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Arriving by train

Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of important cities, including Paris and the high-speed train runs to Madrid, southern and eastern Spain. The city's major railway stations and metropolitan rail network ensure you can travel to Barcelona and anywhere by train without any difficulties.

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  • Estació de Barcelona Sants

    Plaça dels Països Catalans, s/n.
    Time: 4.30am to 12.30am.
    Metro: L3/L5-Sants Estació. Bus: 27, 78, 109, 115, D40, H10, V5 and V17.

    Barcelona Sants Station is the city's main railway station and most trains departing and arriving in Barcelona stop here. The station is the terminus for the High-Speed Train and many Spanish and foreign destinations, suburban rail and trains to Barcelona Airport.

    Connections:

    National trains
    AVE: Madrid - Barcelona - Figueres.
    AVE: Sevilla - Barcelona.
    AVE: Màlaga - Barcelona.
    AVE: Granada - Barcelona.
    Euromed: Alacant - València - Tarragona - Barcelona.
    Talgo: Connecting Barcelona with other spanish cities.
    Trenhotel: Connecting Barcelona with other spanish cities.
    Alvía: Connecting Barcelona with other spanish cities.

    International high speed trains Renfe-SNCF en Coopération
    Paris – Barcelona.
    Lyon – Barcelona.
    Toulouse – Barcelona (from 1st April to 23rd September 2019).
    Marseille – Barcelona.

    A network of 15 cities linked all together. From Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Perpignan, Narbonne, Béziers, Agde, Sète, Carcassonne, Montpellier, Nîmes, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Valence in France to Barcelona.

    Regional | Surrounding areas trains
    Regional trains: Lines R11, R12, R13, R14, R15 and R16 to Tarragona, Costa Daurada, Tortosa, Lleida, Girona, Figueres, Portbou and other destinations.
    Surrounding areas: Lines R2, R2Nord, R2Sud, R3, R4 and R7 to Mataró – Maçanet, Vic, Vilanova, Vilafranca – Manresa and other detinations.
    Line R2Nord to the Barcelona Airport - El Prat Josep Tarradelles.

    Information and ticket sales
    www.renfe.com

  • Estació de França

    Avinguda del Marquès de l'Argentera, s/n.
    Time: 4.45am to 12am.
    Metro: L4-Barceloneta. Bus: 47, 59, 120, D20, H14, V13, V15, V17 i V19.

    The building dates back to 1929 and is one of the most important examples of Spain's iron architecture. Two parts of Barcelona's França Station are of relevance: the large lobby covered by three vaults and the huge metal naves that cover the platforms. National and regional trains depart from this station.

    National trains
    Euromed: Alacant - València - Tarragona - Barcelona.
    Talgo: connecting Barcelona with other spanish cities.
    Regional Express: connecting Barcelona with other spanish cities.

    Regional | Surrounding areas trains
    Regional trains: Lines R13, R14, R15 and R16 to Tarragona, Costa Daurada, Port Aventura, Tortosa, Lleida and other spanish cities.
    Surrounding areas trains: Line R2Sud to Vilanova i la Geltrú, Sitges, Castelldefels and other spanish cities.

    Information and ticket sales
    www.renfe.com

  • Estació de Passeig de Gràcia

    Passeig de Gràcia - Aragó, s/n.
    Time: 5am to 12am.
    Metro: L2/L3/L4-Passeig de Gràcia. Bus: 7, 22, 24, 39, 47, H10, V15 and V17.

    Regional | Surrounding areas trains
    Regional trains: Lines R11, R13, R14, R15 and R16 to Tarragona, Costa Daurada, Port Aventura, Tortosa, Lleida, Girona, Figueres, Portbou and other destinations.
    Surrounding areas: Lines R2, R2Nord and R2Sud to Mataró – Maçanet, Vic, Vilanova, Vilafranca – Manresa and other destinations.
    Line R2Nord to the Barcelona Airport - El Prat Josep Tarradelles.

    Information and ticket sales
    www.renfe.com

  • Estació de Plaça de Catalunya

    Plaça de Catalunya.
    Metro: L1/L3-Catalunya. Bus: 22, 24, 47, 52, 55, 59, 62, 67, D50, H16, V13, V15 and V17.

    Regional | Surrounding areas trains
    Surroundings areas trains: Lines R1, R3, R4 and R7 to Manresa – Lleida; Costa del Maresme – Blanes; Vilafranca del Penedès, and other destinations.

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