France-Spain high speed

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

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France-Spain high speed network

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
Montpellier-Barcelona2h50
Barcelona-Toulouse3h02
Marseille-Barcelona4h17
Lyon-Barcelona4h53
Montpellier-Madrid5h36
Paris-Barcelona6h25
Marseille-Madrid7h03

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

Booking & Ticket delivery

Booking :
  • France-Spain high speed tickets are open for booking 90 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.

Ticket delivery 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.

Travellers with a 1st class ticket have access to the VIP lounge in Girona, Madrid and Barcelona. Tickets control will take place before boarding and on-board trains.

Onboard

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.


Highlights

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.

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    "excellence of service"

      Shailendra Kumar g. 
    quite easy delivery of tickets.. quick delivery. though found problems in booking but solved by the customercare personnels.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Reliable train"

      Hsuan-ming t.  09/09/2014
    The trains was on time, reliable schedule for connecting trasportation    Value for money  Convenience

    "trip"

      Natalia k.  09/09/2014
    excellent trip, fast journey although it was pricey if you wanted to eat or drink something in the train    Value for money  Convenience

    "We love trains!"

      Helen g.  31/08/2014
    Absolutely no trouble booking this trip and taking this trip. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wish we were there now! and I wish that the US valued and funded such excellent, efficient and inexpensive train service. I wouldn't hesitate to use rail europe in the future and would recommend to anyone. we booked our trip 2 days before we traveled!    Value for money  Convenience

    "Pretty Comfortable Journey"

      Josephine c.  29/08/2014
    The train was on time. The wait and queue at the terminal was very organized. Seats at the 1st Class Coach and journey was pretty comfortable. Train was clean.    Value for money  Convenience

    "TGV station out of town"

      Robert e.  25/08/2014
    The train itself is fantastic, the main problem was that the TGV station is out of town, away from the regional station and other forms of transport. This means extra transport costs and delay to the station.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Bordeaux-Narbonne"

      Beate f.  23/08/2014
    This was the first trip with train abroad for my friend and I - and it was so good experience that I have already recommended it for my friends. The small minuses were: a) the seat-numbers come up a bit late and b) why cannot all the seats face driving direction? For my next trip (which will happen) I will be certain that I have a seat in driving direction since I get motion sickness sitting the other way. Thank you!    Value for money  Convenience

    "Very fun Train !"

      Moriaki t.  22/08/2014
    I was very satisfied TGV. And very fun the view change from Spain and France. Only if possible, show indicator in "next Stop" ,speed existing and show the position on the map.    Convenience

    "Barce to Paris"

      Thomas s.  21/08/2014
    A great trip shame no WIFI on route.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Luggage"

      Jeremy b.  20/08/2014
    The seats were comfortable and there was leg space especially as we had a table. The problem was that there was not enough room for everyone's luggage in the coach (on average everyone had one suitcase plus hand luggage). This meant that we had to put some luggage at the back of the coach, which was difficult to get to (we were not the last stop) and we had the hand luggage by our feet as the overhead compartment is very small (too small for an average rucksack). Considering the price of the journey we thought that the service would have been better.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Review"

      Usamah a.  08/03/2014
    It was an excellent trip but the food is really terrible    Value for money  Convenience

    "Good"

      Kenneth c.  12/02/2014
    Hope to include Wifi service    Value for money  Convenience

    "Very comfortable trip"

      Steve c.  06/02/2014
    The train ride was very comfortable and on time. Will definitely do it again.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Seat with a View"

      Justin d.  30/01/2014
    Is exactly what it was. I could have flown for 1/3 of the price to take the train and been there in about an hour instead of 6.5, but I opted to take the train to see the landscape in the northern Spain and southern France. Both were exquisite, but next time I will probably just fly.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Very comfortable"

      Veronica h.  28/01/2014
    I would have liked to be told if there are any free seats available to spread out, because there were a lot of free seats but i didn't know if i was allowed to sit in them. otherwise very good.    Value for money  Convenience

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