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Travel by train from Barcelona to Paris

Take a Renfe-SNCF train from Barcelona Sants to Paris Gare du Nord and get straight into exploring the City of Lights. No queues at check-in, no luggage limits and no stressing about airport transfers.

Passing through miles of glorious Spanish and French countryside, you have the chance to enjoy breath-taking views you wouldn’t get from a plane or bus. You can even add extra comfort to your train journey if you travel in First Class. Catch the 09:25 train from Barcelona and you’ll be in Paris just in time for a late lunch, followed by a wander up to Le Marais neighbourhood – this is the most preserved medieval district of the city. You could even take a short subway ride to see Notre Dame de Paris before heading out on the town for the night. Still not convinced? Keep reading for more information on the journey below.

Journey timeFrom 6h 38m
Price$40.16 - $398.37
Distance516 miles (831 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Barcelona to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Paris for Wednesday Apr 1st 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
18:30 Barcelona Sants06:52 Paris AusterlitzTGV INOUI 9726 SNCF Get tickets12h 22m, 1 change
08:20 Barcelona Sants15:51 Paris Gare de LyonAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets7h 31m, 1 change
10:10 Barcelona Sants16:48 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets6h 38m, direct
14:00 Barcelona Sants20:48 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9704 SNCF Get tickets6h 48m, direct
18:30 Barcelona Sants06:52 Paris AusterlitzTGV INOUI 9726 SNCF Get tickets12h 22m, 1 change
08:20 Barcelona Sants15:51 Paris Gare de LyonAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets7h 31m, 1 change
08:59 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal18:55 Paris Gare de LyonRegional Exprés 15843 Renfe Get tickets9h 56m, 2 changes
14:00 Barcelona Sants20:48 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9704 SNCF Get tickets6h 48m, direct
16:36 Barcelona Sants23:50 Paris Gare de LyonAVE 9724 SNCF Get tickets7h 14m, 1 change
18:30 Barcelona Sants06:52 Paris AusterlitzTGV INOUI 9726 SNCF Get tickets12h 22m, 1 change

Renfe-SNCF trains from Barcelona to Paris

You can travel from Barcelona to Paris on Renfe-SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Paris

Train tickets from Barcelona to Paris start at $40.16 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $230.75.
lowest price found
from$40.16
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$136.63
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$162.62
on the day
avg. single price$230.75

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Barcelona to Paris by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Barcelona to Paris

Want to know more about your journey from Barcelona to Paris? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Barcelona to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Paris is 8 hours and 19 minutes, with around 4 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How fast does the train from Barcelona to Paris travel?

Renfe-SNCF high-speed trains from Barcelona to Paris can travel at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). The fastest journey time from Barcelona to Paris by train is 6 hours and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona to Paris cost?

The average train ticket price from Barcelona to Paris usually costs around $162.62 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as $40.16 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Barcelona to Paris?

Yes. There are 2 direct Renfe-SNCF trains that travel from Barcelona to Paris each day with an average journey time of 8 hours and 19 minutes.

What time does the first train from Barcelona to Paris leave?

The first train from Barcelona to Paris leaves at 08:20 from Barcelona Sants. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Barcelona to Paris leave?

The last train from Barcelona to Paris leaves at 18:30 from Barcelona Sants. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Barcelona and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Barcelona to Paris cover a distance of around 516 miles (831 km) during the journey.

Which train companies operate between Barcelona and Paris?

All trains travelling from Barcelona to Paris are operated by Renfe-SNCF – a joint cross-border high-speed venture between the national train companies in France and Spain.

Are there security checks on trains from Barcelona to Paris?

Yes. When boarding the train from Barcelona to Paris, all passengers must pass through a security control point for a ticket and baggage check before departure. This is a requirement on all trains in Spain and the check-point usually closes two minutes before the train is due to depart.

Is there a night train from Barcelona to Paris?

There isn't a direct night train service that travels from Barcelona to Paris, although you can board an SNCF Intercités de Nuit sleeper train as part of your journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Barcelona.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/01/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/01/2019 for travel on 04/01/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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