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PARIS - BARCELONA - night train - Elipsos

PARIS - BARCELONA - night train - Elipsos

Postby Peter » 25 Jan 2010 - 02:47

PARIS - BARCELONA | night train - Elipsos Joan Miró - EN 477 (and cheaper options)
Information for Interrail, Eurail and travellers with normal train tickets.



From Paris to Barcelona by train. If you want to avoid the direct and expensive night train Elipsos, use an inexpensive French night train. If you like amazing scenig rail rides, use the Little Yellow Train to cross the Pyrenees.
:arrow: Read the Raildude blog report with photos and all the options: http://train.raildude.com/paris-to-barcelona/


Schedules
Paris - Barcelona: http://www.raildude.com/en/train-connec ... e-spain/36
Barcelona - Paris: http://www.raildude.com/en/train-connec ... france/118





Old information bellow (just kept to understand all following posts)

TIMETABLE Paris - Barcelona:
Paris Austerlitz Dep: 2034
Barcelona Estacion de Franca Arr: 0824

normal sleeping seats
Rail pass fare: EUR 46
Standard fare: EUR 148

tourist class (4 beds per cabin)
Rail pass fare: EUR 70
Standard fare: EUR 175

club class (double bed)
Rail pass fare: EUR 108
Standard fare: EUR 258

club class (single bed)
Rail pass fare: EUR 164
Standard fare: EUR 380

club class (1st class - double bed)
Rail pass fare: EUR 155
Standard fare: EUR 318

club class (1st class - single bed)
Rail pass fare: EUR 204
Standard fare: EUR 458


:idea: PARIS - BARCELONA: CHEAPER solution - but not direct

Paris Austerlitz Dep: 2126 | Corail Lunea night train: corail-lunea-france-night-train-t1332.html
Port Bou Arr: 0821

Port Bou Dep: 0829 | free Regional train
Barcelona Sants Arr: 1109

fares:
Corail Lunea night train: EUR 2-20


:idea: A cheap way crossing the Pyrenees:

Paris - Perpignan (stay one night at the sea) - Latour-de-Carol (you use a cool small adventure train trough tunnels, high bridges = "Petit Train Jaune") - Puigcerda (free Regional train) - Barcelona
On this route you cross the Pyrenees and it is a fantastic nature!!

For information about "Le Petit Train Jaune" (=the small yellow train) have a look on these websites. by the way, this train is in summer without a roof !! :)
And it is an official SNCF train, so you have an adventure tour without supplements !!

Direct connection trough the Pyrenees - Barcelona to Latour de Carol and then continue by the Petit Train Jaune to Perpignan or directly to Paris: le-petit-train-jaune-perpignan-to-barcelona-t1575.html



Update: Sep 2013
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PARIS - BARCELONA | night train - Elipsos

Postby SsamfTrain » 04 Jun 2010 - 16:24

Hi,

I have found really interesting your advise using this route: Paris - Perpignan - Latour-de-Carol - Puigcerda - Barcelona! :mrgreen:

My only problem is that I find really difficult to buy the tickets for the nigh train (Paris - Perpignan) on-line. :? I only want to buy a cabin for 2 passengers yet I seem to have to buy the whole ticket. There is no InterRail option, is there?

Thank you for your help!
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Postby Peter » 07 Jun 2010 - 11:14

Hi.

In deed, you can not buy a reservation for "Railpass travelers" online.
You will have to buy it at a station - this station can bes as well outside of France - for example Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, ...

Some travelers bought a reservation this way - as it is sometimes really important to have a reservation - and you can't get it the official way:
corail-lunea-france-night-train-t1332-28.html
tgv-reservation-peak-period-t2344.html

Peter :)
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Postby SsamfTrain » 07 Jun 2010 - 19:54

Thx!!

I'll try the unofficial way I think. :D Promise to write here my observations :wink:
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Postby Peter » 07 Jun 2010 - 20:25

:)
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Postby Leicestersq » 23 Apr 2011 - 15:35

Hey,

Does anyone know why the night sleeper train has it's tickets blocked for sale during many days in June and July? Will the train be running, do I just have to wait until the tickets are unblocked, or will I need to get there another way?
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Postby Peter » 23 Apr 2011 - 21:30

Hi.
At the beginning of June there is the official "small change of the European train schedules". Some smaller updates will be done. But it won't hit a lot of trains - as well not this night train.
But the booking systems often doesn't allow to booking trains after this date. You will have to wait until mid of May - then the booking systems should be fine and ready to book - it always depends on the railway national companies how fast they are.

I recommend you either to use the French Corail night train (think about as well of crossing the Pyrenees). The direct Elipsos train is really expensive!!
Peter :)
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Postby Leicestersq » 23 Apr 2011 - 23:07

Peter,

Thanks so much for the reply.

I will look for the corail service, not come across it before. Is there a website for it? Presumably I can travel with my young daughter ok?
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Postby Peter » 24 Apr 2011 - 23:39

Hi.
Here is your answer. Book it like it is recommended here:
corail-lunea-france-night-train-t1332.html
Peter :)
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Postby huiee88 » 25 Apr 2011 - 12:56

I m looking for the night train Crossing the Pyrenees either to paris or barcelona..
it will be cheaper rite?
but i couldn't get the information about it...
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Postby Peter » 25 Apr 2011 - 14:39

What information do you need? Everything is mentioned above. Simply use the links. :)
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Postby Mateja » 21 Aug 2011 - 16:56

Hi!
I tried to make a reservation for Paris - Port Bou in your online shop, bu there is no 'sleeping seat' option, just the couchette. Is it possible that all the seats are already full?

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Postby flow » 21 Aug 2011 - 17:03

Humm...difficult to say as you didnt mention when you want to go.

If it doesnt work, you can also try to get the reservation via the SNCF website :arrow: tgv-reservation-peak-period-t2344.html
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Postby Mateja » 22 Aug 2011 - 12:57

I'm travelling on 13th September. And the link you gave only has a link to the same online shop. I can't find an option at their page for reservation with an IR ticket.
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Postby Peter » 22 Aug 2011 - 14:21

Hi.
Of course there is a link on this explanation of booking TGVs on the link Flow gave you.
But he talked about the SNCF website, the website of the French railway company, simply use Google... :)
voyages-sncf.com
Or try this link: lunea-france-night-train-t1332.html
Peter :)
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Postby Mateja » 25 Aug 2011 - 23:00

Hi!
I got a couchette for 17.50eur at the station! They did not have any seats there either :/
Thanks for your help :)

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Postby qendresa » 16 Aug 2012 - 17:04

Hello dear friends. I need your help. I am from Kosovo and Spain hasnt recognise my country :cry: . This July they also has stop the visas for Kosovo except visa for health issuess and relationship interes are allowed. I have visit Barcelona since 2007 every year and I want to go and watch El Clasico. The oly way will be trough Paris. I want to travel from Paris to Barcelona with train. I want to know is there any passaport control traveling with train from Paris direct to Barcelona? Is there any border that will control me? Through Train traveling? :oops:

Thank you all!
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Postby flow » 26 Aug 2012 - 13:08

Humm...I dont think it is a good idea to go to another country without visa. Anyway, I would cross the border with regional trains either via Cerbere - Portbou or Latour de Carol - Puigcerda. Never experienced border controls on that routes but of course there is the possibility that they make random controls.
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