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

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Train, bus  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan Ave / ...
  2. Take the train from Perpignan to Prades Molitg Les Bains Ter / ...
  3. Take the bus from Prades - Espace MuItimodaI to Mont Louis 560 / ...

43€ - 70€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Ronda Universitat - Barcelona to Puigcerda
  2. Take the bus from PUIGCERDA -Gare Routière to MONT LOUIS - Porte de France 566 / ...

16€ - 22€

2 alternative options

Train  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from PlaÇa Catalunya to Puigcerdá R3

Drive  •  2h 5m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Mont-Louis 172.5 km

19€ - 28€

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Domestic travel is restricted

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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 mandatory.

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

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The most affordable way to get from Barcelona to Mont-Louis is to bus, which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 4h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Mont-Louis is to drive which costs 19€ - 28€ 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 38m.

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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 train and bus which takes 4h 18m and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m 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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The best way to get from Barcelona to Mont-Louis is to bus which takes 4h 38m and costs 15€ - 22€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5h 35m.

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Barcelona to Mont-Louis bus services, operated by Tarn Bus, arrive at MONT LOUIS - Porte de France 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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  • Distance: 125.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 18m

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 38m. Alternatively, Renfe Cercanias operates a train from PlaÇa Catalunya to Puigcerdá every 4 hours, and the journey takes 3h 45m.

Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
3 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 Prades Molitg Les Bains
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 19€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
6€ - 10€
Rail 1st Class
13€ - 19€
Aude - liO Occitanie
Email
contact@laregion.fr
Website
mestrajets.lio.laregion.fr
Train from Perpignan - Gare SNCF to Prades - Espace MuItimodaI
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Aude - liO Occitanie
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 Puigcerdá
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Renfe Cercanias
Bus operators
Aude - liO Occitanie
Email
contact@laregion.fr
Website
mestrajets.lio.laregion.fr
Bus from Prades - Espace MuItimodaI to Mont Louis
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Website
Aude - liO Occitanie
Bus from Puigcerdà - Gare Routière to Mont Louis - Porte de France
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Website
Aude - liO Occitanie
Tarn Bus
Phone
+33 (0)806 990 081
Email
tarnbus@tarn.fr
Website
tarnbus.tarn.fr
Bus from PRADES- Esp. Multimodal Dr Salies to MONT LOUIS - Porte de France
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2€
Website
Tarn Bus
Bus from PUIGCERDA -Gare Routière to MONT LOUIS - Porte de France
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
2€
Website
Tarn Bus
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

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