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Barcelona to Almería by train
Fastest journey10hr 14m
Trains per day12
Avg. journey time19hr 16m
Travelling from Barcelona to Almería by train
Fast trains from Barcelona to Almería take around 10 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 643 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barcelona and Almería.
1. Are there direct trains from Barcelona to Almería?
Journeys between Barcelona and Almería usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 14 departures on the route from Barcelona to Almería every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.
2. How long is the train journey from Barcelona to Almería?
The Barcelona to Almería train travel time is normally about 10 hours and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Barcelona to Almería train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Almería is usually scheduled to depart Barcelona around 05:50 and the last train is around 21:25. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Barcelona around 06:50, and the last at 21:25.
What's the Barcelona to Almería train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Barcelona to Almería are $113.66.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $166 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $113. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Barcelona to Almería 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 Almería by train.
Which train companies operate between Barcelona and Almería?
More than one train company operates on the route from Barcelona to Almería, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Media Distancia
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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AVE and Talgo
Travelling by train from Barcelona to Almería means a long traverse across Spain. The fastest daytime connection is actually via Madrid, even though this adds to the overall distance. After you arrive in Madrid on a high-speed AVE train, you then board a Talgo train to Almería.
For good coastal scenery, consider a more direct route (not via Madrid), which takes a little longer and requires a single change of train at Linares-Baeza. This alternative route does not involve a high-speed AVE train, relying instead on slower services. It also often has very cheap fares.
On some days there is also an overnight option: take the night train from Barcelona to Granada, changing there the next morning for the short onward hop to Almería.
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 interchange: Madrid Atocha to Madrid-Atocha Cercanías
Arriving at Madrid Puerta de Atocha, you'll need to transfer to Atocha Cercanías station. Cercanías means ‘suburban’ and the station is in the same complex as Atocha station. Just follow the signs to Atocha Cercanías. It is an easy 10-minute walk.
Madrid to Almería
The Talgo trains to Almería start in Madrid at Chamartin station, stopping 20 minutes later at Madrid Atocha Cercanías. The latter stop is especially useful for travellers wanting to connect onto the Almería train using high-speed AVE trains from other parts of Spain (all AVEs arrive in the Spanish capital at Atocha). The morning train from Madrid to Almería makes three stops en route; the afternoon service stops more often. Look out for La Mancha windmills and then enjoy the rugged grandeur of Despenaperros Pass as the train cuts through the hills to get to Andalucía.
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