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About the journey from Barcelona to Paris

The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Paris is 8h 46m, 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.

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. Before you arrive, why not 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.

Travelling First Class from Barcelona to Paris

If you want to travel in style, why not choose a First Class train ticket from Barcelona to Paris? Renfe-SNCF trains have a Preferente class that offers reclining leather seats, head and footrests, reading lights and power sockets. You'll also get access to the Club Room/Lounge at the station with complimentary drinks, newspapers and WiFi.

Want to find out more about First Class train travel in Europe? Check out our guide to First Class v Second Class on European trains. Keep reading for more information on the journey below.

Barcelona to Paris by train

It takes an average of 10h 59m to travel from Barcelona to Paris by train, over a distance of around 516 miles (831 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Barcelona to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €39 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 41m
PriceFrom €39
Distance516 miles (831 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationBarcelona
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Renfe-SNCF, BlaBlaBus, BlaBlaCar Bus

Barcelona to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Barcelona to Paris for Tuesday 11th May 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
08:15 Barcelona Sants15:46 Paris Gare de LyonAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets7h 31m, 1 change
10:05 Barcelona Sants16:46 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets6h 41m, direct
11:29 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal20:46 Paris Gare de LyonRegional Exprés 15831 Renfe Get tickets9h 17m, 2 changes
13:29 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal22:46 Paris Gare de LyonRegional Exprés 15833 Renfe Get tickets9h 17m, 2 changes
15:29 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal06:52 Paris AusterlitzRegional Exprés 15837 Renfe Get tickets15h 23m, 3 changes
15:50 Barcelona Sants06:52 Paris AusterlitzAVE 3123 Renfe Get tickets15h 2m, 4 changes
08:15 Barcelona Sants15:46 Paris Gare de LyonAVE 9736 SNCF Get tickets7h 31m, 1 change
10:05 Barcelona Sants16:46 Paris Gare de LyonTGV INOUI 9702 SNCF Get tickets6h 41m, direct
11:29 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal20:46 Paris Gare de LyonRegional Exprés 15831 Renfe Get tickets9h 17m, 2 changes
13:29 Barcelona Sant Andreu Condal22:46 Paris Gare de LyonRegional Exprés 15833 Renfe Get tickets9h 17m, 2 changes

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

The price of train tickets from Barcelona to Paris starts at €39 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.

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 59 minutes, with around 11 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 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Barcelona to Paris cost?

Train ticket prices from Barcelona to Paris can start from as little as €39 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 is 1 direct train 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 00:16. 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 10:16. 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.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Barcelona to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/11/2021. 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 09/01/2021 for travel on 09/01/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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