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France-Spain high speed

France-Spain high speed


France-Spain high speed trains are ideal to visit main French and Spanish cities like Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona and Madrid.

  • Paris - Barcelona: 06:27
  • Book up to 120 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains


Euroduplex train


France-Spain high speed

In cooperation with the SNCF, the French national railway company, and RENFE, the Spanish national railway company, the France-Spain high speed trains link France and Spain. This international service is provided by high speed trains which are modern trains with a first class and second class service coupled with the presence of a multilingual staff on-board. Paris, the French capital and Madrid, the Spanish capital are both on the network. Moreover, many important French and Spanish cities are also connected: Montpellier, Toulouse, Marseille, Lyon, Barcelona or Figueres.

Practical information

First class ticket holders have access to the VIP lounges, which can be found in all Spanish train stations, except for Figueres. Please note that ticket control will take place before boarding in Spain, and on-board from France. Make sure your train tickets are validated.

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.

Print @ home

Print your ticket anywhere and anytime before your travel. Skip shipping fees.

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Booking :
  • France-Spain high speed tickets are open for booking 120 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by France-Spain high speed
First classSecond class
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.
Lounges at station in Spain Get the ultimate treat before any trip, or simply an ideal place to continue working.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Power sockets Ideal to plug your laptop, phone or any electronic device from your seat.
Wi-Fi Enjoy internet onboard.
Less than 10 minutes check-inAvoid queues and get fast-tracked to board the train
Food and DrinkMobile bar service with delicious food and beverages

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Reviews & ratings

  • Value for money
    Hi-speed relaxing way to go! | Rhonda m. | 2017/01/15
    "Could do with extra luggage space. "

  • Value for money
    Paris to Barcelona with ease | Christine o. | 2017/01/14
    "Very comfortable trip seemed to fly by. Very pleasant trip would love to have done more train travel. The only difficulty was that I booked the wrong date and it was impossible to change it. I spent a whole day trying to find a number to ring and sent copious emails which weren't answered. "

  • Excellent Spanish train | . | 2017/01/11
    "Comfortable 2nd class with reserved seats. Booking straight forward but paper tickets issued in this case. "

  • Value for money
    Train trip | Penelope j. | 2016/11/08
    "Very pleasant experience "

  • Value for money
    Madrid to Narbonne | Jane r. | 2016/11/03
    "The Spanish train journey was excellent, the French train from Narbonne to Carcassonne was just a local service and not as modern. "

  • Value for money
    Easy and comfortable  | Deborah l. | 2016/11/02
    "We caught the train from Perpignan to Barcelona in first class and were pleasantly surprised at the comfort and ease with which it happened. We had too much luggage but the train support staff were very helpful and it was not a problem at all. Thank you "

  • Convenience
    Barcelona to Paris | Maureen n. | 2016/11/02
    "Great trip, but I would have liked to be able to select seats on the upper level "

  • Great ay to Go | . | 2016/11/01
    "Having just completed our trip from Barcelona to Paris by Euro Rail, I can only speak highly on this experience: Comfort : I travelled 1st Class and rate it as a 5 star Comfort experience. Value for Money: Having purchased a Euro Rail pass It was a very good way to see Europe economical again 5 Stars Convenience: Euro Rail - On time, Every time and a time table to suit every need. Five Stars "

  • Value for money
    All good | Patrick a. | 2016/10/28
    "Comfortable, on-time, great way to see the countryside "

  • Value for money
    Final leg of our holiday | Mathias t. | 2016/10/25
    "The train was on time, clean and provided a very easy pleasant journey to our last holiday destination before returning home. "

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Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. A rail strike in Europe prevented me from fully using my rail pass as intended. Can I get a refund on the unused days?

  • Q. I just landed in Europe. How do I get to the train station from the airport?

  • Q. Can I open the train windows?

  • Q. What should I do if a strike has been announced in the country I’m traveling to?

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  • Q. Can I get off the train and get back on later using my train ticket?

  • Q. What constitutes a group?

  • Q. What should I do if my train ticket is lost or stolen?

  • Q. Is there onboard medical help in case of emergency?

  • Q. Can I sit in First class if I have a Second class rail pass?

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