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Travel guide Paris–Barcelona


What train companies operate the route from Paris to Barcelona?

The train route from Paris to Barcelona is operated by SNCF in France, before Spanish rail company Renfe takes over to operate the Spanish leg of the journey.

What is the schedule for the train route from Paris to Barcelona?

Multiple trains depart from Paris to Barcelona on a daily basis: at least three per day from Paris Austerlitz, and three per day from Paris Gare de Lyon. For trains which run overnight, at least two depart from the Gare d'Austerlitz.

What are the departure and arrival train stations for the route from Paris to Barcelona?

Trains from Paris to Barcelona depart from two stations in the French capital: either the Gare d'Austerlitz or the Gare de Lyon. Night trains generally depart from Gare d'Austerlitz. When arriving into Barcelona, trains will arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

What distance is the train route from Paris to Barcelona?

The train route between the cities of Paris and Barcelona is about 668 miles long.

How long does it take to travel from Paris to Barcelona by train?

Direct trains departing during the daytime take a little over 6:30 hours to travel from Paris to Barcelona. Alternatively, passengers can choose to take the night train. In this case, the journey can take a little longer – around 13 hours (in order to allow you to have a little more time to sleep on the sleeper train).

What are the stops on the train route from Paris to Barcelona?

Direct trains between Paris and Barcelona can stop at the following stations: Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud, Nîmes, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Béziers, Narbonne, Perpignan, Figueres Vilafant and Girona.

Why should you travel by train from Paris to Barcelona?

The train is a great way to travel from Paris to Barcelona. With direct train services taking only 6:30 hours on average, it's also a time efficient way to travel when compared with the potential for time spent in traffic when taking the car, or time spent at the airport when flying.

Opting for a night train is also a great way to reach your destination whilst also saving on accommodation fees as there is no need to spend money on accommodation for the night you spend traveling.

Both SNCF and Renfe trains are built for comfort, with a number of travel classes available as well as the option to purchase food and drink on board. Renfe trains are also equipped with screens on which you can watch a movie during your journey.

What is there to see and do in Barcelona?

Barcelona is rich in culture, history and art. Add a vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and a wealth of things to see and do into the mix and you've got the perfect destination for a European city break!

Take some time to wander along the bustling Las Ramblas, stopping off at La Boqueria Market for a bite to eat. Head to the Gothic quarter (El Gotico) to check out the stunning architectural wonder of Barcelona's Cathedral. To discover more of the city's architectural beauty visit Park Guell – home to a number of Gaudi's most famous buildings – as well as stopping by the stunning Sagrada Familia. If the weather is good head to Barceloneta beach to soak up the sun and eat tapas by the sea before heading off to party the night away at one of Barcelona's many clubs and bars.