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fly or train to barcelona

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fly or train to barcelona

Trying to decide whether to fly or take the train from San Sebastian to Barcelona. Is the train trip scenic/interesting? Thanks

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Bilbao, Spain
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1. Re: fly or train to barcelona

fly and forget about the train...once leaving the BAsque Country, landscape changes dramatically to dry and flat lands in the vast majority of the trip.

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2. Re: fly or train to barcelona

Flights www.vueling.com

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3. Re: fly or train to barcelona

Jan:

I would fly to save time.

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4. Re: fly or train to barcelona

Thanks - looks like flying it is!

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5. Re: fly or train to barcelona

If you're on business, time is money and you are paid to be stressed! Fly!

If you're on holiday, stroll from your hotel to the city centre railway station and board the low-stress train direct from city centre to city centre, relax with a glass of wine and see the countryside - it's not bad on this route.

The 07:48 from San Seb arrives Barcelona Sants 13:40.

The 16:13 from San Seb arrives Barcelona Sants 22:09.

Both are smart, stylish air-conditioned 'Alvia' trains, with cafe-bar car.

Fares from just 37 euros, that's centre to centre, no extra to pay to get to and from airports, no baggage fees, no credit cards fees, no check-in fees, no fuel surchages.

Go to www.renfe.com for online train tickets, with cheap 'web' fares if you pre-book. Booking opens 90 days ahead.

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