Barcelona to Seville by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

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  1. Cheapest Price $23.34
  2. 30 day advance $53.05
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 13m
  • Distance
    827 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 7m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Barcelona to Seville by train

Fast trains from Barcelona to Seville take around 5 hours and 13 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 827 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barcelona and Seville.

1. Are there direct trains from Barcelona to Seville?

Direct trains from Barcelona to Seville have been found.

We usually find around 5 direct trains on the route from Barcelona to Seville every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Barcelona to Seville?

The Barcelona to Seville train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 13 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Barcelona to Seville train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Seville is usually scheduled to depart Barcelona around 08:30 and the last train is around 16:32. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Barcelona around 08:30, and the last at 15:50.

What's the Barcelona to Seville train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Barcelona to Seville are $23.34.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $53, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Barcelona to Seville train tickets?

Trains in Spain usually open for booking around 4 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Barcelona to Seville by train.

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Which train companies operate between Barcelona and Seville?

More than one train company operates on the route from Barcelona to Seville, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • AVE
  • Alvia
  • Talgo
  • Trenhotel

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Seville to Barcelona by train

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Direct AVE trains run between Barcelona and Seville, or you can take advantage of frequent connections by travelling via Madrid.


If timings of direct AVE trains don’t suit, you’ll find several other options each day, all involving a change of train in Madrid Atocha, adding 20 to 50 mins to the overall travel time.

The journey starts by speeding west from Barcelona into Aragon, crossing the River Ebro near Zaragoza. Then it’s a fast dash across the plains of Castilla–La Mancha, with distant views of the Madrid conurbation to your right. Your train then traverses the Sierra Morena to enter Andalucía.

Alternatively, you can take the once-daily Talgo train from Barcelona to Seville. With an 11-hr journey time, it certainly isn't fast, but you'll be rewarded with views of the coast south to Valencia and later the mountains as the train cuts through Despenaperros Pass to reach Andalucía.

Barcelona to Seville

High-speed AVE trains speed from Barcelona Sants station directly to Seville Santa Justa twice a day. The trains leave in the morning and in the afternoon, stopping five to six times on the way, including Zaragoza, Ciudad Real and Córdoba. From Córdoba it's a pleasant run down the Guadalquivir Valley to Seville, Spain's fourth largest city and capital of Andalucía.

AVE via Madrid

You can also travel by train from Barcelona to Seville via Madrid.

Setting off from Barcelona the route tracks west into Aragon, crossing the River Ebro near Zaragoza. Then it’s a fast dash across the plains to Madrid. After the change at Madrid, the train sweeps through La Mancha and the rugged Sierra Morena to reach Córdoba. From there it is just an hour down the Gaudelquivir Valley to Seville.

Barcelona to Madrid

Take a high-speed AVE train directly from Barcelona Sants station to Madrid Atocha. Trains that stop up to four times along the way may take 30 to 40 minutes longer. This journey along Spain's premier high-speed rail route reveals a variety of passing landscapes as you speed from Catalonia through Aragon to the Spanish heartland.

Madrid to Seville

Catch a direct high-speed train from Madrid Atocha to Seville Santa Justa station. A couple of daily services run non-stop between the two cities, but the great majority of the direct trains each day stop at Córdoba. Some make up to three further stops along the way. The route is served by a variety of train types, but most services are run by sleek, modern AVE trains.

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