Cheap train tickets from Paris to Barcelona

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Cheapest

$230

Average

$230

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Paris to Barcelona will cost around $ 230 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 230.

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10:14AMParis Gare de Lyon6h40 04:54PMBarcelona Sants
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$2301One-way

Train schedule from Paris to Barcelona

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Jan 30
$205Renfe
$24Flixbus
$98easyJet
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Jan 31
$223Renfe
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$60Vueling
Tue
Feb 1
$168Renfe
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$18Ryanair
Wed
Feb 2
$187Renfe
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$30Ryanair
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Feb 3
$205Renfe
$24Flixbus
$45Ryanair
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Feb 4
$187Renfe
$24Flixbus
$72Vueling
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Feb 5
$187Renfe
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
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Feb 6
$132Renfe
$27Flixbus
$84Ryanair
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Feb 7
$117Renfe
$24Flixbus
$48Vueling
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Feb 8
$82Renfe
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$33Ryanair
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Feb 9
$93Renfe
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$16Ryanair
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Feb 10
$93Renfe
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$16Ryanair
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Feb 11
$144Renfe
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$45Ryanair
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Feb 12
$93Renfe
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$48Vueling
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Feb 13
$93Renfe
$24BlaBlaCar Bus
$40Ryanair
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Feb 14
$105Renfe
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$45Ryanair
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Feb 15
$82Renfe
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$27Ryanair
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Feb 16
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$25Ryanair
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Feb 17
$93Renfe
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$30Ryanair
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Feb 18
$82Renfe
$24Alsa
$27Ryanair

Fastest train times from Paris to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Jan 30

Fastest Journey

6 h 40 m

Average

6 h 40 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

830 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Paris for Barcelona every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 830 km distance in an average of 6 h 40 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 40 m .

The slowest trains will take 6 h 40 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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10:14AMParis Gare de Lyon6h40 04:54PMBarcelona Sants
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$2301One-way

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Overview: Train from Paris to Barcelona

distanceDistance515 miles (830 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 40 min
priceAverage train ticket price$209 (€177)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesRenfe-SNCF

Trains from Paris to Barcelona cover the 515 miles (830 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 40 min with our travel partners like Renfe-SNCF. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $168 (€142), but the average price of train tickets is $209 (€177). Travelers depart most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Trains from Paris to Barcelona

For travelers interested in going from Paris to Barcelona, the train is a simple way to complete your journey. Seven trains travel between these two cities each week, allowing you to arrive in Barcelona by late afternoon. The trip will take you approximately 6 hours 40 min., giving you plenty of time to explore the city once you have arrived.

Which train companies travel from Paris to Barcelona?

Trains from Paris to Barcelona are generally operated by SNCF, which is known for being one of France’s largest transportation companies. This train company does not require any transfers during the journey, allowing you to conveniently stay in the same seat throughout the duration of your travel. However, you might have some stops along the way between Paris and Barcelona.

SNCF trains from Paris to Barcelona

In general, SNCF’s schedule contains one train per day that runs from Paris to Barcelona. The weekly timetable generally remains consistent even on the weekends and holidays. The train will leave from Paris Gare de Lyon and eventually arrive at Barcelona Sants. Because it is an international journey, the trip is slightly longer than normal, taking approximately 6 hours 40 min. total. In most cases, you'll be traveling on a high-speed train. SNCF’s ticket policy allows customers to exchange or refund their tickets at any time for a 50 percent fee. For an additional cost, you can make your ticket semi-refundable, meaning that it can be exchanged for free up to 24 hours before your departure, or you can exchange it within 24 hours of scheduled departure for only a 10 percent fee.

Train Paris to Barcelona: Services on board

When you’re traveling from Paris to Barcelona with SNCF, there are two primary ticket classes that you can choose from: First and Second Class. In Second Class, you will have access to free Wi-Fi and the option to access the train’s bistro to purchase refreshments. If you choose to travel in First Class, you will be provided with a larger seat that contains extra leg room, individual outlets, and additional luggage storage. SNCF allows travelers to bring a bicycle at no additional cost, as long as there is room available. To make sure you're storing it in the correct location, look for a designated bike sign in the storage area. Pets are also allowed aboard these trains, but you must make sure to purchase a ticket for your furry friend ahead of time. There are several services on the train designed to accommodate travelers with disabilities, such as ramps to help with boarding and wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

Paris to Barcelona Train Time: Daily Departures

The earliest train between Paris and Barcelona on both weekdays and weekends departs at approximately 10:15 a.m. As there is only one train per day that makes this journey, this is also the latest train departing each day. While there is usually a train that still operates during holidays, the schedule may vary.

How long is the journey by train from Paris to Barcelona?

The train from Paris to Barcelona generally takes approximately 6 hours 40 min. if there are no delays or changes to the schedule. This journey is direct, meaning you don't have to transfer trains, but there may be some stops before you reach your destination. The peak hours for this journey are in the late morning, as this is when the train is usually scheduled to leave.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Paris to Barcelona?

Departure train stations: Paris Gare de Lyon is one of the city’s largest train stations, and it can be found in the southeast part of the city just near the River Seine. The easiest way to reach it is via metro, as it is connected to lines 1 and 14. Make sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before your train is scheduled to depart. In the train station, you can find a variety of shops where you can purchase travel essentials and refreshments.

Arrival train stations: The largest station in Barcelona, Barcelona Sants is located in the western part of the city. There are many buses that go here, and you can also take metro lines 3 and 5. At the train station, you can grab a bite to eat, use the free Wi-Fi, and use the public restrooms.

How to find cheap train tickets from Paris to Barcelona?

To make sure that you find the cheapest ticket possible, book your journey ahead of time and try to be flexible with the dates you'll be traveling, keeping in mind that there is just one journey available per day. SNCF often offers discounts for individuals 26 and younger, as well as for senior citizens. You can also purchase a train travel pass, which can help you to save money.

 

Train tickets from Paris to Barcelona: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 139 €
2 weeks earlier 125 €11%
3 weeks earlier 119 €17%
1 month before 108 €29.%
2 months earlier 96 €45%
3 months earlier 116 €20%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Paris - Barcelona. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Paris - Barcelona 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 17% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Paris - Barcelona with 2 months in advance you save up to about 45% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 20%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Paris to Barcelona

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FAQs

What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Paris to Barcelona?

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

Is international entry into Barcelona from Paris restricted?

International entry 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?

Entry Requirements:

  • 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 required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 1/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Barcelona from Paris closer to your date of departure here

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Barcelona, Spain to Paris, France?

The restriction level for your return train to Paris, France from Barcelona is: Partially open.

Is my return train 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?

Conditions of reentry:

  • 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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Paris from Barcelona closer to your date of departure here here.

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

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Paris to Barcelona to cost as little as $168 (€142)  in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket from Paris to Barcelona?

If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Paris to Barcelona train to cost on average $209 (€177)  one way.

How far is it from Paris to Barcelona by train?

The Paris to Barcelona train distance is approximately 515 miles (830 km).

How long is the train ride to Barcelona from Paris?

The train time to Barcelona from Paris is on average 6 h 40 min  for the 515 miles (830 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Paris and Barcelona by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When traveling by train from Paris to Barcelona, which train station in Paris do I depart from and which train station in Barcelona do I arrive in?

When taking the train between Paris and Barcelona, you can choose to depart from train stations like Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. Your journey can end in train stations such as Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Paris Gare de Lyon   and arrive in Barcelona Sants.

Where is the train station in Paris to go to Barcelona? Where is the train station in Barcelona located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the city center of Paris. The most popular arrival train station in Barcelona, called Barcelona Sants, is located around 1.2 miles (1.9 km) away from its city center.

Which train providers can take me between Paris and Barcelona?

If you're looking for trains from Paris to Barcelona, you can rely on Renfe-SNCF to get you to Barcelona. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Paris to Barcelona trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Can I find a direct train from Paris to Barcelona?

Yes, there is 1 direct train to Barcelona from Paris per day with Renfe  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

How many train services are there from Paris to Barcelona a day?

On average, there is 1 train a day from Paris to Barcelona. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

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

The earliest train departing from Paris to Barcelona leaves at 9: 14 AM. The last train departing from Paris to Barcelona leaves at 9: 14 AM. You can find the latest Paris to Barcelona train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

When should I purchase the Paris to Barcelona train for the best deals on tickets?

If you purchase the Paris to Barcelona train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $209 (€177). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Barcelona from Paris. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Paris Gare de Lyon is the most popular Paris 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 Paris for your trip to Barcelona.
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Public transit options for Paris Gare de Lyon
Metro lines: 1, 14
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 91
Train lines: TGV, RER A, RER D, Transilien R
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Public transit options for Paris Gare du Nord
Metro lines: 4, 5
Bus lines: 65, 26, 43
Train lines: RER B, D, E
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Public transit options for Paris Gare de l'Est
Metro lines: 4, 5, 7
Bus lines: 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 46, 54, 56, 91
Train lines: RER B, TGV, TGV/ICE, TER, Intercités, OUIGO, Transilien, Russian Railways
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Public transit options for Paris Gare Saint-Lazare
Metro lines: 3, 9, 12, 13, 14
Bus lines: 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 42, 43, 66, 80, 94, 95, 528, RoissyB
Train lines: TER, Intercités, Transilien J, Transilien L, RER E
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Public transit options for Gare de Paris Bercy
Metro lines: 6, 14
Bus lines: 24, 87, N32, N35
Train lines: TER, Intercités
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Public transit options for Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
Metro lines: 5, 10
Bus lines: 24, 57, 61, 63, 89, 91, 215
Train lines: TER Centre-Val de Loire, Intercités, Intercités de Nuit, Transilien, RER C