Fastest journey1hr 23m
Trains run frequently from Barcelona to Zaragoza. Indeed, this is one of Spain's densest rail routes. The principal cities of Catalonia and Aragon have enjoyed close cultural and commercial links for centuries. Now, thanks to Spain's investment in high-speed rail, you can speed between the two cities in just 90 mins. Most passengers opt for the fast AVE trains on this route. The Alvia services are a bit slower. There are also occasional slow regional train services which make many stops along the way.
Bookings for the AVE services on this route generally open up to four months ahead of travel, though the Spanish rail operator often releases tickets in batches. If you're having trouble finding tickets, contact us and we'll email you when booking opens. The cheapest tickets are usually found right after trains are released for booking, so it's important to buy them early.
Barcelona to Zaragoza
It is more than 300 km by train from Barcelona to Zaragoza, but this is a fast route. High-speed AVE services run at least hourly, the fastest taking just 75 mins for the journey. Even AVE trains which make a stop or two along the way still take less than 2 hrs. Up to six Alvia trains each day also serve the route, taking just over 2 hrs for the run to Zaragoza. Expect lots of tunnels, glimpses of distant hills and, on the approach to Zaragoza, some fine views of the Ebro Valley. All trains to Zaragoza depart from Barcelona Sants station and arrive at Zaragoza Delicias. If it all sounds a bit too fast for you, there are also slow regional trains linking the two cities. But, with a journey time of 5 hrs, the latter are really only for dedicated slow travellers.
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