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The cheapest trains from Paris to Barcelona

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Cheapest

$315

Average

$315

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 $ 315 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 315.

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$3151One-way

Timetable Paris to Barcelona

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Tue
Jun 15
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$63Alsa
$123Vueling
Wed
Jun 16
$315Renfe-SNCF
$51BlaBlaCar Bus
$104Ryanair
Thu
Jun 17
$315Renfe-SNCF
$51BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
Jun 18
$262Renfe-SNCF
$39Flixbus
$132Vueling
Sat
Jun 19
$289Renfe-SNCF
$35Alsa
$84Vueling
Sun
Jun 20
$289Renfe-SNCF
$39BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
Jun 21
$262Renfe-SNCF
$39BlaBlaCar Bus
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Tue
Jun 22
$223Renfe-SNCF
$39BlaBlaCar Bus
$55Ryanair
Wed
Jun 23
$223Renfe-SNCF
$39BlaBlaCar Bus
$86Ryanair
Thu
Jun 24
$223Renfe-SNCF
$48BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
Jun 25
$223Renfe-SNCF
$39BlaBlaCar Bus
$104Ryanair
Sat
Jun 26
$242Renfe-SNCF
$35Alsa
$84Vueling
Sun
Jun 27
$242Renfe-SNCF
$39Flixbus
$91Vueling
Mon
Jun 28
$242Renfe-SNCF
$39Flixbus
$69Vueling
Tue
Jun 29
$183Renfe-SNCF
$35Alsa
$41Ryanair
Wed
Jun 30
$183Renfe-SNCF
$39Flixbus
$74Ryanair
Thu
Jul 1
$183Renfe-SNCF
$26BlaBlaCar Bus
$97Ryanair
Fri
Jul 2
$183Renfe-SNCF
$64BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
Jul 3
$223Renfe-SNCF
$51BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sun
Jul 4
$223Renfe-SNCF
$51Flixbus
$55Ryanair
Mon
Jul 5
$157Renfe-SNCF
$39Flixbus
$38Ryanair

The fastest trains from Paris to Barcelona

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Fastest Journey

6 h 39 m

Average

6 h 39 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 39 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 39 m .

The slowest trains will take 6 h 39 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 Lyon6h39 04:53PMBarcelona Sants
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$3151One-way

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Paris to Barcelona Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
7 hours 38 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $161
Trains depart from:Paris
Trains arrive in:Barcelona
Distance:830 km
Train Companies:Renfe-SNCF

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%


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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.
Trains from Paris to Barcelona
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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Paris, France to Barcelona, Spain?

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

Can I enter Spain from France?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test

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

All travelers in Spain must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/14/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Barcelona from Paris as this information can change.

Are there restrictions on returning to France from Spain by train?

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:

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 7 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state 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 6/14/21. 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.

How much are cheap trains between Paris and Barcelona?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Paris to Barcelona for the next 7 days starting from $262 (€204)  one way.
What is the cost of a train to Barcelona from Paris?
The train price from Paris to Barcelona is on average $292 (€227)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How far is Barcelona from Paris by train?
You should expect to travel around 515 miles (830 km)  between Paris and Barcelona by train.
How long is the train to Barcelona from Paris?
While the time it takes to travel 515 miles (830 km) from Paris to Barcelona can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Paris to Barcelona train journey time is on average 6 h 39 min.
Which train station from Paris to Barcelona do I depart from? Which Barcelona train station from Paris do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Paris to start your route from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. In Barcelona you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

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

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Paris Gare de Lyon, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Paris. The most popular arrival train station in Barcelona, called Barcelona Sants, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Paris to Barcelona?
Take the Paris to Barcelona train with Renfe-SNCF. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Barcelona from Paris as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When does the first train depart from Paris to Barcelona? When does the last train depart from Paris to Barcelona?
You can take the first train from Paris to Barcelona at 8: 14 AM. The last train from Paris to Barcelona that you can take departs at 1: 14 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Paris to Barcelona schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
When should I book the Paris to Barcelona train for the best deals on tickets?
You can find trains between Paris and Barcelona to cost on average $292 (€227) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Paris to Barcelona train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Paris
Barcelona
Gare Saint-Lazare
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Paris Gare Montparnasse
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Paris Gare d'Austerlitz
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Paris Gare de Lyon
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines 1, 14<br>Bus lines 29, 57, 61, 91, 20, 24, 63, 65, 87<br>Suburban train lines RER A, D
Paris Gare de l'Est
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Paris Gare du Nord
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines 4, 5<br>Suburban train lines RER B, D
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.