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There are 4 ways to get from Barcelona to Mont-Louis by bus, train or car

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Bus, line 569 bus

  1. Take the bus from Ronda Universitat - Barcelona to Puigcerda
  2. Take the line 569 bus from Puigcerda - Gare Routière to Mont Louis - Porte de France

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Train

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Villefranche Vernet Les Bains
  3. Take the train from Villefranche Vernet Les Bains to Mont Louis La Cabanasse

2 alternative options

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Perpignan
  2. Take the bus from Perpignan - G.R Boulevard Saint-Assiscle to Mont Louis - Porte de France

Drive

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Mont-Louis
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International entry into France from Spain

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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The official advice is to delay international travel until fully vaccinated

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Spain.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Mont-Louis is 800 130 000.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Mont-Louis is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Mont-Louis is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

No, returning to Spain from France is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 27 Jun 2022
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The most affordable way to get from Barcelona to Mont-Louis is to drive, which costs €22 - €35 and takes 2h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Mont-Louis is to drive which costs €22 - €35 and takes 2h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Mont-Louis. However, there are services departing from Ronda Universitat - Barcelona and arriving at Mont Louis - Porte de France via Puigcerda - Gare Routière. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Mont-Louis. However, there are services departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Mont Louis La Cabanasse via Perpignan and Villefranche Vernet Les Bains. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 30m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Mont-Louis is 125 km. The road distance is 172.5 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Mont-Louis without a car is to bus and line 569 bus which takes 4h 43m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 43m to get from Barcelona to Mont-Louis, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Mont-Louis is to bus and line 569 bus which takes 4h 43m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs €45 - €85 and takes 5h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Mont-Louis.
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  • Distance: 125.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 43m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Mont-Louis, Occitanie, France?

You can take a bus from Barcelona to Mont-Louis via Puigcerda - Gare Routière in around 4h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Mont-Louis via Perpignan and Villefranche Vernet Les Bains in around 5h 30m.

Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Phone
+34 902 320 320
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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 Perpignan to Villefranche Vernet Les Bains
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €20
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Rail 1st Class
€14 - €20
Train from Villefranche Vernet Les Bains to Mont Louis La Cabanasse
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €17
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Rail 1st Class
€11 - €17
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
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Ronda Universitat - Barcelona to Puigcerda
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
alsa.com
liO Occitanie
Phone
+33 800 31 31 31
Email
contact@laregion.fr
Website
mestrajets.lio.laregion.fr
Bus from Puigcerda - Gare Routière to Mont Louis - Porte de France
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
liO Occitanie
Bus from Perpignan - G.R Boulevard Saint-Assiscle to Mont Louis - Porte de France
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
liO Occitanie
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.barcelona
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord

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Barcelona to Mont-Louis bus services, operated by liO Occitanie, arrive at Mont Louis - Porte de France station.

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Barcelona to Mont-Louis train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Mont Louis La Cabanasse station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Mont-Louis is 172 km. It takes approximately 2h 5m to drive from Barcelona to Mont-Louis.

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