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Take the train from Paris to Barcelona

The average journey time from Paris to Barcelona by train is 6h 45m. The fastest train from Paris to Barcelona takes 6h 27m, with the first train leaving Paris Gare de Lyon at 06:07 and the last train at 14:07 from Paris Austerlitz station. On average, 4 direct trains a day leave for Paris from Barcelona, travelling a total distance of 813km. High-speed trains on this route can travel at speeds of 320km/h.

Taking the train from Paris to Barcelona is an excellent way to get from city centre to city centre without the hassle of flying. The direct Paris to Barcelona train service is operated by Renfe-SNCF. You’ll board a high-speed TGV train at Paris Gare de Lyon, heading through beautiful French countryside before arriving into Barcelona Sants station – right at the heart of the city. Barcelona is one of the first stops on trains from Paris to Spain so you’ll be well-placed to explore the rest of Spain on your travels.

With the fastest services taking 6h 27m, you can leave Paris in the morning and arrive at Barcelona Sants in time for lunch and a wander around the Sagrada Familia, followed by the Gothic Quarter. Ready to travel? Book your Renfe-SNCF train tickets with us and enjoy secure payment and convenient mobile tickets.

Paris to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 12h 2m to travel from Paris to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 516 miles (831 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Paris to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from $41.01 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 41m
PriceFrom $41.01
Distance516 miles (831 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationBarcelona
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Renfe-SNCF, BlaBlaBus

Paris to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Barcelona for Friday Apr 23rd 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
10:14 Paris Gare de Lyon16:53 Barcelona SantsTGV INOUI 9713 SNCF Get tickets6h 39m, direct
11:00 Paris Gare de Lyon19:33 Barcelona SantsTGV INOUI 6611 SNCF Get tickets8h 33m, 1 change
11:39 Paris Gare de Lyon22:29 Barcelona-Clot-AragoTGV INOUI 6111 SNCF Get tickets10h 50m, 3 changes
18:45 Paris Montparnasse13:29 Barcelona-Clot-AragoTGV INOUI 8519 SNCF Get tickets18h 44m, 2 changes
19:14 Paris Gare de Lyon12:54 Barcelona Sant Andreu CondalTGV INOUI 6225 SNCF Get tickets17h 40m, 3 changes
19:58 Paris Gare de Lyon15:29 Barcelona-Clot-AragoTGV INOUI 6631 SNCF Get tickets19h 31m, 3 changes
10:14 Paris Gare de Lyon16:53 Barcelona SantsTGV INOUI 9713 SNCF Get tickets6h 39m, direct
10:45 Paris Montparnasse19:33 Barcelona SantsTGV INOUI 8505 SNCF Get tickets8h 48m, 2 changes
18:45 Paris Montparnasse13:29 Barcelona-Clot-AragoTGV INOUI 8519 SNCF Get tickets18h 44m, 2 changes
10:14 Paris Gare de Lyon16:53 Barcelona SantsTGV INOUI 9713 SNCF Get tickets6h 39m, direct

Renfe-SNCF trains from Paris to Barcelona

You can travel from Paris to Barcelona 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 Paris to Barcelona

The price of train tickets from Paris to Barcelona starts at $41.01 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Paris to Barcelona 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Paris to Barcelona

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to Barcelona? 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 Paris to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Barcelona is 12 hours and 2 minutes, with around 5 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Paris and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Barcelona is 6 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Barcelona cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Barcelona can start from as little as $41.01 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Barcelona?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Barcelona without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Paris to Barcelona each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Paris to Barcelona leaves at 09:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Barcelona leaves at 02:50. 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 Paris and Barcelona by train?

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

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 04/23/2021. 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 04/12/2021 for travel on 04/12/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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