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Train  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Vilanova I La Geltrú to Sants R2s / ...
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Port-Bou Re / ...

€21 - €27

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Bus  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Les Roquetes to Barcelona Les Roquetes / ...
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Llançà Bcn21

Drive  •  2h 26m

  1. Drive from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou 221.3 km

€21 - €35

Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou by train

The train journey time between Vilanova i la Geltrú and Portbou is around 4h 11m and covers a distance of around 210 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 57m. Operated by Renfe Cercanias and Renfe Viajeros, the Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou train service departs from Vilanova I La Geltrú and arrives in Port-Bou. Typically 59 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 11m
Fastest train time:
2h 57m
Trains per week:
59
Cheapest price:
€21
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:34
Last train departs at:
23:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou train schedules

Vilanova i la Geltrú → Portbou
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The cheapest way to get from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou is to train which costs €21 - €27 and takes 4h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou is to drive which costs €21 - €35 and takes 2h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou. However, there are services departing from Les Roquetes and arriving at Port-Bou via Gran Via - Balmes, Barcelona Nord and Llançà Ajuntament. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou. However, there are services departing from Vilanova I La Geltrú and arriving at Port-Bou via Barcelona-Sants. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 22m.

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The distance between Vilanova i la Geltrú and Portbou is 179 km. The road distance is 221.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou without a car is to train which takes 4h 22m and costs €21 - €27.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou, including transfers.

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Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou bus services, operated by Bus Garraf, depart from Les Roquetes station.

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Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou train services, operated by Renfe Cercanias, depart from Vilanova I La Geltrú station.

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The best way to get from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou is to train which takes 4h 22m and costs €21 - €27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 6m.

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  • Distance: 178.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 22m

What companies run services between Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain and Portbou, Spain?

You can take a train from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou via Barcelona-Sants in around 4h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou via Barcelona, Gran Via - Balmes, Estació del Nord, Barcelona Nord, and Llançà Ajuntament in around 5h 6m.

Train operators
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Vilanova I La Geltrú to Sants
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Renfe Cercanias
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 Villanueva Y Geltru to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Port-Bou
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Bus operators
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Llançà
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou bus services, operated by Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord, arrive at Llançà station.

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Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou train services, operated by Renfe Viajeros, arrive at Port-Bou station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou is 221 km. It takes approximately 2h 26m to drive from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Portbou.

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