Until 14 March 2018, discounted fares in Standard Class are available on journeys between France and Spain on high-speed rail services
Now is a great time to book trains to Spain! There is currently a high-speed promotion on the following Renfe-SNCF services:
- Paris/Lyon <> Barcelona from just €29 in Standard Class
- Paris/Lyon <> Figueres from just €29 in Standard Class
- Paris/Lyon <> Girona from just €29 in Standard Class
Booking opens from 6 - 14 March 2018 for travel dates between 20 March and 21 June 2018.
Promo tickets are subject to availability and are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
Taking the train from London to Barcelona
Frequent and fast, the most obvious way to travel from the UK to Barcelona by train is via Paris. The high-speed, double-decker train from Paris to Barcelona takes just 6 hrs 20 mins and can be easily combined with a Eurostar from the UK.
When travelling from London to Barcelona by train, most people opt to leave London just after nine in the morning, reaching Barcelona in the evening with a journey time of a touch over 10 hours. Not bad for a trip of 1570 km (that's just a shade under 1000 miles)! You'll also save around 87 kg of CO2 compared to flying. ✅
During the peak summer season, there will be a later departure also routing via Paris and reaching Barcelona late evening.
The direct services depart twice a day year-round, increasing to three times daily in June and four in July and August. The summer timetable change gives additional options for travellers in the UK, making it possible to make the entire journey in one day from stations outside of London.
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The journey south from Perpignan has good views of the Pyrenees. And keep your eyes peeled between Narbonne and Perpignan - the lakes (L'étang de l'Ayrolle) at the Narbonne Natural Park are home to a flamboyance of flamingos (and the occasional skinny dipper!).
To celebrate the sale of the international SNCF services, we're running a competition on our Facebook page. Head over for a chance of winning two return tickets from London to Barcelona. ¡Vamos!