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

Paris Barcelona 06:27 € 79
Barcelona Lyon 04:59 € 55
Marseille Barcelona 04:17 € 103
Marseille Madrid 07:03 € 141
Barcelona Montpellier 02:55 € 47
Paris Girona 05:44 € 68
Montpellier Aix En Provence Tgv 01:16 € 15
Barcelona Carcassonne 02:22 € 39
Barcelona Nimes 03:27 € 43
Beziers Avignon 01:38 € 21
Avignon Perpignan 02:17 € 15
Perpignan Marseille 03:06 € 27
Toulouse Perpignan 02:17 € 23
Montpellier Girona 02:10 € 36
Nimes Aix En Provence Tgv 00:48 € 15
Perpignan Aix En Provence Tgv 02:52 € 40

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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  • "Avignon TGV - Barcelona Sants"    
    too many passenger causing delay    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Very Good"    
    Comfortable, good value for money and reliable. It was better that Very Good - it was extremely good.  
  • "3 train trips"    
    train trip was great, centre city to centre city and no lining up for ages as with airports. First class much quieter and more space on seats and to move around. Only gripe is that there is inconsistency with the level of service on each train. On the Brussels to Paris train lunch as served to our seats at no extra cost. On Paris to Marseille no service apart from cafe car. Marseille to Barcelona, cafe car available and staff also brought a mini car through the carriage but we still needed to pay extra. It would be good to know what to expect on each trip so we could make other arrangements if necessary. These trips were several hours and the best service was on the shortest time frame of just one hour.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Transit in Narbonne"    
    I had the transit in Narbonne before reaching Barcelona. The station there was small with only a few chairs for people to wait there.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Svetlana"    
    The travelled was good.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Speedy comfort"    
    Easy booking, easy accessability, smooth travel all the way.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Spain -France fast train"    
    I would have given 5stars but after crossing border to France all announcements were only in French, as an international traveler one would expect at least 2languages: language of the origin of the trip,and language of final destination.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Very Feasible Way to Travel"    
    I am glad this train required assigned seats. Luggage storage, for larger luggage, was provided right before entrance to the coach. I would have preferred to have some luggage racks in the coach, so I could have kept my eyes on my luggage. My seat was comfortable.I appreciated the small garbage cans at the seat locations. The train was fast. The train provided an on-going visual account of all the stops the train would make. Announcements were made in several languages.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "First TGV Travel Spain to Fran"    
    Our trip was very comfortable. We will definitely use your services in the future.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfort"    
    We and family feel comfort with this train    Value for money  Convenience
  • "France to Spain"    
    Effortless and comfortable ride from France to Spain; can't wait to travel again by Rail Europe    Value for money  Convenience
  • "well worth it"    
    It's definitely a nice trip that's cost effective and a fun way to hit 300 kph    Value for money  Convenience
  • "No problems"    
    Comfortable journey  
  • "Comfortable and affordable"    
    Overall experience was very pleasant. Prices are reasonable, seats are comfortable and you don't have to go through all the security check    Value for money  Convenience
  • "My Rail Trip"    
    The train was on time and very comfortable. I enjoyed the trip and was comforted with the security checks of baggage which i have noted has been missing at some stations in Europe.    Value for money  Convenience
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