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Barcelona is Spain’s second city and capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia. It is the easiest major Spanish city to reach by train from London (or, indeed, from Paris and many other cities in western Europe). A high-speed line launched in 2013 dives under the Pyrenees, linking the Roussillon region of France with Catalonia. So Barcelona now has direct fast trains from more than a dozen cities across France.

You can speed from Paris to Barcelona in just 6 hrs 30 mins and the journey from London to Barcelona is easily managed in a day. The best option is to take a morning Eurostar to Paris, connecting in the French capital with a high-speed TGV direct to Barcelona. On those days when the direct London to Lyon Eurostar runs there is also a useful alternative route from London to Barcelona, changing just once at Lyon Part Dieu.

Onward connections from Barcelona to the rest of Spain are excellent. The fastest high-speed trains dash to Madrid in just 2 hrs 30 mins. There are direct services to Málaga, Seville and Córdoba with the fastest trains taking between five and six hours to reach these cities in Andalucía. But don’t leave Barcelona too quickly. This vibrant city is full of culture, arts, architecture and sport. It is a perfect choice for a weekend break or longer stay. Check out the new Barcelona Design Museum (Museu del Disseny de Barcelona), explore Montjuic and take time to savour the city's distinctive Catalan flair.

The main railway station is called Barcelona Sants, and it is from here that all high-speed trains depart. Many trains to Valencia and beyond also serve Estació de França. There is an excellent network of suburban and regional trains serving the wider Barcelona region; these trains are branded Rodalies de Catalunya. That network even extends over the French border, but only a small number of Rodalies de Catalunya trains can be booked here on Loco2.

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from £80.50

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from £13.00

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from £41.00

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Venice to Barcelona by train

from £93.30

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from £48.00

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Seville to Barcelona by train

from £17.00

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from £69.50

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Valencia to Barcelona by train

from £11.00

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from £17.00

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Barcelona by train

from £151.00

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Alicante to Barcelona by train

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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Barcelona by train

from £151.00

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Alicante to Barcelona by train

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from £146.50

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from £35.00

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from £38.50

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Málaga to Barcelona by train

from £31.50

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from £31.00

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from £30.00

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from £7.50

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from £79.00

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from £5.50

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Irun to Barcelona by train

from £58.00

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from £26.00

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from £34.00

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from £4.00

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Lleida to Barcelona by train

from £14.00

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Geneva to Barcelona by train

from £103.00

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from £21.00

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from £141.50

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Narbonne to Barcelona by train

from £27.00

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Tarragona to Barcelona by train

from £5.00

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Edinburgh to Barcelona by train

from £256.50

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from £43.50

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Genoa to Barcelona by train

from £109.80

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Lille to Barcelona by train

from £60.00

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Girona to Barcelona by train

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Frankfurt am Main to Barcelona by train

from £174.00

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Montpellier to Barcelona by train

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Palencia to Barcelona by train

from £79.00

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Figueres to Barcelona by train

from £10.50

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Ciudad Real to Barcelona by train

from £52.50

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Jerez de la Frontera to Barcelona by train

from £70.00

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Mannheim to Barcelona by train

from £127.00

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Salamanca to Barcelona by train

from £56.50

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Lyon to Barcelona by train

from £36.00

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Perpignan to Barcelona by train

from £18.00

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Nîmes to Barcelona by train

from £27.00

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Valence to Barcelona by train

from £36.50

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Cannes to Barcelona by train

from £43.50

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Murcia to Barcelona by train

from £26.50

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Rome to Barcelona by train

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