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There are 4 ways to get from Barcelona to Foix by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train via Narbonne  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau Ter / ...
  3. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Foix Ter

95€ - 161€

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Train  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Tor de Querol-Enveig R3
  2. Take the train from Latour De Carol Enveitg to Foix Ter

25€ - 44€

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Bus, line 566 night bus  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Ronda Universitat - Barcelona to Puigcerda
  2. Take the bus from PUIGCERDA -Gare Routière to ENVEITG - Gare SNCF 566
  3. Take the line 566 night bus from ENVEITG - Gare SNCF to AX LES THERMES - Gare SNCF 566
  4. Take the bus from Ax Les Thermes - Gare Sncf to Foix - Centre Nautique 454

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Foix 236.2 km

26€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Foix is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 3h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Foix is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Foix. However, there are services departing from Ronda Universitat - Barcelona and arriving at Foix - Centre Nautique via PUIGCERDA -Gare Routière, ENVEITG - Gare SNCF and Ax Les Thermes - Gare Sncf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Foix. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Foix via Narbonne and Toulouse Matabiau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 56m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Foix is 182 km. The road distance is 236.2 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Foix without a car is to train via Narbonne which takes 5h 56m and costs 95€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5h 56m to get from Barcelona to Foix, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Foix bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Ronda Universitat - Barcelona station.

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Barcelona to Foix train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, depart from Barcelona-Sants station.

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Barcelona to Foix bus services, operated by Ariège - liO Occitanie, arrive at Foix - Centre Nautique station.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Foix.
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  • Distance: 181.6 km
  • Duration: 5h 56m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Foix, Occitanie, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Foix via Narbonne and Toulouse Matabiau in around 5h 56m.

Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
Rail 1st Class
28€ - 40€
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Foix
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 28€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
Rail 1st Class
19€ - 28€
Train from Latour De Carol Enveitg to Foix
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
11€ - 16€
Rail 1st Class
18€ - 27€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 45€
1st Class
30€ - 40€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Narbonne to Toulouse-Matabiau
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 80€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Renfe Cercanias

This regional commuter train system (also known as Cercanías) connects Barcelona with Catalonia and the Barcelona metropolitan area, including popular destinations like Sitges and the Costa Brava. The network of routes mostly runs overground and connects to many Barcelona metro and bus stations. Trains run frequently, and tickets can be bought at station ticket machines on the day of travel. Two children per adult (up to 6 years) can travel for free. If you’re arriving or departing Barcelona on a domestic AVE or long-distance train, check your ticket for a 5-digit Combinado Cercanias code, which is redeemable for a free local ticket from the ticket machines.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 (0) 902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from PlaÇa Catalunya to La Tor de Querol-Enveig
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Ronda Universitat - Barcelona to Puigcerda
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
alsa.com
Tarn Bus
Phone
+33 (0)806 990 081
Email
tarnbus@tarn.fr
Website
tarnbus.tarn.fr
Bus from PUIGCERDA -Gare Routière to ENVEITG - Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
2€
Website
Tarn Bus
Night bus from ENVEITG - Gare SNCF to AX LES THERMES - Gare SNCF
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
2€
Website
Tarn Bus
Aude - liO Occitanie
Email
contact@laregion.fr
Website
mestrajets.lio.laregion.fr
Bus from Puigcerdà - Gare Routière to Enveitg - Gare
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Website
Aude - liO Occitanie
Ariège - liO Occitanie
Email
contact@laregion.fr
Website
mestrajets.lio.laregion.fr
Bus from Ax Les Thermes - Gare Sncf to Foix - Centre Nautique
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Ariège - liO Occitanie

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Barcelona to Foix train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Foix station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Foix is 236 km. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Barcelona to Foix.

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