Depending on where you start your yourney, it will take you about 11-14h from (South-) Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
In and outside of Barcelona you will find a well-developed transportation system.
The Cercanias are trains operated by Renfe, the Spanish railway, that connect the center of Barcelona with the surrounding suburbs. They run every 20 minutes from Sants Train Station to El Prat Airport and are ideal for day trips around Barcelona.
The Regionales connect the individual provinces and regions of Spain. In Catalonia itself the train connection is very well developed and the prices are cheap.
The Grandes Lineas connect the largest and most important cities in Spain. These trains are a little more expensive than the regional ones, but they are also faster. They will then no longer stop at every train station.
The largest railway stations in Barcelona
The long-distance trains mainly arrive at Sants main station. From here you can easily get to the subway and bus. Timetables are clearly visible. Other train stations are Plaça Catalunya, Plaça Espanya, Estació de França, Passeig de Gràcia, El Clot Arago.
If you arrive from outside Spain, you can purchase the train ticket directly from your railway.
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