Trains Paris to Barcelona

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Trains Paris <> Barcelona 

Booking horizon  3 months*
Duration 6h23
Distance  1000km 
Direct trains Yes
Train company Renfe / SNCF Voyages
Station Paris Paris Gare de Lyon
Station Barcelona Barcelona Sants

*Bookings for the summer are possible from February 

Timetable

Cheap Train tickets from Paris to Barcelona

With Happyrail.com you can buy all cheap train tickets for the train from Paris to Barcelona. The best chance to get cheap tickets for the TGV train between Paris and Barcelona is to book early, you can buy tickets up to three months in advance, and / or avoid weekends and rush hour trains. 

Trains from Paris to Barcelona

Everyday up to five direct TGV trains connect Paris Gare de Lyon with Barcelona Sants. The TGV train to Barcelona is comfortable with open carriages. There is a on board bistro for a meal and drinks. The journey time is 6 hours and 27 minutes between the two cities.

Connections and duration

Beside the five direct TGV trains between Paris and Barcelona, you can also take the night train to Port Bou or Toulouse and transfer to a regional train or AVE high speed train. The TGV first train leaves 10:07 from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrives 16:34 at Barcelona Sants. If you take the night train you will depart 21:39/22:52 from Paris Austerlitz and arrive in Barcelona Sants at 11:09/11:21. 

Travel by TGV

Routes: 

2nd class

  • Comfortable seats
  • Reservation included
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Power sockets at seats on some TGV-services
     

1st class 

  • Comfortable seats with more leg room
  • Reservation included
  • Quiet atmosphere
  • Power points at all seats 
  • Wifi available upon payment for all passengers on TGV-trains from Paris to the eastern part of France.
  • Bistro coach where drinks, snacks and small meals are available for sale

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Tips and tricks to book cheap train tickets France

  • Book as early as possible, tickets are available three months in advance (tickets for the summer can be booked from February) Train tickets can be three times as cheap if they are booked in advance

  • If possible, avoid trains during rush hour and TGV's used by Parisians for "weekend breaks" to travel to the country side

  • If tickets are sold out or very expensive, you could try to buy tickets to a destination nearby and from there to your final destination

  • Sometimes regionals trains are much cheaper than TGV-trains, but often the travel time is much longer

  • Travel on very early trains or late in the evening is often the cheapest option, except for some busy routes, like Paris to London

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Paris Gare de Lyon - Info

Railway station Paris 

Paris Gare de Lyon is one of the seven major stations in Paris. It is the departure station of the TGV to Lyon, Marseille, Avignon, Montpellier, Zurich, Geneve and Milan. 

Nearby the station are some fine and affordable hotels. Around the station you will find a lot of restaurants and bistro's. In the station you can use the free Wifi. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: free, but limited 
  • Lockers: 06h15-22h00 
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, not recommended

To the Eiffel Tower

  • Walking: 1h24
  • Bike: 25 minutes, very cheap free city bike at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 35 minutes, RER C
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To the Louvre

  • Walking: 45 minutes
  • Bike: 18 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 16 minutes, Metro 1
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de Nord 

  • Walking: 55 minutes
  • Bike: 20 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 7 minutes, RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare Montparnasse 

  • Walking: 1 hour
  • Bike: 25 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 14 minutes, Metro 6 
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare de l'Est  

  • Walking: 50 minutes
  • Bike: 16 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 14 minutes, Metro 4 and RER D
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

To Paris Gare d'Austerlitz   

  • Walking: 10 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes, very cheap city bikes at http://en.velib.paris.fr/
  • Subway: 2 minutes, Metro 5
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

 

Paris Gare de Lyon - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Hotel Palym***

Opposite Paris Gare de Lyon. Classic hotel with modern and fancy rooms. Affordable.
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Hotel OFF Paris Seine****

Floating hotel, catamaran with swiming pool. Look over the Seine from your window. 
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Hotel Jules Cesar***

400m from the station. Typical Parisien hotel, simple, but comfortable. Rating 7+
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Barcelona Sants - Info

Train Station Barcelona

Barcelona Sants is the name of the main station in Barcelona. AVE-trains run very regularly to Madrid, Valencia and Seville. TGV-trains run 2-3 times a day to Paris, Lyon and Marseille. 

Facilities

  • Wifi: no 
  • Luggage lockers: yes, 5h30-23h00
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid

To the city centre (Ramblas) 

  • Walking: 40 minutes
  • Bike: rental shops are near 
  • Tram: - 
  • Subway: 1 stop, 5 minutes
  • Bus: -
  • Taxi: yes

Finding your platform:

  • On each platform and in the departure hall there are screens on which the departing trains are listed.

Finding your carriage: 

  • If you have a reserved seat, you can find the right spot on the platform where the carriage stops, by looking at the board of train compositions that can be found on any platform. 

 

Barcelona Sants - Hotels near the station

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  •  Walking distance from the train station   •  Rating: 8+ 
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Barcelo Sants****

Hotel on top of the station, perfect location. Comfortable 4-star hotel with great views.
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Grand Hotel Torre Catalunya****

5-minutes by foor from the station. One of the most convenient hotels near Barcelona Sants.   
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Weflating Sants

Modern apartments just 300 meters from Barcelona Sants. Private terrace. Design.  
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