How to get to Valencia by Train
One of the best options for getting to Valencia from major urban centres in Spain is to take the train. The Spanish rail network offers a fast and efficient way to travel between major cities, with eight Talgo 200 high-speed trains per day from Barcelona, a four-hour trip; a dozen
high-speed Alaris trains from Madrid, a three-hour, 30 minute journey; as well as services from Malaga on the Costa del Sol, which take nine hours. The main station at Valencia, Estación del Norte (North Station), is on Calle Játiva 2, near the city centre.
Travel By Train To Valencia – Travel from London by train in 10 – 11 hours
Just book Eurostar tickets from St Pancras in London to Paris. The train takes 2 hours 15 minutes, you then take the TGV Duplex double-decker high-speed train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Figueres, Girona and to Barcelona.
The TGV trains leave from Paris two or more times a day depending on the season (more during the summer months). These high speed trains speed through the French countryside only stopping at a few stations along the way such as Figueres, Girona, Perpignan and Montpellier. You can take the early afternoon train from Paris and in 6 hr 25mins hours you are in Barcelona Sants station.
Train Travel In Spain ~ From Barcelona To Valencia – High Speed AVE Train
When you reach Barcelona take the high speed train from Barcelona Sants station.
The AVE train from Madrid goes to Joaquin Sorolla Station in Valencia.
The journey takes just over 1 1/2 hours and costs about 50 euros. The slower train takes much longer and is cheaper.
The Spanish train company RENFE run nine daily AVE trains from Barcelona to Girona and Figueres and journey times are 39 mins and 55mins respectively.
Train Travel In Spain ~ From Barcelona To Valencia – Slower Trains
The following are the names of medium and slower trains which operate between Valencia and Barcelona and also Madrid.
Euromed – High speed train from Barcelona to Valencia – (3 hours – leaves from Joaquin Sorolla station)
Arco – trains to Barcelona stopping at all the main stations along the Mediterranean coast.
Alaris – The Alaris is a high speed train between Madrid and Valencia which takes 3 hours 30 mins.
The word for tickets in Spanish is billetes (pronounced beyetes).
A one way ticket in Spanish is de ida solo
A return ticket is de ida y vuelta