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1. Posted by superdupersuki (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

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I've been searching everywhere, but I don't see any feasible options for visiting Figueres and Cadaques from Barcelona in one day?

I contacted ArtHostal, but you need to be staying there to go on the daytrip with them.

2. Posted by meerola (Full Member 32 posts) 7y

If you rent a car, it's easily doable in a day. We did that.

There's a train from Barcelona to Figueres, 90 minutes one way, about 15 euro roundtrip according to this page. From Figueres you can take a bus to Cadaqués, which should be approximately 1 hour one way (45min by car).

This company organises bus trips from Barcelona to Cadaqués.

I hope this helped.

3. Posted by superdupersuki (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

I noticed that most of the rental cars are manual, and the automatic ones are quite expensive to rent. I think we will have to do more research on this.

I think our plan is to take a train to Figueres, bus to Cadaques and bus back to Figueres before taking a train back to Barcelona, but it seems like so many trips...

Thanks a lot for the info!

4. Posted by mariaines (Budding Member 39 posts) 7y

that's the option but beware of the departing hours.. it's difficult to match between train and bus
in my case, i wanted to go to cadaques but got stucked in figueres (the nice shoe shops and the museum) and finally couldn't take the bus
there will be a next time i guess

5. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 7y

The train from Barcelona to Figueres is a very good option, I take it regularly ( about twice a week ) and it's always on time. It's called "Catalunya Express" and as the other travel mate said its 1 hour and 40 minutes and 15 or 16 euros for a round trip, much cheaper than taking a bus.. If you really want to go, I'd suggest you take this train. There's another type called "regional" but the journey from Barcelona to Figueres takes forever, about 2 hours and 35 or 40 minutes. It's about 1,5 or 2 euros cheaper, but it doesn't make up, believe me.
However, I have to say that the buses that run from Figueres to the rest of Costa Brava, are not usually as good as trains. I live in a city close to Figueres, and they're not on time, but always in a 15 or 20 minute delay. the main bus company that has this route is called "Sarfa".
Cadaqués is such a beautiful town by the sea. Cars are not allowed to go into the city centre I think, not in summertime anyway. If I were you I wouldn't spend much time in Figueres, unless you want to see the Dalí museum.

6. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 7y

wait! so i guess this isnt Figueres in France is it? Cuz that would be a looong commute to Brittany! there is a nice castle there tho ;)

7. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 7y

Hehe in France? No, it's in the north east of Spain, in Costa Brava. there's a castle called Sant Ferran, didn't mention that last night. Could it be the same figueres? :D

8. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 7y

ah Iv been to the French version of said town, it's in Brittany and has a massive castle, pics in my gallery if u wish to see.

9. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 7y

I'll definitely take a look at them :) Well now we know cities named as Figueres tend to have castles :D

10. Posted by superdupersuki (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

Thanks for all your help, everyone! :)