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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

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  1. Cheapest price £18.00
  2. 30 day advance £32.50
  • First train
    06:10
  • Last train
    18:30
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 19m
  1. The train from Barcelona to Perpignan is very fast, thanks to a new high-speed rail route which dives under the Pyrenees to link France and Spain. Both Spanish AVE and French TGV trains serve this cross-border route, taking between 80 and 90 mins for the 177-km journey. For the best views of the Pyrenees, sit on the left side of the train.

    Train tickets for the Barcelona to Perpignan route usually go on sale 120 days prior to travel. Book early for the cheapest fares.

    If you prefer slow trains, you can also travel to Perpignan from Barcelona via the old line. The cross-border stretch along the rugged coast is very beautiful. There are half a dozen daily departures, each involving a change of train at Portbou. Allow 4 hrs to travel right through to Perpignan.

    Barcelona to Perpignan

    Barcelona to Perpignan

    Direct high-speed TGV or AVE trains leave Barcelona for Perpignan five to seven times each day (depending on season). These services all depart from Barcelona Sants station. Your train will make two brief stops in Spain (at Girona and Figueres) before diving into the new Perthus Tunnel which runs through the Pyrenees. The Spanish-French border is in the middle of the tunnel.

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Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth". That's why we ask you to enter the age of young passengers when you search.

Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 27
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 26
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

You can also read about Youth and Senior discounts and railcards.

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