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There are 9 ways to get from Paris to Costa Brava by train, bus or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  9h 52m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Girona Tgv

85€ - 119€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  19h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Montpellier > Barcelona Nord - Bus Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona Nord to Palafrugell Barcelona - Pals / ...

33€ - 87€

7 alternative options

Bus via Perpignan  •  18h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Perpignan Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Toulouse > Carcassonne > Perpignan > Le Perthus - France > Le Perthus - Espagne > Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Perpignan to Gerona/Girona L1566

38€ - 52€

Fly Paris CDG to Barcelona, train, line 42 bus, line 64 bus, travel  •  10h 56m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Barcelona (BCN) CDG - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Flassa
  3. Take the line 42 bus from Flaça to Palafrugell
  4. Take the line 64 bus from Palafrugell to Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda
  5. Travel from Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda to Costa Brava

Fly Paris Orly to Barcelona, train, line 42 bus, line 64 bus, travel  •  10h 42m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Barcelona (BCN) ORY - BCN
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Flassa
  3. Take the line 42 bus from Flaça to Palafrugell
  4. Take the line 64 bus from Palafrugell to Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda
  5. Travel from Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda to Costa Brava

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Perpignan, train, line 42 bus, line 64 bus, travel  •  10h 9m

  1. Take the train from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame to Antony
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Perpignan (PGF) ORY - PGF
  3. Take the train from Perpignan to Girona
  4. Take the line 42 bus from Flaça to Palafrugell
  5. Take the line 64 bus from Palafrugell to Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda
  6. Travel from Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda to Costa Brava

Fly Paris Orly to Montpellier, train, line 42 bus, line 64 bus, travel  •  11h 25m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Montpellier (MPL) ORY - MPL
  2. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Girona
  3. Take the line 42 bus from Flaça to Palafrugell
  4. Take the line 64 bus from Palafrugell to Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda
  5. Travel from Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda to Costa Brava

Fly Paris Orly to Toulouse, train  •  13h 3m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Toulouse (TLS) ORY - TLS
  2. Take the train from Toulouse Matabiau to Port-Bou
  3. Take the train from Port-Bou to Flassa

93€ - 230€

Fly Paris Orly to Marseille, train  •  12h 11m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Marseille (MRS) ORY - MRS
  2. Take the train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Girona

115€ - 281€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Costa Brava is 112.

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Costa Brava is to bus via Perpignan which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 18h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Costa Brava is to train which costs 85€ - 120€ and takes 9h 52m.

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The distance between Paris and Costa Brava is 797 km.

The best way to get from Paris to Costa Brava without a car is to train which takes 9h 52m and costs 85€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 9h 52m to get from Paris to Costa Brava, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Paris to Costa Brava is to train which takes 9h 52m and costs 85€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus via Perpignan, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 18h 24m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Vueling Airlines, Air Europa, Swiss and three other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 2006+ hotels available in Costa Brava. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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  • Distance: 796.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 52m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Costa Brava, Spain?

Renfe SNCF operates a train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Girona once daily. Tickets cost 80€ - 110€ and the journey takes 5h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Costa Brava via Perpignan, Gerona/Girona, Girona Central Bus Station, Palafrugell, and Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda in around 18h 24m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Paris Orly to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 400€
Flights from Paris Orly to Montpellier
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 270€
Flights from Paris Orly to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 220€
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 260€
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 490€
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Bastia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 490€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
29€ - 180€
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
29€ - 180€
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 600€
Flights from Paris Orly to Toulouse
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 160€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 280€
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 240€
Air Corsica
Website
aircorsica.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 490€
Flights from Paris Orly to Marseille via Bastia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 490€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 490€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 130€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 750€
Train operators
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Girona
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Perpignan to Girona
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Girona
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Aix En Provence Tgv to Girona
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 70€
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Flassa
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Train from Port-Bou to Flassa
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame to Antony
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
RATP Paris
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Port-Bou
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
Rail 1st Class
40€ - 65€
Bus operators
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Perpignan
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Barcelona Nord - Bus Station
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
28€ - 35€
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 Perpignan to Gerona/Girona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
alsa.com
David i Manel SL
Phone
972672853
Email
info@davidimanel.com
Website
teisa-bus.com
Bus from Perpignan to Girona
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
teisa-bus.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Palafrugell
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Moventis
Phone
Sarbus - 935 806 700 , La Vallesana - 935 806 700, Houses - 937 981 100 , Sarfa - 902 302 025
Website
moventis.es
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Palafrugell
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 25€
Website
Moventis
Bus from Flaça to Palafrugell
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 6€
Website
Moventis
Bus from Palafrugell to Passeig La Torre - Camí de Ronda
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
3€
Website
Moventis

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