Barcelona Sants Railway Station
Barcelona Sants is the main railway station in Barcelona. Location is west of the city center in the neighborhood Sants. The railway station has 2 metro stations (line 3 and 5).
Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) is the name of the high-speed trains in Spain. The trains are operated by the Spanish railway company Renfe. Ticket are available online. A ticket from Barcelona Sants to Madrid with the AVE high-speed train cost 100-115 euro. The journey takes about 3 hours.
The airport bus is a better transportation than the train if you want to travel from Barcelona Airport El Prat to the city center. The bus rides every 5 minutes in peak times. The train station is 10 minutes from the arriving hall and the local train rides only twice an hour. More info at the homepage.
International train to France
The Spanish railways (Renfe) works together with the national railway company of France (SNCF). This is their network. The journey with the TGV high-speed train from Barcelona Sants to CDG Airport in Paris takes 8-9 hours. A cheap single ticket cost 176 euro.
Hotels close to Sants station
– Barceló Sants (above station) 4 stars, 4287 reviews (8.6)
– Expo Hotel next to Sants, 4 stars, 4253 reviews (7.6)
– Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya 4 stars, 1701 reviews (8.5)
– AC Hotel Sants 4 stars, 500 reviews (7.8)