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About the train journey from Port-Bou to Cerbère

Want to travel from Port-Bou to Cerbère by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Port-Bou to Cerbère usually takes 5 minutes on average to travel 1 mile (2 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 4 minutes. You can expect to find 12 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Cerbère, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. You can choose to travel with Renfe or SNCF to get to Cerbère – both train companies offer modern comfortable services that will whisk you there in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Port-Bou to Cerbère in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €1.00.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Cerbère, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Port-Bou to Cerbère by train

It takes an average of 5m to travel from Port-Bou to Cerbère by train, over a distance of around 1 miles (2 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Port-Bou to Cerbère and tickets for this journey start from €1 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4m
PriceFrom €1
Distance1 miles (2 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train09:11
Last train20:04
Departure stationPort-Bou
Arrival stationCerbère
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Renfe

Port-Bou to Cerbère train times

Check out the next trains departing from Port-Bou to Cerbère for Wednesday 10th August 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:11 Port-Bou09:15 CerbèreRE 15827 Renfe Get tickets4m, direct
09:59 Port-Bou10:04 CerbèreRE 15829 Renfe Get tickets5m, direct
10:04 Port-Bou10:10 CerbèreTER 86964 SNCF Get tickets6m, direct
11:51 Port-Bou11:56 CerbèreRE 15825 Renfe Get tickets5m, direct
12:04 Port-Bou12:10 CerbèreTER 86990 SNCF Get tickets6m, direct
13:51 Port-Bou13:56 CerbèreRE 15831 Renfe Get tickets5m, direct

Renfe, SNCF and TER trains from Port-Bou to Cerbère

You can travel from Port-Bou to Cerbère on Renfe, SNCF and TER 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 is the national train operator in Spain. It operates trains on the longest high-speed railway network in Europe, and the second-longest in the world. The country's major cities are linked up by the high-speed AVE and Avlo trains, while other long-distance routes are served by Altaria, Talgo, Alvia and Euromed trains. Renfe also operates cross-border services into neighbouring Portugal and France. Depending on which service you are travelling on, you'll usually find two classes on Renfe trains - Estándard (Standard Class) and Confort (First Class). Fare types range from the cheapest (but least flexible) Básico fare, to the more flexible Elige fares, to the Premium fare for seats in Confort carriages.

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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).

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

Cheap train tickets from Port-Bou to Cerbère

The price of train tickets from Port-Bou to Cerbère starts at €1 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 Port-Bou to Cerbère 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 Port-Bou to Cerbère? 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 Port-Bou to Cerbère take?

The average journey time by train between Port-Bou and Cerbère is 5 minutes, with around 12 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 Port-Bou and Cerbère by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Port-Bou to Cerbère is 4 minutes.

How much does the train from Port-Bou to Cerbère cost?

Train ticket prices from Port-Bou to Cerbère can start from as little as €1 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 Port-Bou to Cerbère?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Port-Bou to Cerbère without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Port-Bou to Cerbère each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Port-Bou to Cerbère leave?

The first train from Port-Bou to Cerbère leaves at 09:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Port-Bou to Cerbère leave?

The last train from Port-Bou to Cerbère leaves at 20:04. 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 Port-Bou and Cerbère by train?

Trains travelling from Port-Bou to Cerbère cover a distance of around 1 miles (2 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Cerbère to Port-Bou.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Port-Bou to Cerbère for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/10/2022. 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 08/02/2022 for travel on 08/02/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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