Fastest journey2hr 22m
There are seven direct trains from Barcelona to Benicassim daily – with additional services being laid on during the Benicassim music festival. Most trains on the route are Talgo services, augmented each day by one Alvia, one Intercity and one Regional Express. All but the Regional Express (RE) take less than 3 hrs for the journey. The Regional Express makes several stops on the way, so the journey lasts an hour longer.
Definitely sit on the left side of the train for good views of the coast and the wetlands of the Ebro Delta. You’ll pass historic towns, brash resorts and little fishing ports. Choose a sunny day and you’ll be in for a piece of pure cinema.
Tickets for the Talgo and Alvia services will go on sale up to 120 days in advance, which is when you'll find the cheapest tickets. The other trains become bookable just a few weeks prior to travel. The Spanish rail operator often releases tickets in batches, so if you're having trouble finding tickets, contact us and we'll email you as soon as booking opens.
Barcelona to Benicassim
All direct trains from Barcelona to Benicassim - whether you choose a Talgo, Alvia, Intercity or Regional Express service - depart from Barcelona Sants station. Alvia and Regional Express trains also serve Barcelona Estacio de França station, which is where they begin their journey to Benicassim. Apart from the once-daily Regional Express service, all trains stop five to seven times along the way, including Tarragona and Vinaros. The Regional Express trains stop much more frequently.
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