Plan your trip from Paris to Barcelona and Costa Brava with a £20 discount code PARISBARNABYTRAIN

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Renfe-SNCF special offer for the first 100 people!

Renfe-SNCF offers a £20 discount to start planning your travel from Paris to Barcelona and Costa Brava. Take advantage of this offer and enjoy your travel with Renfe-SCNF that provides the most sustainable and comfortable trains between Spain and France!

  • Make the search Paris - Barcelona in the search bar and select the dates.
  • You can redeem the code PARBARNABYTRAIN on Passenger details, only the first 100 people will benefit from the offer!

About Renfe SNCF

Renfe and SNCF. are two European experts in high-speed rail, and they've partnered up to combine the very best of their knowledge and expertise for international travellers.

For more than 7 years, they connect in a sustainable and ecological way over 19 cities between Spain and France. Since 15 December 2013, Renfe-SNCF has helped connect major Spanish and French cities like Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Marseille, Lyon, Montpellier and Girona. Now both countries are better connected than before thanks to the high-speed railways.

The principal routes are Paris-Barcelona and Lyon-Barcelona. For more information please read the folowing FAQs.

TGV Inoui Trains (Paris - Barcelona)

The double-decker rolling stock can travel at 320 km/h operating on the Paris to Barcelona line. A train consists of 8 double-decker carriages with a total of: 509 seats.

  • 3 First Class/Preferente carriages = 181 seats
  • 4 Second class/Turista carriages = 328 seats
  • 1 restaurant carriage

TGV Inoui First class: 181 seats

1st class seats offer peace and privacy with two adjoining seats facing each other in groups of two or four. Access the Renfe Sala Club lounge up to two hours before departure in all stations (except Figueres). Travellers with a Promo fare are not eligible to access the lounge. Other benefits include: power sockets at seat, larger seats which recline, free WiFi and access to the bar car. You will find a variety of food and refreshments to enjoy in the bar car including.

TGV Inoui Standard class: 328 seats

In the Standard class you will travel in comfort and on top of this you will be able to make use of power sockets available for every two seats and the free WiFi on board. You also have access to the bar car which is open for the duration of the journey. You will find a variety of food and refreshments to enjoy in the bar car: meals, hot and cold dishes, sandwiches, desserts, snacks and beverages.

The cheapest trains from Paris to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for 21 Sep

Cheapest

£220

Average

£220

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Paris to Barcelona will cost around £ 220 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 220.

Cheapest
10:12Paris Gare de Lyon6h41 16:53Barcelona Sants
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£2201One-way

Timetable Paris to Barcelona

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10:12Paris Gare de Lyon6h41 16:53Barcelona Sants
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The fastest trains from Paris to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for 21 Sep

Fastest Journey

6 h 41 m

Average

6 h 41 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

830 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Paris for Barcelona every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 830 km distance in an average of 6 h 41 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 41 m .

The slowest trains will take 6 h 41 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:12Paris Gare de Lyon6h41 16:53Barcelona Sants
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£2201One-way

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Train Information between Paris and Barcelona

distanceDistance515 miles (830 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price£198 (€221)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe-SNCF

Trains from Paris to Barcelona cover the 515 miles (830 km) long route taking on average 6 h 41 min with our travel partners like Renfe-SNCF. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £198, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £183. Travellers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Travel Tips

Trains from Paris to Barcelona
Travel by train to Barcelona easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Paris to Barcelona.
FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Paris, France to Barcelona, Spain?

Travel between Paris, France and Barcelona, Spain by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Spain from France?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Spain from Paris?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

When travelling in Spain, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 20/09/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Paris to Barcelona before travelling.

Are there restrictions on returning to France from Spain by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Barcelona to Paris is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to France from Spain?

Reentry to France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Barcelona?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 19/09/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Barcelona to Paris train here.

How much do cheap trains between Paris and Barcelona cost?
You can find a cheap train from Paris to Barcelona for some dates and times for as low as £183  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Paris to Barcelona?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Paris and Barcelona is £198  one way.
What is the distance to Barcelona from Paris via train?
The distance from Paris to Barcelona by train is approximately 515 miles (830 km).
How many hours does it take from Paris to Barcelona by train?
The Paris to Barcelona train duration is on average 6 h 41 min, which is to be expected when travelling 515 miles (830 km) from Paris to Barcelona. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Paris and arrival train station in Barcelona?

Some of the Paris train stations to Barcelona you can start your journey from include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Barcelona include Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arriving in Barcelona Sants.

Where is the departure train station in Paris located? Where is the arrival train station in Barcelona located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Barcelona Sants and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in Barcelona.

What train companies offer a service from Paris to Barcelona?
When taking a train from Paris to Barcelona, you can count on Renfe-SNCF for the best way to get you to Barcelona. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Barcelona from Paris and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Are there any Paris to Barcelona direct train services?
Yes, there is 1 direct train from Paris to Barcelona per day with Renfe-SNCF  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time travelling to your destination.
How many trains per day are there from Paris to Barcelona?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Paris to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Paris to Barcelona? When is the last train from Paris to Barcelona?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Paris at 08: 12. The last train leaves from Paris at 08: 12. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Paris to Barcelona and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Paris to Barcelona train tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets between Paris and Barcelona within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £198 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Paris to Barcelona a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Barcelona
Gare Saint-Lazare
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Paris Gare Montparnasse
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Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
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Paris Gare de Lyon
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1, 14<br>Bus lines 29, 57, 61, 91, 20, 24, 63, 65, 87<br>Suburban train lines RER A, D
Paris Gare de l'Est
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Paris Gare du Nord
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines RER B, D
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.