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Spain and France Connected with New High-Speed Trains

By January 11, 2013

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This week a new train line between Barcelona and Girona was unveiled, making transport through Catalonia quicker than ever. With a transfer in Figueres, travel from Barcelona to Paris will be quicker than ever, with a new direct service beginning in April.

With the services that started this week, train times in Catalonia are now as follows:

There are also trains from Madrid to Figueres (via Barcelona) which connect with a French service from Figueres to Paris. In April, there will be non-stop high-speed trains from Barcelona to Paris.

For services within Catalonia, one coach per train will sell cheaper tickets under the Avant brand.

Spain is the second country in the world for number of kilometers of high speed trains, after China.

Read more about the AVE Train in Spain


January 16, 2013 at 3:49 am
(1) jocelyne marchand says:

It would be nice if you included prices – which for many of use is a concern. The fast train from Barcelona to Madrid is 120 euros – that is EXPENSIVE – - -is there a slow train which costs less . . those of us who are long term travelors are careful as to how we spend money. That is how we can afford to travel for long periods at a time . .


January 21, 2013 at 5:01 am
(2) gospain says:

Prices change, so I leave them out of this blog.

Yes, high-speed inter-city trains are expensive. If you’re traveling low budget, you don’t need to go there quite so fast! Buses are more interesting if you have the time and less money, so take the bus instead!

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