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Take the train from Paris to Barcelona

The average journey time from Paris to Barcelona by train is 6h 45m. The fastest train from Paris to Barcelona takes 6h 27m, with the first train leaving Paris Gare de Lyon at 06:07 and the last train at 14:07 from Paris Austerlitz station. On average, 4 direct trains a day leave for Paris from Barcelona, travelling a total distance of 813km. High-speed trains on this route can travel at speeds of 320km/h.

Taking the train from Paris to Barcelona is an excellent way to get from city centre to city centre without the hassle of flying. The direct Paris to Barcelona train service is operated by Renfe-SNCF. You’ll board a high-speed TGV train at Paris Gare de Lyon, heading through beautiful French countryside before arriving into Barcelona Sants station – right at the heart of the city. Barcelona is one of the first stops on trains from Paris to Spain so you’ll be well-placed to explore the rest of Spain on your travels.

With the fastest services taking 6h 27m, you can leave Paris in the morning and arrive at Barcelona Sants in time for lunch and a wander around the Sagrada Familia, followed by the Gothic Quarter. Ready to travel? Book your Renfe-SNCF train tickets with us and enjoy secure payment and convenient mobile tickets.

Paris to Barcelona by train

It takes an average of 10h 34m to travel from Paris to Barcelona by train, over a distance of around 516 miles (831 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Paris to Barcelona and tickets for this journey start from €29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 41m
Price€29 - €327.50
Distance516 miles (831 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationBarcelona
ChangesDirect trains available
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Paris to Barcelona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Barcelona for Monday 13th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
10:12 Paris Gare de Lyon16:53 Barcelona SantsTGV INOUI 9713 SNCF Get tickets6h 41m, direct
11:12 Paris Gare de Lyon21:24 Barcelona Sant Andreu CondalTGV INOUI 6275 SNCF Get tickets10h 12m, 2 changes
11:41 Paris Gare de Lyon22:29 Barcelona-Clot-AragoTGV INOUI 6193 SNCF Get tickets10h 48m, 2 changes
11:49 Paris Gare de Lyon22:29 Barcelona-Clot-AragoTGV INOUI 6613 SNCF Get tickets10h 40m, 3 changes
22:12 Paris Austerlitz12:34 Barcelona SantsIC Nuit 3731 SNCF Get tickets14h 22m, 1 change
10:12 Paris Gare de Lyon16:53 Barcelona SantsTGV INOUI 9713 SNCF Get tickets6h 41m, direct
11:12 Paris Gare de Lyon21:24 Barcelona Sant Andreu CondalTGV INOUI 6275 SNCF Get tickets10h 12m, 2 changes
22:12 Paris Austerlitz12:34 Barcelona SantsIC Nuit 3731 SNCF Get tickets14h 22m, 1 change
10:12 Paris Gare de Lyon16:53 Barcelona SantsTGV INOUI 9713 SNCF Get tickets6h 41m, direct
11:12 Paris Gare de Lyon21:24 Barcelona Sant Andreu CondalTGV INOUI 6275 SNCF Get tickets10h 12m, 2 changes

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 €29 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 €209.11.
lowest price found
from29
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price135.05
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price153.97
on the day
avg. single price209.11

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 dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Paris 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 Paris to Barcelona take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Barcelona is 10 hours and 34 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.

How fast does the train from Paris to Barcelona travel?

Renfe-SNCF high-speed trains from Paris to Barcelona can travel at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). The fastest journey time from Paris to Barcelona by train is 6 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Barcelona cost?

The average train ticket price from Paris to Barcelona usually costs around €153.97 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as €29 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Barcelona?

Yes. There are 1 direct Renfe-SNCF trains that travel from Paris to Barcelona each day with an average journey time of 10 hours and 34 minutes.

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

The first train from Paris to Barcelona leaves at 10:12 from Paris Gare de Lyon. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Barcelona leaves at 22:05 from Paris Austerlitz. 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 Paris and Barcelona by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Barcelona cover a distance of around 516 miles (831 km) during the journey.

Which train companies operate between Paris and Barcelona?

All trains travelling from Paris to Barcelona are operated by Renfe-SNCF – a joint cross-border high-speed venture between the national train companies in France and Spain.

Is there a night train from Paris to Barcelona?

Yes. If you want to make the most of your time in Barcelona by travelling overnight, you can take SNCF's Intercité de nuit train from Paris to Barcelona. The night train departs at 22:05 from Paris station and takes around 13 hours and 23 minutes, arriving in Barcelona at 11.21.

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 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 13/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 03/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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