Paris
1080 km
Barcelona

Many of those who traveled on a bullet train from Paris to Barcelona say that this train ride was a great experience of its own: beautiful views, nice seats, and convenient departure/arrival locations. Below you can find answers to the frequently asked question about this route.

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How to go from Paris to Barcelona by train?

Without a doubt, the Paris to Barcelona train is a popular mode of travel between the two cities, often chosen over planes and buses for many reasons, including the comfortable amenities onboard and fair ticket prices. What is more, the train runs on time with very rare cases of delay (unlike flights) as well as departs from/arrives at the city centers, meaning there's no need to travel out of town to/from the airports.

Is there a high-speed train from Paris to Barcelona?

The most popular travel option on the route is the direct TGV bullet train, run at par by French SCNCF and Spanish Renfe. There're a morning and an afternoon departure to select from, but there's no overnight train from Paris to Barcelona.

How long is the train from Paris to Barcelona?

As a rule, the direct train ride from Paris to Barcelona takes around 6 hours and 27 minutes.

How fast is the train from Paris to Barcelona?

The average travel speed of the bullet train is from 300 to 320 kph (which is about 186.5 - 199 mph). Read more about the TGV high-speed train.

Where does the high-speed Paris to Barcelona train stop?

The high-speed train from Paris to Barcelona departs at the Gare de Lyon Station in Paris (Place Louis-Armand, 75571) and arrives at the Barcelona Sants Rail Station (Placa dels Paisos Catalans, 1, 7). Both are set in the city centers and can be easily reached any time of day.

What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the express train from Paris to Barcelona?

Both available classes of the modern bullet train are designed for travel in comfort. 1st class seats are wider, have electric plugs, and are arranged 1 by 2. 2nd class seats are placed 2 by 2 and are cheaper.

How much is a train ticket from Paris to Barcelona?

Depending on when you get the ticket, which class you choose, as well as several other points, prices will differ. Normally, the prices start from about 199 USD per person.

When can you book Paris to Barcelona train?

When planning your trip, it is advisable to book tickets for the fast train from Paris to Barcelona ahead of time due to high demand. On the Rail Ninja train booking platform, it is possible to book tickets for dates as far as two years ahead of time.

Where to buy train tickets from Paris to Barcelona from the US?

Among the easiest ways to get train tickets from Paris to Barcelona in advance is doing so online, for instance, on Rail Ninja. If you wish, you may also get tickets on the spot directly at the stations right before departure, yet there is a chance that tickets may be sold out due to last-minute availability.

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Paris to Barcelona Train Review & Rating

Very comfortable train! All was on time and super!

Javier G. about traveling from Paris to Barcelona