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Overview: Train from Barcelona to Paris

distanceDistance515 miles (830 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 36 min
priceAverage train ticket price$206 (€175)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersRenfe-SNCF

Trains from Barcelona to Paris cover the 515 miles (830 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 36 min with our travel partners like Renfe-SNCF. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $206 (€175), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $168 (€142). Travelers depart most frequently from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Trains from Barcelona to Paris

Trains in Europe are a convenient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. All trains traveling from Barcelona to Paris are operated by a cooperation of Renfe and SNCF, with 2 trains usually making the journey every day. All Barcelona to Paris trains are direct. Trains take approximately 6½ hours to arrive in Paris. The first train of the day departs Barcelona at 9:25 a.m. while the last leaves at 1:20 p.m. All Barcelona to Paris trains depart from Barcelona Sants train station and arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon.

Barcelona to Paris Trains: General Information

Travelers in Europe can offset some of the cost of Renfe/SNCF train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • All Barcelona to Paris trains are run by a cooperation of Renfe and SNCF.
  • All Barcelona to Paris trains are direct, depart from Barcelona Sants train station and arrive at Paris' Gare de Lyon.
  • The Barcelona to Paris train journey takes as little as 6 hours and 25 minutes to arrive in Paris.
  • Most travelers book their Barcelona to Paris train tickets 1 day ahead of the travel date.

Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Renfe Barcelona to Paris trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 21% cheaper on average to book a Barcelona to Paris train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Barcelona to Paris train costs are 59% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from Barcelona

Trains to Paris depart from Barcelona Sants Station in the Sants district located in the western part of Barcelona. It's a major transport hub for the city and the center for the Rodalies de Catalunya - the local suburban and regional railways service. Passengers can also reach the station by local buses which stop outside the station or long-distance services which terminate at the adjacent bus station. Barcelona Sants is also served by Barcelona's metro system with L5 of the Blue Line and L3 of the Green Line stopping there.

Getting into Paris by Train

Home to landmarks famous the world over such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame cathedral, Paris exudes romance like few other cities on earth. As the world center of art, fashion, gastronomy, and cafe culture, Paris is a blend of stately boulevards, grand monuments, and intimate quarters each with its own charm and character. Trains from Barcelona to Paris arrive the Gare de Lyon Station. Located on the north bank of the Seine, the station is very convenient for onward travel by public transport. It serves metro lines 1, 5 and 14 and is well connected with bus routes from all over the city and beyond. These include numerous bus routes knows as Noctiliens which run through the night.

Travel Tips: Trains from Barcelona to Paris

Travel by train to Paris easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Paris.
FAQs

Am I allowed to travel by train from Barcelona, Spain to Paris, France?

Travel by train between Barcelona, Spain and Paris, France is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Paris from Barcelona restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in France from Barcelona?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be tested. A positive test will result in mandatory quarantine

What are the safety rules to follow in Paris, France?

The government of France has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 1/26/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Barcelona, Spain from Paris, France?

Return travel from France to Spain is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Barcelona from Paris?

Entry into Spain is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Spain from Paris?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

What are the safety rules to follow in Barcelona, Spain?

The government of Spain has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/26/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Barcelona from Paris.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Barcelona to Paris?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Barcelona to Paris trains for as little as $168 (€142)  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train between Barcelona and Paris?

The train price between Barcelona and Paris is on average $206 (€175)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

What is the distance between Barcelona and Paris by train?

You should expect to travel around 515 miles (830 km)  to Paris from Barcelona by train.

How long is the train between Barcelona and Paris?

On average the Barcelona to Paris train travel time is 6 h 36 min  for the 515 miles (830 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

Which train station from Barcelona to Paris do I depart from? Which Paris train station from Barcelona do I arrive in?

Some of the Barcelona train stations to Paris you can start your journey from include Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Paris include Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Barcelona Sants   and arriving in Paris Gare de Lyon.

Where is the train station in Barcelona? Where is the train station in Paris?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Barcelona Sants, which is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Paris Gare de Lyon, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city center.

What train providers offer a service from Barcelona to Paris?

When taking a train from Barcelona to Paris, you can count on Renfe-SNCF for the best way to get you to Paris. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Paris from Barcelona and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Are there any nonstop train services from Barcelona to Paris?

Yes, there are 2 direct trains from Barcelona to Paris per day with Renfe  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

How many trains are there from Barcelona to Paris a day?

On average, there are 2 trains a day from Barcelona to Paris. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When is the earliest train from Barcelona to Paris? When is the last train from Barcelona to Paris?

The earliest train for this journey departs from Barcelona at 8: 10 AM. The last train leaves from Barcelona at 8: 10 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Barcelona to Paris and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Barcelona to Paris to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Barcelona to Paris is on average $206 (€175) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Barcelona and Paris available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Barcelona
Paris
Barcelona Sants is the most popular Barcelona railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Barcelona for your trip to Paris.
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Train lines: AVE, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo, Trenhotel, TGV, Avant, Intercity, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, RG1, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17