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The cheapest, easiest and fastest way to get from Barcelona to Figueres

Barcelona Sants Train Station Spain

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The cheapest and easiest way to get from Barcelona to Figueres is via regional train. Here are our step-by-step directions for getting from Barcelona to the Figueres city center:

Step 1: Make your way to one of several Barcelona train stations that provide access to Figueres via regional train service.

This includes Barcelona Sants (see above map),

or Passeig de Gràcia station (see above map).

Ticket kiosk Barcelona Sants Spain

Step 2: Purchase ticket(s) to Figueres (not Figueres Vilafant) from the Ticket Kiosks. Note: these are the orange and black kiosks (not the pink and gray kiosks). Cost is about 16.00€ per person. Click here to find more information about train tickets.

Estacio Barcelona Sants - 6 - 2010-10-18 - JTCurses

Step 3: Check the information board to find which platform services trains going to Figueres or Portbou (stopping in Figueres).

Turnstiles Barcelona Sants Train Station Spain

Step 4: Make your way to your designated platform (Destination: Figueres or Portbou).

Ticket into turnstile Spain

Note: you will need to validate your ticket by going through the turnstile.

Step 5: Check the information board on the platform to verify that this train stops in Figueres.

Train to Figures

Step 6: Board the train, take a seat, and enjoy the ride. Travel time is ~ 2 hours.

FIGUERES Train Station

Step 7: Exit the train in Figueres.

Exit Figures Train Station

Step 8:  After exiting the train, pass through the train station.

Step 9: Enjoy the short 10-minute walk to the city center or your hotel.

Travel tip: If you plan to visit the Dalí Theatre-Museum and need a place to store your luggage, the Figueres Bus Station can take care of your needs for a nominal fee.

Figueres Vilafant Station

If you are going to Figueres for a day trip to visit the Dali Theater-Museum, and do not have luggage, consider taking the fastest route via high speed train. Note, it is a slightly longer walk (20 minutes vs 12 minutes), but you will save about an hour each way on the train. Here are our step-by-step directions for getting from Barcelona to the Dali Theater-Museum in Figueres:

Step 1: As above, make your way to Barcelona Sants. Note, this is the only station providing high speed access to Figueres/Vilafant.

Renfe Ticket Kiosks Barcelona Sants Station

Step 2: Purchase ticket(s) to Figueres/Vilafant (not Figueres) from the Ticket Kiosks. Note: these are the pink and gray kiosks (not the orange and black kiosks). Cost is about 20.00€ per person, each way, but prices can vary significantly. If you book in advance via the internet you can get tickets for about 22.00€ round trip. Click here to find more information about train tickets.

Info Board Barcelona Sants Station

Step 3: Check the information board to find which platform services trains going to Figueres/Vilafant.

Sign for High Speed Rail Barcelona Sants Station

Step 4: Make your way to your designated platform (Destination: Figueres/Vilafant).

Security Check Point Barcelona Sants Station

You wil have to pass through security.

Ticket Agents Barcelona Sants Station

After which, you will need to show your ticket to the attendant.

Escalators to Platform Barcelona Sants Station

Step 5: Take the escalator down to the platform and check the information board on the platform to verify that this train stops in Figueres.

Train to Figueres Barcelona Sants Station

Step 6: Board the train. Note, your ticket will have a car number (coche number) and seat number. You can find the coche number displayed next to the door on the train car.

Train Car Info Renfe

You will also see the coche number displayed inside the train car.

Train to Figueres

Step 7: Take a seat and enjoy the ride. Travel time is 55 minutes.

Figueres Vilafant Train Station

Step 8: Exit the train in Figueres.

Figueres Vilafant Station Tunnel

Step 9:  After exiting the train, pass through the train station.

Step 10: Enjoy the 20-minute walk to the Dali Theater-Museum. Note, it may look strange and/or isolated because the train station is on the outskirts of Figueres, but it’s perfectly safe to walk. We did, without any problems or issues.

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