Renfe-SNCF services are carried out in collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a high-speed train network. The most popular train journey is the one that connects the cities of Paris and Barcelona in 6 hours 30 minutes. There are also stops in Montpellier, Lyon, Gerona and Toulouse. Find out more about Renfe-SNCF ticket types, trains and timetables, plus use our Renfe-SNCF map to plan your journey using this service
Renfe-SNCF trains take passengers through both Spain and France, connecting the two countries on one high-speed line. With stops including Barcelona, Gerona and Figueres in Spain, and Toulouse, Montpellier and eventually Paris in France.
With the high-speed line crossing the Pyrenees mountains on every journey, there is plenty to discover while sitting from the comfort of your seat, whether you are travelling south into Spain or north into France, the changing scenery of the rural farmland in France, the mountain ranges or the Mediterranean coasts of Spain.
This Renfe-SNCf map is here to help you plot a journey through these two countries for a scenic, cost-effective way of moving throughout Europe
Renfe-SNCf routes are vastly popular for those that don't want to spend time waiting in airport terminals to make the same journey. With major stops in Barcelona, Madrid, Lyon and Paris, it's a cost-effective way of moving between these neighbouring countries. Check out some of these popular routes, and start planning your journey today
Renfe-SNCF trains are understandably served by trains provided by both Renfe and SNCF. Whilst the trains will look different, both trains travel at similar high-speeds, as well as providing the same space and comfort to give passengers a pleasant journey between France and Spain.
These trains operate at a maximum speed of 300 km/h and have a capacity of 347 passengers. Trains come with power outlets provided at each seat, giving travellers the opportunity to electronic devices during the journey.
There is also a buffet carriage for passengers to enjoy hot and cold food and drink. There are also on-board screens that show movies and TV shows, helping you pass the time on slightly longer journeys. S100 trains mainly serve Lyon and Marseille.
The TGV Euroduplex is one of the iconic TGV double-decker trains. Serving routes including Barcelona and Paris, these TGV trains are fantastic for long journeys.
They provide almost identical onboard services as the Renfe S100, meaning there is nothing to miss out on should not get to travel on a particular train.
This is the cheapest train ticket. They can be exchanged or refunded at 50%, before the departure of the train.
This ticket allows maximum flexibility during your trip. You can cancel the ticket up to 24 hours before the departure of the train. Within 24 hours before departure, you will have to pay 10% of the ticket price after cancellation.
Young people between the ages of 14 and 25 get a 25% discount on train tickets. However, it is necessary to have one of the following cards: youth card, youth card GO 25 (IYTC), young European card and card Tarjeta + Renfe Joven.
First class / Preferente
This class has very comfortable seats and more space between them. An individual socket is available between two seats, so you can charge your electronics. Another advantage: you will enjoy the Club Lounge before boarding, with drinks, WiFi and newspapers, in the stations of Madrid, Barcelona and Girona.
Second class / Turista
Cheaper than the first class but still comfortable. The seats are equipped with sockets, whether for individual seats or tables of four.