There are 4 ways to get from Portbou to Barcelona by train, night bus, 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  •  1 h 59 min

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

$21 - $40

Cheapest option

Train  •  2 h 31 min

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

$20 - $35

2 alternative options

Night bus, bus  •  2 h 56 min

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

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Portbou to Barcelona 106.3 miles

$20 - $29

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

You can take a train from Portbou to Barcelona via Girona in around 1 h 59 min.

Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Port Bou to Girona
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Port Bou to Barcelona P.Gracia
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
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
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Night bus from Figueras to Girona
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Girona to Barcelona City Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Schedules at
fr.ouibus.com
Sagales
Website
sagales.com
Bus from Girona to Barcelona
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 Portbou and Barcelona is 142 km. The road distance is 170 km.

The cheapest way to get from Portbou to Barcelona is to drive which costs 17€ - 25€ and takes 1 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Portbou to Barcelona is to drive which takes 1 h 57 min and costs 17€ - 25€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Port Bou and arriving at Barcelona P.Gracia. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 59 min to get from Portbou to Barcelona, including transfers.