French high speed TGV services provide the only direct train services from Barcelona to Paris.
On Fridays only there is an overnight option.
These trains are now the only direct trains from Barcelona to France
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 usually open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
It can usually 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.
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 €39|
|Happy rail||from €39|
|Download the SNCF Connect App||*|
Departing from Barcelona:
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 this train to France departs 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.
Final Destination:** Paris (Gare De Lyon)
Note that these trains arrive at the Gare De Lyon in Paris
This is a journey of three distinct parts; all of the videos were taken from trains travelling in the opposite direction
1:Between Barcelona and Perpignan the train travels on a high speed line.
2. Between Perpignan and Montpellier the train follows the coast, don't expect incredible seascapes, but there are some nice views as the train threads through the marshes, particularly north of Perpignan.
3. Between Nimes and Paris the train switches back to the high speed line until it reaches the outskirts of Paris, the videos were taken north of Lyon.
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