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

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Train  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona P.Gracia to Port Bou Ir / ...

$19 - $30

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Bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Llançà 3

$4 - $31

2 alternative options

Train via Girona  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port Bou Ir / ...

$20 - $39

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Portbou 106.6 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Portbou is to drive which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Portbou is to drive which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 1 h 56 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Portbou is 142 km. The road distance is 170.6 km.

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The train from Barcelona P.Gracia to Port Bou takes 2 h 6 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Portbou. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Portbou via Llançà - La Farella. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona P.Gracia and arriving at Port Bou. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

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There are 3207+ hotels available in Portbou. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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Barcelona to Portbou bus services, operated by Moventis, depart from Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Portbou.
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  • Distance: 88.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Barcelona to Portbou every 3 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $30 and the journey takes 2 h 6 min. Alternatively, Moventis operates a bus from Barcelona to Portbou once daily. Tickets cost $2 - $29 and the journey takes 2 h.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona P.Gracia to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $43
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