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How to Get to Figueres from Barcelona

Figueres Day Trip from Barcelona

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Information on how to get to Figueres. The main (perhaps only) reason for going to Figueres is to visit the Salvador Dali Museum. For more things to do, see What to do in Figueres.

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How to Get to Figueres from Barcelona by Guided Tour

Figueres is quite far to go to 'just' see a museum (albeit an amazing one), though the AVE train has made the travel times much shorter than they used to be. But still, combining your visit to the Dali museum with other sights in the area would be difficult if organizing it by yourself. For this reason alone, I recommend taking a guided tour - the expertise you get from your guide and the benefit of jumping the line are extra.

How to Get to Figueres from Barcelona by Public Transport

  • By train With the new high-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Figueres, the journey now takes just 53 minutes. Book Train Tickets in SpainThe train departs from Barcelona Sants station, but you can pick it up at Passeig de Gracia. Read more about Barcelona Bus and Train Stations. With little else of real significance in Figueres, it is a good idea to get an early train to the town and be out again by lunch time so you can still enjoy the afternoon back in Barcelona.
  • By car The excellent train connection now makes hiring a car less attractive, but it is still a good alternative. You could then visit, for example, the town of Portlligat, where there is another Dali museum, or relax on the beach (in Roses, for example). This wouldn't be possible in a day by public transport. Compare Prices on Car Hire from Barcelona.
  • By bus The bus is not practical.

See also: How to Get from Girona to Figueres or read more about Girona.

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