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There are 4 ways to get from Barcelona to Perpignan by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 21m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan Tgv / ...

€35 - €50

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Bus  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Perpignan 788 / ...

€10 - €22

2 alternative options

Rideshare  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the rideshare from Barcelone to Perpignan 191.3 km

€13

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from Barcelona to Perpignan 192.9 km

€21 - €35

Barcelona to Perpignan by train

The train journey time between Barcelona and Perpignan is around 1h 21m and covers a distance of around 183 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 21m. Operated by Renfe SNCF, the Barcelona to Perpignan train service departs from Barcelona-Sants and arrives in Perpignan. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 21m
Fastest train time:
1h 21m
Train distance:
183 km
Trains per week:
21
Cheapest price:
€35
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:15
Last train departs at:
14:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Barcelona to Perpignan train schedules

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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 mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Perpignan is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Perpignan 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, but conditions apply when returning to Spain from France.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Perpignan is to rideshare which costs €13 and takes 2h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Perpignan is to train which costs €35 - €50 and takes 1h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Barcelona and arriving at Perpignan. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Barcelona-Sants and arriving at Perpignan. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 21m.

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The distance between Barcelona and Perpignan is 158 km. The road distance is 192.9 km.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Perpignan without a car is to train which takes 1h 21m and costs €35 - €50.

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The train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan takes 1h 21m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Barcelona to Perpignan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Perpignan is to train which takes 1h 21m and costs €35 - €50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €10 - €22 and takes 2h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Perpignan.
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  • Distance: 157.6 km
  • Duration: 1h 21m

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Perpignan, France?

Renfe SNCF operates a train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan twice daily. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 1h 21m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Barcelona to Perpignan every 4 hours. Tickets cost €11 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 40m. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Barcelona Nord - Bus Station to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
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 Barcelona to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Other operators
BlaBlaCar.es
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Barcelone to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13
Book at
blablacar.es

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Barcelona to Perpignan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Perpignan station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Barcelona to Perpignan is 193 km. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Barcelona to Perpignan.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Barcelona and Perpignan. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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