There are 3 ways to get from Portbou to Barcelona by train or car

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Train via Girona  •  1 h 58 min

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

$20 - $40

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Train  •  2 h 31 min

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

$20 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Portbou to Barcelona 106.3 miles

$20 - $29

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

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

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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.

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The distance between Portbou and Barcelona is 142 km. The road distance is 170.1 km.

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The best way to get from Portbou to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 1 h 58 min and costs 16€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 1 h 58 min to get from Portbou to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Portbou to Barcelona train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Port Bou station.

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Portbou to Barcelona train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Barcelona Sants station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portbou to Barcelona is 170 km. It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to drive from Portbou to Barcelona.

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  • Distance: 88.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 58 min

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 58 min.

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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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Port Bou to Girona
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $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
sncf.com
Train from Girona to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$42 - $44

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