Dear customers,

We're aware of the current Issue where you've received an email stating that your Black Friday Passes will expire within 6 weeks. 

We sincerely apologize for the miscommunication and would request you to please disregard any mention of a 6-week timeframe

Your Black Friday Passes will only expire if they have not been activated on or before 01 June 2024. 

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Both SNCF and RENFE have a couple of daily high-speed trains connecting Spain and France. They allow you to travel fast and comfortably between cities like Paris, Lyon, Valence, Montpellier, Marseille, Madrid, and Barcelona. Although both railway companies offer different routes.

Train routes to Spain

Map with train route of SNFC TGV INOUI high-speed train

SNCF TGV INOUI trains run on the following route between France and Spain:

  • Paris - Barcelona

RENFE AVE trains run on the following route between France and Spain:

  • Lyon – Barcelona
  • Marseille – Madrid


Alternative routes:

Both the night trains to Latour de Carol and Cerbère are good alternatives for the busy TGV route to Barcelona. The night train to Hendaye is a good alternative to reach San Sebastian and Bilbao.

  • Search for Paris to Latour de Carol in our timetable and find the local train to Barcelona on the Rodalies website (‘La Tor de Querol-Enveitg’).
  • Search for Paris to Cerbere and Cerbere to Barcelona in separate enquiries in our timetable. This train only runs daily during summer season.
  • Search for Paris to Hendaye in our timetable and find the local trains to San Sebastian and Bilbao on Euskotren* to Spain. RENFE trains to San Sebastian and Madrid depart from Irun, which is a 30 minute walk across the border or a 4 minute train ride by Euskotren.*

*Euskotren is not part of the Eurail network. Buy your tickets locally in Hendaye in vending machines or at the ticket desk.




Reservations on SNCF TGV INOUI and RENFE AVE high-speed trains to Spain are compulsory. Your Pass needs to be valid in both France and Spain.


How to make reservations for SNCF TGV INOUI and RENFE AVE trains to Spain

  • The international TGVs connecting Paris in France with Barcelona in Spain, can only be booked at train stations in France and in the Eurail reservation self-service system.
  • The international AVEs connecting Lyon and Marseille in France with Barcelona and Madrid in Spain can only be booked at train stations in Spain.

You can make your reservations on the day of travel or for up to 6 months in advance.


Reservation fees

Route 1st class 2nd class
TGV Paris – Barcelona €35 €35
TGV Valence/Avignon/Montpellier/Perpignan – Barcelona €25 €25
AVE Lyon/Avignon/Montpellier/Perpignan – Barcelona €13 €10
AVE Marseille/Nîmes/Montpellier/Perpignan – Barcelona – Madrid €13 €10

Added value to your trip

The SNCF TGV INOUI and RENFE AVE trains are comfortable and popular trains, offering spacious seats with power outlets and free WiFi. This is why reservation fees for these trains are higher than average.


Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee bar
  • Disabled facilities
  • Power sockets
  • Video screens
  • Wi-Fi


For more information, visit the SNCF TGV INOUI website and RENFE AVE website

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