Fastest journey3hr 5m
You’ll find many options for trains from Barcelona to Valencia. Euromed and Talgo trains are the mainstay offerings, but there are occasional services using other train types. The route runs down Spain’s east coast for much of the journey, occasionally dipping inland for a short stretch. Sit on the left for the best views of the sea and the wetlands of the Ebro Delta. On the fastest trains, the journey is about 3 hrs long.
You'll find cheaper tickets if you book in advance on this busy route. Depending on the train type and time of year, bookings open between six and 20 weeks prior to travel, so if you're having trouble finding tickets just contact us and we'll email you when booking opens. The general principle is that fares hike up closer to the date of travel. An exception is the Regional Express which is offered at a fixed fare that never varies.
Barcelona to Valencia
All trains from Barcelona to Valencia depart from Barcelona Sants station. Most trains additionally serve Barcelona Estacio de França station. Intercity, Regional Express and Talgo trains arrive in Valencia at Estacíon del Norte station while Alvia and Euromed trains arrive at the new Joaquín Sorolla station. The two stations are close to each other, just south of the city centre, and are connected by a free shuttle bus.
Talgo and Intercity trains take about 30 mins longer than the fast Euromed services for the run to Valencia while the Regional Express takes another 2 hrs. Depending on train type, services will stop on this route just twice (Euromed) or over 20 times (Regional Express).