Fastest journey5hr 21m
Taking the train from Paris to Figueres is now easier than ever before. The 2013 opening of the high-speed line linking France with Spain has transformed cross-border rail services on this route. There are two to four direct TGV trains daily from Paris to Figueres, according to the season of the year. The journey time is 5 hrs 30 mins. Additional options may be available involving a change of train at Montpellier.
Bookings for this route normally open about 90 days prior to travel. It is a very popular route so if you are looking to bag a cheap ticket it is essential to book early.
Paris to Figueres
Direct TGV Duplex trains depart Paris from Gare de Lyon station. Book a seat on the upper level of this double-decker train for the best views. In Figueres, TGV services arrive at Figueres Vilafant, a station slightly outside town that serves high-speed trains using the new cross-border route from France to north-east Spain. Buses run from Figueres Vilafant station regularly into the town centre.
Speed is the essence of this journey, so there are not a lot of stops along the way – from three to six depending on the train you take.