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Train from Perpignan, France to Barcelona

We are flying into Perpignan, France and will need to leave from there to Barcelona by train after several days in the region. Can someone give us advice on the train schedule and what train to go on? Should we buy tickets in advance? We will be turning a car rental at the Perpignan airport, so will need advice from there.

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To see if you should buy tickets in advance, use the website in gerri's post. Check prices for today, and then for your day of intended travel. If there's a big price difference, and if you can live with non-refundable tickets, buy now; if there's little or no price difference, you can wait.

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There are not many departures per day on your route, so you'd probably be happy enough to commit to one in advance. These French train tickets are cheapest if you buy them about three months ahead of the travel date. Rick’s France rail travel page has the link and tips for buying “Prems” rate TGV tickets through SNCF (cheap, reserved, nonrefundable, available about three months ahead) to print at home and pay with PayPal. You can also see How to Look Up Train Schedules Online, but that's just for a schedule overview, not for booking French tickets.