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

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Train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Port-Bou Re / ...

3 alternative options

Train via Girona  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Girona Avn / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port-Bou Re / ...

Bus  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Estació del Nord to Figueres 602 / ...

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Portbou 171.3 km

Barcelona to Portbou by train

7 Weekly Trains
2h 30m Average Duration
€13 Cheapest Price
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Barcelona → Portbou
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Portbou is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Portbou is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Portbou is 1.5 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Portbou is to train which costs €13 - €17 and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Portbou is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 1h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia and arriving at Port-Bou. Services depart once daily, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Portbou is 142 km. The road distance is 171.3 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Portbou without a car is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs €13 - €17.

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The train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Port-Bou takes 2h 30m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Barcelona to Portbou train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, depart from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Portbou is to train which takes 2h 30m and costs €13 - €17. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €29 and takes 4h 7m.

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Barcelona to Portbou train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Port-Bou station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Portbou is 171 km. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Barcelona to Portbou.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Portbou.
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  • Distance: 141.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 30m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Port-Bou once daily. Tickets cost €13 - €17 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, Sagales operates a bus from Estació del Nord to Figueres 5 times a day. Tickets cost €15 - €21 and the journey takes 2h 45m.

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
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Port-Bou
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
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Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Girona to Port-Bou
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
renfe-sncf.com
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