Trains paris to spain: How to Get From Paris to Barcelona by Train

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Travelling from Paris to Barcelona by train

Want to know how to get from Paris to Barcelona by train? We have gathered for you all the useful information about this trip!

The fastest trains from Paris to Barcelona take around 6 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 833 kilometres.

On weekdays, the first train leaving Paris is scheduled to depart at around 06:56. The last departure is usually at around 16:07.
This is the same at the weekend.
There are frequent services on this particular rail route.
On average, there are about 20 trains per day travelling between the two cities.
They leave approximately every 2 minutes.

Prices for a single ticket between the two cities start from €49.91.

We think any time is a great time to visit Barcelona, as each season has its own unique charm. Nevertheless, please make sure you check the local weather and average seasonal temperatures at destination before deciding on your holiday.

For more tips to help you plan your journey, check out our help articles, or read our guide to Barcelona.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Barcelona?

Yes, there is a direct train from Paris to Barcelona.

We usually find around 19 direct trains on the route from Paris to Barcelona every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 24 departures.

How long does it take to travel from Paris to Barcelona?

The Paris to Barcelona train travel takes about 6 hours and 19 minutes, no matter when you leave.

What are the Paris to Barcelona train times and schedule?

If you’re travelling on a weekday, you’ll find the earliest train to Barcelona leaving Paris at around 06:56 and the last train leaving at around 16:07.
This is the same at the weekend.

How much is the train ticket from Paris to Barcelona?

The cheapest tickets we’ve found for trains from Paris to Barcelona are €49.91.

If you book 30 days in advance, tickets will cost around €146, while the price is around €262 if you book 7 days in advance.
Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it’s worth booking ahead of time if you can, or check our special offers and deals.

When should you book your train tickets from Paris to Barcelona?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your travel dates, you can set a booking alert and you’ll receive an email as soon as the cheapest tickets are released for your train journey.

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Which train companies operate between Paris and Barcelona?

More than one train company operates on the route from Paris to Barcelona, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Renfe-SNCF
  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Travel by day from Paris to Barcelona on a direct TGV high-speed train. Or, if you prefer, there’s a comfortable overnight option: you take a night train from Paris to either Toulouse or Perpignan, and continue next morning across the border to Barcelona.

TGV

The journey by train from Paris to Barcelona is a tribute to high-speed rail. This route was launched in late 2013 and has transformed travel between the two cities.

Paris to Barcelona

Direct TGV trains to Barcelona leave Paris two to four times per day. The frequency is higher in summer than winter. The TGVs to Barcelona leave from the Gare de Lyon in Paris. In Barcelona they terminate at Sants station. This journey is focused on speed, so there are not a lot of stops along the way – from six to ten depending on which train you take. All trains stop at the historic cities of Montpellier, Perpignan and Girona. There is some very fine scenery along the way too. Early on in the journey, you sweep through Burgundy vineyards, and later on there are engaging views of the coastal landscapes of Languedoc. After the stop at Perpignan, the train speeds south towards the Pyrenees, before diving under the mountains in the Perthus Tunnel.

If you worry that six and half hours if a long time to spend on one train, fear not! This rates as one of favourite high-speed routes. You can relax and gaze out of the window and, from to time, wander along to the bistro for a coffee or a snack. The direct services from Paris to Barcelona are all operated by French TGV trains. But it’s a joint venture with Spanish rail operator Renfe, so you find a dash of Spanish style combining with French flair on this international route.

  • TGV train guide

Intercités de Nuit & AVE

It is an easy overnight journey by train from Paris to Barcelona. The direct Elipsos overnight service between the two cities no longer runs, but there are still convenient overnight trains from Paris to Toulouse and Perpignan in south-west France. You’ll have time for breakfast in one of those cities before the onward journey to Barcelona which you’ll reach late morning. The fare is usually much the same via either route.

Many passengers use the Toulouse night train for the overnight journey south from Paris and that’s the route we feature here. The night train normally leaves Paris just before 11 in the evening.

Bookings for through journeys to Barcelona using the night train south from Paris normally open about four months prior to travel.

Paris to Toulouse (night train)

The night train to Toulouse leaves from Paris Austerlitz station. Like all domestic overnight services within France, this train does not have sleeping cars. But it does offer a choice of reclining seats, six-berth couchettes and four-berth couchettes. For a reasonable night’s sleep we strongly recommend opting for couchette accommodation.

The night train makes a brief stop at Les-Aubrais-Orléans to pick up passengers bound for south-west France. It then travels for some hours before making a couple of stops to set down passengers prior to arriving in Matabiau station in Toulouse in the morning. From Toulouse Matabiau there are excellent onward connections to destinations across south-west France. The Paris to Toulouse night train carries through carriages (both couchettes and reclining seats) to a number of communities in the Pyrenees. These include Foix, Ax-les-Thermes, L’Hospitalet (for Andorra) and Latour de Carol (for onward connections to Spain or with the diminutive Petit Train Jaune along the mountainous Ligne de Cerdagne).

  • Intercités de Nuit train guide

Toulouse to Barcelona

The direct AVE train from Toulouse to Barcelona dashes south with just four intermediate stops along the way. Alternative connections require you to change trains at Narbonne. All trains depart from Toulouse Matabiau station and arrive at Barcelona Sants, a short distance west of the centre of town. Sit on the right side of the train for the best views of the Pyrenees.

  • AVE train guide

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Paris to Barcelona Trains: High-speed Train Tickets

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Paris to Barcelona Train Information

Many of those who traveled on a bullet train from Paris to Barcelona say that this train ride was a great experience of its own: beautiful views, nice seats, and convenient departure/arrival locations. Below you can find answers to the frequently asked question about this route.

How to go from Paris to Barcelona by train?

Without a doubt, the Paris to Barcelona train is a popular mode of travel between the two cities, often chosen over planes and buses for many reasons, including the comfortable amenities onboard and fair ticket prices. What is more, the train runs on time with very rare cases of delay (unlike flights) as well as departs from/arrives at the city centers, meaning there’s no need to travel out of town to/from the airports.

Is there a high-speed train from Paris to Barcelona?

The most popular travel option on the route is the direct TGV bullet train, run at par by French SCNCF and Spanish Renfe. There’re a morning and an afternoon departure to select from, but there’s no overnight train from Paris to Barcelona.

How long is the train from Paris to Barcelona?

As a rule, the direct train ride from Paris to Barcelona takes around 6 hours and 27 minutes.

How fast is the train from Paris to Barcelona?

The average travel speed of the bullet train is from 300 to 320 kph (which is about 186.5 – 199 mph). Read more about the TGV high-speed train.

Where does the high-speed Paris to Barcelona train stop?

The high-speed train from Paris to Barcelona departs at the Gare de Lyon Station in Paris (Place Louis-Armand, 75571) and arrives at the Barcelona Sants Rail Station (Placa dels Paisos Catalans, 1, 7). Both are set in the city centers and can be easily reached any time of day.

What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the express train from Paris to Barcelona?

Both available classes of the modern bullet train are designed for travel in comfort. 1st class seats are wider, have electric plugs, and are arranged 1 by 2. 2nd class seats are placed 2 by 2 and are cheaper.

How much is a train ticket from Paris to Barcelona?

Depending on when you get the ticket, which class you choose, as well as several other points, prices will differ. Normally, the prices start from about 199 USD per person.

When can you book Paris to Barcelona train?

When planning your trip, it is advisable to book tickets for the fast train from Paris to Barcelona ahead of time due to high demand. On the Rail Ninja train booking platform, it is possible to book tickets for dates as far as two years ahead of time.

Where to buy train tickets from Paris to Barcelona from the US?

Among the easiest ways to get train tickets from Paris to Barcelona in advance is doing so online, for instance, on Rail Ninja. If you wish, you may also get tickets on the spot directly at the stations right before departure, yet there is a chance that tickets may be sold out due to last-minute availability.

Paris to Barcelona Train Timetable

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Morning trains

6 hrs 56 min

6 hrs 56 min

09:38

09:38

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Afternoon trains

6 hrs 31 min

6 hrs 31 min

14:54

14:54

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Trains on Paris – Barcelona Route

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Renfe – SNCF

Bullet train

6 hrs 31 min

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Train

Take the Paris Gare De Lyon train at Renfe SNCF station.

Travel time 6 hours 29 minutes Fare from €85 Distance 1073 km.

Carrier: Renfe SNCF.

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Get off at Barcelona-Sants.

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Bus

Take the FlixBus at the Paris stop.

Travel time 12 hours 50 minutes Fare from €45 Distance 1034 km.

Carrier: FlixBus.

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Bus

Take the Blablabus bus at the Paris – Bercy Seine stop.

Travel time 1 h 30 min. Fare from €8 Distance 128 km.

Carrier: Blablabus.

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Get off at Orléans.

Take the Blablabus bus at the Orléans stop.

Travel time 13 hours 10 minutes Fare from €25 Distance 947 km.

Carrier: Blablabus.

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Get off at Barcelona Nord – Bus Station.

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By car

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Travel time 9 hours 34 minutes Distance 1033 km.

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Flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Barcelona

Take the Gare du Nord train at the Paris RER station.

Travel time 35 min. Fare from €5 Distance 28 km.

Carrier: Paris RER.

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Get off at Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2.

Fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) from Barcelona Airport (BCN).

On the way 1 h 40 min. Fare from €30

Carrier: Vueling Airlines.

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Get off at Barcelona (BCN).

Take the El Prat Aeroport train at Renfe Cercanias station.

Travel time 27 min. Distance 13 km.

Carrier: Renfe Cercanias.

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Get off at Barcelona-Passeig De Gracia.

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Plane from Paris Orly to Barcelona

Take the Gare du Nord train at the Paris RER station.

Travel time 22 min. Fare from €3 Distance 15 km.

Carrier: Paris RER.

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Get off at Antony.

Travel time 7 min. Distance 6 km.

Carrier: Orlyval.

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Get off at Orly 4.

Fly to Paris Orly (ORY) from Barcelona Airport (BCN).

On the way 1 h 40 min. Fare from €30

Carrier: Vueling Airlines.

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Get off at Barcelona (BCN).

Take the Paris train at Renfe Cercanias station.

Travel time 27 min. Distance 1034 km.

Carrier: Renfe Cercanias.

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Get off at Barcelona.

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Bus to Beauvais, plane to Barcelona

Take the Aérobus Paris-Beauvais bus at the Paris Porte Maillot stop.

Travel time 1 h 15 min. Distance 83 km.

Carrier: Aérobus Paris-Beauvais.

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Get off at Paris Beauvais Airport.

Fly to Beauvais (BVA) from Barcelona Airport (BCN).

Travel time 1 h 45 min. Fare from €25

Carrier: Ryanair.

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Get off at Barcelona (BCN).

Take the Paris train at Renfe Cercanias station.

Travel time 27 min. Distance 1034 km.

Carrier: Renfe Cercanias.

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Get off at Barcelona.

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Plane from Paris Orly to Perpignan, train

Take the Paris train at the Paris RER station.

Travel time 22 min. Fare from €3 Distance 1034 km.

Carrier: Paris RER.

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Get off at Barcelona.

Travel time 7 min. Distance 1034 km.

Carrier: Orlyval.

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Get off at Barcelona.

Fly to Paris Orly (ORY) from Perpignan Airport (PGF).

On the way 1 h 25 min. Fares from €50

Carrier: Transavia France.

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Get off at Perpignan (PGF).

Take the Sankéo bus at the Aéroport stop.

Travel time 26 min. Distance 9 km.

Carrier: Sankeo.

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Get off at Gare SNCF.

Take the Perpignan train at the Renfe SNCF station.

Travel time 1 h 22 min. Fare from €35 Distance 182 km.

Carrier: Renfe SNCF.

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Get off at Barcelona-Sants.

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What is the cheapest way to get from Paris to Barcelona?

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Barcelona is by Bus. The trip will cost approximately €34. Travel time will be 15 hours 40 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Paris to Barcelona?

Flying from Paris Orly to Barcelona is the fastest way to get from Paris to Barcelona. Tickets cost around €43. The trip will take 5 hours.

How far is it between Paris and Barcelona?

The distance between Paris and Barcelona by road will be 1033 km, which is approximately 9 hours and 34 minutes. on the way by car.

Is there a direct bus from Paris to Barcelona?

Yes, there is a direct non-stop bus to this destination. The flights are operated by the bus company FlixBus. Tickets cost around €45. The bus ride from Paris to Barcelona takes 12 hours and 50 minutes.

How long does it take to travel from Paris to Barcelona by car?

A car trip from Paris to Barcelona will take you about 9 hours and 34 minutes.

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The best routes to Spain by train from Russia

When planning a trip to Spain, tourists choose what mode of transport they want to get to this beautiful, hospitable country. You can get there not only by air, but also by land transport. You won’t be able to get to Spain by train directly, you will have to travel with transfers, but with such a trip you can see more than one European country, get more impressions.

They get to Spain by train, making several transfers.

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  • Is it possible to travel to Spain by train from Russia
  • Travel options with transfers
    • Through Paris
    • Zurich
    • Berlin
    • Warsaw
    • Other options
    • 4
    • How to organize train connections
    • Which option is cheaper and more convenient
    • Is it worth going to Spain from Russia by train

    Is it possible to go to Spain by train from Russia

    There is no direct rail link between Russia and Spain.

    There is no direct rail link between our country and Spain. You can get there by train with transfers in other countries.

    This mode of transportation not only allows you to visit several places, it is also suitable for people who, due to health reasons or due to aerophobia, cannot fly on airplanes.

    Transfer options

    Transfer planning.

    To plan your trip to Spain by train, you need to decide where you will change trains. It is necessary to estimate the amount of time that will be spent on the road, the final destination of your trip (which Spanish city you need to get to). A convenient option is the way through Paris. However, you should consider all possible routes to choose the one that best suits you.

    Via Paris

    Via Paris you can get to Barcelona. The journey from Moscow to the French capital will take about 2 days. Travelers arrive at the Gare de l’Est of Paris, and the train leaves for Barcelona from the Gare de Lyon station. Between France and Spain, high-speed trains run, you will spend 6 hours on the way.

    You can get from Paris to Barcelona in 6 hours.

    On the way you will pass:

    Montpellier

    Béziers;

    Perpignan;

    Narbonne;

    Girona;

    Valencia.

    Zurich

    The route Moscow-Zurich passes through Belarus, Poland and Germany. You can get to Berlin from Moscow in a day, and then transfer to the train that goes to Switzerland.

    From Zurich there is a railway connection with Madrid, Barcelona. In order to reach the Spanish cities, it is necessary to cross the territory of France.

    Berlin

    There is a direct train to Berlin from Moscow, passengers spend 1 day on the way. Next, you need to make a transplant. The most convenient way is through Paris. There you will again need to transfer to a high-speed train, which will take you to the capital of Catalonia in 6 hours.

    You can get to Berlin from Russia in 1 day, then make a transfer.

    Warsaw

    Tourists get to Warsaw by train through Belarus. From there you can buy a ticket for trains with transfers to Barcelona. On the way you will spend more than 2 days.

    Way to Warsaw through Belarus.

    Other options

    Considering other options for the Moscow-Barcelona route, it should be noted that Madrid and Barcelona are connected by direct railway lines with Lisbon, Milan, Paris, Zurich, Geneva. The itinerary must include travel to one of these cities with a transfer to a train bound for Spain.

    How to organize a train connection

    Due to the fact that there is no direct train from Russia to one of the Spanish cities, when planning a trip, tourists need to organize a convenient connection. You need to pay attention to:

    • the amount of time that will be spent during the transplant;
    • the need to change stations at the point where the transfer takes place;
    • the cost of tickets when moving between cities.

    To develop a comfortable route, you can contact a travel company or make a travel plan yourself. In the first case, the specialists will not only select a route that is convenient for you, but also provide other services: booking tickets, hotels, transfers, issuing a visa, an insurance policy.

    If you are an independent traveler, not only refer to the official sites that contain timetables and ticket sales services, but also visit thematic forums. Tourists who have already traveled this route often share their observations, advise a more convenient option, and answer questions.

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    To Spain by train

    When planning a trip to Spain, tourists choose what mode of transport they want to get to this beautiful, hospitable country.

    Which option is cheaper and more convenient

    Cheaper and more convenient to get to Barcelona by train from Moscow via Paris. This path contains only 1 transfer, so it is the most comfortable. Among the shortcomings can be noted the need to change stations. However, if tourists plan to walk around the French capital or stay there for a few days, changing stations will not cause much inconvenience.

    The fare will depend on the class of seats on the train. A ticket to Paris costs from 180 €, from the French capital to Barcelona – from 50 €.

    Is it worth it to travel to Spain from Russia by train

    It is impossible to unambiguously answer the question of whether it is worth going to Spain by train. It all depends on the circumstances, the desired result, the characteristics of the tourists. Air travel is a fast, economical way to get to Spain. But there are people for whom it is important not just to get from one point to another, but to spend time on the road, see cities and countries, and feel the atmosphere of traveling by train.

    It is up to you to decide whether to travel to Spain from Russia by train.

    Travelers suffering from diseases such as hypertension, disorders of the cardiovascular system, people who have had a heart attack, a recent surgical intervention, air travel is contraindicated. Such people can only use the land method of transportation, and if we compare the bus and train, the second option is more comfortable, especially if older people are traveling.