There are 11 ways to get from Barcelona to Loire Valley by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station TGV
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv

$228 - $276

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Bus ALSA  •  13 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Tours

$66 - $97

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Train via Bordeaux-St-Jean  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants Station to Narbonne (Station) TGV
  2. Take the train from Narbonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean Ic
  3. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps Tgv

$157 - $219

Bus Eurolines FR  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona Sants to Agen
  2. Take the bus from Agen to Tours - Halte Routière

$111 - $150

Drive  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Loire Valley 592.6 miles

$120 - $190

Fly to Nantes, train  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Nantes (NTE) BCN - NTE
  2. Take the train from Nantes to Tours

$84 - $289

Fly to Paris Orly, train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Paris Orly (ORY) BCN - ORY
  2. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$111 - $317

Fly to Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Paris CDG (CDG) BCN - CDG
  2. Take the train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$94 - $320

Fly to Bordeaux, train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Bordeaux (BOD) BCN - BOD
  2. Take the train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$119 - $270

Fly to Rennes, train  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Rennes (RNS) BCN - RNS
  2. Take the train from Rennes to Le Mans
  3. Take the train from Le Mans to Tours

$116 - $366

Fly to Beauvais, train  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Beauvais (BVA) BCN - BVA
  2. Take the train from Beauvais Gare SNCF to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps

$107 - $318

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The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Loire Valley is to bus which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Loire Valley is to fly and train which costs 90€ - 270€ and takes 7 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Loire Valley. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Tours - Halte Routière via Agen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona station to Loire Valley. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants Station and arriving at Tours via Montpellier Saint-Roch and St-Pierre-des-Corps. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 27 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Loire Valley is 679 km. The road distance is 948.1 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Loire Valley without a car is to train which takes 9 h 27 min and costs 190€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 27 min to get from Barcelona to Loire Valley, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Loire Valley bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Barcelona Sants station.

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Barcelona to Loire Valley train services, operated by Spanish Railways (RENFE), arrive at Barcelona Sants Station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Loire Valley is to train which takes 9 h 27 min and costs 190€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 13 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Loire Valley.
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  • Distance: 424.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 27 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Loire Valley, France?

You can take a train from Barcelona to Loire Valley via Montpellier St. Roch Station, Montpellier Saint-Roch, St-Pierre-des-Corps, and Tours in around 9 h 27 min. Alternatively, ALSA operates a bus from Barcelona to Loire Valley once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 13 h 30 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Barcelona to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Paris Orly via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG via Oviedo
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Rennes via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Rennes via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $470
Flights from Barcelona to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Paris Orly via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG via Oviedo
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Barcelona to Rennes
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Rennes via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Paris Orly via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $320
Flights from Barcelona to Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Barcelona to Rennes via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Barcelona to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Montpellier St. Roch Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants Station to Narbonne (Station)
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$180 - $210
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$180 - $210
1st Class
$240 - $360
Train from Bordeaux-St-Jean to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $80
1st Class
$95 - $130
Train from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$70 - $90
Train from Aeroport Paris-Charles de Gaulle TGV to St-Pierre-des-Corps
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Rennes to Le Mans
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Narbonne to Bordeaux-St-Jean
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$55 - $85
1st Class
$85 - $130
Train from Nantes to Tours
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $70
Train from Le Mans to Tours
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Beauvais Gare SNCF to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$24 - $40
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Barcelona to Tours
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Barcelona Sants to Agen
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Isilines
Phone
0 892 89 12 00
Website
isilines.com
Bus from Agen to Tours - Halte Routière
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
isilines.com

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Nantes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Barcelona to Loire Valley bus services, operated by Isilines, arrive at Tours - Halte Routière station.

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Barcelona to Loire Valley train services, operated by TGV, arrive at St-Pierre-des-Corps station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Loire Valley is 948 km. It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to drive from Barcelona to Loire Valley.

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Vueling Airlines offers flights from Barcelona Airport to Nantes Airport.

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There are 555+ hotels available in Loire Valley. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Barcelona Airport is to train which takes 24 min and costs 1€ - 7€.

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