There are 6 ways to get from Valencia to Barcelona by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Barcelona Sants Tlg

$40 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Barcelone 218 miles

$28

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Barcelona

$29 - $45

Drive  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Valencia to Barcelona 219.3 miles

$40 - $60

Fly from Valencia  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Valencia (VLC) to Barcelona (BCN) VLC - BCN

$31 - $151

Train to Alicante, fly  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Barcelona (BCN) ALC - BCN

$63 - $225

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Valencia and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Valencia Estacio del Nord and arriving at Barcelona Sants. Services depart every three hours, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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The distance between Valencia and Barcelona is 303 km. The road distance is 350.9 km.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Barcelona without a car is to train which takes 3 h 32 min and costs .

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The train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Barcelona Sants takes 3 h 32 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Valencia to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Valencia station.

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Valencia to Barcelona train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), depart from Valencia Estacio del Nord station.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Barcelona is to train which takes 3 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 3 min.

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

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Valencia to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 189.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 32 min

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

Spanish Railways (RENFE) operates a train from Valencia to Barcelona every 3 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 32 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Valencia to Barcelona every 3 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $200
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Friday and Saturday
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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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Estacio del Nord to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
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 Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Valence to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28
Book at
blablacar.es

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Valencia to Barcelona is 351 km. It takes approximately 3 h 26 min to drive from Valencia to Barcelona.

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

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Book your Valencia to Barcelona bus tickets online with Busbud.

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There are 3377+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Valencia and Barcelona. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Valencia Airport is to line 3 subway which takes 21 min and costs .

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