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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train via Girona  •  2 h 20 min

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

$21 - $41

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona City Center to Girona Ouibus / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Girona to Figueras Ouibus

$10 - $34

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 32 min

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

$20 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Portbou 106.6 miles

$20 - $30

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

You can take a train from Barcelona to Portbou via Girona in around 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona P.Gracia to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $44
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Barcelona City Center to Girona
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Night bus from Girona to Figueras
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Ouibus
Sagales
Website
sagales.com
Bus from Barcelona to Girona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
sagales.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Barcelona and Portbou is 142 km. The road distance is 171 km.

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Portbou is to drive which costs 17€ - 25€ and takes 1 h 56 min.

The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Portbou is to drive which takes 1 h 56 min and costs 17€ - 25€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona P.Gracia and arriving at Port Bou. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from Barcelona to Portbou, including transfers.