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San Sebastian to Barcelona Train Tickets E‑TICKET

San Sebastian to Barcelona Train Tickets

Come discover the host city for the 1992 Summer Olympics by taking a trip from San Sebastian to Barcelona by train. Once aboard Renfe’s mighty Alvia or Intercity high-speed commuter, you’ll ride in comfort and style, and at a top speed of 250km/h! Standard and First Class seating is available on both trains, along with several friendly services and handy amenities designed to enhance your rail travel experience

Barcelona ranks among the world’s leading tourist destination spots. Just wind your way through the cobblestone-lined streets of the city’s Gothic Quarter and you’ll quickly see why. From elaborate architectural landmarks and inspiring art galleries to diverse live music venues and culinary delights, Barcelona has a treat for all your senses! Be sure to visit the historic Sagrada Familia church, the famous Picasso Museum and the eye-catching Casa Milà building during your stay.

Purchase your Renfe e-ticket here and then print it out at home upon email delivery. With ticket in hand, you’re set to travel from San Sebastian to Barcelona by train, seat reservation included!

Journey details

There are 2 non-stop train departures each day of the week: 7:28am and 4:10pm; the only exception is on Sunday, when a third train leaves at 2:37pm.

Travel time
5 hours and 23 minutes (fastest time)

Train stations
San Sebastian and Barcelona Sants

Train features
Renfe Alvia and Intercity high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 250km/h

Renfe E-ticket fares

  • Renfe E-ticket Promo Fare
    The least expensive option, offers variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Ticket exchanges or refunds are not permitted.
  • Renfe E-Ticket Promo+ Fare
    Slightly more expensive than the Promo fare, and also offering variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a 30% cancellation fee applies.
  • Renfe E-Ticket Base Fare
    The base fare is not discounted, and also offers variable prices depending on time of booking and travel. Refunds are permitted up to 1 day before departure, where a 20% cancellation fee applies.

Renfe E-ticket classes

  • Turista
    Standard class with comfortable, quality seats; access to the cafeteria/buffet car for coffee, tea, lunch or hot meals.
  • Turista Plus
    Upgraded “Turista” class with spacious, reclining seats (available on Intercity trains only).
  • Preferente
    First class with deluxe, ample seats; spacious, well-lit coaches; onboard newspapers and magazines; access to Renfe’s train station Club Rooms.

Renfe E-ticket discounts

  • Child discount
    Children between the ages of 4 and 13 save up to 40% off the base fare. Children under 4 years old who do not occupy a seat travel for free.
  • Youth discount
    Youths under 26 years of age save up to 25% off the base fare. To be eligible for this discount, youth passengers must carry one of the following cards: a Carné Joven Euro<26 issued by autonomous regions in Spain and by the corresponding organizations in countries associated with the EYCA institution, a ISTC GO 25 Card issued by UNESCO or a Rail Plus Junior Card issued abroad.
  • Senior discount
    Seniors over the age of 60 save up to 40% off the base fare from Monday to Thursday and 25% off from Friday to Sunday. To be eligible for this discount, senior passengers must carry a Dorada Card, which is valid for one year and can be requested at Renfe stations, ticket offices and travel agencies for 5,05 Euros (price subject to change).

Train services and amenities

  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Comfortable, roomy seats with footrests
  • Onboard food and drink catering
  • Individual reading lights
  • Audio and video channels
  • Travel and service PA system announcements
  • Designated storage areas for luggage items
  • Wheelchair-accessible facilities

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Seat reservations
Your Renfe e-ticket includes travel in a specific seat.

E-ticket delivery
Receive your e-ticket by email as a PDF document, which can be printed out from home or uploaded to your smartphone or tablet, and is valid for travel from San Sebastian to Barcelona by train.

Airport transfer
Get a free transfer ticket to Barcelona Airport from Sants train station with the purchase of your Renfe e-ticket. After arriving at the station, go to a Renfe ticket machine and simply enter the 5 digit pass code called “CombinadoCercanias” which is located on the left upper corner of your PDF ticket to retrieve your free airport transfer ticket.

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