France-Spain high speed

France-Spain high speed
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  • Barcelona - Montpellier: 02:55
  • Book up to 120 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High speed trains

France-Spain high speed

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

France-Spain high speed trains are operated by the SNCF, the French national railway company, and the RENFE, the Spanish railway company. The service is provided by international high speed trains, which are modern trains offering exceptional comfort for the passengers. A first class and second class service is available when booking train tickets to travel on board the France-Spain high speed trains. Major French and Spanish cities are connected with the France-Spain high speed network. In France, cities like Paris, Montpellier, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse are found served by the France-Spain high speed. In Spain, cities like Madrid, Barcelona and Figueres are concerned.

Popular journeys and travel durations

Main routesTravel time

Barcelona Paris 06:33 ₹ 6,376
Barcelona Lyon 04:59 ₹ 4,439
Marseille Barcelona 04:17 ₹ 8,313
Marseille Madrid 07:03 ₹ 11,380
Montpellier Barcelona 02:53 ₹ 3,148
Paris Girona 05:44 ₹ 5,488
Montpellier Aix En Provence Tgv 01:16 ₹ 1,211
Barcelona Carcassonne 02:22 ₹ 3,148
Barcelona Nimes 03:27 ₹ 3,470
Avignon Perpignan 02:17 ₹ 1,211
Beziers Avignon 01:38 ₹ 1,695
Perpignan Marseille 03:06 ₹ 2,179
Perpignan Toulouse 01:43 ₹ 1,856
Montpellier Girona 02:10 ₹ 2,905
Nimes Aix En Provence Tgv 00:48 ₹ 1,211
Aix En Provence Tgv Perpignan 02:39 ₹ 3,228

Booking and printing options

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.

Printing option(s) :

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Seat reservation :
  • Mandatory for this train! The seat reservation is included in the price of your ticket. Please note that seats are auto-allocated by train carriers. Depending on availabilities, carriers will ensure that all passengers of a same party are seated together. Seats can be swapped only once on-board.
  • Pass holders . Book your seat reservation exclusively with Rail Europe.

Experience the service

Before you board

The France-Spain high speed trains serve French and Spanish cities, thus calling at numerous stations. In Paris, the train calls at the Paris Gare de Lyon and in Barcelona, it calls at the Barcelona Sants railway station.

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.


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.
Audio system* Listen to your favourite tune while enjoying the passing landscape.
Video screens* Ideal for entertainment, some coaches are equipped with screens.

*only on the Lyon-Barcelona, Marseille-Barcelona-Madrid, and Toulouse-Barcelona routes.


The France-Spain trains are ideal to discover the Alps, the Provence region, the Midi-Pyréenées as well as the capital cities of France and Spain.

From France the France-Spain high speed trains will take you to Barcelona, where you can enjoy the sun and the city’s beaches, the treasures of Art Nouveau architecture and the tasty Mediterranean cuisine. Innovative design creations are to be found everywhere in Barcelona.

From Spain, visit Paris, one of the most popular cities in the world. Its museums, its architecture, its ambience, its cuisine, its shopping opportunities, etc.

Destinations that can be reached with the France Spain High Speed include Paris, Barcelona, Lyon, Madrid, Toulouse, Marseille, Girona, Montpellier, Figueres, Carcassonne, Avignon, Perpignan, Narbonne, Valence, Nîmes, Béziers, Aix-en-Provence, Agde, Sète, Zaragoza and Tarragona.

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  • "A very good train trip "    
    We enjoyed the comfort, the ability to view the country side the fact that it was a beautiful day was a bonus. We were under the impression that there was a buffet car and we could buy a glass of wine but we could'nt find it. It didn't spoil the day for us but if we could have found it you would have got all excellents    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great service!"    
    Everything was easy, from booking the tickets online at home, months before our trip, to finding our way around the stations to the right train, and our seats. One thing I would have prefered, is to be able to choose our seats when booking. When we travelled, we had been allocated rear facing seats, and I always prefer to face forwards, as I suffer with travel sickness.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Barcelona to Paris"    
    Enjoyed to journey, however, on a 6 hour first class train journey i would have expected a better choice of food. Having travelled a few days before from Madrid to Barcelona and having received a meal, i expected on a 6 hour journey to have been able to buy something more substantial than snack food.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "A trip back in time "    
    Or perhaps the future, what a relief not to get to an airport hours ahead of take off. And the view and comfort was ex.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "good experience"    
    on time and very comfortable    Value for money  Convenience
  • "It’s good"    
    It's good but I feel that there are many station where train stop. It could be more fast.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "So easy and convenient"    
    We sat in 1st class for the coach class looked just as comfortable. The train station was easy to find and it was easy to figure out what platform we needed (very helpful for English only speakers). We only needed to arrive 10 or 20 minutes before our departure time. I was also able to pre-book from my home in the USA. We will definitely travel by RailEurope for our next trip to Europe.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "very good, fast, comfortable"    
    very good, fast, comfortable. the only critic would be that isa little bit expensive, but much better than the plane    Value for money  Convenience
  • "’Go by Train’"    
    Trains are best, we relaxed, the train was on time, the seats were great and the scenery was the wonderful.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Hermawan Indradjaja "    
    Very good. Value for money    Value for money
  • "Great train journey"    
    All went well, transition at Genoa was easy, but wished there were more lifts or working escalators.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Just okay - a bit disappointin"    
    For the money we paid we expected this train to have far better facilities. Not even free wifi! As tourists from New Zealand and first time Europe visitors we were very disappointed in this trip. No commentary on the train about the places we passed though. We did not get any information about any facilities on the train availability and bathrooms etc.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Could be much better"    
    No internet access - very poor. Expensive.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Horrible journey. Time waist. "    
    Luggage storage was inconvenient. Those who travel with oversized luggage had to drop that on the others ones. Not enough announcement in English. As well as in Spanish when you are on the French side of the trip. Toilets were awful. Horribly organized boarding in Barcelona. Wouldn't recommend this to those who appreciates time and money.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Leg 1 of my mini adventure"    
    A journey on my own made so easy and comfortable. Great ticket system and station signage made it all very easy.    Value for money  Convenience
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