France-Spain High Speed Train

France-Spain High Speed Train

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The France-Spain High Speed Train. High speed happiness.

  • Barcelona - Montpellier: 02:55
  • Book up to 120 days in advance
  • E-ticket
  • High Speed trains

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Euroduplex train

Overview

France-Spain High Speed Train

What does the most popular travel destination in Europe and one of its geographically largest countries have in common ? A singular great way to travel : the France - Spain High Speed train. SNCF and RENFE have combined their experience to offer the first high speed trains between France and Spain. This new SNCF-RENFE cooperation offers service between 17 cities in France and Spain including Paris, Lyon and Marseille to Barcelona, and Marseille to Madrid. It’s not just the great cities it connects that make it special, but how quickly it connects them. Go from Paris to Barcelona in just 6 hours, 25 minutes. Barcelona to Lyon takes just under 5 hours, and it makes Barcelona to Marseille possible in 4 hours, 17 minutes. On the France-Spain High Speed train, you can pirouette from Barcelona to Toulouse in just over 3 hours, or leave the bull behind going from Madrid to Marseille in 7 hours, 3 minutes.

Trains to Paris will be Euroduplex cars— double-decker train cars traveling at almost 200 mph. Trains to Toulouse, Lyon & Marseille will be almost as fast, with refurbished wooden parquet and leather seats in 1st class.

Family-friendly economy class is also available. Regardless of train, you’ll find a power outlet near your seat, which seems most fitting. Not only will you have the opportunity to recharge the batteries of your electronics, but your own…with nothing to do but enjoy yourself, the passing landscapes, and the company. Book your France-Spain High Speed train ticket with Rail Europe. You’ll see it’s simply perfect, and perfectly simple.



Practical information


First class ticket holders departing from a Spanish station (with the exception of Figueres) may want to arrive at the station early to experience the VIP lounges. Ticket control for all classes of service will take place prior to boarding the train in Spain, and on-board the train for those departing from France. Be sure to have your train tickets validated.

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Booking :
  • France-Spain High Speed Train 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

Services & amenities offered by France-Spain high speed
Second classFirst class
Lounge at the station Enjoy the atmosphere and services of the Business lounge in Spain, perfect to relax or catch up on some work before your trip.
Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.
Bar buffet car Choose from a variety of tasty snacks and beverages, for purchase, to enjoy on your journey.
Spacious seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy leather seat with headrest.
Reclining seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy reclining seat.
Power sockets Keep your phone, laptop, or other devices charged while sitting in your seat.
Audio system* As you watch the landscape roll by, be even more inspired listening to your favorite songs.
In-car video screens* While the scenery outside provides plenty of entertainment, some cars are also equipped with video screens.

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

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Reviews & ratings

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    luggages |
    "we have 4 big suitcases and i had a very hard time carrying all 4 at the 2nd level. i just hope that someday, a porter can help with the luggages for 1st class passengers "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Paris to Barcelona by TGV |
    "The ride was excellent. We were on 1st class coach and it was very comforting and clean. Excellent experience. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Quite a good trip |
    "The train is clean and comfy. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Scenic Route |
    "The train trip was very nice, relaxing and the scenery was beautiful. The food onboard is just a bit expensive. The comfort of the seats could be better, but definitely much better than flying and much more convenient saving a lot of time, only have to be there 30 min before. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Montpeller departure |
    "Arrived 20 minutes late in Montpellier-but trip was excellent (as usual).Travel time was 3 hours as scheduled. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    General comment |
    "Excellent all round "

  • Rating of France-Spain trip  |
    "Comfortable, fast and efficient "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    To Spain by train  |
    "this is a superb way to travel through the country. Fast efficient and comfortable. "

  • Convenience
    Nice experience |
    "The train was delay one hour and half. We were on the seats in the lower part, and the view was walls, trees, nothing to be amazed. It was not the landscape that i thought it will be. So, in my opinion, i'll not take it again. It's not bad, i expected more, maybe if you go on the first floor it's a better experience. "

  • Great Experience |
    "Excellent Experience. Great ride. Smooth and comfortable. Only complaint : Had 4 teenagers sit next to us and play music at an elevated level. When asked to turn down they complied but only for a little while but then turned it back up. Was glad to see them get off the train at the next stop. Overall great experience and would travel again. "

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