It takes fifteen hours to get to Barcelona, including an hour stop-over at dawn in Port Bou. Port Bou reminds you a tiny bit of the movie Casablanca in the sense that there seem to be many people waiting here to get to points elsewhere, with very little idea of how or when this travel will happen. Port Bou is the purgatory of the Spanish train system, and as your train arrives at the station, you are glad to go.

Exit the train