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paris to nice to barcelona by train.

we are two seniors(80 +) would like to travel late august thru September startng in paris and
ending Barcelona. Will use trains. Need help on trains and places to see between the two cities

Posted by
16894 posts

How long is the trip and how many stops do you hope to make?

The direct route from Paris to Barcelona takes about 6.5 hours and does not go via Nice. Nice is a separate destination, a detour that adds to your travel time. I would consider flying from Nice to Barcelona, unless you plan other stops along the train route.

Those long train rides are offer significant advance purchase discounts. Rick’s France rail travel page has the link and tips for buying “Prems” rate TGV tickets through SNCF (cheap, reserved, nonrefundable, available three or four months ahead of your travel date) to print at home and pay with PayPal. It may not work with US credit cards, unless you have an extra level of security set up.

See for budget flights.

Posted by
8889 posts

Paris to Nice is easy by train, so is Paris to Barcelona, both routes have TGV's (high speed trains). Nice to Barcelona is a slow route.
To get some sample times (but not prices), go to and put in 'Paris', 'Nice' and a random time and date about 2 months in the future, and see what you get.