuriabrava. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Nord and arriving at Empuriabrava - Arcs via Castelló d'Empúries. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 6m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Empuriabrava is 124 km. The road distance is 153.2 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Empuriabrava without a car is to train which takes 1h 12m and costs €30 - €70.

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It takes approximately 1h 12m to get from Barcelona to Empuriabrava, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Empuriabrava bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, depart from Barcelona Nord station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Empuriabrava is to train which takes 1h 12m and costs €30 - €70. Alternatively, you can bus via Castelló Empúries, which costs €5 - €30 and takes 3h 6m.

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Barcelona to Empuriabrava bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, arrive at Castelló Empúries station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Empuriabrava is 153 km. It takes approximately 1h 37m to drive from Barcelona to Empuriabrava.

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  • Distance: 123.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 12m

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

Renfe SNCF operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Figueres Vilafant 3 times a day. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 55 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord operates a bus from Barcelona Nord to Castelló Empúries twice daily, and the journey takes 2h. Moventis also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Figueres Vilafant
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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 Figueres Vilafant
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€13 - €17
Promo+
€18 - €20
Flexible
€29 - €40
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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Figueres Vilafant
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Castelló Empúries
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Empuriabrava
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Moventis
Phone
+34 902 302 025
Email
sarfa@sarfa.es
Website
moventis.es
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Castelló d'Empúries
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€2 - €27
Website
Moventis
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Empuriabrava
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€2 - €27
Website
Moventis

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