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Trains in Barcelona

Trains in Barcelona

Want to visit the surroundings of Barcelona? Don’t wait any longer! Our guide explains everything about trains in Barcelona. With a variety of transportation offered, trains are a great way to get around in and out of the city. There are many urban and interurban train connections in Barcelona. These give you easy access to different parts of the city as well as other major cities in Catalonia such as: Girona, Valencia and Madrid.

Everyone knows the famous Catalan capital of Barcelona, but we’re sure you haven’t made your way to the most beautiful corners of this rich and varied region. Situated between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea, explore this region in search of its most beautiful treasures.

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Cercanías (Rodalies)

Rodalies is an urban and interurban train line which serves the surrounding areas of Barcelona. You can find more information on timetables and lines on the official website. There are also interurban lines available to Lleida, Sitges, Tarragona and Girona. As you can see there are a huge variety of trains in Barcelona!

If you feel like you would like to explore more of Spain during your stay, then why not visit other cities by train? The trains in Barcelona offer an easy way to get out of the city. There are many long distance trains to cities such as Valencia, Madrid and beyond. Indeed, the AVE is the high speed train which can take you quickly to Madrid, Malaga, Sevilla and Valencia. You can find accommodation in these cities from Booking.com.


In addition, there are RENFE trains to allow you to travel longer distances. Indeed, these trains will allow you to visit a more distant city for a weekend, for example, with friends or family. You can find more information on timetables and lines on the official website. As you can see there are a huge variety of destinations !

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The Alta Velocidad Española is one of the fastest trains in Europe with a maximum speed of 330 km/h in some sections of the Spanish railway network.Moreover, Renfe’s high-speed, long-distance service is capable of connecting the almost 600 kilometers that separate Madrid from Barcelona in just 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Stations serving trains in Barcelona

Since there are many different train stations around the city, you’ll always have access to one no matter where you. You will always be able to find a train to reach your destination. Alone or accompanied, as a couple or as a family, don’t worry, there is always a solution and a train station nearby.

For instance, here is a selection of the most important train stations in Barcelona :

El Clot-Aragó (Plaça de Font i Sagué 3): This train station serves regional and Rodalies trains.

Estació de França (Avinguda Marques de Argentera, 6-12): This train station connects to Paris and Madrid.

Sants (Plaça dels Països Catalans): This is a well known train station as pretty much every train ends up passing through or starts here

Passeig de Gracià (Corner of Passeig de Gracià with Carrer d’Aragó): This train station serves regional and urban trains.

Travelling on trains in Barcelona is a very quick and comfortable way to explore outside of the city at a reasonable price.

Thanks to the rich Catalan train network, the most beautiful places in Catalonia are within reach of the train. The good news is that all these unexplored places are close to Barcelona or Girona, two stations served by Renfe-SNCF trains in Cooperation. Finally, with all the information above, we are sure that you will find what you need to discover all the wonders that this beautiful Catalan region has to offer. Have a good trip!

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Written by: xavi


Hello there! I love to travel, and Barcelona is a great city to live, thats why I decided to write about it and share my experiences!

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