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Perpignan to Barcelona by train

Thanks to frequent direct train services from Perpignan, reaching sunny Barcelona is quick and easy. The average journey time from Perpignan to Barcelona is 2h 31m, although it can take just 1h 22m on the fastest high-speed Renfe-SNCF trains.

You’ll arrive at the modern Barcelona Sants station, which is kitted out like a small airport. From here, you can get the bus or the metro to the city centre. Spend your day gaping at Gaudi’s striking architecture or head to the beach for some seafront tapas.

If you want to treat yourself, opt for one of the spacious seats in Confort (First Class) to arrive at your destination even more refreshed, although all classes offer comfortable seating and power sockets. Find out more by scrolling down for FAQs and train times from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants.

Perpignan to Barcelona Sants by train

It takes an average of 1h 22m to travel from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants by train, over a distance of around 99 miles (159 km). There are normally 2 trains per day travelling from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants and tickets for this journey start from €14.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 22m
PriceFrom €14.50
Distance99 miles (159 km)
Frequency2 trains per day
First train15:31
Last train18:11
Departure stationPerpignan
Arrival stationBarcelona Sants
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsBlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, Renfe-SNCF, ALSA

Perpignan to Barcelona Sants train times

Check out the next trains departing from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants for Tuesday 7th December 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
14:31 15:53 1h 22m, direct
17:11 18:33 1h 22m, direct

Renfe-SNCF trains from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants

You can travel from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants 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 Perpignan to Barcelona Sants

The price of train tickets from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants starts at €14.50 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 Perpignan to Barcelona Sants 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 Perpignan to Barcelona Sants? 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 Perpignan to Barcelona Sants take?

The average journey time by train between Perpignan and Barcelona Sants is 1 hour and 22 minutes, with around 2 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 Perpignan and Barcelona Sants by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants is 1 hour and 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants cost?

Train ticket prices from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants can start from as little as €14.50 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 Perpignan to Barcelona Sants?

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

What time does the first train from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants leave?

The first train from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants leaves at 15:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants leave?

The last train from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants leaves at 18:11. 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 Perpignan and Barcelona Sants by train?

Trains travelling from Perpignan to Barcelona Sants cover a distance of around 99 miles (159 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Perpignan to Barcelona Sants for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/07/2021. 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 07/21/2021 for travel on 07/21/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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