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:
- Barcelona to Figueres: now 53 minutes, down from two hours
- Barcelona to Girona: now 37 minutes, down from an hour and a half
- Girona to Figueres: now 14 minutes, down from around 30 minutes.
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.
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