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There are 5 ways to get from Barcelona to Sète by train, bus, ferry or car

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Train inOui TGV  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Narbonne Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Sete Avignon-Port Bou / ...

$57 - $82

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Bus  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Montpellier 788 / ...

$21 - $34

3 alternative options

Train via Gare de Cerbère  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Barcelona-Sants to Gare de Cerbère Barcelona-Sants - Cerbère
  2. Take the train from Gare de Cerbère to Gare de Sète Avignon-Port Bou / ...

$57 - $85

Ferry  •  14h

  1. Take the ferry from Barcelona to Sete

$40 - $55

Drive  •  3h 10m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Sète 205.9 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Sète is to bus which costs 18€ - 30€ and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Sète is to train which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 2h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Sète. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Sète - Quai Noel Guignon via Montpellier - Station Sabines. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Barcelona and arriving at Sete. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 14h.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Sète. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Sete via Narbonne. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 58m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Sète is 257 km. The road distance is 329.4 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Sète without a car is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 2h 58m to get from Barcelona to Sète, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Sète bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Sète train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Sète.
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  • Distance: 160.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 58m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Sète, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Sète via Narbonne in around 2h 58m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Sète 4 times a day. Tickets cost $19 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 10m.

Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Barcelona Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $100
Train from Narbonne to Sete
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$19 - $24
1st Class
$34 - $37
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Sete
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $24
1st Class
$22 - $35
Train from Gare de Barcelona-Sants to Gare de Cerbère
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Gare de Cerbère to Gare de Sète
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Sète is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs 45€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 18€ - 30€ and takes 6h 5m.

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Barcelona to Sète bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Montpellier station.

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Barcelona to Sète train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Sete station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Sète is 329 km. It takes approximately 3h 10m to drive from Barcelona to Sète.

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