Valence TGV station is served by an AVE train, heading for Lyon, which is usually scheduled to depart from Barcelona at at 08:15
Departing from Barcelona:
Final Destination: Paris or Lyon
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.
Arriving in Valence:
Valence TGV station is some distance from the town of Valence.
There are local trains from Valence TGV station to Valence-Ville station, which lives up to its name with a town centre location.
All of these trains from Barcelona have good connections with these local trains, though if you take the 10:05 departure you'll need to hurry, and have booked tickets to Valence Ville in advance, because you'll only have five minutes to make the transfer.
3 x trains per day
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 4 months ahead of the travel date
This direct train is usually scheduled to depart daily from Barcelona at 08:25 so target that time when looking up this journey
It can often be worth comparing the prices between booking agents for this journey.
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for this journey.
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.
Though you can avoid a booking fee if you do reserve at a Spanish station.
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This is a journey of three distinct phases:
1: Between Barcelona and Perpignan the train will travel at up to 280 km/h on 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 Valence the train switches back to the high speed line for the final 15 mins of the journey.
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