The number of daily trains from Barcelona to Narbonne has been reduced on the new timetable as the direct Spanish trains have been withdrawn, leaving only the French TGV trains as the only option for a direct journey between these two cities.
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As a result the long-standing Spanish trains between Barcelona and Narbonne have been withdrawn, leaving only the two TGV trains, which are typically scheduled to depart at 10:33 and 14:32.
2 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings usually open: 4 months ahead of the travel date
The usual service is 4 - 6 x trains per day, but the number of departures has been temporarily reduced.
When looking for tickets on Trainline tick the 'fastest journeys' box, on Oui.SNCF tick the 'direct trains' box,
Though 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:
If you want the peace of mind of reserving before arriving at a Spanish station, you will need to use the Eurail and InterRail booking services to reserve your seats - and pay the booking fee for doing so.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|SNCF Connect||from €29|
|Happy rail||from €29|
Final Destination: Paris
These trains also call at: Perpignan
Aim to be at Barcelona Sants a minimum of 20 mins before departure, in order to allow time to pass through the security checks.
At Barcelona Sants station these trains to France depart from the part of the station used by the Spanish high speed trains - vias (platforms/tracks) 1 - 6.
So when you're in the station follow the signs that are pointing the way to the ' Alta-Velocidad' trains.
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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