The cheapest and very easy way will be using the many slow regional trains per day from Barcelona (a few stations in town: Sants, the more central Passeig de Gracia, Clot...) to Figueres. The museum is about 10 min walking from the Figueres station. The trip takes a couple of hours. If you visit the museum early in the morning, you can then stop in Girona for a few hours on your way back to Barcelona.
There are as well high-speed trains going to "Figueres-Vilafant", another train station out of Figueres town. These are much faster (53 min), but mind they only stop in Barcelona-Sants, Girona and Figueres Vilafant. So, its convenience depends on where you depart in Barcelona. If you are staying near Passeig de Gràcia or Clot/Aragó, consider if paying more for the "fast" trains makes sense to you: it may take more time (and more hassle), going first to Sants and then taking the bus or taxi to Figueres town centre than directly walking to your nearest station in Barcelona, taking a "slow" train and then walking to the museum.
Check www.renfe.com for timetables and prices, choosing "Barcelona(*)" (the * means all stations) and "Figueres" or "Figueres-Vilafant"
We just walked from the train station, the Old Town is just 10’ walking away, there are signs in many corners pointing the way. There you can visit Dali museum and check a bit the area around.
We arrived in Figueres at 13.26 and got back at 17.58. These 4,5 hours were more than enough to explore the city, actually if you come here just for Dali museum you will be done in less than 2,5 hours but we spent some extra time on a café enjoying some cold beers :)
Near the train station are many taxis but you probably don’t really need any
Figueres is located 140km away from Barcelona and 40km away from Girona. The nearest airport is the one at Girona.
We took the train from Barcelona at 11.15am, we bought our tickets there, 2012 price was 10.55euro for a single ticket. You can catch the train at Barcelona Sants or at Paseig de Gracia station. There’s about one train per hour.
The train was heading to Cerbere and we just got off at Figueres after about 130’. There are some faster trains that do the trip in 110’ but cost more so we didn’t mind for 20 extra minutes on the train that was clean, comfortable and air conditioned anyway :) If you come from Girona it’s only a 25’ ride.
We had already checked the return trains that day online so we knew there were trains back to Barcelona at:
14.58, 16.28, 17.58, 19.28 etc
The train station of Figueres is in the middle of the city, once there you are only 10’ walking away from the main sites (yes the Dali museum I mean)
You can take a bus from Estacio del Nord in Barcelona. Opposite the train station in Figueres is placa de l’Estacio, the bus station is located on the upper side of the square towards the Old Town.
If you arrive in Figueres by car and without a really good map, like we did, you might find it a bit tricky to find the museum. What you want to do is to follow any signs that direct you to the city center. Ther main thoroughfare will have signs to "the museums" which you can follow but the signs seldom have text. Look for a big planetarium-style dome like the one next to the tower in this picture. As you follow the signs, there will be a point (a T- intersection) where you will wonder if they are directing you correctly. Ignore your misgivings and follow them anyway, you will go up a hill and find the museum. By sight, you are looking for the complex shown in the picture.
RENFE trains from and to Figueres are a good and reliable means of transportation. Trains are inexpensive, clean and air conditioned. The only problem is that they are always late but you can get used to that
I paid a visit to Figueres, while in Girona.
Getting there from Girona is very easy. It only takes 25 minutes by train. The train station is in the middle of the town and a 15 minutes walk from the main attraction, the Dali museum.
Just be careful when buying your train ticket, it needs some thinking through (see warning and danger tip)
We took the train from Barcelona Sants to Figueres. The fare was 15 Euro roundtrip. It took about 1 1/2- 2 hours. After disembarking from the train in Figueres we grabbed a taxi to take us to the Dali museum. It wasn't that expensive. The other option is to walk. It should take about 20 minutes, and there should be signs to help you along the way. After spending the day at the museum and walking around a bit, we simply reversed the process. You can get a schedule for the train at Barcelona Sants.
Figueras is about one hour and half far from Barcelona by train.
You can take the train in the main railway station in Barcelona(Barcelona Sants) or in some minor ones, the paseo de gracia for example is close to the placa Catalunya, casa Batlo' and Pedrera.There are several connections, one at 9.25 another at 10.25 and so on.
to get to figueras from barcelona, as a day trip, it's really easy. There are direct trains there, and the entire trip lasts about 90 minutes.
The most convenient trains leave the small Paseig de Gracia train station at 8.25 am, 9.25 am or 10.25 am. They all stop at the main station, Barcelona Sants, about 5 minutes later.
The return trip costs about 15 euros.
The museum is about 20 minuts walk from the station, so if it's not raining , a walk is the best way to reach the centre of the town.