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Route overview
Avg. journey time8h 21m
Trains per day2
Fare range€25.00 - €304.00
Distance831km
Train operators
First & last trains
First train departs at06:07
Last train departs at20:35
Fastest journey
Fastest route6h 27m
ChangesDirect
Stations
Origin StationParis
Destination StationBarcelona

Paris to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Barcelona for Friday 26th Apr 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
22:05
11:21
Paris
Barcelona
13h 16m
1 change
10:07
16:34
Paris
Barcelona
6h 27m
Direct
11:53
19:30
Paris
Barcelona
7h 37m
1 change
14:07
20:34
Paris
Barcelona
6h 27m
Direct
22:11
11:21
Paris
Barcelona
13h 10m
1 change

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

Train tickets from Paris to Barcelona start at €25 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €180.89.
lowest price found
from25
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price119.73
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price132.18
on the day
avg. single price180.89

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 dependant on the individual train operating company you travel with.

How long does it take to travel from Paris to Barcelona by train?

The average journey time between Paris and Barcelona is 8 hours and 21 minutes and the fastest journey time is 6 hours and 27 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 5 trains per day travelling from Paris to Barcelona. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Paris to Barcelona?

The first train from Paris to Barcelona departs at 06:07. The last train from Paris to Barcelona departs at 20:35. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Paris and Barcelona?

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

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Barcelona.
*Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Barcelona for a typical week day using timetable data for 26/04/2019. 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 01/10/2018 for travel on 01/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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