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Paris to Barcelona Train Information

Trains arrive inBarcelona
Trains depart fromParis
Distance830 km

Quick Guide: Trains from Paris to Barcelona

Average Price: $181
Trains per day: 2-4
Transfers: Direct
Average Time: 6:27
Fastest Route: 6:19
Slowest Route: 6:39

Trains from Paris to Barcelona: Journey Details

Trains in Europe are an effective way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering domestic and international train routes. Direct high-speed Renfe trains from Paris to Barcelona depart twice a day at around 7:15 a.m. and just after 2:00 p.m., with a journey time of approximately 6.5 hours. During the summer, 4 Paris to Barcelona trains depart every day. Other journeys are possible, with a variety of operators offering routes that can take between 7 and 13 hours. These longer journeys involve transfers at places such as Nimes, Montpellier, and Girona.

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Paris to Barcelona Train Cost

Average prices for Renfe trains from Paris to Barcelona when you book in advance

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Paris to Barcelona Trains: General Information

While it may be cheaper to book a last-minute budget airline ticket from Paris to Barcelona, travelers can offset some of the cost of Renfe train tickets by planning ahead and booking tickets as far in advance as possible.

  • autobus All Paris to Barcelona trains are run by Renfe.

  • autobus All Renfe trains are direct, depart from Paris' Gare du Lyon train station and arrive at Barcelona Sants.

  • autobus Journey Time: The Paris to Barcelona train journey takes as little as 6 hours and 19 minutes to arrive in Barcelona.

  • autobus Most travelers book their Paris to Barcelona train tickets 1 day ahead of the travel date.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on Renfe Paris to Barcelona trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 7% cheaper to book a Paris to Barcelona train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 14% cheaper to book a Renfe train ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, Paris to Barcelona train costs are 29% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.


Local Time 02:01
€ Euros
Population 1,600,000
Region Catalonia
Languages Spanish, Catalan

How expensive is Barcelona?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Barcelona costs 25.8% less than in Paris.


Public transport in Barcelona costs around 16.7% more than in Paris.

Public Transport

Public transport in Barcelona costs around 16.7% more than in Paris.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Barcelona is about 30.4% less expensive than in Paris.

Taking the Train from Paris

Trains from Paris to Barcelona leave from the Gare de Lyon train station, one of six stations serving Paris. It is located in the XIIe arrondissement of East Paris and sits on the North bank of the River Seine. Paris has an extensive public transport network with 14 Metro Lines, of which Lines 1, 5 and 14 serve the Gare de Lyon Station. Several buses leave the Gare de Lyon for routes that cross the city and continue out to the suburbs, surrounding towns and villages. 47 night bus routes, called Noctiliens, operate throughout the night.

Getting into Barcelona by Train

Barcelona is an attractive city that brims with art, architecture, culture and fun. With sandy beaches and aquariums, al-fresco dining on the Ramblas, Michelin-starred restaurants, and the stunning Sagrada Familia Cathedral designed by Gaudi, Barcelona really has something for all tastes and ages. Barcelona Sants Station is located to the South West of the city centre, with quick links to shops and attractions by bus, tram and the Metro system. The Red Line of the open top, hop-on hop-off tourist bus also departs from Barcelona Sants Station. Barcelona has an extensive night bus system, and taxis are available outside the train station.