There are 6 ways to get from Barcelona to Vila-real by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Castello de la Plana  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Castello de la Plana Em / ...

$35 - $49

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Bus ALSA  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Castellon

$28 - $43

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Train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona P.Gracia to Villarreal de los Infantes R

$35 - $50

Bus HIFE S.A.  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to L'Aldea Poble
  2. Take the bus from L'Aldea Poble to Vila-real

$31 - $73

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Vila-real 181.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly, train  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Valencia (VLC) BCN - VLC
  2. Take the train from València-Estació del Nord to Vila-real

$36 - $158

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Vila-real. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Vila-real via Castellón de la Plana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona P.Gracia and arriving at Villarreal de los Infantes. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Vila-real is 250 km. The road distance is 289.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Vila-real without a car is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Barcelona to Vila-real, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Vila-real bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Vila-real train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Vila-real is to train which takes 2 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Valencia Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Barcelona to Vila-real bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Castellon station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Vila-real.
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  • Distance: 156.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Vila-real, Spain?

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Barcelona to Vila-real hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 22 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Vila-real 4 times a day. Tickets cost $26 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Barcelona to Valencia via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Train operators
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.

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Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Castello de la Plana
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona P.Gracia to Villarreal de los Infantes
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
renfe.com
Valencia Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from València-Estació del Nord to Vila-real
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Castellon
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
alsa.com
HIFE S.A.
Phone
+34 (0) 902119814
Email
hife@hife.es
Website
hife.es
Bus from Barcelona to L'Aldea Poble
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Schedules at
hife.es
Book at
movelia.es
Bus from L'Aldea Poble to Vila-real
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $50
Schedules at
hife.es
Book at
movelia.es

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Barcelona to Vila-real train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Castello de la Plana station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Vila-real is 290 km. It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to drive from Barcelona to Vila-real.

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Iberia, Vueling Airlines and Air Europa offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Valencia Airport.

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There are 243+ hotels available in Vila-real. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs .

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