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

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Train  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Barcelona-Sants Eur

24€ - 30€

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Bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Valencia to Barcelona 232 / ...

19€ - 40€

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Barcelone 348.8 km

25€

Drive  •  3h 26m

  1. Drive from Valencia to Barcelona 350.9 km

35€ - 55€

Fly from Valencia  •  3h 12m

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

30€ - 133€

Train to Alicante, fly  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Alicante-Termino
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Barcelona (BCN) ALC - BCN

46€ - 182€

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The cheapest way to get from Valencia to Barcelona is to rideshare which costs 25€ and takes 4h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Valencia to Barcelona is to train which costs 24€ - 30€ and takes 2h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Valencia and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla and arriving at Barcelona-Sants. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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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 2h 40m and costs 24€ - 30€.

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The train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Barcelona-Sants takes 2h 40m 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 Renfe Viajeros, depart from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla station.

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The best way to get from Valencia to Barcelona is to train which takes 2h 40m and costs 24€ - 30€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 4h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 29€ - 140€ and takes 3h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Valencia to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 303.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 40m

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

Renfe Viajeros operates a train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Barcelona-Sants every 3 hours. Tickets cost 24€ - 30€ and the journey takes 2h 40m. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Valencia to Barcelona every 3 hours. Tickets cost 28€ - 40€ and the journey takes 4h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 200€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
30€ - 160€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia-Estacio Del Nord to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Valencia to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Eurolines FR
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Valencia to Barcelona, Barcelona Nord
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Valence to Barcelone
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€
Book at
blablacar.es

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The quickest flight from Valencia Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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Valencia to Barcelona train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Barcelona-Sants station.

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

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

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Book your Valencia to Barcelona train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Valencia to Barcelona bus tickets online with Omio, Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 3703+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ 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 1€ - 3€.

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