Ok, so you’ve flown into Barcelona from the UK, here follows how to get yourself to Benicassim and the glorious sun, sea, sand and festivities that come with it, you can travel by either car or train:
Barcelona is about 280km from Benicassim, similar to the drive from Alicante this works out at a little over 2.5 hours (when driving at a sensible speed). I’ve personally never done this drive so would appreciate any comments/suggestions from any of you that have. It does look like a simple drive, with the majority of the route following the E-15 in a straight line from Barca. It also looks like there may be some interesting places to stop off and sample, for example the historic city of Tarragona is within an hour of Barcelona (I’m guessing this place is much more picturesque than Benidorm – not that Benidorm is all bad!). Compare prices on car hire from Barcelona airport here.
In a similar vein to Alicante the airport in Barcelona is about 10km from the city centre and as such within easy reach of the city’s main train station. As a guide one way tickets between Alicante and Benicassim in 2009 cost about 30EUR (standard class) or 45EUR (first class), we’d expect tickets to cost about the same from Barcelona – it’s a similar length journey. I had to buy a first class ticket as the standards had sold out by the time I got around to buying so be warned! View train prices for Barca to Beni.