Fastest journey5hr 37m
It is easy to travel by train from Barcelona to Burgos. Direct Alvia trains take about 6 hrs for the 700-km journey. For the first 2 hrs, the train from Barcelona to Burgos follows the new high-speed line towards Madrid. Then the train uses older rail routes along the Ebro Valley and the hills beyond. Some trains detour to serve Pamplona along the way, but the early afternoon train from Barcelona sticks to the Ebro Valley and is thus a little faster.
Tickets generally go on sale anywhere from 90 to 120 days prior to travel, although bookings for the early afternoon departure from Barcelona (which is the fastest train of the day on this route) may not open till a bit later. If you are keen to bag a cheap ticket, it’s wise to book when tickets are first released for sale. The Spanish rail operator often releases tickets in batches, so if you're having trouble finding trains, contact us and we'll email you when booking opens.
Barcelona to Burgos
Comfortable high-speed Alvia trains from Barcelona to Burgos run directly about three times each day. Trains leave Barcelona Sants station in the morning, at lunchtime and in the early afternoon and arrive in Burgos at Rosa de Lima station.Trains stop up to nine times along the way, including Zaragoza and – except for the afternoon train – Pamplona. In Burgos, you can take a shuttle bus from Rosa de Lima station to the city centre.
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Image credits: Medieval bridge of Frias, Burgos by Leonardo2012