🚊 Day Trip From Barcelona To Figueres On your own!

Figueres, located just 140km outside of Barcelona, is the birthplace of Salvador Dalí. You can easily travel to this charming Catalan town from Barcelona (to Figueres) on your own without a guided tour!

This small town’s main attraction in the Dalí Theatre-Museum, which houses the largest collection of Dalí works and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Even if you are not a fan of surreal art, Figueres and this museum are worth the journey! In Figueres you can get a glimpse into what Catalonia is like outside of it’s capital city, Barcelona.

What to See & Do in Figueres

Dalí Theatre-Museum
Dalí Theatre-Museum
Flaona and Fulla
Flaona and Fulla

Getting from Barcelona To Figueres On your own!

From Barcelona, there are several tour companies that offer group and private tours to Figueres. If you prefer to go at your own pace, and save a little money at the same time, it is possible to get from Barcelona to Figures on your own! Aside from driving from Barcelona via rental car or taxi, you can get there easily by high speed train.

How Much Time Should I Allow in Figueres

Ceiling in the Dalí Theatre-Museum
Ceiling in the Dalí Theatre-Museum

The answer to this question is very dependent on how much of a Salvador Dalí fan you are. The typical person spends 1.5 to 2 hours in the Dalí Theatre-Museum.

We took the 9:10 am train from Barcelona-Sants and arrived in Figueres around 10:05 am. We casually walked from the train station to the Dalí Theatre-Museum and entered at our scheduled 11:00 am ticket time. We toured the museum for an hour and a half and then explored around town. At 2:00 pm we ate a nice lunch in the Plaça de l’Església. Then walked back to the station to catch our 3:59p train.

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