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Ashford International to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 25h 11m to travel from Ashford International to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 677 miles (1090 km). There are normally 1 train per day travelling from Ashford International to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from €111 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 25h 11m
PriceFrom €111
Distance677 miles (1090 km)
Frequency1 train per day
First train10:43
Last train10:43
Departure stationAshford International
Arrival stationBarcelona
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsEurolines, Eurostar, BlaBlaBus, Renfe-SNCF, SNCF, Thalys

Eurostar, Renfe-SNCF, SNCF and Thalys trains from Ashford International to Barcelona

You can travel from Ashford International to Barcelona on Eurostar, Renfe-SNCF, SNCF and Thalys 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.

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Eurostar is the exclusive high-speed train service that links London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and the rest of Europe at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). All Eurostar trains have modern, comfortable facilities, plenty of room for luggage, and onboard food and beverage car. There are three comfort classes on offer – Standard, Standard Premier (equivalent to Premium Economy, with light refreshments served), and Business Premier (equivalent to First or Business Class, with flexible travel options, priority boarding, lounge access and delicious food and drink included).

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.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.

Cheap train tickets from Ashford International to Barcelona

The price of train tickets from Ashford International to Barcelona starts at €111 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 Ashford International 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Ashford International 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 Ashford International to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Ashford International and Barcelona is 25 hours and 11 minutes, with around 1 train 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 Ashford International and Barcelona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Ashford International to Barcelona is 25 hours and 11 minutes.

How much does the train from Ashford International to Barcelona cost?

Train ticket prices from Ashford International to Barcelona can start from as little as €111 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Ashford International to Barcelona?

No, there are no direct train services from Ashford International to Barcelona. Travelling from Ashford International to Barcelona by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

What time does the first train from Ashford International to Barcelona leave?

The first train from Ashford International to Barcelona leaves at 10:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Ashford International to Barcelona leave?

The last train from Ashford International to Barcelona leaves at 10:43. 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 Ashford International and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Ashford International to Barcelona cover a distance of around 677 miles (1090 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Ashford International.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Ashford International to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for . 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 08/10/2020 for travel on 08/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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