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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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Turin to Barcelona by train

from £94.50

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Chambéry to Barcelona by train

from £61.00

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Rome to Barcelona by train

from £364.00

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Agde to Barcelona by train

from £40.50

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Benicarló to Barcelona by train

from £8.50

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Alicante to Barcelona by train

from £14.50

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Torredembarra to Barcelona by train

from £6.00

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Figueres to Barcelona by train

from £19.50

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Jerez de la Frontera to Barcelona by train

from £65.50

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Béziers to Barcelona by train

from £27.00

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Salamanca to Barcelona by train

from £45.50

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Flaçà to Barcelona by train

from £12.50

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Strasbourg to Barcelona by train

from £67.00

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Ebbsfleet to Barcelona by train

from £90.00

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Bristol to Barcelona by train

from £193.00

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Milan to Barcelona by train

from £87.50

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Cannes to Barcelona by train

from £64.50

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Narbonne to Barcelona by train

from £27.50

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Cotlliure to Barcelona by train

from £21.00

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Cambridge to Barcelona by train

from £171.70

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Leeds to Barcelona by train

from £258.50

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Birmingham to Barcelona by train

from £141.00

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Zurich to Barcelona by train

from £100.00

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Calatayud to Barcelona by train

from £47.00

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Mannheim to Barcelona by train

from £99.50

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Castellón de la Plana to Barcelona by train

from £13.50

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San Fernando to Barcelona by train

from £46.00

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Cádiz to Barcelona by train

from £70.00

Avg 1 change 7hr 35m

Cambrils to Barcelona by train

from £8.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 22m

Luxembourg City to Barcelona by train

from £94.00

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Salou to Barcelona by train

from £7.50

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Barcelona by train

from £140.00

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Lleida to Barcelona by train

from £11.50

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Málaga to Barcelona by train

from £33.00

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Benicassim to Barcelona by train

from £10.00

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Basel to Barcelona by train

from £82.00

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Bristol to Barcelona by train

from £193.00

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Valencia to Barcelona by train

from £11.50

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Tudela to Barcelona by train

from £18.50

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Logroño to Barcelona by train

from £15.50

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Cartagena to Barcelona by train

from £16.50

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Bilbao to Barcelona by train

from £18.50

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Perpignan to Barcelona by train

from £18.00

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Bologna to Barcelona by train

from £124.70

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Orpesa/Oropesa del Mar to Barcelona by train

from £9.50

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Argelers to Barcelona by train

from £22.00

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Manchester to Barcelona by train

from £167.00

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Murcia to Barcelona by train

from £16.00

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Lisbon to Barcelona by train

from £77.50

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Vilanova i la Geltrú to Barcelona by train

from £4.00

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Dijon to Barcelona by train

from £64.50

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Cordoba to Barcelona by train

from £28.00

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Lyon to Barcelona by train

from £23.50

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London to Barcelona by train

from £67.50

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Paris to Barcelona by train

from £23.50

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Paris to Barcelona by train

from £23.50

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Toledo to Barcelona by train

from £66.00

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Burgos to Barcelona by train

from £18.00

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Edinburgh to Barcelona by train

from £185.00

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Genoa to Barcelona by train

from £254.60

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Lourdes to Barcelona by train

from £53.00

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Portbou to Barcelona by train

from £17.00

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Arles to Barcelona by train

from £46.50

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Rotterdam to Barcelona by train

from £139.50

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Aix-en-Provence to Barcelona by train

from £36.50

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