Barcelona to Béziers / Beziers by train

How to take the rail journey from Barcelona to Béziers

The high speed trains which rush across the Franco/Spanish border don't just link Barcelona with major cities in France, they also make calls at some of the charming towns on or near the Mediterranean Coast, including Béziers.



From Barcelona Sants to Béziers

Journey Summary

Travel Information

Final Destination: Paris or Marseille St. Charles

The trains also call at: Narbonne

The French national rail company SNCF and the Spanish rail company Renfe have opted to terminate their partnership which jointly managed the service of high speed trains between France and Spain.
As a result the long-standing Spanish trains between Barcelona and Béziers have been withdrawn, leaving only the two TGV trains, which are typically scheduled to depart at 10:33 and 14:32.

Until July 7th
2 x trains per day

July 8th - Sept 3rd
The additional train will depart Barcelona at 16:10

From Sept 4th - Dec 11th
2 x trains per day


Book early and save: Yes

**Online bookings open:**6 months ahead of the travel date

It can be worth comparing the prices between booking agents for this journey.


Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey.

Rail pass users

Rail pass users will need to be pay a reservation fee prior to boarding, but these reservations cannot be booked on the ticket agent's websites.

When travelling from Spain you can use the Eurail reservation service or the InterRail reservation service, but you will be charged a €2 booking fee per reservation per person.
Or avoid the reservation fees by taking a MD train to Port Bou and connecting there for a TER train on to Béziers.
Though not all of these MD trains will offer an optimum connection, so confirm the timings on the Eurail/InterRail travel planning app.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trainline from €29

Trainline Guide

SNCF Connect from €29

SNCF Connect Guide

SNCF is the national rail operator in France and not so long ago it recently simplified both the range of tickets and the term and conditions of using them.
Therefore the cheapest tickets also become more flexible too.

Other improvements included a simple integration of travelling with bicycles and rail pass users being able to book reservations for national journeys, without paying booking fees.

And it also recently launched SNCF Connect as replacement for its Oui.SNCF booking service.
You can set up a low price alert to let you know when the cheapest price is available for a future journey.

Something else to look out for is that simplest way of travelling with tickets is to use the SNCF Connect App, as booked tickets can therefore be stored on your mobile device, which can then be shown to the train conductors as proof of purchase.

SNCF Connect on Google Play

SNCF Connect in the App (Apple) store

SNCF also operates RailEurope, which is in effect a dedicated online booking service for making bookings from outside of Europe.
If you reside outside of Europe you may discover that SNCF Connect rejects phone numbers or card numbers, but RailEurope won't do so.
Though RailEurope will add booking fees when making a purchase

Renfe from €29

Renfe Guide

Renfe is the national rail operator in Spain and it has recently simplified the range of tickets it sells for express and regional train journeys in Spain.
Which is convenient as there are big savings to be made if you book ahead online.

On this journey

Journey Features

Coastal viewsHigh Speed (partial journey)

Good to Know

Aim to be at Barcelona Sants a minimum of 20 mins before departure, in order to allow time to pass through the security checks.

The view from the high speed line north of Figueres The view from the high speed line north of Figueres
Crossing the marshes between Perpignan and Narbonne Crossing the marshes between Perpignan and Narbonne
The view of Beziers from the left just before Beziers station The view of Beziers from the left just before Beziers station

Between Barcelona and Perpignan the train travels on a high speed line.

2. Then between Perpignan and Narbonne the train crosses the marsh land by the sea and it will seem as though the train is gliding across the water; the sea can be seen on the right, while simultaneously the lakes can be seen on the left

The videos were filmed from a train travelling in the opposite direction.

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