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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 N1131

18€ - 40€

4 alternative options

Rideshare  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Valence to Barcelone 348 km

25€

Drive  •  3h 25m

  1. Drive from Valencia to Barcelona 350.2 km

30€ - 50€

Fly from Valencia  •  2h 52m

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

33€ - 110€

Train to Alicante, fly  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Alicante-Termino
  2. Fly from Alicante (ALC) to Barcelona (BCN) ALC - BCN

55€ - 134€

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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 every three hours, 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 twice daily, 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 350.2 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 twice daily.

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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 18€ - 40€ and takes 4h 15m, you could also fly, which costs 30€ - 110€ and takes 2h 52m.

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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 twice daily. 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. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Valencia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Mahon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Flights from Alicante to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Alicante-Termino
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
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
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
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 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 350 km. It takes approximately 3h 25m 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 6904+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 75€ 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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