The cheapest trains from Paris to Barcelona

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Cheapest

$176

Average

$176

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 $ 176 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 176.

Cheapest
10:12AMParis Gare de Lyon6h41 04:53PMBarcelona Sants
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$1761One-way

Timetable Paris to Barcelona

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Thu
Sep 23
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$79BlaBlaCar Bus
$148Vueling
Fri
Sep 24
$176Renfe-SNCF
$50Flixbus
$115Transavia France
Sat
Sep 25
$304Renfe-SNCF
$37Flixbus
$115Transavia France
Sun
Sep 26
$253Renfe-SNCF
$50Flixbus
$148Vueling
Mon
Sep 27
$253Renfe-SNCF
$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$117Ryanair
Tue
Sep 28
$253Renfe-SNCF
$42Alsa
$61Ryanair
Wed
Sep 29
$253Renfe-SNCF
$50Flixbus
$31Ryanair
Thu
Sep 30
$215Renfe-SNCF
$37Flixbus
$61Ryanair
Fri
Oct 1
$215Renfe-SNCF
$37Flixbus
$65Ryanair
Sat
Oct 2
$215Renfe-SNCF
$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$57Transavia France
Sun
Oct 3
$215Renfe-SNCF
$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$51Transavia France
Mon
Oct 4
$177Renfe-SNCF
$25Flixbus
$41Ryanair
Tue
Oct 5
$177Renfe-SNCF
$37Flixbus
$29Ryanair
Wed
Oct 6
$177Renfe-SNCF
$37Flixbus
$22Ryanair
Thu
Oct 7
$177Renfe-SNCF
$30BlaBlaCar Bus
$22Ryanair
Fri
Oct 8
$177Renfe-SNCF
$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$40Ryanair
Sat
Oct 9
$177Renfe-SNCF
$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$31Ryanair
Sun
Oct 10
$177Renfe-SNCF
$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$28Ryanair
Mon
Oct 11
$164Renfe-SNCF
$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$27Ryanair
Tue
Oct 12
$252Renfe-SNCF
$25BlaBlaCar Bus
$158Ryanair
Wed
Oct 13
$164Renfe-SNCF
$37Flixbus
$46Ryanair

The fastest trains from Paris to Barcelona

Showing times and prices for Sep 24

Fastest Journey

6 h 41 m

Average

6 h 41 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 41 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 41 m .

The slowest trains will take 6 h 41 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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10:12AMParis Gare de Lyon6h41 04:53PMBarcelona Sants
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$1761One-way

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Train Information to Barcelona from Paris

distanceDistance515 miles (830 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price$257 (€207)
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 route taking on average 6 h 41 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 $177 (€142), but the average price of train tickets is $257 (€207). 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%


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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.

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 between Paris and 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
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • 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

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 9/22/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Paris to Barcelona closer to your date of departure here

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to France from Barcelona, Spain?

Return travel from Spain to France is: Partially open.

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

Entry into France 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required

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 requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/22/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Paris from Barcelona.

How much does a cheap train to Barcelona from Paris cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Paris to Barcelona trains for as little as $176 (€142)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Paris and Barcelona?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Paris to Barcelona train price to come in at an average of $257 (€207)  one way.
How many miles is it from Paris to Barcelona by train?
The distance to Barcelona from Paris by train is approximately 515 miles (830 km).
How long is the train from Paris to Barcelona?
While the time it takes to travel 515 miles (830 km) to Barcelona from Paris can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Paris to Barcelona train journey time is on average 6 h 41 min.
What train station in Paris goes to Barcelona? What train station do I come into Barcelona from Paris?

When departing from Paris, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare du Nord and Paris Gare de l'Est. When arriving in Barcelona, you can end your trip in train stations like Barcelona Sants, Barcelona Passeig De Gracia and Barcelona Estació De França.

Omio customers book a train from Paris Gare de Lyon   to Barcelona Sants   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Paris located? Where is the arrival train station in Barcelona located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Paris Gare de Lyon, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Barcelona Sants, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

Which train companies can take me to Barcelona from Paris?
For the journey from Paris to Barcelona you can take a train with Renfe-SNCF. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Paris to Barcelona on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Can I find a direct train from Paris to Barcelona?
Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Paris to Barcelona, and you can find a direct train for this route with Renfe-SNCF  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many train services per day are there between Paris and Barcelona?
The average number of trains departing Paris for Barcelona is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Paris to Barcelona? When does the last train depart from Paris to Barcelona?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Paris at 8: 12 AM. The last train leaves from Paris at 8: 12 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Paris to Barcelona and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets from Paris to Barcelona to score the best deals?
You can find trains from Paris to Barcelona to cost on average $257 (€207) 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 route. You’ll see tickets for the Paris to Barcelona train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.
Stations

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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Refreshments
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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.