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New TGV inOUI trains from Barcelona to Paris from €39*

Looking to travel from Barcelona to Paris by train? Start your journey with us.

You can now book your TGV inOUI tickets from €39 to travel from Barcelona to Paris. These new TGV inOUI services will start operating from 11th December, so make sure you book in advance if you want to snap up the cheapest fares.

With TGV inOUI, not only will you get to enjoy a high-speed and high-quality service, but you'll also benefit from a 30% discount on train tickets from Barcelona to Paris if you have SNCF's discount card called Carte Avantage.

The train from Barcelona to Paris takes around 6 hours and 36 minutes on the fastest services. 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. Before you arrive, check out our guide to the best things to do in Paris.

Catch the morning 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.

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.

Ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Paris in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for money-saving tips and FAQs.

Barcelona to Paris by train

It takes an average of 10h 17m to travel from Barcelona to Paris by train, over a distance of around 516 miles (831 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to Paris and tickets for this journey start from £44.11 when you book in advance.

First train

08:19

Last train

16:34

Departure station

Barcelona

Arrival station

Paris

Journey time

From 6h 44m

Distance

516 miles (831 km)

Frequency

5 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £44.11

Train and bus operators

BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Flixbus

Barcelona to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Paris for Saturday 18th May 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
16:04 Barcelona Sants23:18 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 9706 SNCF Get tickets7h 14m, direct
16:34 Barcelona Sants10:22 Paris Gare de Lyonave 9725 Get tickets17h 48m, 1 change
08:19 Barcelona Sants15:30 Paris Gare de Lyonave 9737 Get tickets7h 11m, 1 change
09:28 Barcelona Sants16:12 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 9708 SNCF Get tickets6h 44m, direct
13:09 Barcelona Sants20:18 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 9734 SNCF Get tickets7h 9m, direct

SNCF and TGV trains from Barcelona to Paris

You can travel from Barcelona to Paris on SNCF and TGV 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.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

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).

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

TGV INOUI classes from Barcelona to Paris

Compare the different travel classes offered by TGV INOUI when travelling from Barcelona to Paris.

Onboard services on TGV INOUI

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Barcelona to Paris.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

On board TGV INOUI trains, you can take up to 2 pieces of luggage measuring no more than 70 x 90 x 50 cm, plus one hand luggage measuring no more than 40 x 30 x 15 cm. If you are bringing an XL baggage (maximum 90 x 130 cm), it will replace one of the two 70 x 90 x 50 cm pieces of luggage authorised.

All your luggage must be labelled before entering the train.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

All TGV INOUI trains are equipped with a café-bar carriage offering a range of food and drink to suit you at any time of day. The Bar is always situated in carriage 4 or 14 of the train. There's a range of local and responsibly sourced products on offer to whet your appetite.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

TGV INOUI trains have free WiFi on board for you to use throughout your journey, allowing you to stay connected, reply to emails or even relax and enjoy what's offered on the TGV INOUI entertainment portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children under 12 can get a half price ticket on TGV INOUI trains. Children under 4 travel free when they travel on your lap.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

If you've got a foldable bicycle, you can take it on the train as hand luggage, so long as it's no larger than 130 x 90 cm once folded. Or, if you can dismantle your bike, you can transport it in a cover or case no larger than 130 x 90 cm. You can still travel with a bike that cannot be folded or dismantled - you'll need to reserve a bike space on the train when you buy your ticket. Bike tickets cost €10 per bike, per journey.

PetPetPets

Small pets are allowed on board TGV INOUI trains provided they weigh less than 10kg. They must travel in a carrier no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm. Tickets for small pets cost €7. Larger dogs can also travel on TGV INOUI services, provided they are wearing a muzzle and are kept on a lead. Tickets for larger dogs cost €20. Guide dogs and assistance dogs travel free of charge on all SNCF trains.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

For disabled passengers or those with reduced mobility, you can request assistance through 'Accès Plus'. With this service, a member of staff will meet you at the station and help you get to your seat on the train. To book assistance, contact Accès Plus after you book your tickets (and no later than 48 hours before your train is due to depart).

Cheap train tickets from Barcelona to Paris

The price of train tickets from Barcelona to Paris starts at £44.11 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 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 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.

New TGV inOUI services from Barcelona to Paris

Keep reading for more information on the new TGV inOUI trains operating on the Barcelona-Paris route from 11th December 2022.

There are now 2 TGV inOUI services running between Barcelona and Paris every day (3 services in summer). Trains depart from Barcelona Sants station at 10:33 and at 14:32 and will arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon station at 17:18 and 21:18 respectively. The extra train in summer months leaves at 16:10 and arrives in Paris at 23:05.

Before reaching Paris Gare de Lyon, TGV inOUI trains may call at the following stations:

  • Girona
  • Figueres
  • Perpignan​
  • Narbonne
  • Béziers
  • Agde
  • Sète
  • Montpellier Sud de France
  • Montpellier Saint-Roch
  • Nîmes central station
  • Nîmes Pont-Du-Gard
  • Valence-Rhône-Alpes-Sud TGV
  • Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport

How to get to Barcelona Sants station

Nestled in the heart of the city, Barcelona Sants station is easy to reach due to the city’s public transport. You can get there by:

  • Metro: Green Line L3 and Blue Line L5 link the city centre with the train station’s metro, Sants Estació.
  • Bus: There are various buses available from the city centre to Barcelona Sants station.
  • Walk: From La Rambla in the city centre, Barcelona Sants station is a 42-minute walk.

Want to travel from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona Sants station? You can simply catch the Renfe train from Barcelona Airport station to Barcelona Sants station, which takes around 20 minutes.

What’s on offer at Barcelona Sants station?

As you wait for your train to arrive, there are plenty of things to do at Barcelona Sants station to keep you occupied:

  • Restaurants and cafés
  • Shops
  • Newstand
  • Pharmacy
  • Cash machines
  • Currency exchange
  • Car rental
  • Tourist office
  • Parking

 

Arriving at Paris Gare de Lyon station from Barcelona

Situated in the eastern part of the French capital, Paris Gare de Lyon is well connected to the rest of the city. Close to the platform, you’ll find Métro and RER trains to whisk you to Paris’ most famous landmarks.

To get to the city centre from Paris Gare de Lyon station, you can use the following modes of transport: 

  • Metro and RER lines (located downstairs, allow about 15 minutes to access the platform): 1, 14, RER A and RER D 
  • RATP bus (bus stops serving the station are Rue de Bercy and Boulevard Diderot): lines 24, 29, 57, 61, 63, 65, 87 and 91 
  • Transilien train  
  • Taxis and private drivers 

Using public transport in Paris

Paris Métro is the quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to travel around the city. If you’re planning to travel around Paris and France, we recommend you buy a Tplus ticket – it allows connections between the Métro and RER trains in central Paris and will take you to all the main stations in Paris where you can catch a connecting TGV high-speed train to other French cities.

Did you know? Children under 4 can travel for free on the Métro, RER, bus, and tramway services, provided they sit on your lap and don’t occupy a seat. Children under 10 get 50% off the ticket price.

*Terms and conditions

Price per person and journey in Second Class on TGV INOUI trains, available on certain days and certain trains, for a number of destinations in Spain to and from France, excluding journeys from stations of the lines that serve those destinations. Tickets on sale from 18th to 31st October (both inclusive) for travel between 11th December 2022 and 26th March 2023 (both inclusive), subject to limited availability and a possible delay in case of health problems. Tickets can be exchanged or cancelled depending on their terms and conditions.

Journey details

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 10 hours and 17 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 Barcelona and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to Paris is 6 hours and 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Barcelona to Paris can start from as little as £44.11 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 Barcelona to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Barcelona to Paris without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Barcelona to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Barcelona to Paris leaves at 08:19. 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 16:34. 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.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Barcelona. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Barcelona to Paris.

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