Barcelona - Train Tickets & City Guide

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Barcelona by train - City guide & train tickets

What is the name of the main station in Barcelona? 
Barcelona-Sants is the central station. Barcelona-Franca is also a train station of importance.

Can you walk from the station to the (old) city centre? 
The train station is about 40 minutes walking from the city centre Ramblas.

Which hotels do you recommend near the station?  
Check our list of recommend hotels near the station. 

Which trains run to Barcelona? 

  • AVE high speed trains by Spains national rail company RENFE. A high speed train that connects many cities in the country and to/from France
  • Talgo, long distance trains by RENFE, the national railway company in Spain
  • Euromed high-speed train, it runs along the Mediterranean coast from Barcelona to Alicante
  • Alvia connects both cities that are on the high-speed line and cities that are on normal train tracks. Maximum speed 250km / h.
  • Media Distancia (MD) trains connect larger cities with small cities

Are there direct trains to major cities nearby? 
Yes, to many cities like Zaragoza, Madrid, San Sebastian, Pamplona, Léon, Córdoba, Sevilla, Màlaga, Alicante, València and many other places in Spain. Also international trains to France, to cities like Perpignan, Narbonne, Montpellier, Valence and Paris.

Do you offer all train tickets to Barcelona? 
Yes, we offer all train tickets - always the best price, no booking fees and e-tickets! 

About Barcelona
Travel by the high speed trains AVE from Madrid and TGV from Paris to Barcelona. Explore the vibrant city centre with the harbour and the Ramblas. Visit the Sagrada Familia or the Gaudi Museum. The Barcelona Sants station is near all the sights and has many direct connections to major destinations in Spain and France.

Barcelona Sants - Info

Train Station Barcelona

Barcelona Sants is the name of the main station in Barcelona. AVE-trains run very regularly to Madrid, Valencia and Seville. TGV-trains run 2-3 times a day to Paris, Lyon and Marseille. 

  • Wifi: no 
  • Luggage lockers: yes, 5h30-23h00
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre (Ramblas) 

  • Walking: 40 minutes
  • Bike: rental shops are near 
  • Tram: - 
  • Subway: 1 stop, 5 minutes
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Barcelona Sants - Hotels near the station

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Spain by train - Train tickets & info

How to book cheap train tickets in Spain? 

  • Book as early as possibe, tickets are available 2 months in advance
  • Avoid trains during rush hour
  • Be aware that first class tickets are sometimes cheaper than second class tickets

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  • National railways  in Spain 
  • All major routes, like Barcelona to Madrid and Seville to Madrid
  • High speed trains like the AVE

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