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France Spain high speed

The French and Spanish networks have joined forces to provide the best in high speed.

It’s now possible to enjoy a croissant for breakfast in Paris and a tapas lunch in Barcelona. Thanks to TGV France – Spain High Speed rail services, it’s now quicker than ever before to travel from Paris to Spain by train, with the journey now taking just over 6 hours.

With up to 4 return services a day, Paris and Barcelona have never been closer. France-Spain High Speed services offer spacious seats with head and foot rests and a power socket at seat in Standard Class, whilst opting for First Class gives extra legroom.

And it’s not just Paris to Barcelona; 21 French and Spanish cities are now connected by this high speed service including:

  • Toulouse-Barcelona
  • Lyon-Barcelona
  • Carcasonne-Barcelona
  • Montpellier-Madrid
  • Lyon – Girona
  • Aix-and-provence-Madrid
  • Nîmes – Tarragona
  • Narbonne- Madrid
Main connections Best journey time
Paris <=> Barcelona 6 hrs, 19 mins
Lyon <=> Barcelona 5 hrs, 06 mins
Marseille <=> Barcelona 4 hrs, 33 mins
Toulouse <=> Barcelona 3 hrs, 12 mins
Montpellier <=> Barcelona 2 hrs, 56 mins
Perpignan <=> Barcelona 1 hrs, 21 mins
Marseille <=> Madrid 7 hrs, 40 mins
Avignon <=> Madrid 7 hrs, 02 mins
Montpellier <=> Madrid 6 hrs, 12 mins
Girona <=> Paris 5 hrs, 38 mins
Girona <=> Carcassonne 1 hrs, 43 mins