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Travelling by train from Barcelona to Paris
The journey from Paris to Barcelona takes about 6 hours thanks to the France-Spain high speed train. Previously the journey was done by a night train called Elipsos and it lasted a whole 13 hours. The France-Spain high speed trains are operated by Renfe and SNCF, the national railway companies of Spain and France respectively. The trains operation from France to Spain and from Spain to France have modern carriages, cosy seats and a restaurant car.
The direct train from Paris to Barcelona departs from Paris Gare de Lyon which is connected to the Paris metro line and other public transportations. The Paris Gare de Lyon is about 500 meters away from the Paris Gare d’Austerlitz where night trains heading to the south of France depart. In Barcelona, the France-Spain high speed call at the Barcelona Sants.
A point to point ticket is the best deal to travel from Paris to Barcelona. Best prices are available when booking in advance. To travel extensively by train in France and Spain, a rail pass is the best solution. The Eurail France-Spain pass is available on Rail Europe’s website.
Discover Paris and visit other cities by train
Paris is a romantic town with symbolic landmarks such as the Sacre Coeur, the Louvre, Notre dame, Opera, the Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower.
From Paris, travellers can hop on domestic TGV trains to visit the main cities such as Lille, Rennes, Dijon and Nantes, all of which are just a couple of hours away.