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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.

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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. 

Facilities

  • 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

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

Barcelona Sants - Hotels near the station

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Barcelo Sants****

Hotel on top of the station, perfect location. Comfortable 4-star hotel with great views.
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Grand Hotel Torre Catalunya****

5-minutes by foor from the station. One of the most convenient hotels near Barcelona Sants.   
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Weflating Sants

Modern apartments just 300 meters from Barcelona Sants. Private terrace. Design.  
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Barcelona Sants - Rental cars

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9 rental car companies. Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Enterpise, Europcar, Hertz, Keddy, Sixt, Thrifty.   

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